Opening of the exhibition at Reactor Center Podgorica (Podgorica pri Ljubljani) is the first event of the 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art – U3, on Tuesday 31 May 2016 on the 50th anniversary of the Reactor.
The main topic of the U3 Triennial 2016 is the Cosmos. In our cultural imagination Cosmos functions as a code word for the danger of the final extinction of all life on Earth, and at the same time for the most radical Utopian aspiration of universal harmony.
Does contemporary art have stages or processes? According to Arthur Danto and Hans Belting, the answer should be no. Contemporary art manifests an awareness of a history of art but no longer carries it forward. In other words, contemporary art reaches the post-historical stage of art.
The Museum of American Art is an educational institution dedicated to assembling, preserving and exhibiting memories primarily on the Museum of Modern Art in New York and its International Program of Circulating Exhibitions of American art.
The exhibition Low-Budget Utopias presents works that come largely from the Moderna galerija’s Arteast 2000+ Collection. This is the eighth installation of the collection in which we develop the notion of the collection as a tool. In the present exhibition we explain the collection and the museum as tools that help to sustain a utopian consciousness.