Friday, 11. 9. 2020
The Old Power Station - Elektro Ljubljana

Slomškova 18
1000 Ljubljana

Precarity or Self-Management?

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". Participants:
Boris Buden • Bojana Cvejić • Branislav Jakovljević • Katja Kobolt • Bojana Kunst • Tomislav Medak • Andrej Mirčev • Nataša Petrešin Bachelez • Katja Praznik • Miško Šuvaković • Biljana Tanurovska • Ana Vujanović • Pia Brezavšček • Katja Čičigoj • Janez Janša • Andreja Kopač • Amelia Kraigher • Alja Lobnik • Aldo Milohnić • Gregor Moder • Maja Murnik • Tone Peršak • Rok Vevar • Jasmina Založnik

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!