The museums participating on the project aim at re-evaluating and rethinking their resources: archives, collections and working methods in order to develop their potentials by creating knowledge and connecting the various types of audiences. The traditional roles of the contemporary art museum are changing: its most important activities are no longer merely storage, studying and exhibiting of artworks, but also an active involvement with the museum’s audience. For this reason, the project will develop combination of exhibitions ans educational programs based on participatory approach, intended for both, the audience and the staff.
Curators: Sanja Kojić Mladenov, Gordana Nikolić
Artists: NIKA AUTOR, LÚA CODERCH, FOKUS GRUPA, DALIBOR MARTINIS, ISA ROSENBERGER, ŠKART, ZORAN TODOROVIĆ
The international project Performing the Museum, in 2016 edition at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina (MSUV) presents the group exhibition Archives and Power and the symposium.
The exhibition Archives and Power presents the artworks that deal with exploring the museums’ collections and reinterpreting certain public and private archive wholes and their discursive deposits, as well as the artistic interventions within the context of analysing the relationship between the institution and its symbolic power in the creation of history. Artists proceed from selected case studies from the past or a terminological register as a resource which they recontextualise through a new performance.
The first edition of the exhibition Archives and Power was presented on November 2015.
The project Performing the Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina is realised through partnership cooperation with the following institutions: the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, Museum of Modern Art Koroška in Slovenj Gradec and the Fundació Antoni Tàpies from Barcelona.