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This issue of magazine Maska Subversive Affirmation, edited by renowned German theoreticians Inke Arns and Sylvia Sasse, deals with the documentation and reflection of artistic practices which employ various strategies of subversive affirmation (overidentification, yes revolution, paradoxical intervention) in different artistic contexts. A wide genre selection of texts, from theoretical essays to a performance script, provides a reflection of methods and strategies as well as of practices of different artistic collectives and individual authors within totalitaristic and democratic systems, namely within socialist and capitalist economies; while at the same time the issue makes an attempt at historical classification of artistic practices of subversive affirmation and tries to link them with their philosophical, artistic and social origins and inspirations. Besides extensive reading, with this issue Maska magazine is adopting a new layout, visually conceptualized by a young Slovakian designer Martin Mistrik.