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Transcripts of conversations from video interviews the Art Organization through time - video archive 

Interview with Đorđe Balmazović Žole and Dragan Protić Prota – Škart Group, Belgrade, July 2020.

Interview with Borut Vigelnik and Miran Mohar, Group IRWIN, Ljubljana, October 2018.

Interview with Iva Kovač and Elvis Krstulović, Focus Group, Rijeka, June 2019.

Interview with Tomislav Medak and Petar Milat, Multimedia Institute mi2, Zagreb, 2019

Interview with Dean Zahtila - Labin Art Express Labin, Labin, March 2019.

Interview with Ana Dević and Ivet Ćurlin, members of the curatorial collective WHW, Zagreb, March, 2019

Interview with Siniša Rešin-Tucić, Jelena Marjanov and Ivan Pravdić, members of the Magnet group, Novi Sad, June 2019 

Interview with Božidar Mandić - The Family of Clear Streams (Porodica bistrih potoka) art commune, Rudnik mountain, Serbia, 2019


Theoretical books related to the topics of collectivity and collaboration:

Alag, Satnam. Collective Intelligence in Action. Greenwich: Manning Publications, 2009.

Billing, Johanna and Nilsson, Lars (ed.). Taking the Matter into Common Hands: On Contemporary Art and Collaborative Practices. Black Dog Publishing, London,  2007.

Block, Rene and Nollert, Angelika (eds.). Collective Creativity. Frankfurt: Revolver, 2005.

Bradley, Will, et al. (eds.). Self­ Organisation: Counter ­Economic Strategies. Frankfurt: Sternberg Press, 2006.

Domingues, José Maurício. Sociological Theory and Collective Subjectivity. London: Macmillan and New York: St Martin’s Press, 1995.

Domingues, José Maurício. Social Creativity, Collective Subjectivity and Contemporary Modernity, London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2000.

Farrell, Michael P.  Collaborative Circles: Friendship Dynamics and Creative Work. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2001.

Fischer, Gerhard and Vassen, Florian (eds.). Collective Creativity: Collaborative Work in the Sciences, Literature and the Arts. Amsterdam: Rodopi, 2011.

Green, Charles. The Third Hand: Collaboration in Art from Conceptualism to Postmodernism, Sidney: New South Publishing, 2001.

Hardin, Russell. Collective Action. Baltimore: John Hopkins University Press, 1982.

John-Steiner, Vera. Creative Collaboration. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Marwell, Gerald and Oliver, Pamela.The Critical Mass in Collective Action: A Micro-Social Theory. Cambridge University Press, 1993.

McCabe, Cynthia Jaffee. Artistic Collaboration in the Twentieth Century. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1984.

Möntmann, Nina (ed.). New Communities. The Power Plant and Public Books, Toronto, 2009.

Olson, Mancur. The Logic of Collective Action: Public Goods and the Theory of Groups. Cambridge, Mass and London: Harvard University Press, 2002.

Rossiter, Ned. Organized Networks: Media Theory, Creative Labour, New Institutions. Rotterdam: NAi Publishers, 2006.

Sandler, Tod. Global Collective Action. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

Sawyer, R. Keith. Group Creativity: Music, Theater, Collaboration. Mahwah: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2003.



Theoretical books related to the topic of authorship:

Bishop, Claire. Participation. Cambridge: The MIT Press, 2006.

Bennett, Andrew. The Author. New York: Routledge, 2005.

Burke, Sean. The Death and Return of the Author : Criticism and Subjectivity in Barthes, Foucault and Derrida. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2008.

Castells, Manuel. The information age: Economy, Society and Culture. Vol. II, The Power of Identity. Malden: Blackwell, 1997.

Caughie, John ed. Theories of Authorship. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul / British Film Institute, 1981.

Davis, Colin. Critical Excess: Overreading in Derrida, Deleuze, Levinas, Zizek and Cavell. Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2010.

Derrida, Jacques. On the Name. Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1995.

Dutton, Denis (ed.) The Forger’s Art: Forgery and the Philosophy of Art. Berkeley: University of California Press,1983.

Eco, Umberto.The Role of the Reader, Explorations in the Semiotics of Texts, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1979.

Eco, Umberto. The Open Work, Cambridge, MA, Harvard University Press, 1989.

Eco, Umberto. The Limits of Interpretation, Bloomington, Indiana University Press, 1991.

Gerstner, David A. and Staiger, Janet (eds). Authorship and Film. New York/London: Routledge, 2003.

Hirsch, Eric. Validity in Interpretation, New Haven, Yale University Press, 1967.

Hoesterey, Ingeborg. Pastiche: Cultural Memory in Art, Film, Literature. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2001.

