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Images of the City of Women Festival in the Slovenian Media

The City of Women, an international festival of contemporary arts, has earned a great deal of media coverage over the course of its twenty installments. The analysis focuses on the media that existed in the early years of the festival and presents the principal tenets of the opposition that the festival has had to face. The main hypothesis is that the opposition to the festival is similar to the opposition towards feminisms in Slovenia. Unfavorable opinions can be summed up in the assertion that art can only be good or bad, not male or female; the reproach that there is no need for such festivals in Slovenia; and the claim that the festival is an example of ghettoization. The media better acknowledge that the City of Women is relevant for the Slovenian society when it became public that the third installment of the festival had received some minor financial support from the government, however, some paradoxical criticism of the festival remains. Although the author lists several examples of critical views, she emphasizes that positive responses greatly outnumber the negative ones. In recent years, objections to the substance of the festival have become less common, and neutral previews and reports have become predominant.


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Issue No. 261 - City of Women / Concealed Histories II
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2015 , volume volume 43 , issue issue 261
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