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ART-e-FACT, STRATEGIES OF RESISTANCE issue01: ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION [you are here] issue02: UTOPIA issue03: TECHNOMYTHOLOGIES issue04: GLOCALOGUE

ART WORK
STILL FROM FORTRESS EUROPE BY ZELIMIR ZILNIK
FILM
Fortress Europe
Želimir Žilnik
PASSPORT

Looking for a husband with an EU Passport
Tanja Ostojić
 
Fortress Europe
Želimir Žilnik
 
Passport
Andreja Kulunčić
 
WANTED
Ghazel
 
ART WORK
STILL FROM FORTRESS EUROPE BY ZELIMIR ZILNIK
FILM
Common Trip
Roman Ondak
JOURNEY

Two Journeys
Margarethe Makovec & Anton Lederer
 
Common Trip
Roman Ondak
 
Nothing Happens Accidentally
Aleksandar Battista Ilić
 
Border Crossing Services
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
 
Sing me a song ...
Maja Bajević
 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF THE CABANA BY PIA LINDMAN
PROPOSAL
The Cabana
Pia Lindman
IN-BETWEEN

The CaBana
Pia Lindman
 
Pairings
Grady Gerbracht
 
From an in-between place
Nedko Solakov
 
Guilty Landscapes
Ron Sluik
 
S.O.S. Binary sequence
Dalibor Martinis
 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF NO MORE BAD NEWS BY IVANA KESER
POSTCARD
NO MORE BAD NEWS
Ivana Keser
POSTCARDS

View postcards
A series of postcards created by artists, printed and given away.

 

ART WORK
IMAGE OF MEETING POINT: A SEARCH BY TANJA DABO
PHOTOG.
Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
NEIGHBOURS

Meeting point: a search
Tanja Dabo
 
Beqiri's
Love Shop

Sokol Beqiri
 
The Fear of Newcomers
Ivana Keser
 
Liberty
Nebojša Šerić Šoba
 
Balkan - Ich wohne in berlin
Jovan Balov
 

ART WORK
GO_HOME BY DANICA DAKIC AND SANDRA STERLE
ACTION
Go_home
Danica Dakić & Sandra Sterle
HOME

Go_HOME
Danica Dakic & Sandra Sterle
 
Profession: Refugee
Svebor Kranjc
 
Migrant Navigator
Darko Fritz
 
One's Own Body as the Only Safe Haven
Boris Cvjetanović
 









ARTEFAKT
EDITORIAL


Illegal immigration
Nada Beroš

While some speak of power strategies, it appears to us to be much more justified to join those who not only talk about but also create strategies of resistance. And it is for this purpose that we have started up the on-line magazine  art-e-fact , intending, in the digital age - in which power lies neither in institutions nor on the streets but on the Web, that is, in the communications system - to seek and to encourage possible answers, exchanging ideas about the burning questions of both culture and art, and of society at large.

 art-e-fact , then, not at all accidentally, is not just a magazine for contemporary art and culture. It is above all an open and public forum for the critical consideration of society, of new practices in art, their interaction with the theory and politics of presentation in an artistic and indeed a non-artistic context. For this reason the first edition of  art-e-fact  is devoted to one of the most acute social problems at the turn of the millennium - in East and West, North and South - illegal migration. To put it cynically, while on the one hand multinational corporations flourish, on the other hand the fruits are collected by the multinational colonies of the disenfranchised.


The Balkans was the whole of the last century perceived as a powder keg, and in the last decade, in parallel with the smell of powder, it also gradually turned into a kind of way of hope for all those who in search of a better life fled illegally to the West. On the other hand, however, this region is sometimes experienced as a kind of doormat in front of the door of Western civilisation, or more precisely that fortress called the European Community.

The contributions of prominent domestic and foreign artists, critics and theoreticians whom we have invited to talk in this special edition of  art-e-fact  about the topic of illegal migrations show a broad register of contemporary practices and ways of thinking, from short essay-style texts, statements by artists, borrowed news items, interviews, drawings, photographs, films, ready-made police photographs and on-line projects specially created for  art-e-fact .

At the centre of interest is Ježevo, the Reception Centre for Foreigners not far from Zagreb and the only such place in Croatia, through which several thousand illegal migrants pass every year before they are sent back to the countries on the borders of which they were caught or to the countries of their domiciles from which they set off on this uncertain journey. The number of those who reach the destinations they desire is estimated at tens of thousands. Although the media frequently talk of an invasion of illegal migrants pressing upon the borders of the civilised world, the tragic balance sheet of many such journeys, most often connected with the illegal traffic in people and women in particular, mainly ends up on the back pages or in the unusual news section like "Hordes of illegal immigrants threaten the work of the Euro tunnel". The artists, theoreticians and critics whose work we are showing in  art-e-fact  attempt to provide a different reading of the problem.

For the moment, art-e-fact  is a bilingual magazine, in Croatian and English, but in future we shall try to include the original languages of individual contributions. We plan an update of  art-e-fact  every three months and this will still be focused around a central theme. For the next editions we propose two themes: big stories and micro-utopias, or the politics of presenting art, and this will deal with the institutional and non-institutional forms of presentation, the big biennials and the highly selective exhibitions like the Sao Paolo Biennial, Manifesta 4, Documenta 11… as well as projects that come into being on the edge, with small teams and low budgets… backing up the live power of the idea, and becoming important catalysts for artistic and critical work in our surroundings.

The editorial board of  art-e-fact  is not closed in terms of either generations or disciplines, nor does it stem from sectarian or commercial interests. It has been conceived as a dynamic body, which is continuously re-formed and changed, involving various authorial personalities and experiences, while the central theme is given shape by an invited guest editor.

editorial board (alphabetic order): Nada Beroš (editor-in-chief), Željko Blaće, Markita Franulić, Nataša Ilić, Igor Marković, Dalibor Martinis (AIM, for the publisher), Tihomir Milovac, Sabina Sabolović, Branka Stipančić, Leila Topić (executive editor), Goran Trbuljak, Hrvoje Turković, Susan Jakopec (English language editor)

contact persons: Nada Beroš,
(nada.beros@zg.tel.hr), Dalibor Martinis, (dalibor@aim.hr), Leila Topić (leila.topic@zg.hinet.hr).








REPORTS
MAP
IMAGE OF BODO KAPING
INTERVIEW
Interview with Bodo Kaping
OVERVIEW

Trafficking
Lovorka Marinović
A booming sex slavery trade --trafficking and the exploitation of women

Migration as a Global & Local Problem
Božena Katanec
Freedom, frustration, and the countries in-between

Interview with Bodo Kaping
Oliver Ressler & Martin Kren
Excerpt from the video "Border Crossing Services",


 WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Looking for a husband with an EU passport
Tanja Ostojić
THEORY

PRISONERS OF A GLOBAL PARANOIA
Žarko Paić
Ježevo as a permanent twilight zone between borders, politics and ideas.

Thnking in Exile
Suzana Milevska
I live, I dwell means the same as I am... Philosophical ideas connecting ourselves and our living spaces.

Jezevo - a story without a happy ending
Marina Gržinić
Ježevo as the cordon sanitaire of Europe.

Illegal migrants and late capitalism
Rastko Močnik
Unprecedented global inequality -- the final crisis of Capitalism?