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The Ambivalent Role of Contemporary Art and the NGO Sector

The article is based on the thesis that certain changes in the content-related, formal-aesthetic and organizational approaches within the artistic production of the last twenty years in the Slovene cultural space are most appropriately contextualized in relation to productional changes or, in a broader sense, the changes in the modality of cultural policy in combination with the permanent growth of the “reserve army of cultural workers”. By employing concrete examples from contemporary visual and performing arts as well as the development of the Slovenian NGO sector, we highlight some key contemporary artistic trends. From there, we gradually shift to the question of the integration of younger artists into a professionalized artistic field, which is directly contextualized with the fundamental changes in the modality of (state) cultural policy. These fundamental changes can be understood as an ever-intensifying shift of responsibility from the state’s cultural policy to the art creators and producers themselves.


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Issue No. 272 - Culture, a Private Nonprofit Organization
Časopis za kritiko znanosti
2018 , volume volume 46 , issue issue 272
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