The Museum of Parallel Histories

14. 5. - 2. 10. 2011, Museu d'art Contemporani de Barcelona / MACBA
in the frame of L'internationale -
Curator: Zdenka Badovinac

Press conference: Thursday, 12 May, 11.30
Opening of the exhibition: Friday, 13 May, 19.30

The exhibition presents the Moderna galerija's Arteast 2000+ Collection, the first-ever collection devoted to post-war avant-garde Eastern European art and the works from the Moderna galerija's national collections. The period represented by the exhibition is in keeping with the long-term research project of the network L'Internationale, which deals with post-war avant-garde art between 1957 and 1986. In addition to the more than one hundred works from the collections of the Moderna galerija, two projects of self-historicization are also presented - the archives created by Zofija Kulik and Július Koller - as well as the "fictive histories" of Alexander Dorner, the Irwin group, and Mladen Stilinović. A special segment of the exhibition is represented by diagrams of the artists, who for the purposes of the exhibition answered questions about the presence of their works in different collections and in this way provided an important report on the workings of the art system in the region and the construction of an Eastern European narrative. Through all of these elements, the exhibition makes possible a certain resonance between the different narratives.

Opening events:

Thursday, 12 May, at 9 p.m.
Laibach presents Kunst der Fuge
MACBA auditorium

Saturday, 14 May, at 5 p.m.
Special tour with commentary by Zdenka Badovinac, curator of the exhibition
(exclusive to the Friends of MACBA)

Saturday, 14 May, at 6.30 p.m.
Round table
The Alternative Collectivisms
Participants: Vitaly Komar, Miran Mohar, Mladen Stilinović
Moderated by Zdenka Badovinac
MACBA auditorium

Wednesday, 18 and 25 May; 1, 8, 22 and 29 June; 6 July, at 7 p.m.
Film programme
We can't promise to do other than experiment. Experimental cinema in Yugoslavia, 1960-1980
Curator: Ana Janevski
MACBA auditorium

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