29 Nov 07 19:00 Pešci, ground floor
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General secretary: Marko A. Kovačič
Commissioner: Jadranka Ljubičič
The Slovenians have a special attitude towards history, and it's best illustration is the term ''half passed history''. The concept seems absurd, for how can something be just half passed? But at the same time this proves, that we regard history particularly. We only pick out what suits us now in the present to interpret past events. It's a selective and non-scientifical use of past events. Within this, we witness the ideological construction of history for political purpose, which is being turned into mythology.
Collective amnesia or denying of past is only a proof, that we are destined to repeat it. But you cannot erase history, it is always present, it is a part of all of us. A part of a generation and life. Or as the ancient said ''Historia magistra vitae.'' Unfortunately this means, that we ought to be familiar with it.
The Slovenian region doesn't have a museum that would illuminate our past happenings after the II WW and before the independence of Slovenia. We can find the ground motifs for that in lack of museum infrastructure and unfortunately also in insignificant political interest, that would recognize that era as a relevant part of our past. Obviously not enough time has passed by, which would enable a much more impartial view of that period. There are too many personal and emotional bondings left, that prevent us to step aside while regarding everything.
So we leave the time to write history. But we must not remain indifferent. We must pay attention if the history is really being written as a scientific branch. So, let us construct our own history, and within that, let's leave the objects and stories tell their own faith captured in time and space.