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Urbanoumjetnički festivali: kulturne politike i potencijali subverzivnosti
Urban Art Festivals: Cultural Politics and Potentials of Subversity (Abstract)

Author(s): Bojan Mucko, Mario Kikaš, Petra Kelemen, Jelka Vukobratović
Subject(s): Anthropology
Published by: Sveučilište u Zagrebu, Filozofski fakultet
Keywords: urban art festivals; Zoom Festival; UrbanFestival; Culture Shock Festival; independent culture; cultural politics; subversity

Summary/Abstract: The article analyzes and contextualizes three case studies – Zoom Festival from the town of Rijeka, Zagreb UrbanFestival and Culture Shock Festival from Križevci – marking them as interventional urban art festivals. The authors, by providing separate insights in each of the conceptually different festivals, emphasize the aspects on the basis of which they interpreted their subversive character: conflicts inside independent cultural scene, strategically hidden subversive elements in the program itself or potential of the festival to serve as a platform for civil activism. The common element appeared to be the political impact of those festivals on local, but also national level, as well as the ambivalent attitude towards the cultural politics which determine their institutional framework.

  • Issue Year: 2011
  • Issue No: 23
  • Page Range: 67-92
  • Page Count: 25
  • Language: Croatian