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Aleksandar Garbin and Goran Petercol, Interspaces

7. – 25. 5. 2013 / Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art

Aside from streets, our signpost points towards the museum refuge; we climb to the large hall where a joint display by Aleksandar Garbin and Goran Petercol will try to answer the question raised inevitably when discussing the topic of space: what is interspace and where do we find it? Around thirty works will serve as a reminder where it is that we find interspaces – in our own home, at the exhibition, on a bus – between the kitchen and the room, between two exhibits, between passengers. The authors believe interspace is ambiguous, once a point of connection, another time a borderline.

Toni Meštrović and Nadija Mustapić, Moment of Silence

10. – 25. 5. 2013 / Mali Salon

Moment of Silence is a co-authored project by two video artists from Rijeka and Split – Nadija Mustapić and Toni Meštrović. It was made in the period from 2012 to 2013 at 3. maj shipyard in Rijeka and Brodosplit shipyard in Split, in cooperation with shipyard workers. The audio and video material from Split and Rijeka shipyard locations have been edited into a multi-channel installation, which will be presented for the first time at the Mali salon Gallery in Rijeka. The leading thread of this project is suggested by its very title. It implicates the fragility of identity, existential and economic uncertainty and post-transitional anxiety, and reflects the situation that equally permeates local and global contexts.

Dragana Sapanjoš, Riot

11. 12. 2013 – 4. 1. 2014 / Mali salon

Through carefully orchestrated situations where she appears as a director, set designer and choreographer, Dragana Sapanjoš introduces micro-diversion into the routinised forms of human communication. She is checking our emotional pulse, hospitality, kindness, happiness, as well as the parts in the shadow, like aggression, frustration, discomfort… By introducing interferences into the stereotypical identifications of a normal social image, she leads us to think about how we define – how we live a good life, and who we exclude as unfavourable. She challenges what we accept as general rules of beauty, pleasure and success, against a backdrop of the supreme value of capital and ever more rapid and virtual human communication. As one of the questions implies: is our environment becoming more like the one of happy slaves, where being happy is primarily identified with owning material goods, nurturing power, prestige and envy?  In fact, in a nihilist society it is no longer important what reasons one may have to feel happy (…) we all must be and stay beautiful, young, rich, seductive, famous, envied, happy.

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