Maja Smrekar, Eulogy to Evolution
10 October 2021

Sunday, 10 October 2021 at 4 p.m.
Maja Smrekar, Eulogy to Evolution
participatory performance
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM


You are kindly invited to actively participate in Maja Smrekar’s performance Eulogy to Evolution on Sunday, 10 October 2021 at 4 p.m. – this will be the closing event of the exhibition Realize! Resist! React! Performance and Politics in the 1990s in the Post-Yugoslav Context.


The bone flute from the Divje Babe cave, made from a femur of a young cave bear, proves that Neanderthals were developed spiritual beings capable of complex artistic processes. In 60,000 years, under the pressures of many geostrategic factors and through a succession of generations, social organizational structures, and systemic rises and falls, we have developed from a simple proto-community into a complex state civilization.


To the sounds of the Neanderthal flute culture has accompanied humanity as a metaphysical glue of society since prehistory, even though we sometimes act as though none of that had ever happened.


A replica of the Neanderthal flute will be played by Boštjan Gombač.


The event is organized in accordance with the recommendations of the NIPH. To attend it you need to submit formal proof of meeting one of the RVT (recovery – vaccination – test) conditions. As the maximum number of visitors is 25, it is necessary to register by email at or by phone, 01/2416825.


The event is part of the exhibition Realize! Resist! React! Performance and Politics in the 1990s in the Post-Yugoslav Context that is organized in the framework of Our Many Europes, a four-year programme organised by the museum confederation L'Internationale and its partners, and co-funded by the Creative Europe programme of the European Union. L'Internationale comprises seven major European art institutions: Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM, Ljubljana, Slovenia); Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid, Spain); MACBA, Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (Spain); Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (M HKA, Antwerp, Belgium); Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie (Warsaw, Poland), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey) and Van Abbemuseum (VAM, Eindhoven, Netherlands), and its partners are HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design (HDK-Valand, Gothenburg, Sweden) and the National College of Art and Design (NCAD, Dublin, Ireland).