Mission: Art Center

Mission: Art Center is documenting the ways, the municipality is using in its absurd war against cultural, artistic and developmental center – Art center in Goričko. In this video you can hear absurd claims, such as, that the program of Art center would be suitable for big metropolis such as Berlin, but not in the rural areas.

Background story: in Goričko, the most de-privileged part of Slovenia, a group of enthusiasts established Art center, the first residential artistic center in Slovenia. Financed mostly from EU funds and based exclusively on voluntary work. Art center is combining international artistic residences with local developmental projects and informal education. However, the mayor of Moravske Toplice, which is itself a co-founder of Art center, decided, that he doesn't want art, culture and development in his municipality and started a war against the group of artists. Through illegally elected active manager Petra Pika Pevec, he managed to block the account, cut the phone and internet and destroy the contracts with the EU and even evict the working team.

Art center / www.artcenter-slovenia.org
English / 00:16:54 / 32 MB / Ogg Theora

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