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P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art In Action

From September to December

Tadej Pogačar in P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. muzej sodobne umetnosti, Geopolitično, 2003-2015

The P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Arts began its series of fall exhibitions in September on the group exhibition 14 x 14 in Elias Canetti Haus in Ruse, Bulgaria.
On 24 September 2015, the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana opens the international exhibition INSIDE OUT – NOT SO WHITE CUBE prepared by curators Suzana Milevska and Alenka Gregorič with numerous external collaborators. It is the first exhibition project that intensely deals with the relations between artist and art institutions. One of the project’s main question is how did institutions influence and change one another while interacting and/or cooperating during the transformation of the political system in Central and Eastern European countries.

In October, P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum participates with a new project in the international exhibition Performing the Museum in Art Gallery Slovenj Gradec.Exhibition is a joint project of partner organizations: Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina, Novi Sad and Antoni Tapies Foundation, Barcelona.

Alongside there will be two independent presentations of  P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum. On 29 September 2015, opens the solo exhibition COLONY at Art Gallery Kula in Split. The exhibition is dedicated to the topic of geopolitics and the geopolitical.
Last year’s retrospective exhibition Hills and Valleys and Mineral Resources by Tadej Pogačar and the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Arts held at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana moves in the beginning of December 2015 to the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. The exhibition in Zagreb presents a new variation of the Ljubljana set-up, accompanied by a new publication. The curators of the exhibition are Igor Španjol and Martina Munivrana, the producers and organisers of the exhibition are Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana and Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb. A rich program of accompanying events will take place alongside the exhibition.

>Recently, the Dutch publishing house nai010publishers released the comprehensive publication Informal Market Worlds, Reader. The Architecture of Economic Pressure, co-edited by Peter Mörtenböck, Helge Mooshammer, Teddy Cruz and Fonna Forman. It was developed in cooperation with Vienna University of Technology; Goldsmiths, University of London; the Center for Urban Ecology, University of California San Diego; and the Shanghai Study Centre University of Hong Kong.
The book Informal Market Worlds, Atlas maps new types of urban systems that reveal how the informal economy has become a political instrument in the fight for integration into global markets. Together, the Reader and the Atlas present numerous theoretical contributions and case studies while simultaneously researching ways for halting the dominant logic of the neoliberal trade system.
The book Informal Market Worlds, Atlas also includes the evolving Street Economy Archive (2001–present) of Tadej Pogačar, which has been on display on several international exhibitions, most recently on his 2014 retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.

> In the upcoming weeks we are also expecting the first reprint of the book  Architettura parassita. Strategie di riciclaggio della città by Sara Marini, which was first issued in 2009. Sara Marini is an architect, researcher and professor at the  Università Iuav di Venezia. One chapter in the book is also dedicated to the parasitic operational strategies of the P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Arts and its projects.