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MoCAB closing for the summer due to preparations of the Marina Abramović retrospective exhibition “The Cleaner”
Photo: Bojana Janjić / MoCAB
From Tuesday, July 16, 2019 the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade will close due to the demanding preparations of the Marina Abramović retrospective exhibition The Cleaner, that will open on September 21, 2019.
Conceived in close collaboration with the artist herself, the exhibition The Cleaner is the first major European retrospective of Marina Abramović. The exhibition made its debut in 2017 at the Moderna Museet (Stockholm, Sweden), and has subsequently travelled to the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Humlebæk, Denmark), Henie Onstad Kunstsenter (Oslo, Norway), Bundeskunsthalle (Bonn, Germany), Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi (Florence, Italy) and the Centre of Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” (Toruń, Poland). The Belgrade exhibition is the last stop on this tour, and it holds unique significance as it represents the artist’s return to her place of birth, where her career began, and where she last had a solo exhibition in 1975, at the Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art.
The exhibition chronologically reviews all of the phases of the artist’s multifaceted fifty-year long career. This begins with her early paintings (1960-1969) and conceptual works (1970-1972), followed by her solo performances (1973-1975) and works created with former professional and personal partner Ulay (1976-1988), a period in which she gained international acclaim. Finally, the artist’s solo career from 1991 to 2017, marks her establishment as one of the greatest artists of today. The exhibition showcases over 120 artworks, including paintings, drawings, objects, photographs, audio works, video installations, films, scenography, re-performances and archival materials. Among the works exhibited are anthological works of performance art (Rhythms, 1973-1974; Lips of Thomas, 1975; Relatonal works, 1976-1977; Nightsea Crossing, 1982-1986), as well as representative works from Abramović’s recent body of work (Balkan Baroque, 1997; The Artist is Present, 2010).
The Cleaner is locally organized by the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade with the support of the Government of the Republic of Serbia. The exhibition is produced by Moderna Museet, Stockholm, in collaboration with Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk and Bundeskunsthalle, Bonn. The platinum sponsor in Belgrade is the insurance group Wiener Stätische, and the gold sponsors are Erste Bank and the ERSTE Foundation.
The curators of the exhibition are Dejan Sretenović (MoCAB), Lena Essling (Moderna Museet), Tine Colstrup (Louisiana Museum of Modern Art) and Susanne Kleine (Bundeskunsthalle).
During the summer MoCAB’s till will be working every day from 10 a.m. to 18 p.m. except Tuesday. Tickets for the major Marina Abramović retrospective “The Cleaner” can be purchased online, at the sale locations of Tickets.rs and at the MoCAB till. Please note that discounts can only be received when purchasing a ticket at the MoCAB till.
General admission: 600 RSD
Students and senior citizens: 300 RSD (when presenting a valid ID)
Group visit (over 15 people): 400 RSD
Family visit: Adults- 600 RSD, children between the ages of 7 and 17- 150 RSD
In addition, the admission will be free for disabled individuals, preschool children, pregnant women, every 15th visitor in a group (if no other discount applies), professors, lecturers, assistant professors and students of art history, architecture, fine arts and applied arts when presenting a valid ID, as well as members of ICOM, AICA, IKT, ULUS, ULUPUDS and other professional association when presenting a membership card.
All tickets have a precise time and date.