Our team of curators, designers, technicians and producers — Natasha Kadin, Tihana Mandušić, Lana Beović, Tina Vukasović Đaković, Ivana Vukušić, Nikola Križanac, Gildo Bavčević, and Hrvoje Pelicarić — thus successfully completed another three-year-long journey during which we engaged with numerous thematic and conceptual questions, cooperated with 35 talented young artist who helped us grow and learn, and presented a total of 27 art projects to an ever-growing audience. Through this process we brought into focus and into public discourse a number of ongoing as well as some forgotten or even forbidden topics, thereby opening up channels of communication, interaction, and collaboration in an array of different fields — all within the framework of contemporary art and the civil sector. We press forward following the same principles, expanding our fields of interest, methods of education, production assets, and spatial, technical and human resources. We look forward to new challenges, new battlegrounds and levels of learning, and we invite you to join us on this journey with your own ideas, concepts, and activities.
One of the main concepts of the NMG platform is exhibiting new media works of young artists with an activist note. I always took this label loosely – yes, it is true that the focus is placed on new media, but the program is not defined or constrained by that. There is a variety of content and media presented throughout the years. There were ten exhibitions in 2016, eight the year after, and nine in 2018. Although exhibitions are the most visible part of the NMG@PRAKTIKA program, more focus should be placed on the accompanying content of each exhibition. The workshops, artist talks and lectures, which the Mavena association insists on from the beginning, contribute to the educational aspects every quality exhibition should contain. This is backed up by the fact that a curator workshop is held every year, depending on a specific exhibition picked for the program. In the space where young students seek curatorial experience outside of their universities, the NMG program provides an entrance to this world.
Kustosica programa i urednica publikacije // Programme curator and Publication editor NATASHA KADIN
Kustosi izložbi // Exhibition curators LANA BEOVIĆ, JOZEFINA ĆURKOVIĆ, NATASHA KADIN, TONČI KRANJČEVIĆ BATALIĆ, MARKO VOJNIĆ GIN, TINA VUKASOVIĆ ĐAKOVIĆ, IVANA VUKUŠIĆ
Dizajn i prijelom // Design and layout NIKOLA KRIŽANAC
Prijevod // Translation LANA BEOVIĆ, IVAN BERECKA
LEKTURA / PROOFREADING
Hrvatski / Croatian: Ana Žanko
Engleski / English: Ivan Berecka
Tehničari // Technicians GILDO BAVČEVIĆ, HRVOJE COKARIĆ, TIHANA MANDUŠIĆ, HRVOJE PELICARIĆ
Dokumentacija // Documentation TIHANA MANDUŠIĆ, GILDO BAVČEVIĆ
Donatori // Donors NACIONALNA ZAKLADA ZA RAZVOJ CIVILNOG DRUŠTVA, ZAKLADA KULTURA NOVA, HRVATSKI AUDIOVIZUALNI CENTAR, MINISTARSTVO KULTURE RH, GRAD SPLIT, ŽUPANIJA SPLITSKO-DALMATINSKA
Organizator i producent // Organizer and Producer MAVENA, www.mavena.hr
Hvala // Thanks UMJETNIČKA AKADEMIJA U SPLITU, MULTIMEDIJALNI KULTURNI CENTAR SPLIT, KOALICIJA UDRUGA MLADIH, PLATFORMA DOMA MLADIH, HRVATSKA UDRUGA LIKOVNIH UMJETNIKA, GALERIJA UMJETNINA SPLIT
Tisak // Print Kerschoffset, Zagreb
Naklada // Print run 300
Nakladnik // Publisher MAVENA – 36 njezinih čuda
Izdavanje ove publikacije financijski je potpomogao Europski socijalni fond kroz projekt Gradimo Dom zajedno.