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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
 









ART WORK
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THE NEW CALL OF UTOPIA
/ Art-e-fact: a text of invitation for cooperation /

With the theme simply entitled UTOPIA, Art-e-fact wishes to provoke an interaction between theoreticians and visual artists by posing a set of questions related to contemporary society/art. A self-confident artist in the age of conceptual-performative "upheavals" of the boundaries of social perversions of power (globalization, symbolic and real violence of capital on living labour as a subjugated substance-subject of history, bio-power of technology, terrorism and war as "transformational logic" of the new cartographies of the world) no longer has a WALL of monolith ideology in front of them.

Can the utopian "being" and "thinking" from a deficiency of u-topian perspectives of all our transitional, post-industrial, postmodern societies of general apathy not end up in the uncritical blindness of one ideology for the creation of "real" hope for the success of one's own utopia? How much longer can art as the new image of sub-version of social and cultural boundaries be outside the clear form of ideological discourse? Who are the relevant contemporary thinkers of utopia at all? Why does every form of opposition to the governing neoliberal system of imperial globalization have no real utopian perspective? How to oppose the international movement of "cosmopolitan internationalism of capital" more than the abstract non-power of the resurrection of the icons of the student revolution of '68 (NGO, civil society, zones of cosmopolitan culture of non-violence and peace)?

The new call of utopia no longer has a reason for escaping to a deserted island. There is no reason for the late discovery of any kind of eastern exoticism. In the global world of the one and same ideology -neoliberal fundamentalism of capital, power, new religions of pleasure - which now assumes the contours of the eternal, universal and "natural" civilization - the last escape has already been carried out. This is the escapism of spirit of unbearably shallow hybridity of culture and the so-called individual salvation in New Age ideology of the Age of Aquarius. Utopia today? Is that not real ground for live criticism, the irreducibility of anything previously u-topian issued in the name of the future as the history of salvation (communism, anarchism, libertinism and last but not least - utopian socialism) which in the 20th century unavoidably transformed itself into its opposite?

How to envision utopia, and not run away from society's real repression/depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?











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?