Daily Archives: February 19, 2014

Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’: Bojana Cvejic

The point of departure are a few problems – conditions and terms, as well – that surface in the accounts of the experimental praxis in performance and visual arts in former Yugoslavia. Parallelism describes a peculiarly intensive engagement of theoretical discourses and art praxis among artists, cultural workers, theorists, and “editors”, a swift sloping ride that underlines parallel connections between the conceptual imagination of artists and the critical insight into history as the agency of the political unconscious; a kind of thought that arises from within, or close to, artistic practice, yet doesn’t keep its self-referential autonomy, but in turn becomes an instrument of looking past art, learning how to look through and from art rather than learning how to create art.

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Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’: Knut Ove Arntzen

In my contribution I want to point out some views on arctic conditions for the arts, a perspective which I later has expanded on by using the term of non-orientable surface, a term or philosophical concept coined by the Polish architect and philosopher Lech Tomaszweski, that can be used to describe the arctic as an ice desert with non orientable surface,as can be compared to the sea understood as seascapes.

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Living Time: Art and Life After ‘Art-Into-Life’: Claudia Calirman

I would argue that the most interesting artistic practices coming out of Latin America today dealing with the interplay of art and life address harsh aspects of reality by reenacting and even exaggerating them. The artistic outcomes can reasonably be labeled perverse, as they, in many instances, cross the line between what is acceptable and what is intolerable.

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