Art organisation KRILA and MMSU
Arts organisation KRILA is a laboratory for contemporary theatre promoting progressive practices and creating engaging art works for local communities and citizens of Rijeka as well as supporting professionals and small independent European cultural operators in the field. In the development of our audiences: 1) we use unconventional theater spaces, 2) we engage the audience in the creative process and/or performance, 3) we approach the process of audience segmentation as an articulation of values. The strategic goals of the organization are:
- to ensure stimulating conditions for the work, research and strengthening of the capacities of domestic freelance contemporary performing artists and raising the quality and visibility of their artistic production.
- to develop and implement international cooperation projects with a special focus on contemporary performance practices, connecting and cooperating with international artists, educators, organizations and institutions.
- to contribute to the improvement of the personal and professional development of children, young people and adults through educational theater content that meets their needs, relying on contemporary, collaborative, engaged and inclusive theater practices.
MMSU in Rijeka founded in 1948, in its long tradition offers a committed support to innovative ways of approaching, producing and presenting art. From its very beginning the Museum has been building reputation of one of the most prominent visual art institutions in Croatia, entrusted with presentation of Croatian artists at prestigious international art events such as: Venice Biennial 1962, 1997, 2007, 2010, Sao Paolo Biennial 1967, 2004 etc.
The Museum rounds its programming around visual art education, parallel to different modes of exhibition concepts that address new discursive possibilities and transform it into a place of inspiration, idea exchange and active participation. Under the motto openness, creativity & engagement, together with artistic, cultural and community organizations, Museum furthers visual arts research, collaboration and exchange within the region and internationally, while aspiring to reach increasingly diverse audiences and to work in a close relationship with the community.
Museum’s collection offers a diverse range of artistic visions with over 8,000 artworks dated from the end of the 19th century to the present day. From 2017 Museum is located at new address, Krešimirova 26c, in ex-industrial complex Rikard Benčić. Since then, some important exhibitions were organized at MMSU in the framework of the pre-program and program of Rijeka 2020 - European Capital of Culture, i.e. Tomislav Gotovac: Crisis Anticipator - Don't Ask Where We're Going (2017), Vlado Martek: Exhibition with Many Titles and Goran Petercol: Don't Worry About Poetics, They Will Arrive on Their Own in 2019 and David Maljković: With the Collection in 2020..