Razstava Nizkoproračunske utopije predstavlja pretežno dela iz Zbirke Arteast 2000+. To je osma tovrstna postavitev naše zbirke, v kateri razvijamo koncept zbirke kot orodja. V okviru pričujoče razstave zbirko in muzej razlagamo kot orodji za vzdrževanje utopične zavesti. Pri tem izhajamo ne samo iz razstavljenih umetniški del, ampak delno tudi iz nekaterih teoretskih konceptov, ki utopično razlagajo kot možno ali že obstoječe in ga ne projicirajo v neko daljno in sanjsko prihodnost.
The Metelkova Case: From Army Barracks to Museum of Contemporary Art
When the Yugoslav People’s Army vacated the barracks at Metelkova in 1991, some of the space became available for contemporary art. But the emptied space had lost all of its previous performative functions. Instead it became “susceptible to being diverted, reappropriated and put to use quite different from its initial one”, thereby enabling different configurations of forces, performative acts and social relations that called the future museum of contemporary art into being. Zdenka Badovinac has pointed out that it was the war in the former Yugoslavia and in the Balkans that marked the beginning of our contemporaneity. Similarly, it was the former military complex that marked the beginning of Moderna galerija's Museum of Contemporary Art (MSUM).