Neli Ružić

Shadows of the Future

MMSU, 13/12/2016 – 13/1/2017

Opening: 13/12/2016 at 7pm

In cooperation with the Museum of Fine Arts, Split

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art of Rijeka is opening the solo exhibition Shadows of the Future by the artist Neli Ružić, on December 13, 2016 at 7 pm.

Exhibition Shadows of the Future by Neli Ružić is a first episode of activities within EU project RISK CHANGE held in MMSU.

In the twenty-five artworks exhibited, the concept of cultural remembrances and its several registers fullfill the preeminent role: starting from the investigation of her own memory codes, and facing the issue of the politicization of memory, the artist explores the methods of oblivion, erasure, negation, and complete deconstruction, creating new structures from the remnants of the past, by combining imaginary and historical spaces.

In most cases, the artist makes reference to political issues, whereby she treats her topics of individual and collective memory in terms of erasure, repetition, and remembrance, basing herself primarily on her own experience of ruptures and cultural displacement, which occurred thrice: with the social overturn in her homeland of Croatia (Yugoslavia), her departure in the late 1990s, and her unwilling return thirteen years later.

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Exhibition opening: Neli Ružić – Shadows of the Future