Contemporary Artists in the Permanent Collection of MUO Goran Trbuljak
WHY WOULD SOMEONE BUY THE BACK WASH SINK FROM GORAN TRBULJAK?
20.11.2018 – 1.4.2019
Conceptual artist Goran Trbuljak is a guest author, invited by the Museum to participate in the annual exhibition program entitled Contemporary Artists in the Permanent Collection of MUO. The main goal of this is to initiate a vivid dialog between the forms and meanings of the actual Permanent Collection and contemporary art expression. Trbuljak who is recognized as a confident strategist of playing the role of his own interpreter, curator and critic, by his intervention expresses a characteristic authoritative view of the problem of the artist identity and the idea of authenticity of artwork through provoking many questions about his market and institutional valorisation. Goran Trbuljak is a consistently analytical and communicative author who is permanently interested in a set of assumed ideas, one may call them rules, prejudices or expectations, that regulate the general attitude of artistic criticism, museum-gallery institutions and the public toward the role of the artist and his work. Containing the wide variety of material cultural objects, the permanent collection of MUO established the profile of a universal art museum, which reflects the merged unity of arts and crafts. For Trbuljak, this fruitful unity of art styles, methods and craftsmanship processing presents the possibility of being layered, critical, ironic, poetic “playful” through the review of classical classification concepts of value evaluation of the work (original, copy, replica, facsimile, plagiarism) and the criteria that guide collectors.