The Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb



Marc 31st 2016 Artists’ cinema / Jasmina Cibic
April 12th 2016 Didactic Exhibition / opening

Performing the museumis an initiative of four different museums – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina from Novi Sad, Fundació Antoni Tàpies from Barcelona - that aims to generate new thinking and open new practical possibilities on the future of such institutions. The initiative is built on different resources of each institution that collaborates on the project and based on different practices, some set on tradition and the already established working methods and others seeking a different methodology, resulting in experimental practices.

The museums participating on the project aim at re-evaluating and rethinking their resources: archives, collections, and working methods, in order to develop their potentials by creating knowledge and connecting to various types of audiences and social concerns. The traditional roles of the contemporary museum are changing. Its most important activities are no longer merely storage, studying, and exhibiting of artworks, but also an active involvement with the museum's audience. For this reason, the project develops combination of exhibitions and educational programes based on the participatory approach, intended for both the audience and the staff. Creation of knowledge, based on the non-hegemonic, emancipatory principle is one of the strategic orientations of all the participating museums.

As a part of Performing the Museum project, in 2015 a conference was organized and these were the lectures and projects presented: Alphabet of independent culture (Dunja Kučinac and Matija Mrakovčić), Maping of the exhibitions – network of artists and institutions (Tihana Puc), Rapprochement – KGLU collection (Andreja Hribernik), Museum as an open code (Oriol Fondevilla), Museums, artists and memory (Sanja Kojić Mladenov and Gordana Nikolić), From MSU documentation (Jasna Jakšić and Rafaela Dražić), Archive in the era of public institution transformation (Ana Kutleša). Beside the lectures, a set of artworks was presented - Tales of Frames by Fokus Group, Nicholas Brady (Target Audience) by Soren Thilo Funder and Exhibition guard by Dalibor Martinis.

Project Performing the Museum continues at the end of March 2016. On March 31st 2016 we will welcome our first guest this year – Slovenian artist Jasmina Cibic who will present her recent productioncreated between 2013 and 2015. Croatian audience will have the opportunity to see works exhibited at the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice biennale (2013), followed by her recent trilogy Spielraum (2015) to her latest production The Pavillion (2015).

Program Artists’ cinema / Jasmina Cibic in Gorgona Hall will include:

Tear Down and rebuild(2015), 15.30 min
The Nation loves it (2015), 15.45 min
The Double Game (2014), 2.37 min
Framing the Space (2013), 10.45 min
The Pavilion (2015), 6.45 min

As a part of the project Performing the Museum, from April till October 2016, researches and new works will be presented in Zagreb by artists Andreja Kulunčić, Pilvi Takala, Nika Autor, Isa Rosenberger, Karol Radszizewski, Soren Thilo Funder, Duo doplgenger, Experiment ab Art, Roger Bernart, Pep Vidal and Škart Group, researchers and curators Ana Kutleša, Barbara Steiner and Anna Lena von Helldorff. Beside all listed above, MSU’s Documentation and Information Department will present restored and digitized exhibition named Didactic Exhibition.

Didactic Exhibitionwill open in NO Gallery on April 20th 2016 and will include the artistic intervention done by Fokus Group and Roger Bernat.

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