The Prelom journal for images and politics was established in
2001 as a publication of the Belgrade Center for Contemporary Art. In
the past five years (seven issues in five volumes – free download of
all issues in pdf format on www.prelomkolektiv.org) Prelom asserted
itself as a space for the critique of political constellations within
social theory and political philosophy, contemporary art and film
theory in the contemporary post-Yugoslav context. It represents a
collective effort to problematize, theorize and fight against various,
heterogeneous and paradoxical forms of contemporary neo-liberal
capitalism. From the very beginning the journal had contributions from
Zagreb, Ljubljana and Sarajevo, and also from abroad, involving
theorists, artists and cultural activists in a collaborative production
of texts and artworks that strive to break away from the ideological
stranglehold of both nationalistic and pseudo-democratic forces which
are hegemonizing public discourse and public sphere in general.
In the summer of 2004 Prelom lost its former institutional background and the editorial board founded an independent organization – Prelom kolektiv, constituting itself as a publisher and laying the foundations for integrating and expanding other activities beyond just producing the Prelom journal (exhibitions, conferences, discussions, etc. – more info on www.prelomkolektiv.org). During the past two years Prelom kolektiv organized an international conference entitled “Is It Possible to be a Marxist in Philosophy?”, an exhibition of radio-artivist group LIGNA from Leipzig, hosted a part of the international expedition “Lost Highway” that took place in Belgrade and took part in numerous conferences, public discussions, artistic events and cultural actions, whether in Belgrade, in the region or abroad. Prelom kolektiv is also one of the key organizations involved in the regional research project “Political Practices of (Post-)Yugoslav Art” (http://www.kuda.org/?q=node/555).