Finder of miraculous: from the Collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb

Infeld Haus der Kultur, Vienna (through December 10, 2023)

The exhibition Finder of miraculous at the Infeld Haus der Kultur in Vienna provides a representative insight into the impressive diversity of the outstanding Art Brut and Outsider Art collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. On display are 50 works by 17 artists characterized by instinctive and spontaneous artistic expression. Artworks from the Infeld Collection complete the exhibition.

Appreciation and recognition of Outsider Art in Croatia began in the 1990s thanks to Nada Vrkljan-Križić (1940-2012), curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art who was the first to draw attention to this outstanding nonacademic art. She also managed the Collection of Outsider Art from 1997 to 2004.

The exhibition is curated by Daniela Bilopavlović Bedenik, senior curator at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb.



Faces of Hunger

Ethnographic Museum, Zagreb (through May 2, 2023)

At a time in which the world is confronted with health, climate, war, and economic crises, Faces of Hunger explore our relationship with food and the fear of its unavailability. The exhibition project is a joint effort between the Ethnographic Museum in Zagreb (EMZ) and the Institute of Ethnology and Folklore Research (IEF).

The subject of hunger is presented in three parts. Fight Against the Hunger—the first and the most extensive part of the exhibition—demonstrates how people ensure the availability of food and store supplies. The second part, Hunger as a Political Tool, deals with dramatic historical events, such as the Great Famine in Ireland and the Holodomor in Ukraine. Hunger and the Body reflect on the representation and perception of the body, especially in the electronic media, raising awareness about eating disorders.

Authors of the exhibition: Tanja Kocković Zaborski (EMZ) and Melanija Belaj (IEF).


Photo: Nina Koydl, EMZ Archive


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