O plesu i iz(a) plesa (2016) [Croatian]

6 April 2018, dusan

This book covers a period between 2006 and 2016 of the work by Zagreb-based choreographic platform and organisation Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij and its adjacent artists and collaborators. It examines the idea of the artistic archive and memory in the medium of contemporary dance. Dramaturgs, theorists and artists process on different levels a period of structural and contextual challenges in post-transition Croatia as well as noting choreographic practices and points of interest.

With texts and contributions of some of the prominent Dramaturgs, theorist and artists such as Una Bauer, Katja Šimunić, Andrej Mirčev, Mila Pavičević, Pavle Heidler, Tomislav Medak, Marjana Krajač, and others.

Edited by Andrej Mirčev
Publisher Sodaberg koreografski laboratorij, Zagreb, 2016
ISBN 9789535893905
300 pages


PDF (24 MB)

Arkzin (1991–1998) [Croatian, English]

7 February 2014, dusan

Arkzin was a periodical published in Zagreb, Croatia, from 1991 to 1998. It began as a political fanzine and later on the editorial board widened the scope and included international members and topics. Arkzin gradually changed to a hybrid magazine in which politics, culture, theory and art met, crossed and overlapped.

In total, 106 issues appeared, including eight in English (between April 1993 and January 1994). Five issues of the periodical for critical writing Bastard were published as a supplement to the magazine.

The editors-in-chief of Arkzin were Vesna Janković (I/1-3, II/1-90), Miroslav Ambruš Kiš, Zoran Oštrić (I/1-3), Vladimir Desnica (I/5-6), and Dejan Kršić (II/91-93, III).

PDFs (Monoskop wiki, via MaMa & Human Rights Archive)
See also Prospects of Arkzin catalogue (48 pp, 2013)

Zenit, International Review of Arts and Culture, No. 1-43 (1921-26) [SH/FR/DE/RU]

14 July 2013, dusan

Zenit, International Review of Arts and Culture, enjoyed a reputation as the only Yugoslav avant-garde journal, which was part of the international avant-garde scene at the beginning of the 1920s. Its founder, editor and the chief ideologist of the Zenit programme Ljubomir Micić, poet and art critic, intended to introduce social and artistic principles of avant-garde to Croatia and Serbia, particularly constructivism, futurism and Dada.

It was launched in February 1921 and published monthly in Zagreb (1921-23) and Belgrade (1923-26) until December 1926, when it was banned by the authorities. A total of 43 issues were published (including special number dedicated to young Czech artists, and No. 17-18 to the new Russian Art, edited by Ilya Ehrenburg and El Lissitzky), as well as one poster, “Zenitismus”, and one issue of a daily Zenit newspaper dated 23 September 1922.

The magazine brought together a number of collaborators: Marijan Mikac, Jo Klek (Josip Seissel), Vilko Gecan, Mihailo Petrov, Boško Tokin, Stanislav Vinaver, Rastko Petrovic, Branko Ve Poljanski (Branko Micić), Dragan Aleksic, Milos Crnjanski, Dusan Matic and others. Other collaborators and contributors included the French poet Ivan Goll, Alexander Archipenko, Ilya Ehrenburg, Wassily Kandinsky, El Lissitzky, Louis Lozowick, Alexander Blok, Jaroslav Seifert. The visual contributions by Jo Klek and Mihailo Petrov epitomized Zenitist art and painting.

Zenit at Monoskop wiki

PDF (single issues, PDF)
PDF (all issues, ZIP, 148 MB)