Jeong, Seung-hoon and Szaniawski, Jeremi. The Global Auteur - The Politics of Authorship in 21st Century Cinema. London and New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Kripke, Saul A. Naming and Necessity. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1980.

Kripke, Saul A. Reference and Existence. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Livingston, Paisley. Art and Intention: A Philosophical Study, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2005.

McClean, Daniel and Schubert, Karsten  (eds.) Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture. London: Ridinghouse and ICA, 2002.

Nancy, Jean-Luc.  Being Singular Plural,, Stanford, California: Stanford University Press, 2000 .

Ricoeur, Paul. The Conflict of Interpretations: Essays in Hermeneutics, Evanston, Northwestern University Press, 1974.

Searle, John R. Speech Acts: An Essay in the Philosophy of Language. Cambridge UK: Cambridge University Press, 1969.

Van Eechoud, Mireille (ed). The Work of Authorship. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, 2014.

Vaidhyanathan, Siva. Copyrights and Copywrongs: The Rise of Intellectual Property and How It Threatens Creativity. New York and London: New York University Press, 2001.

Woodmansee, Martha and Jaszi, Peter (eds.) The Construction of Authorship: Textual Appropriation in Law and Literature. North Carolina: Duke University Press, 1994.



Theoretical texts related to the topic of authorship:

Andrew, Dudley. "The Unauthorized Auteur Today", in Collins, Jim , Radner, Hilary and Preacher Collins, Ava (eds). Film Theory Goes to the Movies. New York and London: Routledge, 1993, pp. 77-85.

Barthes, Roland. "The Death of the Author." in Image / Music / Text. Trans. Stephen Heath. New York: Hill and Wang, 1977. pp. 142-8.

Bazin, Andre. "On the Politique des Auteurs." in Hillier, Jim (ed.), Cahiers du Cinema: The 1950s. London: Routledge, 1985, pp. 248-59

 Benjamin, Walter: “Author as Producer”,in  Understanding Brecht, London and New York: Verso, 1998.

Bordwell, David. "Contemporary Film Studies and the Vicissitudes of Grand Theory", in Bordwell, David and Carroll, Noël (eds). Post-Theory: Reconstructing Film Studies. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1996, pp. 3–36.

Foucault, Michel . “What is an author?” in Harari, Josué V.  (ed). Textual Strategies: Perspectives in Post-structuralist Criticism, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press, 1979, pp. 141-160.

Goldblatt, David. "Self-plagiarism", Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism, vol. 43, 1984, pp. 71-77.

Nehamas, Alexander. "The Postulated Author: Critical Monism as a Regulative Ideal", Critical Inquiry, vol. 8, 1981, pp. 133-149

Nehamas, Alexander. "Writer, Text, Work, Author', in Cascardi, Anthony J. (ed.). Literature and the Question of Philosophy. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989, pp. 267-291.

Sarris, Andrew, “Notes ont he Auterur Theory in 1962”, Film Culture. 27, (Winter 1962/63), pp 1–8.

Warschauer, Mark and Grimes, Douglas: "Audience, Autorship and Artifact: The Emergent Semiotics of Web 2.0", in Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 27 , 2007, pp. 1–23.



Fiction books related to the topic of authorship:

Beckett, Samuel. Texts for Nothing. London: Calder & Boyars, 1974.

Foster, Donald Wayne. Author Unknown: On the Trail of Anonymous, New York: Macmillan, 2000.



Books on groups, collectives, collaboration and self-organization in art:

Brown, Meredith A. and Millar Fisher, Michelle. Collaboration and its (Dis)Contents: Art, Architecture, and Photography since 1950. London: Courtauld Books Online, 2017.

Detterer, Gabriele and Nanucci, Maurizio (eds.). Artist-Run Spaces: Nonprofit Collective Organisations in the 1960s and 1970s. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2012.

De Wachter, Ellen Mara. Co-Art: Artists on Creative Collaboration. London: Phaidon Press Ltd, 2017

Galimberti, Jacopo. Individuals against Individualism. Collective Art/Art Collectives: Authorship and the Cold War in Western Europe (1956–1969). London: Courtauld Institute of Art, 2013.

Hebert, Stine and Szefer Karlsen, Anne (eds.). Self-Organised. London: Open Editions, 2013

Stimson, Blake and Scholette, Gregory(eds.). Collectivism After Modernism: The Art of Social Imagination after 1945. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, 2007.



Books on local art histories:

Babias, Marius and Block, René (eds).The Balkans Trilogy. Munich: Silke Schreiber, 2006.

Bryzgel, Amy. Performance Art in Eastern Europe Since 1960. Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2017.

Čekić, Jovan. Art session: Era Milivojević, Beograd: Geopoetika, 2001.

Čubrilo, Jasmina. Beogradska umetnička scena devedesetih. Beograd: B92, 1988.

