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20 Nov 2018 − 1 April 2019

Museum of Arts and Crafts, Zagreb

Curated by: Jasmina Fučkan
Loan by Kontakt: Goran Trbuljak, Untitled, 1971–1981/2018

Conceptual artist Goran Trbuljak is a guest author, invited by the Museum to participate in the annual exhibition program entitled Contemporary Artists in the Permanent Collection of MUO. The main goal of this project is to involve forms and meanings of the actual Permanent Collection in a vivid dialog with contemporary art expression.
Trbuljak, recognized as a confident strategist in playing the multiple roles of his own interpreter, curator and critic, by his intervention in Permanent Collection of MUO stages an individual perspective of the problem of the artist identity and the idea of authenticity of artwork, through provoking many questions about art market and institutional valorisation.

Goran Trbuljak is a consistently analytical and communicative author who is permanently interested in a set of assumed ideas, one may call them rules, prejudices or expectations, that regulate the general attitude of artistic criticism, museum-gallery institutions and the public toward the role of the artist and his work.
Containing a wide variety of material culture objects, the Permanent Collection of MUO established the profile of a universal art museum, which reflects the merged unity of arts and crafts.
For Trbuljak, this fruitful unity of art styles, craftsmanship methods and processing, presents the possibility of being layered, critical, ironic, poetic "playful" through the review of traditional evaluation concepts (original, copy, replica , facsimile, plagiarism) and the criteria that guides art collectors.