Annual exhibition programme of Mochvara Gallery is dedicated to sound art and organized by Kontejner in collaboration with Culture Development Association "CDA" and Mochvara Club since 2011, in Pogon Jedinstvo and Mochvara Club, Zagreb. The programme is very closely interconnected with famous Mochvara Club best known by its musical events, and it represents a logical extension of the musical identity of the club. The main goal of this music-sound art connection is to introduce contemporary sound art to the numerous club's audiences in an informal, relaxed ambiance different from the traditional galleries and art museums.
The programme presents Croatian and international artists exploring sound as an artistic medium, and strives to balance its focus between presenting both renowned artists from all over the world, as well as emerging and young artists, emphasizing always the communicative aspect of the work, the quality of the artistic concept, experimental character and progressive usage of technology, hybrid formats and media, interdisciplinary collaborations and research, and also attractivness in relation to different types of audiences.
An annual open call project Sound Art Incubator was initiated in 2012 as a part of the Mochvara Gallery programme. To the young and emerging artists interested in working with sound, this project offers support and resources in producing their new artworks. The artworks are then presented each year in a group exhibition format, as a part of the Mochvara gallery annual programme.
organizers: Culture Development Association "CDA" + Mochvara club & KONTEJNER | bureau of contemporary art praxis
curators: KONTEJNER | Ena Hodžić & Tereza Teklić
technical director: Andrija Santro
PR: Danijel Badanjak
media partners: Kulturpunkt,Transmeet.tv, Vizkultura, Ziher, Radio Student
supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia, City of Zagreb, "Kultura nova" Foundation