The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb



In connection with the Ivan Kožarić exhibition Across the Line, we prepared numerous events geared for different audience profiles.

In connection with the Ivan Kožarić exhibition Across the Line, we prepared numerous events geared for different audience profiles, from professionals and those familiar with Kožarić works to the public at large and children that encounter art for the first time. We hope that the long, hot Zagreb summer, along with the Kožarić show, passes smoothly and is spent in the best of spirits!


Brief, half an hour long lectures in the exhibition galleries, are part of the program that includes viewing of the exhibits before each lecture. The curators Radmila Iva Janković and Vladimir Čajkovec will talk about how they prepared the exhibition, of their discoveries during the preparation work and specific tasks that they’ve encountered by organizing the show of drawings. Vladimir Čajkovec’s lecture focuses on Kožarić’s urban interventions, concepts and projects dealing with the city; Radmila Iva Janković explores the so far less discussed overlapping of Kožarić works with some of the most intriguing representatives of the European-American artistic movement known as Anti-Form. Antun Maračić, the initiator of the first relocation of Studio Kožarić to Gallery Zvonimir in 1993, speaks about the birth of the idea and of the ‘consequences’ that the relocation entails for the artist’s reception today. The literary theoretician Ivan Molek, in his lecture titled What About the Void? talks about the problem of the void and its redefinition in the direction of the post-modernist writings of Giorgio Agamben and Gilles Deleuze.
Friday, July 15 at 5 PM: Vladimir Čajkovac: Colorful Light Ribbons Going Across the Houses
Friday, July 15 2011, at 5:30 PM: Ivan Molek: What About the Void?
Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 5 PM: Antun Maračić: The Origin of Studio Kožarić
Tuesday, July 19, 2011, at 5:30 PM Radmila Iva Janković: Invisible Connections


Permanent workshop/exhibition of drawings in the foyer of the MSU

The foyer of the MSU, during the exhibition Across The Line, will provide a desk equipped with the drawing supplies (pencils, pastels, colored pencils, markers and multi-colored papers) inviting all visitors to creatively express themselves while exploring the exhibition. Beside the desk and the chairs and pillows on the floor the program includes panels on which audience will be able to mount and display their drawings, by creating their own improvised exhibition – in the spirit of the democratic approach of Kožarić himself.


Family weekend, Saturday, from 4 till 6 p.m., MSU + Lake Bundek
Guide: Ksenija Filipović, artist-educator

For the hot months of summer, we have created the series of workshops for children and youths that include their parents and caretakers. Workshops and socializing start in the Kožarić exhibition area and end at Lake Bundek. The nearby lake is within a 10-minute walking distance from the Museum. The lake offers a glimpse into an oasis of ‘cultivated’ and ‘wild’ nature in the immediate surroundings of New Zagreb. The event provides an occasion to discuss various topics prompted by Kožarić’ works, such as The Fragment of the River – a sculpture inspired by the Seine river and created in Paris (1959). This sculpture has also inspired the title of the workshop series The Fragment of Bundek.


Weekdays, from 11 AM until 1 PM, Creative Workshops in the outside area of the MSU

Two Kožarić sculpture pieces The Shape of Space (1965) and Sunday (1969-1975) are on display in the outside area of the MSU. The two pieces, just like the numerous sculptor’s drawings from the exhibition Across The Line, prompt us to reflect on the course that a line drawn on paper travels in order to become a shape in space. Inspired by works of Kožarić, our drawing demos explore newly created shapes in the exterior space of the Museum.

Workshop guides: Marijeta Karlović, Petra Boehm, Martina Vidas Butorac and Petra Srbljinović.

To schedule your class for a group visit or for a field trip program, please contact:, phone: 01/605 2700


Thursday, June 30, 2011 at 4 PM, Southern Terrace of the MSU

Guides: Ivana Vučić and Orsat Franković (Laboratorium)

A collection inspired by Kožarić’s lab, always brimming with new ideas, will be presented outdoors (in front of the Museum shop) by Laboratorium designers’ team. At the same time, led by designers and curators, visitors will be invited to take part in the making of their own souvenirs inspired by Kožarić.


Friday, July 8, 2011, from 4 until 6 PM, Školica

Guide: Sanja Srbljinović Čuček, the promoter of origami in Croatia

Asceticism, present in the work of Kožarić, is one of the foundations of the art of origami: paper, color and brush are reduced to paper forms. By shaping a piece of clean paper, without cutting or gluing, it is possible to express a message rich in allusive power and metaphor with minimal means. Pliable, modest, ‘poor’ material, without faux grandeur, is not without the reason often a structural element of the plentiful Kožarić opus. And just like the artist, the contemporary art of origami loves directness and spontaneity, the questioning of forms and of messages inherent to paper itself.

To register please contact:, phone: 01/605 2700 (deadline to register: Thursday, July 7 until 4 PM)


Friday, July 8, 2011, from 6 - 7 PM, Southern Terrace of the MSU

Guide: Branko Mandić, Aikido Dojo Zagreb

Searching for meaning in life through simplified moves, exercises of breathing, enjoyment of nature, for example of the wind quivering on the water – all these elements are equally present in Kožarić’ perception of the world and the Japanese Aikido. The martial arts expert expounds about their role in the traditional and contemporary Japanese society, while the visitor gets a chance to relax with the beneficial KI breathing exercises.


Saturday, July 9, 2011 from 6 until 8 PM

A group of Kožarić friends and admirers will gather on the terrace of the MSU to share their artist related anecdotes, stories, objects, meals (cooked especially for Kožarić), video-works (inspired by Kožarić) and photographs. The list of invited friends includes: Zoran Pavelić, Kata Mijatović, Ivica Župan, Marijan Molnar, Vlasta Žanić, Boris Greiner, Jadranka Fatur and others. We invite you to join us in this event and gift the artist with an object, a message, a song or a photograph that you associate with the artist and his anniversary.
We also thank the Zagrebački plavi restaurant for their catering support.


Saturday, August 7, 2011, from 6 until 7 PM, The Sava River Embankment

Guides: Marijeta Karlović and Petra Srbljinović

Hand, the 1956 Kožarić sculpture, on the occasion of the artist’s 90th birthday anniversary, was recently added to the Sava River embankment Alley of Sculpture. Originally finished in wood the piece measured 66.5 cm. For the occasion it has been increased in size to 5 meters and made of stainless steel. Strolling the Sava River embankment, adults and children will be able to learn of life of a sculpture in nature; why they change their ‘garb’; how they transform from one shape into another; how a globe transforms into a tree bough, how a small hand can become a big one. River Sava is not yet the Seine, but it could become such!


Guides: Petra Boehm, Marijeta Karlović, Petra Srbljinović and Martina Vidas Butorac.

This summer the museum leaves its premises and plans to visit kindergartens, children and youth homes, children hospitals, bringing along works of Ivan Kožarić that do not mind being transported and exposed to heat. The selected works from our ‘mobile museum’, as the majority of the Across The Line exhibition, with their contents and form communicate strongly with children’s world by fostering their curiosity and creativity. We are looking forward to hearing from you!

To schedule your class for a group visit or for a field trip program, please contact:, phone: 01/605 2700

Author of the program: Nada Beroš, the Head of the MSU Education Department

MUSEUM HOURS: Tuesday –Sunday 11 AM – 6 PM; Saturday 11 AM – 8 PM; Monday and Holidays: Closed.

ADDITIONAL INFO: The MSU Education Department, phone: 605 2700;;

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