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Političnost umetnosti: slučaj Srbije
Art as Political Practice

Author(s): Jelena Đorđević
Subject(s): Politics and society, Sociology of Art
Published by: Fakultet političkih nauka Univerziteta u Beogradu
Summary/Abstract: Until the middle of the 20th century, art was considered to be a distinctive, isolated autonomous structure, parallel to other fields of society, such as economy and politics, but in paradoxical relation to the social reality. The so called cultural turn that marked the second part of the last century positioned art at the very core of the social, cultural, economic and political, local and global changes and currents. This questioned the very notion of art that from then until today was replaced by the notion of artistic practices. The notion of autonomy was put under the question and the stress was put on the close relationship between art and politics. In other words, politics became an inherent part of any artistic practice. This turn is not simple and abrupt, so that we can follow its development from high modernism, through postmodernism to contemporary art. This article examines modalities of art/politics relationships focusing on their forms in artistic practices in post-socialist Serbia.

  • Page Range: 291-304
  • Page Count: 14
  • Publication Year: 2015
  • Language: Serbian