Doing it for the greater good: volunteerism in arts and culture

Our present is a bit more subtle, that at least can be said. The image shows a poster for Entartete Musik (Degenerate music)exhibition of the same name in Dusseldorf, 1938. Wikimedia commons

Just recently, in the midst of hysteric austerity measures and in light of radical cuts to state funding of cultural production, the government – in an act of good albeit dark and twisted humour – published a call for artists to participate in this years Statehood Day commemoration without getting paid for it. Supposedly it is an honour, even a privilege … Continue reading

Singing Poetry

Writer and poet Svetlana Makarovič, portrait by Borut Peterlin

A few evenings ago I came across the upcoming concert Goli na odru (Slovenija) [Naked onstage (Slovenia)] by singer Janja Majzelj, taking place Tuesday 7th January at 10pm, Cankarjev Dom, Ljubljana. She’ll be singing arrangements of the poetry of Svetlana Makarovič, an acclaimed poet and a woman of many talents, who has previously also sung some of her own poetry. The performance … Continue reading