Maska & Cankarjev dom: Reflections on Contemporary Art:
SEMINAR OF CONTEMPORARY PERFORMING ARTS 2007 / 2008:
Parallel practices of contemporary arts: interpreting, writing, historicizing
In the year 2007/2008, the seminar of contemporary performing arts bears the title Parallel practices of contemporary arts: interpreting, writing, historicizing. The seminar, held for the seventh time in a row, will consist of closed and public lectures. The former set is conceived as a theoretical-practical laboratory in interpreting, writing and historicizing of contemporary art and will be led by Bojana Kunst, PhD., while the public sessions will be designed as public lectures and dialogical situations, in which renowned domestic and foreign artists and theoreticians will participate, with an aim to provide insight into the current situation in the area of contemporary arts.
1. ABOUT THE THEME OF THE SEMINAR
This year, the public lectures will highlight different themes, which delineate parallel practices of contemporary performing arts in Slovenia, such as presentation, reflection, historicizing, archiving and defining the relation between an artistic event and social context. The seminar will draw on current events performing arts and will disclose different contemporary and historical contexts of performing arts. The closed gatherings will consist of eight theoretic and eight practical sessions. Theoretic sessions will be devoted to a philosophical reflection on what characterizes contemporary art and which are the fundamental theoretic and aesthetic problems in this field. Practical sessions will be held in the form of discussions and workshops in connection to the developments in the performing arts scene and festival production.
Marianne van Kerkhoven: “Looking back in wonder - The use of historical material and its recalibration in the dramaturgical work.”
Monday January 21 at 7 p.m. / Cankarjev Dom, Hall M 3/4, Ljubljana, Slovenia
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