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06.12.2016
Grigori Ochotin

Agent hunting

The campaign against NGOs in Russia

The so-called "agents law" passed in 2012 has been ramped up since the revolution in Ukraine, making it practically impossible for NGOs receiving financial support from abroad to function. Whether it remains possible to advocate for democratic values in Russia depends on political decision-making both in Russia and the West. [ more ]

06.12.2016
Vladimir Malakhov

"Us" and "Them"

05.12.2016
Achim Engelberg

Caught in the geopolitical crossfire

02.12.2016
Ivan Krastev

Utopian dreams beyond the border

02.12.2016
Adam Zagajewski

A defence of ardour

Eurozine Review


24.11.2016
Eurozine Review

The ordinary state of emergency

Varlik discusses emergency and self-censorship; Blätter interviews Jürgen Habermas about the task of the Left; Vikerkaar shines the light on reactionary populism; Merkur considers citizenship still the best guarantee of freedom; Transit honours Charles Taylor; Multitudes enters the shared world of refugee camps; springerin examines the aporias of solidarity; Esprit addresses France's prison problem; Kulturos barai talks about neoliberal higher education policy in central Europe; Wespennest goes back to the USSR; and Glänta tours Retrotopia.

20.10.2016
Eurozine Review

The Lilliput syndrome

14.09.2016
Eurozine Review

The violent closet?

27.07.2016
Eurozine Review

Peak democracy?

13.07.2016
Eurozine Review

Critical junctures


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Laine Kristberga

Henrihs Vorkals: A window on the world

Not only does Henrihs Vorkals play with your consciousness and sense of perception, writes art historian Laine Kristberga. He also makes you think about the formal values of art and the illusory nature of a painting. [more]

28.01.2013


Mark Allen Svede

Can Latvia have its own Andy Warhol?

Curator Mark Allen Svede finds that Henrihs Vorkals' recurring fascination with Andy Warhol is manifested not least in his violation of the aesthetics of a Warhol original. The layering of imagery and multiplicity of iconographic registers that ensues is at once enchanting and troubling. [more]

28.01.2013


Henrihs Vorkals

Romantic transformations

In cooperation with "Studija", the Eurozine Gallery presents Latvian artist Henrihs Vorkals. Critic Laine Kristberga describes Vorkals as "a conceptually thinking perfectionist", who has always had a contemporary view on art, even during the Soviet era. [more]

28.01.2013


Barbara Fässler

177 days of running

Reflections on the Venice Biennale 2011

Reviewing the Venice Biennale in its totality is impossible, writes Barbara Fässler, who approaches the critic's monumental task by selecting three specific motifs: the problem of light, the notion of nation and the principle of interaction. [more]

13.09.2011


Virginija Januskeviciute

Behind the white curtain

Self-designated concept designer Darius Miksys is sometimes called a practitioner of persuasion art, writes Virginija Januskeviciute, who visted his exhibition at the 54th Venice Biennale. [more]

03.08.2011


Ausra Trakselyte

An opened door?

On contemporary Belarusian art

The isolation of Belarusian artists means they fail to speak the conceptual language of the internationally networked artworld, writes Lithuanian critic Ausra Trakselyte. A recent exhibition in Vilnius -- entitled "A Door Opens?" -- aimed to change that. [more]

22.02.2011


Barbara Gaile, Liga Marcinkevicha

A grain of sand in the seashell

A conversation with artist Barbara Gaile

Barbara Gaile received her education in the chaos of Soviet Latvia and was probably the first to graduate the Art Academy with only abstract works. In interview with Liga Marcinkevicha she talks about her exhibition "Pearls" at the Latvian National Art Museum. [more]

28.10.2010


Janis Taurens

Has the twentieth century ended?

After visiting an art exhibition in the Riga Art Space, Janis Taurens drops by his friend Vasilij Voronov where he confesses his disappointment with the exhibition. Like Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson they go on to analyse the Latvian art scene of the last century. [more]

25.10.2010


Vilnis Vejs

The new simplicity

On twenty-first century Latvian painting

Much of the art of the past twenty years in Latvia has slavishly imitated Soviet artistic trends. However the twenty-first century has seen a welcome return to the "new simplicity": painting and a measure of realism. [more]

07.07.2010


Peteris Bankovskis

Notes on the margins

How art can go local in a global environment

Should artists feel any obligation towards their local community in a global world of markets and international exhibitions? For every one whose work appears on the pages of international art magazines, there are hundreds who opt to "stay at home", says a Latvian cultural critic. [more]

27.04.2010


 

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Focal points     click for more

Debating solidarity in Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/solidarity.html
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, questions of inequality and solidarity have become intertwined. Over the past year, however, questions of solidarity have also been central in connection to the treatment of refugees and migrants. [more]

Ukraine: Beyond conflict stories

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/ukraine_beyond_conflict4.html
Follow the critical, informed and nuanced voices that counter the dominant discourse of crisis concerning Ukraine. A media exchange project linking Ukrainian independent media with "alternative" media in Germany, France, Spain, Italy and Greece. [more]