Dedić, Nikola. Beograd/Novi Sad: Ka radikalnoj kritici ideologije: od socijalizma ka postsocijalizmu, Prodajna galerija/Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, 2009.

Dedić, Nikola. Utopijski prostori umetnosti i teorije posle 1960, Beograd: Fond Vujičić kolekcija, 2009.

Denegri, Ješa. Pedesete: teme srpske umetnosti, Svetovi, Novi Sad, 1993.

Denegri, Ješa. Fragmenti / šezdesete – devedesete / umetnici, iz Vojvodine, Novi Sad: Prometej, 1994.

Denegri, Ješa. Šezdesete: teme srpske umetnosti, Svetovi, Novi Sad, 1995.

Denegri, Ješa. Sedamdesete: teme srpske umetnosti, Svetovi, Novi Sad, 1996.

Denegri, Ješa. Osamdesete: teme srpske umetnosti, Svetovi, Novi Sad, 1997.

Denegri, Ješa. Devedesete: teme srpske umetnosti, Svetovi, Novi Sad, 1999.

Denegri, Ješa. Prilozi za drugu liniju: kronika jednog kritičarskog zalaganja. Zagreb: Horetzky, 2003.

Denegri, Ješa. Constructive Approach Art: Exat 51 and New Tendencies. Zagreb: Horetzky, 2004.

Denegri, Ješa. Opstanak umetnosti u vremenu krize, Cicero, Beograd, 2004.

Denegri, Ješa. Razlozi za drugu liniju. Za novu umetnost sedamdesetih. Zagreb/ Novi Sad: Edicija Sudac/ Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, 2007.

Denegri, Ješa, Dedić, Nikola, Šuvaković, Miško: Trijumf savremene umetnosti, Beograd/Novi Sad: Fond Vujičić kolekcija i Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, 2010

Erjavec, Aleš  (ed.). Postmodernism and the Postsocialist Condition: Politicized Art under Late Socialism. Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003

Grginčević, Vesna (ed.), Led Art - Dokumenti vremena, 1993-2003. Novi sad i Beograd: Multimedijalni centar Led Art i  Samizdat b92, 2004.

Gržinić, Marina. Fiction Reconstructed: Eastern Europe, Post-socialism & the Retro-avant-garde. Vienna: Edition Selene, 2000.

Hoptman, Laura J. and Pospiszyl, Tomaš  (eds.), Primary Documents: A Sourcebook for Eastern and Central European Art since the 1950s. New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2002.

IRWIN. East Art Map: Contemporary Art and Eastern Europe. London: Afterall, 2006.

Jordan, Melanie and Miles, Malcolm. Art and Theory After Socialism (eds.). Bristol and Chicago: Intellect Books, 2009.

Koščević, Želimir. Ispitivanje međuprostora, Zagreb: Centar za kulturnu djelatnost SSO, 1978.

Koščević, Želimir. Kritike, predgovori, razgovori (1962. – 2011.).  Zagreb: Durieux, 2012.

Marjanić, Suzana, Kronotop hrvatskog performansa: od Travelera do danas, Zagreb: Udruga Bijeli val i Institut za etnologiju i folkloristiku, 2013.

Matičević, Davor. Suvremena umjetnička praksa. Zagreb: Durieux – Muzej suvremene umjetnosti – Hrvatska sekcija AICA, 2011.

Merenik, Lidija. Beograd: osamdesete - nove pojave u slikarstvu i skulpturi 1979-1989 u Srbiji. Novi Sad: Prometej, 1995.

Meštrović, Matko. Od pojedinačnog općem. Zagreb: Mladost, 1967.

Noack, Ruth. Sanja Iveković – Triangle, London: Afterall Book, 2013.

Piotrowski, Piotr. In the Shadow of Yalta: Art and the Avant-Garde in Eastern Europe, 1945–1989. London: Reaktion Books, 2009.

Stipančić, Branka (ed.). Mladen Stilinović : exploitation of the dead. Zagreb : Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, 2007.

Stipančić, Branka (ed.). Mangelos no. 1-9 1/2. Zagreb: DAF, 2007.

Stipančić, Branka. Vlado Martek : poezija u akciji = poetry in action, Zagreb: DeLVe, 2010.

Stipančić, Branka. Mišljenje je forma energije: eseji i intervjui iz suvremene hrvatske umjetnosti. Zagreb: Arkzin: Hrvatska sekcija AICA, 2011

Stipančić, Branka (ed.). Mladen Stilinović: Artist's books: 1972-2013. Zagreb: Mladen Stilinović, 2013.

Stipančić, Branka (ed.). Sven Stilinović - NEČU. Zagreb: DAF, 2017.

