other institutionality


Many institutional structures inherited from both the bourgeois and the socialist national states survive today either as ruins of the past, ready for touristic consumption or as precarious organizations sieged by spurious powers. Social and political movements of many different kinds are now reclaiming the institutional space from a new political imagination. A few contemporary institutions all over the world are rehearsing forms of negotiation with these instituent practices.


During the other institutionality seminar, the narrators are going to present their terms in the context of artworks, social and institutional practices shape either historical cases which were signified by specific local environments such as former Yugoslavia or similar contexts, or with the new commissioned artistic proposals related to different issues about future. As for the historical cases, we are especially interested in a comparison between 'institutional critique' in different non–western localities; as for the works about future, we would like to link them to the context of the global 'new world chaos'.


Participating narratorsNick AickensCharles Esche (Van Abbemuseum, NL);  Azra Akšamija (MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, BH/AT/US); Zdenka Badovinac (MG+MSUM, SI), Bojana Piškur (MG+MSUM, SI), Igor Španjol (MG+MSUM, SI); Jesús Carrillo (ES); Patrick Flores (PH); Kate Fowle (RU); Alenka Gregorič (SI); Anders Krueger & Bart De Baere (M HKA, BE); Pablo Martínez (MACBA, SP), Sohrab Mohebbi (IR/USA); Meriç Öner & Vasıf Kortun (SALT Research, TR), Francisco Godoy Vega (Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, ES)



Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM), Maistrova 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia

date 17 and 18 January 2017