Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA)

Museum of Parallel Narratives - In the Framework of L'Internationale

Dimitrije Bašicevic Mangelos, “Manifest vlaškovulicanski,” 1977–78.
Moderna galerija, Ljubljana / Museum of Modern Art, Ljubljana.*

Museum of Parallel Narratives - In the Framework of L'Internationale

Museum of Parallel Narratives
In the Framework of L’Internationale
14 May–2 October 2011Plaça dels Àngels, 1
08001 Barcelona

Exhibition curated by Zdenka Badovinac, director of the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana.

Organised and produced by the Museu d’Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in cooperation with the Moderna galerija (Ljubljana), The Július Koller Society (Bratislava), the Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven) and the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst (Antwerp).

The exhibition Museum of Parallel Narratives. In the Framework of L’Internationale presents a selection of works from the Arteast Collection 2000+ of the Moderna galerija in Ljubljana, the first ever devoted to postwar avant-garde Eastern European art. The exhibition is part of the long-term research project L’Internationale, promoted by several institutions. In addition to more than one hundred works from the collection, four projects of self-historicisation are also on view: the archives created by Artpool (Győrgy Galántai, Júlia Klaniczay), Július Koller, Zofija Kulik, and Lia Perjovschi and CAA, as well as the ‘fictive histories’ of Alexander Dorner, the IRWIN group and Mladen Stilinović. A special section of the exhibition will present diagrams that provide an important overview of the workings of the art system in that region and the construction of an Eastern European narrative.


Thursday 12 May, at 9 pm
Laibach presents Kunst der Fuge
MACBA Auditorium. Limited seating
Saturday 14 May, at 5 pm
Special tour with commentary by Zdenka Badovinac,
Curator of the exhibition
(exclusive to the Friends of MACBA)
Museum galleries. Limited places

Saturday 14 May, at 6.30 pm
Round table
Museum of Parallel Narratives. The alternative Collectivisms
Participants: Vitaly Komar, Miran Mohar, Mladen Stilinović
Moderated by Zdenka Badovinac

MACBA Auditorium. Limited seating

Wednesday 18 and 25 May; 1, 8, 22 and 29 June;
6 July, at 7 pm
Film programme
We can’t promise to do other than experiment.
Experimental films and more in Yugoslavia in the 1960s and 1970s

Curator: Ana Janevski
MACBA Auditorium. Limited seating

Daily guided tours
(included in the admission fee)
Weekdays, at 6 pm
Saturdays, at noon and 6 pm
Sundays and holidays, at noon
Available in English every Monday at 6 pm

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Opening times
Weekdays, 11 am to 7.30 pm
(from 25 June to 24 September, 11 am to 8 pm)
Saturdays, 10 am to 8 pm
Sundays and holidays, 10 am to 3 pm
Closed Tuesdays (except holidays)
Open Mondays

*Image above:
Photo: Dejan Habicht © Moderna galerija

Museum of Parallel Narratives - In the Framework of L'Internationale