20th City of Women festival | Survival Tactics
Between October 2nd and 12th, the 20th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women will take place at different venues in Ljubljana. This year's trans-disciplinary festival under the title Survival Tactics
will focus on the working conditions of artists, the precariously employed and the self-employed in the world of arts and culture who are confronted with ever-more harsh conditions of work.
This difficult environment particularly affects the sectors, where women account for the majority of the labour force, a fact empirically proven in Slovenia over recent years. After all, the quest for a 'winning' survival tactic has been a constant requirement for festivals too, and City of Women is anything but an exception is this respect.
The overture to the 2014 festival will be events (round table, the film programme in Slovenska Kinoteka, etc.) based around the festival's twentieth anniversary, held in September at different venues.
The 20th City of Women festival will see the participation of the following female artists, theoreticians and activists: Andreja Kulunčić, Nataša Živković, Neda Rusjan Bric, Larissa Sansour, Raeda Saadeh, Mala Kline, Alexis O'Hara & Stephen Lawson, Mirel Wagner, Marina Gržinić, Ngozi Onwurah, Nevline Nnaji, Silvia Federici, Bryony Kimmings, Liad Land, Elena Molinaro, Ursula Martinez, Saša Rakef, Jasmina Založnik, Lula Pena, Zavoloka & Laetitia Morais, Andrea Miltnerova, Suzie Templeton, Lotta Geffenblad, La Ribot, Emmauelle Bercot, Simona Semenič
and the creators of the Image Snatchers