ABRACADABRA!

17th International Festival Of Contemporary Arts – City of Women
Ljubljana, October 5th – October 15th, 2011

In October, the city of Ljubljana will transform into the City of Women. The common denominator for artists and other guests, hosted in the spirit of this year’s festival motto – Abracadabra! – is the “magic” of the outlived and non-functional patriarchal patterns, socio-political conventions and moral and ethical norms and values that sometimes prefer something more abstract and elusive than an individual human being – namely, the “magical power” of religion, ideology and political beliefs, which can serve to liberate an individual or transform them into a tool for manipulation and enslavement in the name of consumerism, (neo)capitalism, religious fanatism, craving for money, lust for power, authority and control.

A rich festival programme offering everything from concerts, exhibitions, children’s programme, dance performances, performances, lectures, workshops, discussion panels and meeting with the artists…
Abracadabra! Let the magic begin.