marinko sudac collection

The Marinko Sudac Collection, based in Zagreb encompasses a large number of artworks of progressive Avant-Garde, Neo-Avant-Garde, and Post-Avant-Garde art, including morphologically and conceptually similar artistic developments, as well as various practices of experimental art across Europe and beyond from the beginning of the 20th century until the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The heterogeneous Collection contains many artworks - from paintings, drawings, collages, graphics, and other art techniques, to photographs, photo-grams and other photographic experiments, films and experimental anti-films. It also includes art concepts, projects, sketches, sculptures, objects, installations, and ambients alongside artists' and experts' correspondences, in some cases entire archives. In the twenty years of continual work, the Marinko Sudac Collection/Museum of Avant-Garde broadened its field of research from the area of former Yugoslavia, and now encompasses the entire Central and Eastern Europe, even beyond, from the Baltic tothe Black Sea.

Collecting strategy

The Collection's interest extends from the Baltic area to the Black Sea, with particular emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. The collector's strategy is directed towards systematic exploration, research, and promotion of Avant-Garde practices that have been marginalized, forbidden, and at times completely rejected, due to historical, social and political circumstances. In this respect, the Collection is, in relation to already existing European art collections, regionally cohesive, and presents an inexhaustible resource for the research of Avant-Garde art and a dynamic platform for the exchange of knowledge on the phenomenon of Avant-Garde. This can be seen in numerous topical and retrospective exhibitions, organized events, followed by connected detailed publications or studies, articles in professional journals, some published in the framework of research projects and collaborations with numerous important institutions, experts, theoreticians, art historians, and artists from the entire world.