On Directing Air #1, 2018 – Ivan Jurica, Central (Eastern) Europe In The Context Of Colonial Mentality


On Directing Air # 1 2018: Ivan Jurica: Central (Eastern) Europe In The Context Of Colonial Mentality

Author: Ivan Jurica
Publisher: Archiving Art Press
Language: English, Slovak
Pages: 36
Size: 29.6 x 21.2 cm
Binding: Softcover
ISBN: 9788089894055

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What makes the context of Central (Eastern) Europe colonial mentality? And why do we, regarding post-socialist societies, speak about colonialism at all? While after 1989 its image dominated turbo-capitalism and modernist racism, in the recent years it became shifted into racialized anti-Islamism and sadistic xenophobia. The urgent need to conceive this publication in the context of permanent transformation and socialist experiences, goal additionally from an attempt to destabilize simple black and white perceptions of politics and societies sides of the former wall. In these terms, we consider this publication as reaching the Western and Eastern readers. The publication is a collection of texts and works of the author regarding the Central (Eastern) European post-socialist situation, produced for different occasions within the context of art and culture, and published, presented or performed. It should be considered as a work of art, overlapping comments, and fields of art, culture, economy, and politics.

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