Festival in Rijeka

Following up the Zagreb and Belgrade edition, the exhibition Extravagant bodies: Extravagant age will open at the MMSU - Museum of Modern and Contemporary art in Rijeka. The opening of the exhibition is on 11th March 2014 at 7.00 p.m. at MMSU Otvorenje izložbe je 11. ožujka 2014. u 19 sati u MMSU-u, with performances of the dance group "Zametske rožice" and musical band of the Zamet Club.

Extravagant bodies: Extravagant age project represents exciting, inspirative and sensual aspects of the old age. Contemporary art reinverts the negative conotations of the old age and relocates it beyond the taboos, stereotypes, marginalization and discrimination. Through art, social critique and documentation, Extravagant age demonstrates extatic and liberated, but also painful old age through non-conventtional, different and empowering perspectives related to the body and mind which is in constant change.

During the exhibition, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka will become a place of intergenerational encounters through a series of interesting activities, performances, screenings and exhibited artworks - video and audio works, installations, sculptures and photographs of renowned contemporary artists (Sanja Iveković, Tomislav Gotovac, Goran Trbuljak, Mladen Stilinović, Siniša Labrović, Škart, Suzanne Lacy, Pilvi Takala, Mirjana Miljković and Neven Sviben, Marko Jeftić, Maja Bekan, Lada Cerar, Hrvoslava Brkušić, Andrea Palašti, Ana Opalić and Neda Šimić Božinović). The living room programme and workshops are placed in the central part of the exhibition and feature many educative, practicle and entertaining activities. Mmebers of clubs Belveder, Potok, Podvežica, Zamet and Centar will take on the curatorial role and set up and exhibition from the MMSU collection on the topic of emancipation of women.

More information can be found on the official site of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka and on the site of Rijeka's senior club.

Project author: Kontejner | bureau of contemporary art praxis (Zagreb)
Curatorial team: Ivana Bago, Olga Majcen Linn and Sunčica Ostoić | Kontejner; Milica Pekić | KIOSK; Slaven Tolj | MMSU Rijeka; Lois Keidan | LADA
Partners: Klovićevi dvori Gallery (Zagreb), Zajednički put Foundation (Zagreb), Live Art Development Agency (London), Queen Mary University (London), KIOSK (Belgrade), Cultural centre (Beograd), G12HUB (Beograd), Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Rijeka), British Council (Zagreb), Bežanijska kosa retirement home (Beograd), Croatian Association of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Zagreb).