Maska .. 100 Years. 200 Issues at the Indigo Festival

When a phenomenon in culture celebrates 100 years since its inception, we immediately think of something solid, stable, an object, architecture or an institution. An art magazine is surely not among our first thoughts, especially nowadays when thoughts on art receive the minimum possible allotted space. Maska, a journal dedicated to scenic art, was first published in 1920, while its 200th issue is to be published in 2020. It never had any solid institutional foundation, even today its publisher is Maska, a precarious non-governmental organisation. In its struggle for autonomy, it always resisted regulations, standardisation, and indexation. “We are not afraid: with this thought, we bravely go in all directions of this, now demolished, world”, were the words written in the first issue, a hundred years ago.
We are meeting so that we could also meet in a 100 years!

The conference is part of the programme, with which Maska institute is commemorating 100th anniversary of Maska magazine’s first issue, and the release of its 200th issue. The conference will begin with a call to action, “There is no return to self-management, self-management is the only possible future”.

Friday, 11 September 2020
► 10 am: Miško Šuvaković: Trap Logic: Digital Proletarians, Digital Fascism; The Symbiosis between the Virus and Autocracy
Andrej Mirčev: Occupation of the Volksbühne and the Echoes of Self-Management
Moderated by Gregor Moder

► 11.30 am: Boris Buden:  Vernacular Continuities
Ana Vujanović: Precarity or Self-management as Enthymeme
Moderated by Muanis Sinanović

► 2.30 pm: Katja Praznik: From Cultural Workers to Socialist Entrepreneurs – the Dissolution of Art as Labour
Biljana Tanurovska Kjulavkovski: Self-organized precarity – unionisation of freelance workers in N.Macedonia
Moderated by Jure Novak

► 4 pm: Maska’s Editorial Policies 1985–2020. Participating: the editors of Maska
Moderated by Aldo Milohnić

► 5 pm: Conclusion: Pia Brezavšček, Janez Janša, Alja Lobnik

Due to the ever-changing coronavirus situation, the event calendar is not yet final. Please follow for regular updates about the programme and any changes. We ask that you follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health.


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