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. 


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. - 15.10.2022. / Zbirka Richter


Opening: 14 April, 7 p.m.

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.