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Guided tour with artist Jelena Micić in the Museum of Yugoslavia

Foundation Ilija & Mangelos and the Museum of Yugoslavia are inviting you to a guided tour to present the exhibition intervention the “Sample hall” authored by Jelena Micić on Saturday, June 17, at 1:00 p.m. The reason to meet the artist again is the publication of the exhibition catalogue, which comprehensively presents her intervention. Micić will guide you through the exhibition, together with the Museum’s curators, co-author of one of the texts in the catalogue, mirko nikolić, and the Foundation representatives.

As part of the “Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos” award for 2021, Micić realised the art installation within the core exhibition of the Museum of Yugoslavia in 2022. The selection of items from the family archive highlighted segments of life of the famous Yugoslav factory of women’s leather shoes and plastics Leda, which was founded in 1961 in Knjaževac. The preserved leather samples, information on their origin and ways of exchange of materials, as well as final products for former domestic and international markets, are parts of this artistic work. The items-samples, which have been produced, accumulated and used by three generations of the author’s family in their every-day and working life, have been placed in the original Museum’s setting as a temporary intervention and an addition to the core exhibition “Museum Laboratory”.

Publisher is the Foundation Ilija & Mangelos, and the realisation has been supported by Austrian Cultural Forum Belgrade and the Trust for Mutual Understanding from New York.

Jelena Micić lives and works in Vienna. She is an independent author and artistic director of the Festival for Art & Activism WIENWOCHE. Her artistic practice comprises readymade installations and in situ interventions, while examining social and political aspects of the colour and colour systems. She has been awarded the “Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos” award (2021), Ö1 Talentestipendium Bildende Kunst grant (2018) and kültüř gemma! (2018). Solo exhibitions: Crvena analiza” (ULUS, Belgrade, 2022), “Alles in Ordnung” (Wien Museum, MUSA Startgalerie, Vienna, 2021), “I Learned from the Best” (DKSG, Belgrade, 2021), “Moleraj” (Temporary Parapet, Bratislava, 2019), “kunstnah/kunstfern” (Galerie IG Bildende Kunst, Vienna, 2019) and “Anekumena” (Belgrade Youth Centre, 2016).

Co-curated exhibition: “Multiple Singularities” (xhibitE, Vienna, 2020)

The Old Museum - Exhibition Room III
  • Day: 17.06-17.06.2023
  • Time: 13:00

The Origins: The Background for Understanding the Museum of Yugoslavia

Creation of a European type of museum was affected by a number of practices and concepts of collecting, storing and usage of items.

New Mappings of Europe

Museum Laboratory

Starting from the Museum collection as the main source for researching social phenomena and historical moments important for understanding the experience of life in Yugoslavia, the exhibition examines the Yugoslav heritage and the institution of the Museum