Šuvaković, Miško: Asimetrični drugi: Eseji o umetnicima i konceptima, Novi Sad:  Prometej, 1996.

Šuvaković, Miško. Politika tela. Eseji o Slavku Bogdanoviću. Novi Sad: Prometej i K21K, 1997.

Šuvaković, Miško and Đurić, Dubravka  (eds.). Impossible Histories – Historical Avant-gardes, Neo-Avant-Gardes, and Post-avant-gardes in Yugoslavia, 1918–1991. Cambridge MA: The MIT Press, 2003.

Šuvaković, Miško. The Clandestine Histories of the OHO Group. Ljubljana: Zavod P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E, 2010.

Unterkofler, Dietmar. Grupa 143: Kritičko mišljenje na granicama konceptualne umetnosti 1975-1980, Beograd: Službeni glasnik, 2013.

Vaništa, Josip: Skizzenbuch 1931–2010. Iza otvorenih vrata, Zagreb: Kratis, 2010.



Exhibition catalogues:

Badovinac, Zdenka (ed.). Body and the East: From the 1960s to the Present. Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija, 1998.

Badovinac, Zdenka (ed.). Interrupted Histories. Ljubljana: Museum of Modern Art, 2006.

Badovinac, Zdenka and Peter Weibel (eds.). 2000+ Arteast Collection: The Art of Eastern Europe in Dialogue with the West, From the 1960s to the Present, Exhibition of Works for an Emerging Collection. Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija, 2002.

Bago, Ivana, Majača, Antonia and Vuković, Vesna (eds.). Removed from the Crowd: Unexpected Encounters I, Zagreb: BLOK and DeLVe, 2011.

Brejc, Tomaž (ed.). OHO: 1966–1971. Ljubljana: Študentski kulturni center, 1978.

Dimitrijević, Nena. Gorgona — umjetnost kao način postojanja. Zagreb: Galerija suvremene umjetnosti, 1977.

Hegyi, Lóránd (ed.). Aspects/Positions: 50 Years of Art in Central Europe, 1949–1999,  Vienna: Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Vienna, 1999.

Janković, Radmila Iva (ed.). Ivan Kožarić: Preko crte: radovi na papiru i ostalo: Atelier Kožarić, Zagreb: Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, 2011.

Janković, Radmila Iva (ed.). U prvom licu: govor umjetnika u prvom licu na primjerima hrvatske suvremene umjetnosti, od 1960. do danas, Zagreb: Hrvatsko društvo likovnih umjetnika, Umjetnička galerija Dubrovnik, 2004.

Kolešnik, Ljiljana (ed.) Socialism and Modernity: Art, Culture, Politics, 1950–1974. Zagreb: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011.

Macel, Christine, and Mytkowska, Joanna (eds.). Promises of the Past: A Discontinuous History of Art in Former Eastern Europe. Paris: Centre Pompidou, 2010.

Milenković, Nebojša (ed.). Szombathy Art. Novi Sad: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2005.

Milovac,Tihomir (ed.). Neprilagođeni: konceptualističke strategije u hrvatskoj suvremenoj umjetnosti. Zagreb: Muzej suvremene umjetnosti, 2002

Pejić, Bojana and Elliott, David (eds.). After the Wall: Art and Culture in Post-Communist Europe. Stockholm: Moderna Museet, 1999.

Stipančić, Branka (ed.). Mladen Stilinović: Sing. Budapest: Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art, 2011.

Susovski, Marijan (ed.). Nova umjetnička praksa 1966–1978. Zagreb: Galerija suvremene Umjetnosti,1978.

Susovski, Marijan (ed.). Inovacije u hrvatskoj umjetnosti sedamdesetih godina - Innovations in Croatian Art of the 1970s. Zagreb: Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1982.

Susovski, Marijan (ed.) Konstruktivizam i kinetička umjetnost: Exat 51, Nove tendencije - Constructivism and Kinetic Art: Exat 51, New Tendencies. Zagreb: City Gallery, 1995.

Španjol, Igor (ed.). OHO: A Retrospective. Ljubljana: Moderna galerija, 2007.

Španjol, Igor (ed.). Marko Pogačnik: Umetnost življenja—življenje umetnosti / The Art of Life—The Life of Art. Ljubljana: Moderna Galerija, 2012.

Šuvaković, Miško (ed.). Retrospektiva: Grupa Kôd, ( (∃ i (∃–KÔD), Galerija savremene likovne umetnosti, Novi Sad 1995.

Šuvaković, Miško (ed.). Konceptualna umetnost  - Conceptual Art. Novi Sad: Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine, 2007.

Šuvaković, Miško, and Ugren, Dragomir (eds.).  European Contexts of 20th Century Art in Vojvodina. Novi Sad: The Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, 2008.