Mladen Stilinović in Conversation with Ana Janevski

In this video Ana Janevski, Associate Curator in the Department of Media and Performance Art, interviews the Croatian artist Mladen Stilinović in his apartment in Zagreb in March 2013 during the C-MAP Central and Eastern European group trip to Novi Sad, Belgrade, Ljubljana and Zagreb. Given the artist’s recent passing in July 2016, these excerpts feel especially timely for the light they shed on the beginnings of his career and some of his most well know works, including Exploitation of the Dead, which is part of the MoMA Collection.

For subtitles, click on “CC” at bottom right within the video and select “English”.

“May ’75”
“Laziness and Work”
“Exploitation of the Dead” (1984-90) and Russian Constructivism

More in this theme

Seher Shah’s “The Black Star,” 2007

Last year in the exhibition Scenes for a New Heritage: Contemporary Art from the
, we had the opportunity to show a selection of works from The Black Star
(2007), a portfolio of twelve digital prints by Seher Shah (Pakistani, born 1975).
Though acquired in 2008, the work was exhibited for the first time in this exhibition,
in a gallery devoted to the suggestion of using the past as a means of interrogating
the present.

“I have to go back to New York. I have no choice”: Interview with Jaime Davidovich (Part 1)

In this interview, recorded a few months before Davidovich’s passing, curator Ana Janevski talks with the Argentine-American artist about his career, his early days in New York City and Cleveland, and his work Tape Wall Project (1970/1988), recently acquired by MoMA. This is the first of two parts. Read the second part here. ANA JANEVSKI:…

Subscribe to our newsletter

Related Content

Decolonization and Disentanglement in Ukrainian Art

In this text focused on how postcolonial and decolonial processes are reflected in contemporary Ukrainian culture, art historian Svitlana Biedarieva examines methods of decolonizing Ukrainian cultural discourse through the lens of works by contemporary Ukrainian artists—specifically those addressing complex aspects of identity conflicts actualized by Russia’s ongoing war of aggression against Ukraine.

Screening Program: Notes from the Ground

The program showcases moving image works by contemporary artists from Ukraine. Created between the Maidan revolution, which was followed by Crimean annexation and occupation of Donbas in 2014—and the full-scale Russian invasion launched on February 24 of this year—the works in the program take the viewer through the country’s urgencies and contradictions, the streets and fringes of its cities, and the experiences of its inhabitants.