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60th Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival Print E-mail
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Written by Greg de Cuir, Jr. (Belgrade)   
Wednesday, 29 May 2013 00:00

The main festival venue at the Belgrade Youth CenterApril 2013 marked the 60th year of the Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival, which places it among the oldest film festivals of any type in Europe. In light of this unique position within the international film festival landscape, it seems that an investigation into the history of the Belgrade Festival, or "Kratki metar," and its connection with the unpredictable political winds in the former Socialist Yugoslavia (now post-socialist Serbia) would be a welcome addition to the annals of general film culture.

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GoEast: The 12th Festival of Central and East European Film in Wiesbaden Print E-mail
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Written by John Riley, Jeremy Hicks, and Natascha Drubek   
Monday, 10 September 2012 07:03

SON BOLELSHCHIKA / THE DREAM OF A FAN // Director: Gerbert Rappaport, USSR 1953, Courtesy Picture: GoEast

GoEast: The 12th Festival of Central and East European Film in Wiesbaden, held in April 2012, devoted its symposium section to a thorough and scintillating reevaluation of Lenfilm, entitled: RealAvantGarde - With Lenfilm Through the Short 20th Century.

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Vision and Communism: The Films of Aleksandr Medvedkin and Chris Marker at "The Film Studies Center, Chicago" (Review Article) Print E-mail
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Written by Zdenko Mandušić (Chicago)   
Monday, 16 April 2012 15:37

In connection with the exhibition Vision and Communism at the Smart Museum of Art, Chicago, the films of Aleksandr Medvedkin and Chris Marker were shown at the Film Studies Center at the University of Chicago. Both the exhibition and the films are a part of the Soviet Arts Experience, an extensive series of 100 programs and events devoted to Soviet art and culture in twenty-six venues across Chicago. The massive nature of this experience demands attention to how Soviet art is perceived today. Although it is beyond the range of this discussion to offer a wholesale overview of Soviet or Communist art, this essay will focus on the relevance of Medvedkin and Marker as representatives of active, political filmmaking. 

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ArticlesRos Gray (London) considers two art works made in recent years in Angola: the exhibition Lion & Ox, which featured art works by António Ole and Art Orienté objet, and the installation Icarus 13 by Kiluanji Kia Henda ("A Lingering Lusotopia: Thinking the Planetary from Angola"). María Amalia García writes about past disputes between Argentina and Brazil over hegemony in the region and proposes a new approach to Brazilian cultural intervention in Paraguay ("Hegemonies and Models of Cultural Modernization in South America: The Paraguay-Brazil Case"). Focusing on Artur Barrio, Jacques Coursil, and Damián Ortega, Fernanda Negrete discusses the plastic arts' non-dialectical engagement with materiality ("Chaos-monde and the Aesthetics of Depth in Artur Barrio, Jacques Coursil, and Damián Ortega").

In the Document section, we present a stenogram of an artists' meeting that took place in 1951 in Kishinev (as the capital of today's Republic of Moldova was called in those days). The text discloses some of the major issues and challenges faced by the members of this artist organization during the late Stalinist era. (Introduction: Octavian Esanu)

Artist ProjectAzin Feizabadi, "Chronicles from Majnun until Layla."

Review Article: Huw Hallam, "Confronting Globalization." This article reviews Pamela M. Lee's Forgetting the Art World (2012) and TJ Demos's Return to the Postcolony (2013). 

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Letter to the editor regarding Professor Caroline A. Jones's article "Anthropophagy in São Paulo's Cold War", published in ARTMargins,  2:1 and the author's response.

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