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Alienation Effects : Performance and Self-Management in Yugoslavia, 1945-91 (Paperback) (Branislav

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In the 1970s, Yugoslavia emerged as a dynamic environment for conceptual and performance art. At the same time, it pursued its own form of political economy of socialist self-management. Alienation Effects argues that a deep relationship existed between the democratization of the arts and industrial democracy, resulting in a culture difficult to classify. The book challenges the assumption that the art emerging in Eastern Europe before 1989 was either “official” or “dissident” art; and shows thatthe break up of Yugoslavia was not a result of “ancient hatreds” among its peoples but instead came from the distortion and defeat of the idea of self-management.
 
The case studies include mass performances organized during state holidays; proto-performance art, such as the 1954 production of Waiting for Godot in a former concentration camp in Belgrade; student demonstrations in 1968; and body art pieces by Gina Pane, Joseph Beuys, Marina Abramovic, and others. Alienation Effects sheds new light on the work of well-known artists and scholars, including  early experimental poetry by Slavoj Žižek, as well as performance and conceptual artists that deserve wider, international attention.
Number of Pages: 369
Genre: Performing Arts
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Theater: Theory/Text/Performance
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Univ of Michigan Pr
Author: Branislav Jakovljevic
Language: English
Street Date: June 13, 2016
TCIN: 51699200
UPC: 9780472053148
Item Number (DPCI): 248-28-8891
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