Maska is a nonprofit organization for publishing, production (performances, interdisciplinary and visual art works), education and research. It is oganized through three sections: Maska Publications, Maska Productions and Maska Symposium. Maska's theoretical, critical and artistic activities are involved in contemporary art and theory, research, experimental performing practices, interdisciplinary art and critical theory.
Performing arts magazine Maska, book series TRANSformacije and Mediakcije, are the foundations of the Maska publishing programme. The field of reflection comprises the broadest area of contemporary performing arts, from theatre, contemporary dance and new ballet to performance, multimedia and new-media art.
Maska, Journal for Performing Arts
Maska magazine is published in three double issues a year, each issue dedicated to one specific topic. In recent issues the authors have thus focused upon the unbearable lightness of artistic freedom, the politics of presenting, the performativity of political protest, the postdramatic condition, dance and politics, vision and visuality, theatrical strategies, performance education, new European drama, genetic art, dramaturgy of dance, theory on stage, eroticism, new Eastern art and theory, the inventory of the nineties, the pleasure of the automaton, Gestus, etc. Apart from articles related to chosen topics, the magazine also includes interviews with artists and theoreticians, reviews of performances and books, articles on the hidden phenomena in contemporary performing arts, research findings etc.
The TRANSformacije Book Series
Book series TRANSformacije is profiled as a field of contemporary reflection on performing arts, including works by Slovene authors as well as translations of distinguished titles in the field. TRANSformacije provide the terminological and conceptual frame for reflection on contemporary performing arts. Among latest titles are: Bojana Kunst, Dangerous Connections, Tomaž Toporišič, Between Seduction and Suspiciousness, The Future of Computer Arts (edited by Marina Gržinić), Hans-Thies Lehmann, Postdramatic Theatre, Alexei Monroe, Plural Monolith. Laibach and NSK, Zero Visibility (edited by Valentina Valentini), Stelarc (edited by Marina Gržinić), Amelia Jones, Body Art. Performing the Subject, Theories of Contemporary Dance (edited by Emil Hrvatin); Libi_doc (by Katrien Jacobs), Ready 2 Change (edited by Urška Jurman and Polonca Lovšin), Contemporary Performing arts (edited by Bojana Kunst and Petra Pogorevc) and Inke Arns, Avantgarde in the rearview mirror.
The Mediakcije Book Series
Book series Mediakcije is profiled as a field of critical writings on media culture and society. The first title is New Watchdogs, by Serge Halimi, followed by Naomi Klein’s No logo), Monopoli (by Sandra B. Hrvatin and Lenart J. Kučić.
Maska Productions produces performances and other artistic events by innovative, exploring artists as well as first projects of the youngest generation (Emil Hrvatin, Irena Tomažin, Alix Eynaudi, Alice Chauchat, Magda Reiter, Rok Vevar, Mare Bulc). With our productions we were on tour in numerous European countries, USA, Asia and Africa. Our latest productions include: Pupilija papa Pupilo and the Pupilceks – reconstruction, Caprice (Re)lapsed and The latest egoistic performance.
Maska also produces new media and visual artworks, among latest Zone C and The Refugee Camp for the First World Citizens, shown in Europe and USA.
Maska Symposium's basic project is the Seminar of Contemporary Performing Arts. Seminar is all year programme, with lectures by internationally aclaimmed scholars, artists and writers. Other activities include organisation of lectures, talks, debates, workshops etc. We organized several conferences on theory and contemporary art (Fiction Reconstructed, Biotechnology, Phuilosophy, Sex, Postdramatic Condition …) as well as public debates on cultural politics. Our lecturers and students are involved in many European conferences and seminars.