Exhibition history


SintArt 15 - Mario Mu: The Sun, the Mast, or Gravity

21.12.2022. - 26.02.2023. / Zbirka Richter


Opening: 21/12 at 7 pm

"Looking at the course of a river from an airplane, I was often intrigued by the drawing the river made in the ground it flowed through. Some parts were so artistic that you only had to frame and sign them. That, of course, would be pure theft, because the image is created by the river, the ground, and gravity. The author is nature."
(V. Richter, Gravitational Drawing, Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 2001)



Nam June Paik - In the Groove

13.12.2022. - 28.02.2023. / MSU, 2. kat


The exhibition Nam June Paik - In the Groove features the delightful early experimental art practice of this clever and playful pioneer of media art. Akin to a TV signal or internet impulse, his groundbreaking multimedia work reverberated globally throughout the art world.

Signals, parallels and reflections in the „groove“ of Nam June Paik can be found in Croatian and regional artworks which resonate and crossover many of Paik’s most prominent postulations.


Body and Territory: Art and Borders in Today's Austria

07.12.2022. - 16.04.2023. / MSU, 3. kat


The exhibition Body and Territory: Art and Borders in Today's Austria departsfrom two dominant tendencies that mark contemporary art in Austria. It focuses on the tradition of radical performance and feminist legacy while giving a voice to those who are silenced—women, queer individuals, immigrants, refugees and migrants. Thirty artists and art collectives in more than seventy  works demonstrate how the vulnerability, that emerged in Austrian art as a dominant topic in the early 20th century. by the late 1960s, became the main medium of radical forms of political resistance.


Sean Scully: The Passenger – A Retrospective exhibition

16.11.2022. - 12.03.2023. / MSU, 1. i 2. kat povremenih izložbi


On Wednesday, November 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m., the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb will open the large retrospective exhibition Passenger of the American abstract painter Sean Scully, one of the leading and exceptionally successful artists of his generation. The author of the exhibition is Dávid Fehér, director of the Central European Research Institute for Art History and curator of 20th-century contemporary art at the Museum of Fine Arts in Budapest, while Jasna Jakšić, Ivana Kancir, and Ana Škegro have curated the Zagreb exhibition. The retrospective presents sixty-four of Scully’s seminal artworks – canvases, works on paper, photographs, and sculptures – as an extremely valuable cross-section of the painter’s work over the past 50 years. It will be open until March 12, 2023, during which time a diverse educational programme will be organized for children, youth, adults, and persons with visual and hearing impairments, as well as different, thematically oriented guided tours. The accompanying programme will begin with Scully’s lecture on November 16 at 6:00 p.m. in MSU’s Gorgona Hall.


Ivana Pipal: Invisible Spaces

27.09.2022. - 06.11.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


Ivana Pipal’s Invisible Spaces were created at the intersection of visual arts and psychotherapy, by translating research of the human psyche and its mechanisms into artistic speech. Relying on the experiences of neuroscience, psychotherapy, and psychology as well as various techniques for raising the awareness of presence, the artist has built a visual language as a tool for understanding the inner world, feelings, and abstract thinking.


NEW ERA - PLATEAURESIDUE / Maja Smrekar / Robertina Šebjanič / Tanja Vujinović

11.09.2022. - 29.11.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


The New Era exhibition presents the works of three female artists and an artist collective from Slovenia, who in their creative practices, consistently and continuously address the relationship between human and nature. The selected works provide a profound contemplation about anthropogenic interventions into natural environments and about current sociopolitical and economic structures of governance which are based on principles of infinite growth of production and consumption.


The 12th International Festival Organ Vida

29.06.2022. - 28.08.2022. / MSU, 1. i 2. kat povremenih izložbi


The 12th International Festival Organ Vida opens on June 29 at the Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb with the main exhibition – No Tears Left to Cry and a solo exhibition of Vivian Sassen

The 12th International Organ Vida Festival will take place from June 29th to August 28th at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Miroslav Kraljević Gallery (GMK) and Gallery Nova. The Biennial Festival brings together contemporary artists working in the medium of photography and / or in its expanded form and opens on June 29th at 8 p.m. at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb with the main exhibition No Tears Left to Cry with works by ten finalists selected by an expert jury composed of: Agnieszka Roguski, curator and writer from Berlin, Antonio Cataldo, curator and writer from Oslo, Ivana Meštrov, curator from Zagreb, Jen Kratochvil, curator and critic from Prague and Vienna, and Lovro Japundžić, curator from Zagreb; and with a solo exhibition by the esteemed and award-winning artist Viviane Sassen, who will present a series of photographs and collages Venus & Mercury created from the rich archives of the French castle of Versailles.


Animafest Zagreb 1972 – 2022

12.05.2022. - 28.08.2022. / MSU, 2. kat


World Festival of Animated Film Animafest was founded in Zagreb fifty years ago and is one of the oldest festivals dedicated to animation. The exhibition Animafest Zagreb 1972 – 2022 summarises the Festival’s half-century history. Alongside the central exhibition on the Festival’s history, there are also four thematic exhibitions that are traditionally held as part of the Festival’s accompanying programme: Behind the Scenes and Nedeljko Dragić: The Line Tamer, the latter being this year’s laureate of the Animafest Lifetime Achievement Award, the exhibition of storyboards by the Dutch master of animation Paul Driessen, and the exhibition of photographs by the Finnish author Timo Viljakainen Behind the Eyes of the World, who has been portraying animators with closed eyes in different ambiences since 1990.



15.04.2022. - 28.08.2022. / Collezione Burri Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco


“La Luce del Nero” is the title of the upcoming exhibition hosted in one of the two museums of Fondazione Burri, the Ex Seccatoi del Tabacco in Città di Castello, Italy. Here, the color Black shifts from the concept of dark and absence to becoming an actual color. This event has been designed to be inclusive for a public with visual impairment, besides offering an immediate and highly stimulating sensorial experience to all visitors.


Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić: Pressure Points

14.04.2022. - 23.10.2022. / Zbirka Richter


For Tina Gverović and Siniša Ilić research for this exhibition began with the renowned Yugoslav Pavilion at the international exhibition EXPO 58 in Brussels in 1958 by the architect Vjenceslav Richter. The spatial organisation the Pavilion, which involved numerous collaborators, included the topics of state and social organisation, contemporary art, economy, and tourism. The artists are particularly interested in how Richter employed specific design strategies in order to represent societal structures of the time. The pavilion was broken into distinct but overlapping topics or areas, with key characteristics of the design being dedicated to transparency, cross-pollination, and trans-disciplinarity. With this in mind, Tina and Siniša began to think about how today’s society might be presented within a contemporary pavilion, and about the primary topics that should be addressed within such a pavilion.