David Maljković’s With the Collection exhibition consisted of an ongoing workshop with art academies (Academy of Applied Arts Rijeka, WHW Akademija Zagreb) and graphic design master program (Werkplaats Typografie Arnhem) participants.

While they were preparing for their workshop week in Rijeka, the participants treated the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art as a reader, while the digital museum database served as a communication tool and an incentive for their dialogue with the museum collection. Their translations and views, woven into a dialogue with the collection, were supposed to become an integral part of the exhibition on this day, March 28th.

Due to the ongoing health crisis on a planetary level, their responses won’t get the full materialization in the space of Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, but will continue to exist as proposals, freely moving individual utopias, suspended art ideas and statements. During these times of uncertainty, insisting on activity and communication from our distant abodes presents for us is a small glimpse of hope, and a call for the better, different and more solidary tomorrow.

Thus, we are going to publish those proposals in the days to come and share it with you from our MMSU website.

Participants: Elena Apostolovski, Vlad Brăteanu, Dante Buu, Kristina Čehulić , Darío Dezfuli, Tin Dožić, Klara Dujmović, Frédérique Gagnon, Miron Galić, Bianca Hisse, Nicha Keeratiphanthawong, Neža Knez, Katarina Kožul, Michelle Lin, Gaisha Madanova, Gerardo Madera, Jannete Mark, Ekaterina Muromtseva, Jolanta Nowaczyk, Tabea Nixdorff, Petra Patafta,  María Luisa Sanín Peña, Marina Rajšić, Hannah Sakai, Maria Smit, Ela Štefanec, Michiel Terpelle, Ivana Tkalčić

Mentors and coordinators: Anniek Brattinga, Ana Dević, Katerina Jovanović, Ana Kovačić, David Maljković, Ivana Meštrov, Armand Mevis, Petra Mrša, Kate Sutton

Online setup and editorial: Iva Brižan, Ivana Meštrov, Marina Tkalčić