OEI # 90-91: Sickle of Syntax & Hammer of Tautology. Concrete and Visual Poetry in Yugoslavia, 1968–1983, Sezgin Boynik (Ed.)

Posted in books on March 17th, 2021
Tags: , ,

oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-1 oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-2oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-6oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-5 oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-3 oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-4 oei-90-91-sickle-of-syntax-hammer-of-tautology-concrete-and-visual-poetry-in-yugoslavia-1968-1983-sezgin-boynik-ed-oei-editor-9789188829092-7

OEI # 90-91: Sickle of Syntax & Hammer of Tautology offers the first English language overview of the history of concrete and visual poetry production in socialist Yugoslavia between 1968 and 1983. By focusing on mass-produced examples of concrete poetry, this publication presents these poetic experiments as organically linked to social movements, critical theories, and youth cultural revolutions. In his extensive introduction, Sezgin Boynik, the guest editor of this special issue of OEI, discusses concrete and visual poetry in socialist Yugo-slavia as an uneven and combined development, and emphasizes its confrontational and organizational aspects. By means of interviews, translations, reproductions, and theoretical and historical statements, OEI # 90-91 offers a picture of a very lively scene of concrete and visual poetry in Yugoslavia, which unfortunately is not as recognized interna-tionally as it would deserve. Hoping that OEI # 90-91 could contribute to this task in a substantial way, we present episodes from the early years of OHO formation and its complex theories of words and things; an interview with Rastko Močnik on programmed art and political formalism; militant polemics of Goran Babić; Signalist contradictions; subjective structural devices of Judita Šalgo; zaum experiments of Vojislav Despotov; detective meta-texts of Slavoj Žižek; poetic self-management studies of Vujica Rešin Tucić; a feminist historicisation of Ažin school for experimental poetry; democratisation of visual poetry by Westeast; selections from special issues of the journals Pitanja, Problemi, Ulaznica, Dometi, Delo, Koraci, Vidik, Pegaz, and many other materials translated here for the first time and presented in one publication.

Order here

RAB-RAB JOURNAL #03. Sezgin Boynik, Gregoire Rousseau (Eds). Rabrab Press.

Posted in art, distribution, magazines, photography, Wholesale, writing on December 6th, 2016
Tags: , , ,

rabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_1
rabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_2rabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_3jpgrabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_4jpgrabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_5jpgrabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_6rabrab_journal_3_sezgin_boynik_gregoire_rousseau_motto_7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rab-Rab: journal for political and formal inquiries in art

In almost 400 pages the third issue of Rab-Rab departs from Karl Marx’ essay on the law on the forest theft. The singularity of this essay is in its style; written in 1842, with the means of poetic abstraction it intervenes in the appropriation of the common resources by the private capital. By actualising poetry and abstraction as devices of political engagement, the third issue of the journal focuses on the question of subjectivity in art and politics. Among the diverse contributions the third issue includes texts and drawings on poetic configurations of Communist Manifesto, anti-fascist hallucinations of Artaud, neoliberalism of pirate radios, suburban riots, materiality of the film, representation of Stalin, communist sensuality, Last Futurist exhibition, documentary abstraction, declaration of East, Kazimir Malevich, the Black Square as organising principle, theory and militancy, Hegel and conceptualism, critique of objectivity of landscape, communism for children, hard-core punk, Art & Language, non-figuralism of art in self-management socialism, mathemes of cinematic experiments, the lesson of Rodolfo Walsh, and critique of ideological interpellation.

Edited by Sezgin Boynik and Gregoire Rousseau

Designed by: Nicolas Schevin (El-Sphere)

Contributors: Bini Adamczak, Marc Angenot, Alain Badiou, Sezgin Boynik, Diego Bruno, Igor Chubarov, Roque Dalton, Ralf Hamman, Vladan Jeremic, Ketevan Kinturashvili, Gal Kirn, Aino Korvensyrjä, Kalle Lampela, Kazimir Malevich, Ilya Orlov, Alejandro Pedregal, Martina Mino Perez, Judith Polett, Rena Rädle, John Roberts, Kerstin Schrödinger, Alberto Hijar Serrano, Caspar Stracke, Darko Suvin, Niloufer Tajeri, Vahit Tuna, Margaret Tupitsyn, Manuela Unverdorben, Elina Vainio, and Ben Watson.

Size: 17,5 x 25 cm
Weight: 780 g
Binding: Softcover

ISBN: 9772342488006

€18.00

Buy

RABRAB JOURNAL #02. Sezgin Boynik & Gregoire Rousseau (eds.). Rabrab Press

Posted in art, distribution, magazines on December 10th, 2015
Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_1 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_2 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_7 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_6 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_5 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_4 rab_rab_02_sezgin_boynik_Gregoire_Rousseau_Rabrab_Press_motto_distribution_3

The second issue of Rab-Rab is in two volumes, all together in 500 pages. The focus of the second issue is ‘noise against culture.’ The contributions deal with the formal theory of noise, politics of contradictions, the device of estrangement, materialist film, music and violence, Futurism, Russian avant-garde, improvisation, void, heterophonies, swearwords, communism, ideologies of marriage, class wars and electricity.

“Departing from our programme based on the understanding of art practice as a confrontation between formal and political inquiries, our aim in this issue is to use noise as the name for this difficult, disturbing, loud and coercive exploration. In many cases the formal and political aspects of noise are two separate things: the former is seen as an issue of information or perception, whereas the latter is usually reduced to a metaphor of spontaneity. But if we change these parameters of discussing the noise from measurable coefficients of failed communication, or from elusive metaphors of contingencies, towards the conceptual references related to ideology and class struggles, then what is understood as noise turns into something else. It can become a valid concept of inquiry, refusing to be pinpointed to conventional academic banalities silly phenomenological artistic fantasies immersed in .”

Contributors to the second issue are Aeron Bergman, Bruno Besana, Sezgin Boynik, Michel Chevalier, Christine Delphy, Antti ‘Eze’ Eskelinen, Giovanna Esposito-Yussif, Dror Feiler, Peter Gidal, Grupa za Politiku, Henrik Heinonen, Anthony Iles, Jaakko Karhunen, Mazen Kerbaj, Martin Krenn, Mattin, Jean-Claude Moineau, Ivana Momčilović, François Nicolas, Rahel Puffert, Ozren Pupovac, Gert Raeithel, Grégoire Rousseau, Max Ryynänen, Alejandra Salinas, Jyrki Siukonen, Darko Suvin, Milica Tomić, Taneli Viitahuhta, Ben Watson and Kari -Annala.

€18.00

Buy it