Wonderful program of Summer at MSU 2023
Author: Matina Tenžera
This year, the jubilee, tenth edition is being held
Summer at MSU is one of the central cultural and artistic events during the summer months in Zagreb, both for the citizens of Zagreb and for guests and tourists. The program presents a cross-section of current artistic events, as well as the latest artistic discoveries on the multidisciplinary art scene of Zagreb, Croatia, the region and the world.
In 2023, this event will be held for the 10th anniversary, in 5 sessions from June 16 to July 14, 2023.
Statistics Summer at MSU, during the past 10 years, fascinates and includes 164 programs – 52 concerts, 51 film screenings, 36 performances, 15 large exhibitions, 12 literary forums, foreign theater performances. And more than 40 thousand visitors.
Summer at MSU is traditionally held in June and July in the afternoon and evening hours. The main event of the evening is traditionally the concerts of the best bands in the region. The line up of concerts for this year includes groups and performers: Rundek and EKIPA, Pankrti, Pavel, MORT and Damir Avdić.
Summer at MSU is not only concerts
In addition to concerts, as part of Summer at MSU, the museum brings many other contents – in cooperation with the Metropolis cinema, there are screenings of the best European art films of the season in the MSU Gorgona hall, and the performance of dance groups as part of the Anti-Season dance cycle. This year's film program includes titles: Mooanage Daydream, Tár, Ennio, Triangle of Sorrow. The dance program includes the plays Sol, We were not here, Object of dance and Treptaj tišine.
Also, every night of the program, the ticket allows free entry to the new large exhibition Budućnosti, which presents top Croatian and international contemporary artists.
Through a combination of music, exhibitions, film and dance, the Summer at MSU program strives to approach the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk, a complete artistic experience that results from the collaboration of various forms of art and pop culture and bringing them closer to a wider audience.
2023 MSU SUMMER PROGRAM.
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18:30 FILM – Moonage Daydream , documentary, musical, 135′, 2022, Germany, USA, dir. Brett Morgen A documentary that illuminates the life and genius of David Bowie, one of the most prolific and influential musicians of our time. Until 20:00 EXHIBITION – Futures / Collection as a verb Two main views of the future are often mutually exclusive: the first is based on progressive growth, while the second sees this growth as a threat to the planet and life. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the importance of our active role in saving our own future. With this exhibition, the new, architecturally reorganized open space of the museum is also presented, which allows the visitor to meet masterpieces from the museum's holdings right from the entrance. 21:00 CONCERT – Rundek and TEAM Darko Rundek, the most significant and long-lived Croatian new wave rock author, uses elements of theater and performance in his performances, and his lyrics are the ultimate artistic reach of regional poetry. One of the few pioneers of the new wave who does not live on his old glory, has been continuously releasing new songs and albums for years. In addition to Rundek, EKIPA consists mainly of young musicians: Roko Crnić (bass guitar, drums), Silvio Bočić (drums, guitar, bass), Miro Manojlović (percussion and vibraphone), Igor Pavlica (trumpet), Ana Kovačić (saxophone and synthesizer).
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19:30 DANCE – Salt, author's project Silvija Marchig /KIK MELONE, MSU The performance is created under the influence of the current period of global uncertainty and insecurity, and existential danger due to the rearrangement of value systems in us and all around us. (The performance is the winner of the Croatian Theater Award 2022, for the Best Dance Performance as a whole.) Until 20:00 EXHIBITION – Futures / Collection as Verb Two main views of the future are often mutually exclusive: the first is based on progressive growth, while the second sees this growth as a threat to the planet and life. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of the importance of our active role in saving our own future. With this exhibition, the new, architecturally reorganized open space of the museum is also presented, which allows the visitor to meet masterpieces from the museum's holdings right from the entrance. 21:00 CONCERT – Pankrti Pioneers of punk in the Balkans and one of the strongest phenomena in the region's rock in the last 50 years. This year, the cult "Bandiera rossa" is performed in festive attire – on the occasion of the Day of Anti-Fascism on June 22. The reason for this year's performance is the band's recent live album "Tourneja pomirenja / Live in Zagreb 1985" with a recording of Moša Pijada's concert at RANS in Zagreb on December 9 of the same year, and the regional tour meaningfully titled "Tourneja pomirenja"…