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LJUBICA LETINIĆ and BLOK: Radio BAZA

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one-day radio station

June 13, 2017

93.9 MHz, broadcasting from Adžijina 11


In the context of the crisis in reporting, the explosion of fake news and the narrowing of the existing field of radio reducing it to entertainment industry, the very premise of radio art  becomes a challenge. That is why we are launching a pilot edition of Radio BAZA that brings together a number of artists, radiophonists, researchers, activists, musicians and the local community at Zagreb's Trešnjevka, insisting on the return to the original promise of this media [...]

educations

PETJA DIMITROVA: ON ARTISTIC EDUCATION IN NEOLIBERALISM

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PUBLIC LECTURE WITHIN THE POLITICAL SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS (AND ALL INTERESTED)
FRIDAY, MAY 5, 2017, 7 P.M.
BAZA, B. ADŽIJE STR 11

Under conditions of the neoliberal policies, the art academies and art institutions are  becoming more and more corporate and promote "new products" for the "lowest prices". Pushed by privatization, economisation, selection, elitism and class-racial exclusiveness, and then "internationalization", which actually involves only the inclusion of the EU passports holders in the educational process, that is, those “within” the borders of the EU migration regime, the art schools and academies are in a state we need to constantly reflect. What does art and "becoming an artist" mean in the context of the aforementioned standardizations, postgraduate education, precarious working conditions, etc.? What kind of curricula in art academies and schools do we need in order to organize new models of learning and strengthening social relationships, common goods, collectivity and solidarity [...]

ON CULTURAL POLITICS: CHANGE OF (DIS)COURSE

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ROUND TABLE
THURSDAY, May 4, 2017, 7 p.m.
BAZA, B. ADŽIJE STR 11

In the past year and a half the issues of culture and cultural politics have been filling up newspaper columns and motivating protests and petitions day by day. While in daily politics culture serves mainly as a platfrorm for collecting political points in the bickering among different political parties, the voices of producers from different sectors of culture – from dancers through filmmakers, poets and visual artists to journalists – on the other, are starting to talk more about the neuralgic points in their fields: problems with infrastructure, cutting the budget, abolishing relevant events and publishings [...]

IČO VIDMAR: POWER AND POWERLESSNESS OF THE MUSIC LABOUR UNIONS IN NEW YORK

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SYNDICALISM OF INDEPENDENT MUSICIANS AND COLLECTIVE BARGAINING AGREEMENTS OF WINTER JAZZ FEST

PUBLIC LECTURE IN THE FRAMEWORK OF POLITICAL SCHOOL FOR ARTISTS
THURSDAY, MARCH 30 2017, AT 8 P.M.
BAZA, B. ADŽIJA STR 11


When we think about independent musicians, we regularly emphasize their independent status, models of self-organization and particularly their artistic freedom. But what happens if we think about musicians as workers?

The work of independent musicians in the club's economy of New York City has the characteristics of a flexible, temporary work, unprotected by labour union contracts in accordance with the restrictive US labor laws. In 2012, a group of independent musicians of "new music" (the new jazz and improvised music) associated with a branch of the American musical labour union AFM (American Federation of Musicians) exerted pressure on [...]