Russia in global dialogue

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/eurocrisis.html
In the two decades after the end of the Cold War, intellectual interaction between Russia and Europe has intensified. It has not, however, prompted a common conversation. The focal point "Russia in global dialogue" seeks to fuel debate on democracy, society and the legacy of empire. [more]

Ukraine in European dialogue

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/ukrainedialogue.html
Post-revolutionary Ukrainian society displays a unique mix of hope, enthusiasm, social creativity, collective trauma of war, radicalism and disillusionment. Two years after the country's uprising, the focal point "Ukraine in European dialogue" takes stock. [more]

Culture and the commons

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/culturecommons.html
Across Europe, citizens are engaging in new forms of cultural cooperation while developing alternative and participatory democratic practices. The commons is where cultural and social activists meet a broader public to create new ways of living together. [more]

2016 Jean Améry Prize collection

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/jeanameryprize2016.html
To coincide with the awarding of the 2016 Jean Améry Prize for European essay writing, Eurozine publishes essays by authors nominated for the prize, including by a representative selection of Eurozine partner journals. [more]

The politics of privacy

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/privacy.html
The Snowden leaks and the ensuing NSA scandal made the whole world debate privacy and data protection. Now the discussion has entered a new phase - and it's all about policy. A focal point on the politics of privacy: claiming a European value. [more]

Beyond Fortress Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/focalpoints/lawborder.html
The fate of migrants attempting to enter Fortress Europe has triggered a new European debate on laws, borders and human rights. A focal point featuring reportage alongside articles on policy and memory. With contributions by Fabrizio Gatti, Seyla Benhabib and Alessandro Leogrande. [more]

Eurozine BLOG

On the Eurozine BLOG, editors and Eurozine contributors comment on current affairs and events. What's behind the headlines in the world of European intellectual journals?
Eurozine
In memoriam: Ales Debeljak (1961-2016)

http://www.eurozine.com/blog/in-memoriam-ales-debeljak-1961-2016/
On 28 January 2016, Ales Debeljak died in a car crash in Slovenia. He will be much missed as an agile and compelling essayist, a formidable public speaker and a charming personality. [more]

Conferences     click for more

Eurozine emerged from an informal network dating back to 1983. Since then, European cultural magazines have met annually in European cities to exchange ideas and experiences. Around 100 journals from almost every European country are now regularly involved in these meetings.
Mobilizing for the Commons
The 27th European Meeting of Cultural Journals
Gdańsk, 4-6 November 2016

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The Eurozine conference 2016 in Gdańsk will frame the general topic of solidarity with a focus on mobilizing for the commons. The conference will take place in the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk thus linking contemporary debates to the history of a broad, non-violent, anti-communist social movement which has started in the city's shipyard in 1980. [more]

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Time to Talk     click for more

Time to Talk, a network of European Houses of Debate, has partnered up with Eurozine to launch an online platform. Here you can watch video highlights from all TTT events, anytime, anywhere.
Neda Deneva, Constantina Kouneva, Irina Nedeva and Yavor Siderov
Does migration intensify distrust in institutions?

http://www.eurozine.com/timetotalk/does-migration-intensify-distrust-in-institutions/
How do migration and institutional mistrust relate to one another? As a new wave of populism feeds on and promotes fears of migration, aggrandising itself through the distrust it sows, The Red House hosts a timely debate with a view to untangling the key issues. [more]

Editor's choice     click for more

Jürgen Habermas, Michaël Foessel
Critique and communication: Philosophy's missions

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2015-10-16-habermas-en.html
Decades after first encountering Anglo-Saxon perspectives on democracy in occupied postwar Germany, Jürgen Habermas still stands by his commitment to a critical social theory that advances the cause of human emancipation. This follows a lifetime of philosophical dialogue. [more]

Literature     click for more

Karl Ove Knausgård
Out to where storytelling does not reach

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2014-04-03-knausgard-en.html
To write is to write one's way through the preconceived and into the world on the other side, to see the world as children can, as fantastic or terrifying, but always rich and wide-open. Karl Ove Knausgård on creating literature. [more]

Jonathan Bousfield
Growing up in Kundera's Central Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/articles/2013-08-16-kuisz-en.html
Jonathan Bousfield talks to three award-winning novelists who spent their formative years in a Central Europe that Milan Kundera once described as the kidnapped West. It transpires that small nations may still be the bearers of important truths. [more]

Literary perspectives
The re-transnationalization of literary criticism

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/literaryperspectives.html
Eurozine's series of essays aims to provide an overview of diverse literary landscapes in Europe. Covered so far: Croatia, Sweden, Austria, Estonia, Ukraine, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, the Netherlands and Hungary. [more]

Debate series     click for more

Europe talks to Europe

http://www.eurozine.com/comp/europetalkstoeurope.html
Nationalism in Belgium might be different from nationalism in Ukraine, but if we want to understand the current European crisis and how to overcome it we need to take both into account. The debate series "Europe talks to Europe" is an attempt to turn European intellectual debate into a two-way street. [more]

Multimedia     click for more

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Multimedia section including videos of past Eurozine conferences in Vilnius (2009) and Sibiu (2007). [more]


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