07 July 2022 – 31 December 2023
Opening reception 07 July 2022 at 20h
Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb, 1st floor
Artists: Aleksandar Battista Ilić, Vera Fischer, Tomislav Gotovac, Igor Grubić, Sanja Iveković, Ivana Keser, Oleg Kulik, Andreja Kulunčić (with Dubravka Stijačić and patients of psychiatric hospital Vrapče, Vlatka Prstačić, and design team Kuna zlatica), Kristina Leko, Lala Raščić, Vjenceslav Richter, Ivana Tomljenović Meller, Žarko Vijatović, EXAT 51, Fluxus, Format C, Galerija stanara, Gorgona, Grupa šestorice autora, IRWIN, Nova Evropa/NEP, OHO, Porodica iz Šempasa, ViGo
Curators: Zdenka Badovinac, Kristina Bonjeković Stojković, Petra Cegur, Renata Filčić, Iva Rada Janković, Jasna Jakšić, Vesna Meštrić, Martina Munivrana, Ana Škegro i Leila Topić.
‘Comradeship’ exhibition is the second in a series called Collection as a Verb, which we are doing as a team, to redefine the concept of a museum and the social context in which it is located. After the the first exhibition – ‘Sad Songs of War’, about war and violence, ‘Comradeship’ opens up the themes of solidarity and compassion, the role of art and museums in improving the world. The word ‘camaraderie’ has the same root as society, and comrades are connected by affection, cooperation, connection with an idea or work.
That’s why ‘Comradeship’ presents works from the collections of Museum’s art collectives, as well as works by artists realized in cooperation with various communities. Ranging from today’s canonized neo-avant-garde to recent participatory research, 24 artists and art collectives show the innovative ways in which they can contribute to change, and even improvement, both for individuals and communities.
Work on show at COMRADESHIP: Individual Utopias, 2008.