EXHIBITION PROGRAM | The Heritage of 1989
26 April 2017 — 17 September 2017

Photo: Ilija Šoškić, Sewn–up Ficus, action/installation, 1974 (1989, 2017), courtesy of the artist



Thursday, 18 May 2017 at 4.30 p.m., MG+, guided by Bojana Piškur co-curator of the exhibition in the context of International Museum Day.

Friday, 26 May 2017 at 5 p.m., MG+, guided by Ana Mizerit assistant curator of the exhibition.

Friday, 2 June 2017 at 5 p.m., MG+, guided by Zdenka Badovinac co-curator of the exhibition.

Thursday, 15 June 2017 at 6 p.m., MG+, guided by Zdenka Badovinac co-curator of the exhibition.

Thursday, 6 July 2017 at 5 p.m., MG+, guided by Ana Mizerit assistant curator of the exhibition.

Thursday, 3 August 2017, ob 18.00, MG+, vodi Miha Valant

Thursday, 17 August 2017, ob 18.00, MG+, vodi Miha Valant

Thursday, 31 August 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+, guided by Ana Mizerit assistant curator of the exhibition.




Wednesday, 26 April 2017,9 p.m. – 22 p.m., MG+

Azra Akšamija, Digesting Dayton, 2012–2017

Interactive instalation at the exhibition Heritage of 1989


Within this installation at the exhibition, women of migrant origin spanning generations will take part in a series of workshops in which they will be embroidering patterns typical of their various cultures into a common tablecloth. 

Ilija Šoškić, Sewn–up Ficus, 1974 (1989, 2017), action/installation




BADco: Long Durations and Ideas about the Future

“Long Durations and Ideas about the Future” consists of a series of interventions in the form of discussions and workshops, focusing on the social antagonisms of the post-Yugoslav political space through the prism of material and ideological heritage, the continuity of cultural networks, and the potential of the future, all of which taken together is called the Yugoslav experience.


The first in the series is a discussion about the diverse approaches to Yugoslav archives, the abuse of heritage for the sake of revising the emancipatory history of the 20th century, and possible responses to the growing reactionary revisionism. This will be followed by a workshop on alternative archives, the digitization of archival material, and the forms of disseminating knowledge. The second part of the series will comprise a symposium focusing, via specific artistic practices and social movements, on the constancy and constant instability of structures of long duration, such as nation states, capitalist economies, and imperialisms, in our region. The final workshops will bring to the fore the ways cultural and artistic agents interconnect and the forms of their imaginary institutionalizing after the dissolution of Yugoslavia, raising the question of the general state of artistic imagination in the political conceptions of the future in the context of the failing hegemony of the West and democratic societies in general.


Since its beginning in 2000, the performance collective BADco has been systematically researching the protocols of performing, presenting, and viewing by structuring its projects around diverse formal and perceptual relations and contexts. Reconfiguring the established relations between performance and audience, challenging the perspectival givens and architectonics of performance, and problematizing communicational structures all make BADco an internationally important artistic phenomenon, and one of the most distinct performance experiences.



Wednesday, 24 May 2017, MG+

Seminar “Uses and Abuses of Heritage – Revisions and Reactionism”

Speakers: Milan Radanović and Suzana Milevska; participants at the discussion: Tanja Petrović and Dragan Markovina


Thursday, 25 May 2017, MG+

Public library workshop: moderated by Marcell Mars, Tomislav Medak , Dubravka Sekulić


Monday, 5 June 2017, MG+

Symposium“(Post-) Yugoslavia and long durations – on social antagonisms through the art and culture of the long 20th century”: Tijana Okić, Sezgin Boynik, Miklavž Komelj, Tatomir Toroman


Thursday, 7 September 2017, MG+

Workshop “The Disintegration of Hegemony and Ideas about the Future”, headed by Janez Janša, participants: Katerina Kolozova and Jelena Vesić.

Workshop “Imaginary Institutions – Post-Yugoslav Stateless Institutions”: headed by Iskra Geshoska, participants: EminaVišnić and Slaven Tolj (Rijeka 2020); Dragana Afirević and Rok Vevar (Nomad, Ljubljana); Mika Buljević (Booksa, Zagreb) and Vladimir Đurišić (Proletter, Podgorica).




Wednesday, 31 May 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+

Darko Simičić, Art of the Eighties in Yugoslavia: Sing!


Wednesday, 28 June 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+

Goran Trbuljak, As Long as Politicians Fare Well, Others Only Complain




Wednesday, 21 June 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+

Martina Vovk, Art of the Eighties


Friday, 15 September 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+

Gal Kirn, Contradictions and Transition of (Post) Socialist Civil Society between 1972 and 1989




Tuesday, 30 May 2017, at 6 p.m., +MSUM

Presentation of The Eighties about the Eighties publication and conversation with the authors

Speakers:Tea Hvala, Anej Korsika, Kaja Kraner, Aleš Mendiževec, Tjaša Pureber

Moderated by: Bojana Piškur


The book Osemdeseta o osemdesetih (The Eighties about the Eighties) contains texts by five theorists born in the 1980s who have cast a critical eye on some of the key texts written in that decade and on the relationships between the politics, society, culture, and art of the time.



Šum: Discussions on Organization of Art and Work in Our Culture: Past and Present


The Ljubljana based collective Šum will host two collectives, BLOK (Zagreb) and Kontekst (Belgrade), which are active at the intersection of culture, art and activism or rather politics, and examine both the political potentials of artistic practices as well as the questions regarding the current and past organisation and reproduction of activist art groups.



BLOK – Lokalna baza za osvježavanje kulture, Zagreb, Croatia (Ana Kutleša, Vesna Vuković, Ivana Hanaček)

Kontekst, Belgrade, Serbia (Vida Knežević, Marko Miletić)

Šum, Ljubljana, Slovenia (Kaja Kraner, Izidor Barši)


Friday, 8 September, at 7 p.m., MG+

Presentation of collectives and their work accompanied by a discussion on collective activity


Saturday, 9 September, at 11 a.m., MG+

Organizing art production: examples from the history of art collectives in the SE Balkans—findings of the research on the groups Zemlja and Život




Tuesday, 12 September 2017, at 6 p.m., MG+

The School and the Museum as a Dispositif of Education

Museum education in the 1980s in Yugoslavia


Speakers: Eva D. Bahovec, Jasna Jakšić, Asja Mandić, Darko Štrajn

Moderated by Adela Železnik


One of the important contributions of civil society in the 1980s was a critique of the school reforms in the early 1980s, as instigated by certain members of the New Left, the post-structuralist movement, and the Lacanian circle. As an alternative to “the school as an antechamber to a factory churning out a labor force capable of only repetitive functions,” they suggested a change in the educational apparatus that would encourage individuals to critically judge their environment, maintain an intellectual distance and have the capacity to grasp their own position within society. They posed a crucial question: what is the difference between “learning” and “education”? This question is again becoming a pressing one in light of the widespread uncritical acceptance of information, and is also relevant in museum pedagogy.

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