The closure of the project Performing the Museum

You are cordially invited to attend the events accompanying the closure of the project Performing the Museum

Presentation: 21 Oct 2016, 5 pm, KGLU
Through games and a story, children get to know the basic concepts associated with the museum or the gallery and the collections of our partner museums. Adults enter the field of contemporary art through an explanation of select concepts. The concepts may be used as educational tools and guidelines that can help us navigate the broad field of contemporary plural art practices.

Author and Editor: Katarina Hergold Germ
Illustrations: Djordje Balmazović (ŠKART)
Web Design:  Vikida, Ana Korenini s.p.
Creative programming: Slavko Glamočanin

Opening: 21 Oct 2016, 6 pm
General Hospital Slovenj Gradec
On display until 29 Nov 2016

The didactic exhibition was founded in 1957 upon the initiative of the art critic Josip Depol and the conceptual group Exat 51. It is conceived as a travelling exhibition consisting of 92 panels representing the history of global contemporary and abstract art from the late 19th century to the artistic trends of the 1950s. In Slovenj Gradec, a selection of the panels will be exhibited. Today, the exhibition should be viewed in the light of its topicality at the time of its conception. However, consistent with its purpose, it is set up outside the gallery and museum spaces and thus made accessible to the widest possible audience.

When conceiving this project, the authors used as their starting point a newspaper article from 9 December 1966, which is kept by the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (KGLU) in its archive. The article reports about the exhibition Peace, Humanity and Friendship among Nations, which opened the following day. The author of the article writes: “Tomorrow, Slovenj Gradec will become the centre of the world. The world that – like every resident of Slovenj Gradec – experiences culture as an inner need. The world fighting for peace, humanity among people. For friendship, the real thing, not just friendship on paper, on posters, in books, in words…” The neon sign will be placed on the façade of the building housing KGLU. It thus carries a historical message while it also broaches the permanently topical political subject of war and peace.

Lúa Coderch – video projections
from 21 Oct to 27 Nov 2016, KGLU
Night in a remote cottage illuminated by a kerosene lamp, video, 11′ 30″
Screen wall (when we are dealing with wind and not gravitation), video, 7′ 32″
Lúa Coderch is a Peruvian artist living and working in Barcelona. KGLU will introduce her with two videos thematising shelters, which she has been constructing using various materials. She see shelters as a metaphor for our existence on Earth.

Performing the Museum (Muzej v gibanju) is an initiative of four museums that encourages new ways of thinking and opens up new possibilities regarding the future of these institutions. Partners: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška (Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti), Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (Muzej suvremene umjetnosti Zagreb) – coordinator, Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina (Muzej savremene umetnosti Vojvodine), Fundació Antoni Tàpies (Barcelona).



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