Public presentation of the results of the The Context Studies – The Diversity of the Diversity in Belgrade

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Center For Cultural Decontamination from Belgrade, in cooperation with Sent (Novi Pazar), Aktivni region (Subotica) and Yurom Centar (Niš) invite you to

Public presentation of the results of the The Context Studies – The Diversity of the Diversity in Belgrade

Monday, September 15, 2014


Miss Julie /forced play/sad pictures from the life of a woman / editing attraction / Strindberg Ruso vs. Foucault

Cast: Jelena Milosevic Đulvezan and Mina Milosevic

Director: Uros Jovanovic

Strindberg claimed that the basis for the content of this drama was in the true story of a young noblewoman who had a sexual relationship with a servant. Though she did not commit suicide in real life, in this play –she did. Why? Because Strindberg wanted to deny women’s right to freedom. That’s why today we play a show in which we confront Strindberg with himself, exposing his misogynous ideas.


Presentation of the video and installation of Marija Kauzlarić and the announcement of performance in November

Tuesday, September 16, 2014


Danilo Prnjat –Presentation of the project –Open school of economy


Olga Simić

Work in progress -performance “On freedom of teaching”

The Name of this performance was given after the name of Victor Hugo’s speech in the Constituent Assembly in January 1850


Art group Zazor:
Performance: „Take off your faces from your masks.“

Concept: Psychoanalysis — a discourse that we may generally base on Freud’s “Introduction to Psychoanalysis” — consists of two basic ideas: (1) the unconscious which “dominates” over the conscious and (2) sex as the primary source of human motivation. The first point can be brought into connection with the current dominance of psychoanalysis (over other schools of psychotherapy) as a discourse that has appropriated a certain level of class power in bourgeois society, and the second can be related to the “perversion” and the queer sexuality that deviates from the norm. When we combine these two instances, we can form a group psychoanalytic situation involving queer people (in this case members of our art group 3a3or), but so that they do not speak just of their intimate problems, but also of basic notions of psychoanalytic discourse and its critique from Foucault (psychoanalysis is just another mechanism of social control), via Deleuze and Guattari (psychoanalysis reduces polyvalent flux of desire to the dynamics of the family triangle and childhood) to Popper (it is a pseudoscience because it’s not fallible). In this manner we would critically review psychoanalysis from different theoretical angles, its inclusion/rejection of perversion, meaning of that term in the context of contemporary situation and changes it went thru: from “inversion” of the sexual instinct to socially accepted equality of hetero/homosexuality (combining this approach with our personal experience of a heartbreak and love failures).

Wednesday, September 17, 2014


Presentation: Biopolitics and breast cancer/ concept: Olja Nikolić Kia

Work Biopolitic and  breast cancer, consists of the installation “Eros and Thanatos” (Marko Matic, Olja nikolic Kia, Ljiljana Bojanic), installation of images “Empty place” (Maruska Beader, Olja nikolic Kia) and performance- interviews with Maruska Beder.

This work questioning the disease as the inner space of destruction and / or growth, capacity of dealing with death and loneliness, consideration of own life and the ability for change on the individual level. In a social sense, the work deals with the critic of the relations in the field of sexuality as a paradigm of human relations, in particular with disease and analysis of question: who has and who does not, resources to be visible in the fight for the legal right to a prompt diagnosis, treatment and palliative care in an unjust system.

Female body as art project symbolically raises these questions.


Presentation of the project –Open school of economy

Danilo Prnjat


Anonymously, collectively and with no material evidences – a conversation with Iztok Osojnik about an informal counterculture movement in Ljubljana from the latter half of the 1970s.

With Iztok Osojnik we’re discussing the origins, social context and practices of an anonymous collectivist movement which he initiated and was an active participant of. From 1975 to 1980, the movement carried out a string of intermedial actions, happenings and installations in which the line between a rock concert, performance art and a theatre show was often blurred. Firmly grounded on the principles of deconstruction and disidentification, the movement had a strong anti-institutional drive from the start; stubbornly rejecting any kind of formalization (systematical archiving, preserving records of activities, etc) and institutionalization (exhibitions, exposing in the space and context of art) of their work in an attempt to preclude their own historization.

The aim of “The Context Studies” is questioning the meaning of “public” – opening a space for critical practices related to the immediate context and the heritage of civil society. The courses have been simultaneously taking place in Belgrade (Center for Cultural Decontamination, coordinator: Ana Isaković), Subotica (coordinator: Branislav Filipović, Active Region), Niš (coordinator: Osman Balić, YUROM Centar), Novi Pazar (coordinator: Enes Halilović, Sent), in the period of February-June 2014. The participants of the program “The Context Studies: The Diversity of the Diversity” had an opportunity to produce their own programs, with the help of the mentors and selected lecturers, and to present their production in October in their cities and joint event in Belgrade.

The team of the project The Context Studies – The Diversity of the Diversity:

Art director: Borka Pavićević

Mentors: Zlatko Paković, Ognjen Glavonić, Saša Ćirić

Project manager: Aleksandra Sekulić,

Coordinators: Ana Isaković (CZKD), Enes Halilović (Sent, Novi Pazar), Branislav Filipović (Activne Region, Subotica), Osman Balić (YUROM Centar, Niš)

PR: Ljubica Savković

Media editor: Ivica Đorđević

Administration and organization: Slavica Vučetić

The Council of the Context Studies: prof. Milena Dragićević Šešić, Dejan Ilić, Srbijanka Turajlić, Mladen Đorđević, Saša Ilić, Attila Sirbik, Branislav Dimitrijević, Predrag Brebanović, Snežana Skoko, Ružica Marjanović, Ana Vujanović, Vesna Milosavljević Nikola Dedić, Ivana Aleksić.

The project is supported by

European Union – Program “Civil Society Facility” (EU –IPA)

Secretariat for Culture, City of Belgrade

Open Society Foundation Serbia

Charles Mott Foundation

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