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Urban Art Festivals: Cultural Politics and Potentials of Subversity


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Kikaš, Mario and Mucko, Bojan and Vukobratović, Jelka and Kelemen, Petra. (2011). Urban Art Festivals: Cultural Politics and Potentials of Subversity. Studia ethnologica Croatica, 23(1). pp. 67-92. ISSN 1330-3627

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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.

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Uncontrolled Keywords: urban art festivals, Zoom Festival, UrbanFestival, Culture Shock Festival, independent culture, cultural politics, subversity
Subjects: Ethnology and cultural anthropology
Departments: Department of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2012 09:10
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2015 10:50

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