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The Art of Joining the Party
Nemanja Cabric BIRN Belgrade
April 13, 2012
Annoyed by unsolved burning issues in Serbian cultural policy as well as in society in general, Maja Pelevic and Milan Markovic, artists with no permanent job, came up with an unusual idea – to become members of almost all political parties at once and tackle them from the inside.
Their artistic performance resulted in a dramatic text, audio-visual materials, and a blog.
“Our main thesis is that political parties have taken over the space for performing arts and have contributed to the fact that there is almost no budget for culture. In these circumstances, when theatres face bankruptcy, and the independent scene lacks financial support – we decided to turn political parties into our space for performing arts,” Maja Pelevic told Balkan Insight. Continue reading “The Art of Joining the Party”