Zent is a magazine for extra-ordinary reflections on the present.
Zent is a precarious – uncertain, risky, unpredictable. Both unsafe and insecure. Intuitive rather than programmed, adrift rather than anchored, a place for thought, practice and expression. Zent is a form of anxiety. An active, conscious displacement.
In vernacular Serbo-Croatian language to zent implies a certain degree of fear (from) and anxiety (for). Precisely because of that Zent is a transitive and subsuming place: instead of fleeing and negating, Zent exploits the fear. To zent is to anticipate (nothing in particular), to be out-of- order and out-of-place, constantly in ruins, in no man’s land, never there where you are expected. For to shake established orders is to accumulate collective strengths, resisting any attempts at appropriation, naturalization and normalization.
Zent is a place for articulated political opinion that is not conformist and banal. However, Zent is also a space for spontaneity, pathos and mistakes. Zent is political, insofar as it doesn’t see politics only as an institutional matter, but rather as a question of everyday relationships of individuals and communities between each other and the world. Zent is (self)critical and polemical. Zent takes the form of periodical tematic printed editions and online magazine that regularly publishes essays, interviews, reviews, poetry, fiction and visual works. Zent writes in bold, accessible language and experiments with the forms of expression, with intention to question the relationship between ‘high’, ‘folk’ and ‘popular’ culture, ‘experts’ and ‘amateurs’, governors and those who are to be governed.
Articles published on Zent can be freely copied and shared but with clearly stated name of the author and source of the article as well as under the condition that you do not protect the article with copyright.