Vlatka Horvat: Good Company / “Triggers”

14.09.2023. - 12.11.2023. / MSU, 2. kat


Vlatka Horvat’s Good Company presents a selection of works from the museum's Sculpture collection through the lens of the artist’s practice.

In the space of the exhibition, small groups of works from different eras and artistic movements are placed in dialogue with each other. Figurative pieces and abstract works sit side by side, and their spatial arrangements underscore contrasts and connections between different formal gestures and sculptural materials. Horvat’s selection and presentation of works offers a playful, dynamic view of the grouped sculptures, their relations, connections and possible interpretations.  



The Motovun Encounters

12.09.2023. - 15.10.2023. / Muzej moderne i suvremene umjetnosti, Rijeka


* Opening: 12/9/2023, at 8 pm

The Motovun Encounters is an international group exhibition dedicated to the research of artist encounters in Motovun. Taking a retrospective view of the history of The Motovun Encounters, and relying on museum documentation, archival materials and selected works of art from different museum collections, it gives an overview of the international manifestation, contributing to its research valorization and contextualization


Capable of Idealism (2023)

31.08.2023. - 05.11.2023. / MSU, 2. kat


Taras Gembik, Yulia Krivich, Kaja Kusztra / The "Sunflower" Solidarity Community Center

„We chose to carry out a performative reenactment of the 1981 Vlado Martek work, Capable of Idealism (Sposoban za idealizam). In our performance, Martek’s practice of visualizing poetry turned into a starting point for posing questions about sharing profits, power, and pleasures in the institutional space. Social structures in an art institution can be questioned using critical methods, but can they be consumed together?


Works of Heart (1970-2023)

15.06.2023. - 07.01.2024. / MSU, 1. i 2. kat povremenih izložbi


Works of Heart (1970-2023) is the first major museum survey of one of the most important Croatian artists, Sanja Iveković, in her city. The exhibition is a collaboration of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb with Kusthalle Vienna, where it premiered last year. Although the two exhibitions share the same title, the Zagreb exhibition is larger and adapted to the specific space of the Zagreb museum. It also includes a new part conceived as an archive entitled Meeting Points: Documents in the Making, 1968-1982, specially curated for the occasion by Ivana Bago. 








The Visible Ones

18.05.2023. - 01.10.2023. / MSU, 3. kat


The inter – institutional project and exhibition The Visible Ones represents more than eighty female authors, studies and indicates the pronouncedly low representation of women artists in art collections of museum institutions, and also presents certain aspects and mapping of the contemporary artistic practice of women artists in Croatia.

With this project, we seek to indicate the contemporary fine art production of women artists, which is marked by great achievements, but is nevertheless insufficiently visible.


The exhibition “Futures”

04.04.2023. - 31.12.2023. / MSU, 2. kat


The two main views of the future are often mutually exclusive; the first is based on progressive advancement and growth, while the other one sees this advancement and growth as a threat to the planet and all living beings. Already from these different views, we can conclude that the future before us is not a single one; rather, there are several possible futures and hence, we do not speak of a “future,” but rather of the “futures.” 


A Walk with Tošo

29.03.2023. - 30.09.2023. / Zagreb


Small black and white photos were placed at 12 different locations in Zagreb as part of the project – A Walk with Tošo. They are an invitation to explore both the collection of Zagreb's great photographer and the city.


Comradeship / Collection as a Verb

07.07.2022. - 31.12.2023. / MSU, 1. kat


'Comradeship' exhibition is the second in a series called Collection as a Verb, which we are doing as a team, to redefine the concept of a museum and the social context in which it is located. After the the first exhibition – 'Sad Songs of War', about war and violence, 'Comradeship' opens up the themes of solidarity and compassion, the role of art and museums in improving the world. The word 'camaraderie' has the same root as society, and comrades are connected by affection, cooperation, connection with an idea or work.

That's why 'Comradeship' presents works from the collections of Museum's art collectives, as well as works by artists realized in cooperation with various communities. Ranging from today's canonized neo-avant-garde to recent participatory research, 24 artists and art collectives show the innovative ways in which they can contribute to change, and even improvement, both for individuals and communities. 


Sad Songs of War / Collection as a Verb

05.04.2022. - 31.12.2023. / MSU, 1. kat


The first sequence of presenting works from the fundus of the Museum is conceived as an answer to the current situation. It is a desire to express solidarity and empathy with the country undergoing a tragedy similar to that which is still fresh in our memory. The exhibition was named after the sound work by the Lithuanian artist, Deimantas Narkevičius, produced in 2014 in the period of the first protests, unrests, and plights in The Ukraine, on the Independence Square in Kyiv.