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.

21 October 2016 - 00h00

FOCUS GROUP: THE CENTRE OF THE WORLD – neon sign
Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti - KGLU


21 Oct 2016
Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti

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.