institution profiles

The Glossary of Common Knowledge is a five-year research project run by Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM) within the framework of the broader European project Uses of Art - the Legacy of 1848 and 1989 by the European confederation L'Internationale. Main contributors of the terms are narrators chosen by L'internationale partners. Other contributors are a part of the global family of the world of art. 

The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) together with the Museum of Modern Art (MG) [Moderna galerija], forms part of the acronym MG+MSUM. The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) opened in November 2011 in the renovated building of the former barracks complex on Metelkova Street. []
official name MG+MSUM
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1947
city, country Ljubljana, Slovenia
The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofíaofía (MNCARS, also called the Museo Reina Sofía, Queen Sofía Museum, El Reina Sofía, or simply The Sofia) is Spain's national museum of 20th-century art. Museo Reina Sofía is organising a heterogeneous network of partnerships with groups, social movements, universities, and their bodies that question the museum and generate spaces for negotiation rather than mere representation.[]
official name Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1992
city, country Madrid, Spain
The Van Abbemuseum opened in 1936 as one of the first public museums for modern and contemporary art to be established in Europe. It was named after the cigar manufacturer H. J. van Abbe, who financed the building as well as a contribution towards purchases and running costs for its first few years. Karel 1, Van Abbe’s cigar company, sourced his tobacco from the fields of Sumatra and Java in Indonesia, the former colony of the Netherlands. The history of this modern museum, like so many others in the western world, is intimately linked to that of the colonial project. []
official name Van Abbemuseum
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1934
city, country Eindhoven, Netherlands
The Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art (Catalan: Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona (abbreviated as MACBA) is situated in the Plaça dels Àngels, in El Raval, Ciutat Vella, Barcelona, Spain. []
official name MACBA
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1987
city, country Barcelona, Spain
The M HKA is a museum for contemporary art, film and visual culture in its widest sense. It is an open place of encounter for art, artists and the public. The M HKA aspires to play a leading role in Flanders and to extend its international profile by building upon Antwerp’s avant-garde tradition. The M HKA bridges the relationship between artistic questions and wider societal issues, between the international and the regional, artists and public, tradition and innovation, reflection and presentation. []
official name M HKA
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1986
city, country Antwerp, Belgium
Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie is a museum in Warsaw, Poland. It was established in 2005. The Museum opened its new exhibition space (called “the Museum on the Vistula” to differentiate it from the Museum’s headquarters located on Pańska 3 street) in the spring of 2017. The Museum’s involvement in the contemporary world is expressed through exhibitions, publications, and educational and research programs.[]
official name Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 2005
city, country Warsaw, Poland
SALT is a not-for-profit cultural institution in public service, engaging in research, exhibitions, publications, web projects, conferences, and other public programs in Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey. It was founded as a post-departmentalised institution, which does not prioritise any period, discipline or object-based practice. The aim is to channel objects and materials into a broader discussion. Through SALT Research, which comprises a specialised library and an open-access online archive, the institution collects sources material culture in visual practices, built environment, social life and economic history. []
official name SALT
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 2011
city, country Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey
The Valand Academy of Arts at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, is a centre for the development of the independent artist/ author/ film-maker/ photographer. We are especially interested in the agency of artists, and in artist-led cultures, across the space of contemporary art, cinema, literature, photographic and curatorial practices.[]
official name Valand Academy
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1865
city, country Gothenburg, Sweden
Liverpool John Moores University is a public research university in the city of Liverpool, England with more than 24,000 students – 20,410 undergraduate students and 4,270 postgraduate students, making it the largest university in Liverpool by student population – as well as being the twentieth largest in the United Kingdom. []
official name Liverpool John Moores Uni.
organisation type l'internationale partners
founding date 1823
city, country Liverpool, United Kingdom

organisation profiles

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official name WH.A.T.
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Wuhan, China
http://manosinvisibles.net[]
official name Manos Invisibles
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country , Spain
This contemporary art museum is the brick-and-mortar gathering space for the TEOR/éTica foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports Central American art and culture. Housed in a vintage mansion, each of its elegant rooms exhibits cutting-edge works by established and emerging figures from Latin America, such as Costa Rican artist Priscilla Monge, who is well known for her wry multimedia work.[]
official name TEOR/éTica
organisation type other organisations
founding date 1999
city, country San José, Costa Rica
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official name London College of Communication
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country London, United Kingdom
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official name University of Oxford
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country , United Kingdom
Indigenous Art Museum in the Museo del Barro, a complex of three museums that gathers the different production of art in Paraguay[]
official name Indigenous Art Museum
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Asunción, Paraguay
Graph Commons is a platform for collaboratively making, analyzing and publishing network maps. Graph Commons is dedicated to investigative journalism, civic data research and archival exploration, empowering people and organizations to transform their data into interactive maps and untangle complex relations that impact them and their communities. []
official name Graph Commons
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Istanbul, Turkey
The Museo del Barro was founded in 1979 as a private institution to house the large indigenous pottery collection (clay) reflected in its name. However, it also serves as the Indigenous Art Museum and the Museum of Contemporary Arts of Paraguay. The three divisions make up the bulk of the museum's collection. []
official name Museo del Barro
organisation type other organisations
founding date 1979
city, country Asunción, Paraguay
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official name Russian State University
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Moscow, Russia
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official name Sàn Art
organisation type other organisations
founding date October 2007
city, country Hồ Chí Minh City, Vietnam
The Península group is a debate platform on art, coloniality and curatorship related to Spanish and Portuguese history, their colonial processes and the latency of their power relations in the present. The group offers researchers, academics, post-graduate students, artists and those interested in this debate theme the opportunity to participate in a series of work and discussion encounters. []
official name Península
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Madrid, Spain
The Center for Historical Reenactments (CHR) is a collaborative platform based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Since it's founding in 2010 CHR has responded to the demands of the current moment through an exploration into the historical legacies and their resonance and impact on contemporary art. []
official name Center for Historical Reenactments
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Johannesburg, South Africa
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official name Museum of Contemporary Art of the University of São Paulo (MAC USP)
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country São Paulo, Brazil
Townhouse supports artistic work in a wide range of media through exhibitions, residencies for artists, curators and writers, educational initiatives and outreach programs. []
official name Townhouse Gallery
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Cairo, Egypt
Institute for Labour Studies (ILS), or Inštitut za delavske študije (IDŠ), is a new institute founded in 2012 by members of the Workers and Punks’ University founded in 1998. []
official name Institute for Labour Studies
organisation type other organisations
founding date 2012
city, country Ljubljana, Slovenia
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official name EESI
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Pariz, France
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official name University of Hildesheim
organisation type other organisations
founding date 2003
city, country Hildesheim, Germany
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official name ex-Prelom Collective
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Belgrade, Serbia
Diásporas Críticas a platform for artistic research that functions as a space of resistance to the neoliberal policies of racial and sexual surveillance. []
official name Diásporas Críticas
organisation type other organisations
founding date
city, country Barcelona, Spain
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official name Academy of Arts of the World
organisation type other organisations
founding date 27 October 2012
city, country Cologne, Germany
Iranti [pronounced írantì] is the Yoruba word for ‘memory’. Largely found in South West Nigeria and parts of Benin Republic, the Yoruba people consider memory a prized form of intelligence which determines how often one remembers what they see and hear.[]
official name Iranti
organisation type other organisations
founding date January 2012
city, country Johannesburg, South Africa