inner museum

  • 22.04.2016. - 21.05.2016.

    Each standing in other's light

    Raymond Carver, Milan Božić, Tomislav Gotovac, Sven Klobučar, Primo Levi, Ana Opalić, Terence Malick, Iris Mihatov Miočić, Ana Mušćet, Ana Opalić, Berislav Šimičić, Roberta Vilić, Sandra Vitaljić and Center Meleta for integrative body-oriented therapy (Zagreb)

    There is an interesting paradox within the discourse on the phenomenon of violence pointed out by Richard Bessel in his book “Violence: A Modern Obsession”: the best analyses of violence conducted, the most successful measures implemented to prevent its spread and ameliorate its consequences, occur in societies that are the least violent. Bessel primarily refers to the countries of Western Europe, the United States, Canada, Australia, etc., that is, the democratic countries with developed legal, social, educational and health systems. In these societies, the sensitivity to violence has become almost an obsession, while being kind and compassionate is more desirable than ever.

    How did this happen, Bessel wonders? There is no simple answer, but the origins of this obsession unarguably lie in the first half of the 20th century and the Two World Wars that took place in a time span of less than 40 years. Wars have been waged before, but the extent and the scope of destruction brought by the First and Second World War exceeded even the most pessimistic projections. The society of the developed West has undoubtedly suffered a collective trauma inflicted by these Wars. 


  • 22.04.2015. - 31.05.2015.

    Every tree stands in silent thought

    Jan Chudy, F.F. Coppola, Boris Cvjetanović, Darija Čičmir, Gradski muzej Virovitica, Ivan Ivanković, Ines Kotarac, D.H. Lawrence, Barbara Loden, Sara Malić, Hana Miletić, Ema Muža, Muzej Turopolja, Muzej grada Koprivnice, Vesna Parun, Barbara Radelja, Andrea Resner, Luka Rolak, Davor Sanvincenti, Martin Scorsese, Tamara Sertić, Sv. Ambrozije, Mladen Šutej, Zlatan Vehabović, Davor Vrankić, Magdalena Vuković 

    There is a series of exhibitions hiding under the umbrella title of “Inner museum”, and the first one is dedicated to the phenomenon of solitude. Almost all social and natural sciences agree that humans are primarily social beings. Social interactions determine our character, our actions and our moral values to a large degree. Starting from the very first contact with our parents or guardians, through the adaptation to new environments (school), to the purposeful participation in the community, intersubjective relations are essential for normal human development. Language acquisition, developing behavioural social patterns, compassion, intelligence, etc. are just some of the properties which we perceive as positive and automatically associate with sociability. On the other hand, the majority of deviations in human development – from childhood to socially responsible adulthood – are associated with the absence or some kind of a deficiency in the socialization process. Popular culture, proverbially prone to simplification, thus portrays people who prefer solitude as weirdos living on the social margins of class, space, ethics or aesthetics.