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Proposals, dreams and utopias from Zagreb. A selection of unrealized and refused art projects by MoRE Museum


The exhibition, both online and at the MSU in Zagreb (November 9-December 8 2018) was conceived starting from the residency held last spring, when the curators of MoRE a Museum of refused and unrealized art project - were invited by the MSU to explore the city contemporary art scene. 

During the residency, many unrealized projects, from the 1950's to the present day were discovered in the archives and the artists’ studios.

During the residency, many unrealized projects from the 1950s to the present day were discovered in the archives and artists’ studios. Thanks to the interactivity of the physical and digital exhibitions, it will be possible to discover works like Total Portrait of the City of Zagreb (1979) by Tomislav Gotovac (Sombor 1937 - Zagreb 2010), a draft of a documentary screenplay about the city of Zagreb, The lost pavillion, an unbuilt pavillion by David Maljković (Rijeka, 1973) for the city of Lyon, and a proposal by Petar Dabac (Zagreb, 1942) for an unbuilt museum in Zagreb dedicated to photography (Muzej za fotografiju - Museum of Photography 1986). There will also be several conceptual projects by Vlado Martek (Zagreb, 1951) which stand halfway between linguistic and visual research, such as Ambivalentna tautologija (2013-2014) and Ništa (2015), two unrealized videos - The Moons (2011), in which the artist intended to document the existence of a second moon, and The Room (2009), a stop-motion video on a spritualist séance by Marko Tadić (Sisak, 1979) and Lithopuncture (2004), a project for a series of urban sculptures by Marko Pogačnik. The last was part of "Urban Intervention", a project organised by the Sirius Centre and promoted by the MSU, partially conserved in Lake Jarun Park in Zagreb, while some elements in the city centre were removed or relocated several years later.

Two well-known historical projects are also exhibited: the Yugoslavian Pavilion designed but not realized for the Paris Exposition in 1950, the result of a collective design process by Ivan Picelj (Okučani, 1924 - Zagreb, 2011), Zvonimir Radić (Zagreb 1921 - 1985), Vjenceslav Richter (Drenova, 1917 - Zagreb, 2002) and Aleksandar Srnec (Zagreb, 1924 - 2010) and Synthurbanism, Richter's visionary project of the '50s and '60s.

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Seven Artists for AGEOP (Association for the assistance and the reception of children affected by cancer and leukemia)

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The project involves seven artists who were invited in 2004 by curator and art historian Roberto Daolio (1948-2013) to realize a series of art works to be placed on the top floor of the new Department of Pediatric Oncology in Sant’Orsola Hospital in Bologna, in collaboration with the Association AGEOP (Association for the assistance and the reception of children affected by cancer and leukemia).

The invited artist were Silvia Cini, Emilio Fantin, Claudia Losi, Eva Marisaldi, Sabrina Mezzaqui, Sabrina Torelli and Marco Vaglieri.

The project will never be completed, however it was presented in an exhibition, SPA SALUS per ARTE at the Open Space for Arts of the GAM in Bologna (16th June to 5th September 2004) and published in a catalogue.

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