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The inauguration of the mural "Open My Eyes That I May See"

Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Tuesday, 13th October 2015 at 6 p.m.

Join us at the inauguration of the mural "Open My Eyes That I May See", which will be held on Tuesday, 13th October 2015, at 6 p.m., in front of the western wall of the Museum of Contemporary Art’s plateau.


After painting for several weeks, the artist OKO covered the wall of MCA (MSU) with the mural painting called "Open My Eyes That I May See", which will be overlooking the entire area of the crossing of the Dubrovnik and Većeslav Holjevac Avenues. The title of the mural, according to the artist, refers to the power that art exudes in widening our horizons: it enables us to look at, and truly see, that which we sometimes go to lengths in order to avoid. This role, as an art sanctuary, has also been taken over by the Museum, which constantly strives to inspire each individual to question their own perception of the world around them. The location and size of the mural will expose it to the daily glances of a wider audience, hopefully affirming street art as a legitimate part of contemporary artistic production and a worthy piece of the cultural legacy of our time. Upon its completion, the mural will become a part of the official collection of paintings of the Museum of Contemporary Art, opening the Museum up to a new audience by presenting an artwork which is continuously visible and accessible to all, and understood by everyone. Since relocating to a new building, and a new neighborhood, in the year 2009, the MCA has continuously strived to connect and communicate with its new environment. The painting of the western wall of its plateau will incite interaction with passersby, a tradition begun by exhibiting artworks in the open, some of which have become a symbol of the Museum of sorts (for example, "The Double Slide" by Carsten Höller, "The Eyes of Purification" by Mirosław Bałka or "The Shape of Space" by Ivan Kožarić).

More about OKO:
OKO’s paintings, wall paintings and installations have been shown in galleries and museums such as Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and e-flux in New York, but simultaneously she also realizes projects in the public space, and her work is embedded within the urban street culture. For over a decade she has been performing clandestine installations on the streets, using graphic techniques, such as linocut, etching and drawings. OKO also participates in various street and graffiti art initiatives. She lives in London and Zagreb.



Organized by:
MSU
Curated by:
Ana Škegro
Patrons:
Grad Zagreb, Ministarstvo kulture Republike Hrvatske / City of Zagreb, Ministry of Culture of Republic of Croatia
Sponsors:
Hypo Alpe-Adria-Banka
Chromos-svjetlost
Motip Dupli
Partneri događaja / Event partners:
Beck's

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