Jasmina Cibic, ARTISTS' CINEMA, Zagreb

Jasmina Cibic, ARTISTS' CINEMA, Zagreb

We are pleased to invite you to the screening program ARTISTS' CINEMA by Jasmina Cibic, managed by Tihomir Milovac and curated by Branka Benčić at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Zagreb, Gorgona Hall.

ARTISTS’ CINEMA is a screening program at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb established in 2012, aimed at introducing contemporary artists and their cinematic works, created at the meeting point of contemporary art and cinema of film and visual arts. The program presents recent works of film/video outside the context of production of entertainment and spectacle as well as introducing historical perspectives and developments. It completes the programming of the Museum and complement the presentation of this hybrid form. It is aimed to intensify the dialog and exchange on the cultural scene of the city, connecting artists, curators, and critics with the public; in this way it will contribute to an active internationalization of the art scene engaged in the media of moving images.

The program brings together several works by Jasmina Cibic shaped around the idea of architecture and discourses it produces. Architecture as a performative gesture understood as text and context. Its central focus is an inquiry into the ways in which architecture can become the incarnation of national ideologies. Architecture plays a significant role, becoming an important protagonist, acting not just as a décor or setting, but cast as a subjective relation – as a fictional character.
The program gathers recent film production by Jasmina Cibic between 2013 and 2015, from the works exhibited at the Slovenian pavilion at the Venice biennale (2013), followed by her recent trilogy Spielraum (2015) to her latest production The Pavillion (2015).


Tear Down and rebuild (2015), 15.30 min
The Nation loves it (2015), 15.45 min
The Double Game (2014), 2.37 min
Framing the Space (2013), 10.45 min
The Pavilion (2015), 6.45 min
Total running time: 52 min

Curated by:

Branka Benčić, independent curator

Project manager:

Tihomir Milovac, senior curator MSU

Performing the museum:

The screening program is part of PERFORMING THE MUSEUM program. This is an initiative of four different museums – Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina from Novi Sad, Fundació Antoni Tàpies from Barcelona - that aims to generate new thinking and open new practical possibilities on the future of such institutions. Read more here.

Image credits:

© Studio Jasmina Cibic
Production stills from The Pavilion, single channel HD video, stereo sound, 6 min 43 sec, in loop

Jasmina Cibic, ARTISTS' CINEMA, Zagreb
Jasmina Cibic, ARTISTS' CINEMA, Zagreb
Jasmina Cibic, ARTISTS' CINEMA, Zagreb