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Non-Aligned Modernity
Eastern-European Art and Archives from the Marinko Sudac Collection
27. October 2016 - 23. December 2016


The exhibition Non-Aligned Modernity/Modernità non allineata is the largest and most comprehensive presentation of Eastern-European art during the Cold war to ever be displayed. The exhibition is based on the works from the conceptually most complete and most relevant private collection of Eastern-European artistic practices - the Marinko Sudac Collection (Zagreb, Croatia), a collection developed on a strategy completely different from the classical notion of collecting.  The works from the Marinko Sudac Collection date from 1909 until the fall of the Berlin Wall, and they have been displayed in over 80 museum institutions, including Tate Modern in London, Haus der Kunst in München, Ludwig Museum of Contemporary Art in Budapest, and Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw.

The ten halls of the FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea will give a unique depiction of the Eastern-European art scene from the 50s to the fall of the Berlin Wall with over 120 artists, groups, documentation of unofficial exhibiting spaces and various organized events, and over 700 artworks. The list of artists includes artist from former Yugoslavia: Ivan Kožarić, Sanja Iveković, Vlado Martek, Julije Knifer, Ivan Picelj, Mladen Stilinović, and from Eastern Europe, such as Stano Filko, Dóra Maurer, Július Koller, Natalia LL. The core of the exhibition are the works of the Gorgona group members, their collective works, and their correspondence with the important actors on the European art scene.

The connection with the Italian art scene at the time, and individuals such as Piero Manzoni and Enzo Mari, can be observed in the link with the Zagreb movement New Tendencies, and the aforementioned Gorgona group.

A special space will be dedicated to Antun Motika's experiments and Aleksandar Srnec's experimental films, as well as the films of the OHO group, and works by the Zagreb-based Group of Six Authors. A section will show the varied documentation of unofficial exhibiting spaces, such as Polish independent galleries NET and Akumulatory 2, PERMAFO; Zagreb's exhibition-gallery At the Moment; First Open Studio in Bratislava, Balatonboglár  in Hungary.

The exhibition is organised under the patronage of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the General Consulate of the Republic of Croatia in Milan and the Milan Tourist Board.


Two solo exhibitions will also open contemporaneously on October 26th within the centre: Michele Zaza. Opere/Works 1970-2016, hosted by Giorgio Persano Gallery and curated by Elena Re, and Ugo La Pietra I gradi di libertà/The degrees of freedom at Laura Bulian Gallery.


Non-Aligned modernity/Modernità non allineata
Eastern-European Art and Archives from Marinko Sudac Collection
27.10.2016 - 23.12.2016
Opening October 26th 2016, 6 pm


FM Centro per l'Arte Contemporanea
via Piranesi 10 - Milano (Italy)
www.fmcca.it