Urban Photoessay: #37 “Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb”

There was a time when I visited as many museums as possible, but nowadays, I love more the outdoors and urban street life. Butttttt, I never say no to modern/contemporary art museum. One of my ‘to do’ museums in Zagreb was the Museum of Contemporary Art, located in the so called ‘new town’. The museum is housed in a large concrete building (designed by architect Igor Franic) on the “Avenija Dubrovnik” and easily recognizable by the painted walls (murals created by the famous local street artist OKO).

Adress: Avenija Dubrovnik 17, 10000, Zagreb, Kroatië (website: click here )

Free admission on the first Wednesday of the month.

In the museum itself you can find  a variety of art installations, photographs and paintings mainly created by Croatian and former Yugoslavian artists.
When I entered the museum hall, I was ‘shocked’ by this really provoking picture. As you will notice by yourself if you visit this museum, the political theme will never be far away.
http://www.msu.hr
Other examples of artworks you can find in the museums

 

Until next time…

 

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14 thoughts on “Urban Photoessay: #37 “Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb””

  1. Very interesting exhibitions! I went to Zagrzeb a long time ago but didn’t get to visit any museums so I guess I need to go there again! 😀 Great post

    1. Thanks Kinga, if you visit Zagreb again… yup museum of contemporary art is a ‘must’ for Artlovers. Other museums I can recommend: museum of illusions, big fun! Have a nice Saturday x

  2. I wish I had had enough time to visit the Museum of Contemporary Art when I was in Zagreb—-at least I can enjoy your photos. It is relief to see a blogger who likes contemporary art. I have been working at contemporary art museum for 20 years and it seems that so many people insult the art without taking the time to understand it.

    1. Yep, I noticed this too… when I read the reviews of museums on trip advisor etc. Often it’s not anymore about opinion, but really insulting the ‘contemporary art’. It’s just really fascinating the idea, story and the creations they expose. The museum in Zagreb is good, but you can not compare it with MoMa or Malba(Buenos Aires). To my opinion it’s a little. I enjoy more contemporary art installations then 3 hours walking in a topmuseum full with ‘old masters’. Have a nice sunday x

  3. Wonderful post. I just don’t like museums. I find them boring with only things collected from nowhere out of history or some arts done by human beings. I rather see myself going around and visiting the daily movements of a city, village, rivers, wherever there are living movements. I wouldn’t visit museums and get stuck looking at non living things that don’t contribute to my liking. I love your blog. Thank you for posting.

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