December 20, 2011

Art and politics in (post)communism

Studia Politica. Romanian Political Science Review, vol. XI, no. 4, 2011

CATERINA PREDA, Art and Politics in (Post)communism. The Transformation of Institutions and Artistic Practices in Central and Eastern Europe (pp. 597-605)
SIMON PAUL BELL, Laibach and the NSK: Ludic Paradigms of Postcommunism (pp. 609-619)
AMY CHARLESWORTH, ”Warte Mal!”. Construction and Consumption of Female Subjectivity after the Velvet Revolution (pp. 621-631)
ANDREI POAMĂ, Il était une fois un pays. Propagande, pouvoir et ténèbres dans l’Underground d’Emir Kusturica (1995) (”There once was A Country”. Propaganda, Power and Darkness in Emir Kusturica’s Underground [1995]) (pp. 633-645)
MARIA ALINA ASAVEI, A Theoretical Excursus on the Concept of Political Art in Communism and its Aftermath (pp. 647-660)
FLORENTINA ANDREESCU, The Changing Face of the Sacrificial Romanian Woman in Cinematographic Discourses (pp. 661-674)
ELENA ARHIRE, Le Centre National de la Cinématographie: articulations du postcommunisme roumain (National Center of Cinematography: Articulations of Romanian Postcommunism) (pp. 675-686)
CRISTINA STOENESCU, Continuităţi şi contraste în spaţiul artistic postcomunist românesc (Continuities and Contrasts in the Postcommunist Romanian Artistic Space) (pp. 687-699)
TIJEN TUNALI, The Politics of ”Roma Inclusion” at the 52nd Venice Art Biennale (pp. 701-711)
Summary: In the countries of former Eastern Europe, the collapse of socialism and the subsequent onset of neoliberal capitalism have resulted in a massive transfiguration of urban public space at the hands of commercial interests. Drawing on insights from major theorists of public space, this paper explores the transformation of urban space in the post-socialist cities of Central and Southeast Europe (Skopje), focusing on examples of creative reuse, artistic conversion and social re-writing of the urban landscape in the face of massive economic, political and social changes.
Keywords: public space; spatial practices; artivism; Macedonia
ELENA GKARTZONIKA, Post-Cold War Trajectories of Memory and Oblivion in Bulgaria and Kosovo (pp. 725-736)
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