His Supporting Hand – Curating the Curator: Davor Matičević

09.11.2023. - 31.01.2024. / MSU, Black Box


His Supporting Hand – Curating the Curator: Davor Matičević is the latest exhibition from the Triggers cycle, Museum of Contemporary Art’s invitation to artists, curators and curatorial collectives for a critical review or a response to the museum holdings. It opens on Thursday, 9 November 2023 at 19:00, at MCA’s Black Box. The exhibition name is a quote by Ivan Posavec from an interview published in the magazine 15 Dana, explaining how a large part of his photographic work, as well as the work of Mio Vesović, would not exist without Matičević’s support.


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 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.