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THEORY
Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?


TRAVELOG

The City in the Age of Touristic Reproduction
Boris Groys
The tourist and the city dweller become identical.

Can the art world really do Hollywood better than Hollywood?
Steven Rand
The hypnotism
of technology: where is the end?

Mobile Utopia
Charles Esche
A utopian day-trip through two views of humanity 400 years apart.

FEATURE AND WRITINGS
LOOKING FOR A HUSBAND WITH AN EU PASSPORT BY TANJA OSTOJIC
ONLINE
Light Type Writer
Constantin Luser


THEORY

Utopia with Lara Croft and some other monsters and Aliens
Marina Gržinić
The re-direction of desires, facts & bodies in the global world.

THE EMPIRE AND ITS UTOPIAS
Žarko Paić
How to envision utopia, and not run away from society’s real repression / depression into a ghetto or exile for fantastic outsiders?


ZERZAN VON TARZAN UND TAXIS - FASCISM OF DESIRE OR FASCISM OF OBJECTS
Zoran Roško
The rejection of human will, civilisation, & the search for what we have left.




ART WORK
PASSPORT


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 was devoted to one of the most acute social problems at the turn of the millennium - in East and West, North and South - illegal migration.

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 six 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 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.

ART-e-FACT is an online cultural initiative of a group of curators, critics and artists, based in Zagreb, Croatia. It is funded by the Ministry of Culture Zagreb City Office for Cultural Affairs and private sponsors.

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.


issue 02 //

editorial board (alphabetic order): Nada Beroš (editor-in-chief), Markita Franulić, Marina Gržinić, Susan Jakopec (English language editor), Trudy Lane, Silva Kalčić, Dalibor Martinis (AIM, for the publisher), Tihomir Milovac, Žarko Paić (guest editor), Ružica Šimunović, Leila Topić (executive editor)

participating artists: Natalie Bookchin (US), Magnus Bärtås (SE), Lion Borean (IT), Sarawut Chutiwongpeti (TH), Constantin Luser (A), Finger (DE), Vadim Fishkin (RU), Grady Gerbracht (USA), Chiara Grandesso (IT), Ivana Keser (HR), Andreja Kulunčić (HR), Kristina Leko (HR), Dalibor Martinis (HR), Kata Mijatović (HR), Mihael Milunović (SCG), Yvonne Trapp (DE), Eric Van Hove (BE), Mans Wrånge (SE), Sisley Xhafa (Kosova, SCG ).

curators, critics, theorists involved in the project: Nada Beroš, Boris Buden, Ana Dević, Zoran Erić, Charles Esche, Branko Franceschi, Markita Franulić, Boris Groys, Marina Gržinić, Nataša Ilić, Silva Kalčić, Želimir Koščević, Dejan Kršić, Shkelzen Maliqi, Suzana Milevska, Tihomir Milovac, Rastko Močnik, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Žarko Paić, Steven Rand, Zoran Roško, Sabina Sabolović, Branka Stipančić, Leila Topić, Nevena Tudor.

contact persons: Nada Beroš, ( ), Dalibor Martinis, ( ), Leila Topić ( ).


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CONTENTS







ART WORK
The Average Citizen
FILM
The Average Citizen
Mans Wrånge

SYSTEMS

The Average Citizen
Mans Wrånge

Agora & AgoraX-
change

Natalie Bookchin, Cynthia Madansky & Jacqueline Stevens

Evolution-
Äre Zellen

Finger

Distributive Justice
Andreja Kulunčić

I am addressing you man to man
Dalibor Martinis


TOPIC AREAS
SYSTEMS

SYSTEMS
 
TRANS.MISSION
 
PERSONAL
 
MECHANIZED
 
MICRO-UTOPIAS
 

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