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THIS IS NOT A MUSEUM. Mobile Devices Lurking

14 May to 17 June 2012 at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum.

Produced by the ACVic Center for Contemporary Arts in Barcelona, the exhibition is being staged at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana between 14 May and 17 June under the auspices of the Embassy of Spain.

Part of a larger project "Ceci n'est pas une voiture", which brings together research, education, and raising the awareness of the values and ideas of a traveling museum, the show is about transcending the boundaries of the museum and usurping the logic of its walls with mobile constructions and devices, a practice with a long tradition, including Marcel Duchamp's famous Boîte-en-valise (1941). The exhibition aims to encourage a different concept of the traditional museum through portable structures, such as the Serpentine Gallery temporary pavilions since 2000, the Temporary Guggenheim project in Tokyo in 2001 and - the latest and best known - the Chanel Contemporary Art Container, conceived by Zaha Hadid in 2008. The exhibition curator is Martí Perán.

In Ljubljana the exhibition involves two Slovene national museums, the Slovene Ethnographic Museum and the Moderna galerija plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova - MSUM, which, together with the National Museum of Slovenia, form part of the new museum complex Metelkova. Presented in the form of an information archive of individual cases, there is a selection of over fifty different mobile initiatives and strategies connecting and commenting on the museum context and the urban environment in numerous cities and countries. Also the local example, a "Ciza" which has been produced at the workshop at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova - MSUM, is be included in the exhibition. The workshop entitled "Art, Social Space and Mobile Devices" was run by artists Domenec and Tadej Pogačar. The workshop participants designed the Slovene mobile construction, and the result of their efforts was publicly presented on Monday 14 May 2012 at 11 a.m. at the MSUM seminar, Maistrova 3.

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