Reading and discussion circle: Reading Palestine, decolonial and transnational solidarities

22.02.2024. - 03.04.2024. / MSU, Baunet cafe


We invite you to take part in a reading and discussion circle organized by the Free Palestine Initiative aimed at fostering collective learning about Palestine, deoccupation and decolonization practices, and the cultures of resistance. 


The Predecessors and Contemporaries – special film programme

20.02.2024. - 05.03.2024. / MSU, 1. kat povremenih izložbi


The predecessors and contemporaries of Tomislav Gotovac explored different approaches to creation in European cinematography by challenging the norms, stereotypes and standards imposed by the Marshall Plan in the period which we now call the “Cultural Cold War.” On the other hand, the generations of today turn to the critique of neoliberalism, exposing the process of homogenisation brought on by globalisation.


Selma Banich - Urlici - experiential workshop as part of the School of Radical Education

17.02.2024. - 18.02.2024. / MSU


selma banich
Urlici - experiential workshop as part of the School of Radical Education

Gorgona Hall and the exhibition space of "Realise! Resist! React! Performance and Politics in the Post-Yugoslav Context of the 1990s"
Museum of Contemporary Art
Saturday, February 17, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m
Sunday, February 18, 2024, from 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m

We invite you to a two-day experiential workshop where we will explore the voice as a community medium, that is, language as a resource and repository of our individual and collective experiences, states and feelings. Seeking answers to our inner questions and needs, we will focus on collaborative listening, writing and performing practices. Collectively breaking the silence, we will activate the listening space so that our daily struggle will echo through the ossified bowels of the Museum. What are we not talking about with each other that we should? What do the voices tell us when the silence is broken? How do I feel? What do I need?



Applications open: School of Common Knowledge

12.02.2024. - 29.05.2024. / MSU Zagreb, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, MG+MSUM Ljubljana, ZRC SAZU Ljubljana i L’Internationale


Applications open: School of Common Knowledge
MSU Zagreb, Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven, MG+MSUM Ljubljana, ZRC SAZU Ljubljana and L’Internationale
May 24–29, 2024
Application deadline: March 4

MSU ZagrebVan Abbemuseum EindhovenMG+MSUM LjubljanaZRC SAZU Ljubljana and L’Internationale invite applications for a pilot of the new School of Common Knowledge (SCK) to be held in Zagreb and Ljubljana from May 24 to 29, 2024. The School of Common Knowledge draws on the network, knowledge and experience of the L’Internationale museum confederation. Its ambition is to be both nomadic and situated, looking at specific cultural and geopolitical situations while exploring their relations and interdependencies with the rest of the world. The SCK is built on the basis laid by the Glossary of Common Knowledge project initiated by Zdenka Badovinac and Moderna Galerija, Ljubljana and continues its co-learning methodology. 


First-hand: Artists and Colleagues on Davor Matičević

07.02.2024. - 07.02.2024. / MSU, Black Box


First-hand: Artists and Colleagues on Davor Matičević
Wednesday, 7 February, 6 p.m.
MSU Black Box


With: Sanja & Mario Bachrach Krištofić, Boris Cvjetanović, Darko Fritz, Markita Franulić, Tihomir Milovac

Hosted by: Željko Luketić, Leila Topić

Discursive event as part of the exhibition His Supporting Hand – Curating the Curator: Davor Matičević



01.02.2024. - 01.02.2024. / Dvorana Gorgona


The promotion of the Vujičić Collection's book “To Live a Quiet Life”,  published by the Viennese publisher Verlag für moderne Kunst, will take place on February 1, 2024 at 7 p.m. in the Gorgona Hall at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.

The Vujičić Collection represents a continuous process of discovering visual art practices in Croatia and other countries in the region from the 1950s to the present with the aim of establishing a permanent dialogue between artists, curators, institutions and private collectors, and this publication is its first comprehensive presentation to the public after previous individual exhibitions. works from the collection at collective exhibitions in Zagreb, New York, Warsaw, Sao Paolo and Moscow.


Red, Green, Black and White

21.01.2024. - 21.01.2024. / MSU


Fifth in a series of performed militant inquiries by the Institute of Radical Imagination, "Red, Green, Black and White" is based on the interviews of thirteen citizens and activists for social and climate justice. Zooming dizzily between the urban dimension of Zagreb and the global geo-political one, the work finds the words to touch on the hot spots of ethical, ecological and political responsibility today. Because it is no longer possible to remain silent without becoming complicit. This program is part of the Museum of the Commons project, part of L’Internationale, a confederation of the 14 European museums and other cultural institutions for contemporary art. It will be held at the entrance hall of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb on Sunday, January 21st at 4 pm.


Ethics of the Display – a discussion about presenting ethically complex content

18.01.2024. - 18.01.2024. / MSU, Black Box


With: museum advisor of the Archaeological Museum Zagreb Jacqueline Balen, research journalists of Jutarnji list Slavica Lukić and Kristina Turčin, deputy editor-in-chief of Novosti, historian and writer Tihomir Ponoš

Hosted by: MSU curator Leila Topić

The direct impulse for the discussion Ethics of the Display was the dilemma that plagued the curatorial team of the exhibition His Supporting Hand – Curating the Curator: Davor Matičević (Leila Topić, Željko Luketić, Leri Ahel) about how to present documentary content we wanted both to show and to hide. More accurately, the newspaper documents from different local weeklies from the 1990s which, sometimes in quite an obnoxious and inappropriate way, presented the private life, the course of illness and death of Davor Matičević.


Works of Heart: An Archive in Becoming

05.12.2023. - 05.12.2023. / MSU


As part of the Works of Heart (1970 - 2023) retrospective exhibition of one of the most important Croatian artists, Sanja Iveković, MSU Zagreb is organizing the symposium Works of Heart: An Archive in Becoming, which will be held on Tuesday, December 5th, 2023 at 5 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art.


Guided tour in English - Sanja Iveković: Works of Heart (1970-2023)

05.11.2023. - 05.11.2023. / MSU


On Sunday, November 5th, at 11.30 am, the artist Petar Vranjković will give a guided tour through the exhibition of Croatian contemporary artist Sanja Iveković Works of Heart.

The tour can be combined with the walking tour in Zagreb's center the day before the exhibition tour - Art in Public Space: A Tour from the Grounded Sun to Mesnička Street