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The Collection of New Art Media
The collection of new art media consists of 284 works produced in the medium of photography, film, video, digital media installation, text and objects. The collection was started at the end of the 1970s, when the proliferation of the technical media (film, photography, video) within the Conceptual art, but also in the other fields of art, caused the creation of a special collection which would reflect the establishing of these media as equally valuable modes of artistic expression.
The collection covers a huge time span, from the exceptionally valuable photographic experiments of Belgrade surrealists from the beginning of the 1930s (the photograms of Vane Živadinović Bor and Marko Ristić), to art photography and Conceptual art, and further to the new art media. Conceptual art in Yugoslavia is represented in the collection by many relevant works, of which the most important are video performances by Marina Abramović (Freeing of Memory, 1976) and Raša Todosijević (Was ist Kunst, 1978), the photo documentation of the projects of the OHO group, photo performances and films by Neša Paripović (Examples of Analytic Sculpture, 1977; Rhythm, 1981), the works of Braco Dimitrijević, Zoran Popović, Goran Trbuljak, Balint Szombathy, Tom Gotovac, Era Milivojević and others. The domain of video art comprises the works of Sanja Iveković, Dalibor Martinis, Zoran Todorović, Milica Tomić and others. The collection also contains the first Web Art project in Serbia, a work named Absolute Sale by the Association Apsolutno.
The collection features the works of foreign artists, among which the most distinct are Hans Richter’s film Dreams Money Cannot Buy (1947), a photographic map by Clara E. Siprrell titled “Travels through Yugoslavia”, portfolio of the American photographer Paul Strand, a collection of works by Fluxus artists (George Maciunas, Ken Friedman, Hannah Wilke and others), video works by Jayce Salloum, Anika Ström, photographs by Phil Collins, etc.