Julije Knifer — from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art

11.04.2024. - 12.05.2024. / MSU, 3. kat


The connection between Julije Knifer (Osijek, 1924 – Paris, 2004) and the Museum of Contemporary Art is long and intense, as testified by a large number of works kept in the Museum, from the earliest to the iconic ones.


Women to Women Collective: The soil remembers. Do you?

28.03.2024. - 26.05.2024. / MSU, 1. kat



المثارات : التراب يذكر .  هل أنت؟

محرک ها: خاک به یاد می آورد.  آیا تو؟

The Soil Remembers. Do You? is a project from the Triggers series with which we present the work, the commemorative action of the Women to Women collective. The project was inspired by the piece Observers by Ivana Popović from the Museum of Contemporary Art Collections, consisting of a large number of small human heads in clay, different in form, but sharing one coherent component – expressive eyes.


Tomislav Gotovac a.k.a. Antonio G. Lauer: Ascending Descending Genealogy

09.02.2024. - 19.05.2024. / MSU, 1. i 2. kat povremenih izložbi


Artistic oeuvre of the multimedia artist Tomislav Gotovac (1937. – 2010.) has been controversial throughout his lifetime. However, today his work is highly appreciated in artistic circles all over the world and his works are held at the most prestigious international collections. Furthermore, Gotovac was and remains a part of Zagreb urban and popular iconography, favoured by wide public due to his provocative art interventions and performances.


The exhibition “Futures”

04.04.2023. - 31.12.2024. / 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.” 


Comradeship / Collection as a Verb

07.07.2022. - 31.12.2024. / 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. - 31.12.2024. / 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.