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- Permanent collection display
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- Opening of the exhibition “TESTIMONY – TRUTH OR POLITICS: The Concept of Testimony in the Commemoration of the Yugoslav Wars” / Čolaković Legacy, 14.12.17. at 6pm
- Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade will be closed on Wednesday, December 6, 2017.
- Opening of the renovated building of the Museum of Contemporary Art / exhibition Sequences, MoCAB, 20.10.17. at 10 a.m.
- Conversation with the artist Selman Trtovac / Salon of the MoCAB, 12.10.17. at 6 p.m.
Avant-Garde: from Dada to Surrealism / Guided tour / Legacy Colakovic / 28.06.14. at 12pmTalk programs | 28.06.2014
Guided tour / the exhibition “Avant-Garde: from Dada to Surrealism”
Cooperation between the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Institute for Literature and Art
The exhibition is authored by: Aleksandra
Mirčić (Museum of Contemporary Art) and Biljana Andonovska (Institute for
Literature and Art).
This exhibitions aims at broadening
geographical, chronological, and poetical context within which to examine the
devoted editorial practices of Dada and Surrealism. The exhibition follows
Serbian/Yugoslav and French publications in parallel, and brings to the fore
the plurality of Surrealist tendencies in both of these environments, so as to further
our understanding of the specificity introduced by the activity of the official
“thirteen” of the Belgrade Surrealism. Taking into account the archive
materials, the Surrealist magazine is seen as one large laboratory of collective
creation, with special emphasis on the issues of group organisation, automatism
and simulation, desire and love, explorations-inclined and socially virulent
spirit of Surrealism. Also, the exhibition indicates various ways of
reassessing the legacy of Surrealism in changed cultural-political ambiance in
the aftermath of the WWII.
The majority of the exhibits were examined and
presented drawing on Marko Ristić’s surviving collection and the Legacy of
Marko Ristić (SASA (Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts) Archive and Library),
and thus the exhibition also provides an opportunity to underscore before the
wide public the unique cultural profile and relevance of this body of work
which is one of the most valuable legacies of the 20th c. art at large, and the
Surrealist art in particular, within the Balkans.