The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka announces an


for contributions for the symposium Lives on the Move – Conditions in the Altered State of Borders

which will be held on the 20th February 2018, at the Museum, as the program accompanying Black Disguises exhibition, the second part of the EU project Risk Change.

Among the key issues of the symposium are limitations on today’s mobility. Practitioners and theoreticians within different fields are invited to held presentations (up to 30 minutes) that refer to the extremes of modern society. One the one side – movability, mobility and intercultural cooperation, on the other – border control, exile and exclusion. By reflecting on the relationships of social politics, cultural practices and migration processes, the presentations should confirm migrations as a general principle, exploring their real and fictional possibilities outside the scope of the given borders. The symposium thematises migrations as a collective phenomenon, dealing with their causes, consequences and interrelated social and cultural politics. It draws attention to the risks of change and describes the (im)possibilities of finding one’s way in the situations of poor security, disorientation and a desperate struggle for optimism and togetherness in the times of building walls.

The public invitation is open until 20th January 2018. The contributions will be chosen by MMSU curators Ksenija Orelj, Sabina Salamon, Nataša Šuković and Marina Tkalčić.

Applications should contain:

  • name, surname, address, telephone number and e-mail address; CV
  • a summary and short description of the presentation (around 3000 words)

Notes for applicants:

Individuals and collectives from the area of the Republic of Croatia, EU and Third Countries have the right to apply to the public invitation. The symposium will be held in Croatian language.

The applicants can apply by e-mail at with the subject ‘Black Disguises’.

The fee is 800,00 kuna net per participant with additional funds for travel expenses. The accommodation will be secured by the MMSU.