MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN NOVI SAD
The Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad was founded on February 1, 1966 as the Gallery of Contemporary Art. The institutional status of the establishment was changed in 1996, when Gallery obtained the status of the Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina, Novi Sad.
Museum of Contemporary Art in Novi Sad carries out various activities in different areas of contemporary art and is starting to take the role of a regional leader in this field, with an important place in current developments and movements in contemporary art in the region, as well as in international art cooperation and exchange.
The main activities of the Museum include collection, preservation, study, and exhibitions, primarily of modern and contemporary artwork in Vojvodina. Since its establishment, in function and scope of activity, the Museum has been the only institution of its kind in Vojvodina. Its current holdings contain collections of paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, conceptual art, as well as new and expanded media works made in Vojvodina from the second half of the 20th century.
The Museum is actively involved in research and presentation of historical and current art production in Vojvodina, Serbia, and Region, but also in the wider international scene, especially in the area of comparative study of the relationship between art in Vojvodina and other art communities. These activities are mainly achieved through the interrelated cooperation and organization, as well as production of complex networked projects, so we can proudly say that the Museum is gradually becoming a machine that produces artistic and cultural events.
The main priorities of MSUV (Museum of Contemporary Art Vojvodina) are exhibitions and presentations of projects with European references, as well as exhibitions that articulate Vojvodina art space as a European cultural space and open up possibilities for art–curatorial dialogue that aspires to enter into a discussion about themes of modernity and local character of the contemporary world.
The most important projects of MSUV:
Marginal Specifics: Avant-garde Art of ex-Yugoslavia 1914-1989; Transfer: Contemporary Slovak Art, In Situ; Somewhat Different: Anders als immer – German design; ID: Ideology of Design, Mimmo Paladino; Real Life Presence – Graz; Dan Perjovschi – Chalk Reality; Viktor Vazareli - Graphics and Facilities; Cities Re-imagined – Norway; Conceptual Art: Archive of Documents, Information and Art Works: 1968-2007; 20th Century – European Context in 20th Century Art in Vojvodina; Intensity of Affect – Performances, Actions, Installations: A Retrospective of Zoran Todorović; Play Cultures – World of digital games; The Years of Neorealism – Guidelines of the Italian Photography; European Management Models in Contemporary Art and Culture; The retrospective exhibition of works by Katalin Ladik 1962 – 2010; The Media Practice Collection of MSUV; Sandro Chia: Cum Grano Salis – Soldiers, Sculptures and Monotypes…