Sunday, June 12, 2011

[Yasmin_discussions] art and science agency


for our art and science agency discussion, the work of vesna milanovic
provides a number of examples of art agency in times of social
turmoil, in this case Serbia during the disappearance of yugoslavia

She recently published an article in Leonardo Journal

Performing Exile in Real Time through a French Feminist Framework

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in a recent article she discusses the work of

The Center for Cultural Decontamination (CZKD) in Belgrade, Serbia,

is an independent cultural institution that works to allow the real
forces of society to surge into new, unfettered forms of cultural and
art creation. Through performances, exhibitions, concerts, public
discussions, lecture series, street actions and miscellaneous
inoculations that have involved thousands of persons for over 15
years, CZKD works to promote freedom of expression, freedom for
creativity and freedom from fear.

CZKD is both a producer and a venue. Its own productions have toured
domestically and internationally, in neighboring countries, throughout
the rest of Europe and as far away as Colombia.

It is a crucible for collaborative ventures of artists and activists,
public and private sectors, government and nongovernmental
organizations, international and domestic initiatives.

CZKD has always been the place where people come to feel free.

Unfortunataly our region of the mediterranean, middle east and north
africa has been the scence of repeated conflicts

artists and scientists have often responded- but the cultural roots for pacific
co existence dont yet exist

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