Zagreb: Book Launch CONTEMPORARY ART and NATIONALISM

Book launch followed by discussion on
CONTEMPORARY ART AND NATIONALISM

25.05.; 20h Galerija SC

Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson will present the book ‘Contemporary Art and Nationalism – Critical Reader’, which is a collection of critical texts about the relation of nationalism and contemporary art. It analyzes the situations, and economical and political moments, in which contemporary art, which is always perceived as critical and anti-traditional, serves as a mechanism of materialization of regressive movements of authenticity and originality of nationalism.

Writers to the book are Boris Buden, Sarat Maharaj, Rastko Mocnik, Misko Suvakovic, Simon Sheikh, Mika Hannula, Marita Muukkonen, Margaret Tali, Marina Grznic, Kobena Mercer, Paul Wilson, Nebojsa Jovanovic, Ivor Stodolsky, Suzana Milevska, Erden Kosova, Sezgin Boynik, Branislav Dimitrijevic. Edited by Sezgin Boynik and Minna Henriksson. Published by MM-publication and Missing Identities -project, Kosova, May 2007.

Sezgin Boynik
is a sociologist currently working in Istanbul on a book on punk and underground movement in Turkey in the late 80s and 90s. Previously he has worked on the Situationist International. With Minna Henriksson his ongoing project is on contemporary art and nationalism.

Minna Henriksson is an artist working broadly in the art field. Her artistic work is based on social research. In the recent years she has been working a lot in the South-East Europe.

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