Today, a new unit of the Moderna galerija - Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) has opened in the renovated army barracks building in the new cultural quarter in Metelkova Street (Ljubljana, Slovenia). The inugural exhibition is Present and Presence, showing pioneering collection of Eastern European art Arteast 2000+, devoted to postwar avant-gardes from the 1960s to the present, and a selection of works from Moderna galerija's national collection.
On view there will also be the Museum of Affects. In the Framework of L'Internationale, the founding partners of which are the Moderna galerija , the Július Koller Society in Bratislava, the Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (MACBA) in Barcelona, the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, and the Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst in Antwerp (MuHKA).
The Museum Contemporary Art Metelkova derives its specificity not only from its geopolitical and cultural position, but also from its orientation which questions hegemonic history through a multiplicity of narratives, heterogeneous approaches to historicizing, resonance between the urgencies of different localities, and reciprocal methods of learning. (photo: BAN)