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Museum of Contemporary Art
Ušće 10, blok 15, Belgrade

Summer working hours:
Wednesday - Monday: 12:00-20:00
Saturday: 12:00-21:00
The Museum is closed to the public on Tuesday.

Ticket price: 300 rsd
Group ticket price (10 people or more): 200 rsd
Students of universities, high schools and elementary schools, pensioners, holders of EYCA, City Card and City Pass: 150 rsd

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Visitors with disabilities, pregnant individuals, children under the age of 7, students and professors of art history, architecture, fine and applied arts faculties, journalists, employees from related cultural institutions, members of ICOM, AICA, IKT, ULUS, ULUPUDS and other professional associations.

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Entrance to the Museum is free every Wednesday


Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art
14 Pariska St., Belgrade

The Salon of the MoCAB is closed due to ongoing renovations.


Gallery-Legacy of Milica Zorić & Rodoljub Čolaković

2 Rodoljuba Čolakovića St, Belgrade

Summer working hours: 14:00-21:00
The Legacy is closed to the public on Tuesday.
Entrance to the Legacy is free of charge.

Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld

Programme | 26.12.2013

Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld

Author of the exhibition: Žana Gvozdenović, musuem adviser

Promoting its the collections through the project Museum in Motion during the reconstruction of its building situated at Ušće, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade presents the work of Milena Pavlović Barili (Požarevac, 1909 – New York, 1945), actively taking part in the celebrations of the centennial of painter’s birth.

The work of Milena Pavlović Barili belongs to the Serbian and European painting from the 1930s, predicated on the demand for return to order and the great avatars of the past, as well as a drive for repudiating experiments in art. These were the ideas of moderate surrealism and post-surrealism, French magic realism, a strain close to the artist gathered around the magazine Valori Plastici from Rome. Milena’s work excels with its inner simplicity, disregarding different stylistic models and influences that give birth to it. The bloom of her creativity lasted for only 10 years, from 1932 to 1942. A specific sensibility and a system of the very personal symbolism formed a magic, intimate metaphysics of expression and meaning. The authenticity of her iconography is based on the oneiric and the visionary but also on the museum painting of great masters from which the artist, as a multifaceted and polyglot intellectual, also drew her inspirations.

We can distinguish four phases in the painting of Milena Pavlović Barili: the Belgrade and Münich period (1922-1928), i.e. a phase of apprenticeship; the Parisian-Roman period (1931-1936), a magical linear style, a poetical expression nurtured by a personal mythology; the “Renaissance” metaphysical period (1936-1942); the American period (1939-1945), marked by contrasts: commercial fashion design, portraits of personalities from the high society with subtle metaphysical overtones, on the one hand, and mystical, religious compositions, on the other.

The exhibition traveled to:
Gallery of Matica Srpska, Novi Sad
Italian Cultural Centre, Belgrade
Serbian Cultural Centre, Paris (prints)
National Museum in Kraljevo

Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld
Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld
Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld
Milena Pavlović Barili: Keys to the Dreamworld