Most of the Museum's collection consists of Croatian and international artists who were active after 1950. It also includes various donations made to the City of Zagreb, such as the heterogeneous art collection of Benko Horvat, the opus of architect, urban planner, and painter Josip Seissel, organized in the Silvana Seissel Donation, and the special collection of architect Vjenceslav Richter, together with the house in which he lived and worked. In 2006, the Museum came into possession of the Tošo Dabac Archive, and its latest comprehensive acquisition has been that of Atelier Kožarić. Many artworks from the Museum's collection belong to the international movement of New Tendencies, founded at the Museum in 1961, which testifies to Zagreb's role as one of the most interesting European art centres of the time. Five events organized by the Museum before 1973 featured numerous outstanding artists such as Victor Vasarely, Jesus Raphael Soto, Julio Le Parc, Otto Piene, and Zero Group, as well as influential artists and theoreticians such as Abraham Moles and Umberto Eco.
Av. Dubrovnik 17, 10000
Our aim is to present and help discover new forms of artistic expression by Croatian visual artists, contribute to raising public awareness about Croatian Modern and Contemporary art, and participate in international cultural trends.
Baruna Filipovica 23a
Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic (G-MK), was founded in 1986 as part of the Visual Arts Section of the INA Association for Art and Culture.
Initially based on the socialist idea of the worker who would not only be a consumer of culture, but also an active participant in its
production, the Gallery exhibited artworks made by amateur artists (employees of INA and members of its association), while the rest of its program focused on presenting the production of prominent Yugoslav artists. In time, the Gallery, programmed since the late 1980's by art historian and curator Branko Francesch, turned towards contemporary artistic practices, including new media, intermediality and experimentation, to present emerging regional and international artists.
Subiceva 29, 10 000
Gallery Nova is a non-profit, city-owned gallery in the center of Zagreb. In the 1970s the gallery was one of the most important locations for so called 'new art practices' in Croatia - experimental, neo-avant-garde artistic practices that were operating on the margins of the system of official art institutions. At the same time, some of the most important exhibitions that were critically approaching and re-assessing radical avant-garde modernist practices also took place in the gallery (for example, the pivotal exhibition of Exat 51, an artist group active in Zagreb between 1950 and 1956, took place in the gallery in 1979). Since May 2003, the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW has been collectively programming and running the Gallery. WHW have re-established it as one of the most active sites for production and presentation of contemporary art, and a platform for progressive modes of cultural production based on partnerships with cultural workers from different fields.
Teslina 7 10 000
Multimedijalni institut (MI2) is a non-profit association working at the intersections of culture, arts, technology and activism. Since its early days it has organized around a multi-facetted community that weaves together interests in diverse cultural and social fields: 1) critically inflected digital arts, film, music and literature; 2) digital commons: free software, free culture and open access; 3) philosophy and theory; 4) cultural networking, advocacy and grass-root organizing; 5) protection of public domain and struggles for spatial justice.
The organization acts as a platform where members are active participants and celebrates cooperation and horizontal hierarchy in order to develop a strong sense of rights and responsibilities, and encourage egalitarian organization. Nomad was established by artists Jasmina Cibic, Igor Eškinja, Kristian Kožul, Zlatan Vehabović and Damir Žižić, designer Dominik Markušić and curator / cultural manager Vanja Žanko. Its younger members are emerging cultural managers Antonella Boldrin, Raffaella Matrone and Andrea Šarić. Its activities are inclined towards co-productions with public and private institutions and individuals that have sense of commitment to development of artists’ careers. It hosts Weekend Residency Program, lectures and presentations in its space in Zagreb.
Brune Bušića 16
Institute for Duration, Location and Variables (Delve)
Institute for Duration, Location and Variables (Delve) was founded in 2009 by Ivana Bago and Antonia Majaca as a result of their collaboration in and around the Zagreb based Galerija Miroslav Kraljevic. Delve engages in discursive, exhibition and publishing projects that develop at the intersection of academic research, political and cultural theory, politics and the sphere of art production.
KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis from Zagreb (established in 2002) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization which is directed towards critical examination of role and meaning of science, technology and the body in contemporary society through curatorial work, production of artworks, organization of trans-disciplinary festivals and theoretical contextualization. In its work, KONTEJNER is focused on intermedia and interdisciplinary projects at the intersection of science, technology and art, body art and hybrid and innovative usage of the media, while content wise the projects of the organization refer to relevant society and culture phenomena, taboos and ethical systems that legitimize them.
Vrbik III / br.8