Nützliche Kunst: Welche Rolle kann Kunst in der Politik spielen?

Plötzlich gibt es diesen hartnäckigen Ruf nach einer Kunst, die nützlich ist, den Ruf nach direktem Engagement, nach künstlerischem Aktivismus, nach Einmischung in die politische Realität unserer Gesellschaften und Ökonomien. Und das ist gut. more more

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A country on the edge of time

Monday 4 April, 2011

TeaserPicSerbia was the country in focus at this year's Leipzig Book Fair – its extensive literature seems to be bound up in the straitjacket of politics. Serbia is having a hard time with Europe, and Europe is having a hard time with Serbia. Although there are signs of a softening stance, the country is still locked up in the self-imposed nationalist isolation into which it manoeuvred itself as the aggressor in the Yugoslavian war of secession. A visit there inspires mixed feelings. By Jörg Plath
Photo: Sreten Ugricic
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