When in Doubt, Go to a Museum
Oliver Beer, British Bulldog (second half), 2014, Courtesy Laurent Fiévet Collection; Victor Brauner, Plante si animale, 1928, Courtesy of the Ovidiu Sandor collection, photo credit: Courtesy of Ubu Gallery; Shirin Neshat, Untitled from Women of Allah series, 1994, Courtesy Lah Contemporary; Nan Goldin (Washington, USA, 1953), Joey and Andres in bed, Berlin, 1992, Courtesy Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin; Dana Awartani, Come, Let Me Heal Your Wounds, 2020, Commissioned by Thyssen-Borne
For art lovers and art collectors!

When in Doubt, Go to a Museum

The exhibition is extended

26. 1. 2021–16. 5. 2021

When in Doubt, Go to a Museum is an exhibition highlighting the important role played by art collectors. It has been put together by a team from the City Museum of Ljubljana, with Tevž Logar as guest curator.

By showcasing works of art from five distinguished European collections of contemporary art, the exhibition shines a light on the role of collectors and explore why they are so important, both for artists and the entire art system.

The exhibition features a number of world famous artists, including Constantin Brâncuși, Maurizio Cattelan, Shirin Neshat, William Kentridge, Joseph Beuys, Diane Arbus, Jean Arp and Hito Steyerl, the majority of whom have never been made available to audiences in Slovenia before now.

Art collecting is extremely underrated in Slovenia. This exhibition, together with its accompanying publication, conference, guided tours and other events, can therefore be seen as an attempt to highlight the role played by collectors in today’s art system. The five collections can also serve as case studies revealing the ways in which collectors could help facilitate major projects in Slovenia, including those planned for the new Cukrarna Gallery after its scheduled opening in September 2021.

So if you are “in doubt”, come to the City Museum of Ljubljana, where we will do our best to convince you!

Collection Laurent Fiévet
Helena Almeida, Carl Andre, Diane Arbus, Mercedes Azpilicueta, Oliver Beer, Anna Betbeze, Etienne Chambaud, Jean Cocteau, Daniel Gustav Cramer, Rodolphe Delaunay, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Laurent Grasso, Richard Hamilton, Pierre Huyghe, Jean-Louis Igout, Alexandre Lavet, Henri Matisse, Wilfredo Prieto, Anri Sala, unknown amateur photographer, Andy Warhol, Ian Whittlesea.

Lah Contemporary 
Joseph Beuys, Sophie Calle, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, William Kentridge, Robert Mapplethorpe, Shirin Neshat, Marjetica Potrč, Hito Steyerl.

Ovidiu Șandor Collection
Dragos Alexandrescu, Jean Arp, Ştefan Bertalan, Constantin Brâncuși, Brassaï, Geta Brătescu, Victor Brauner, André Cadere, Ion Călugăru, Constantin Flondor, F. Brunea-Fox, Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujică, Ion Grigorescu, Marcel Iancu, Wassily Kandinsky, Gherasim Luca, Ana Lupaș, Victor Man, Max Hermann Maxy, Alex Mirutziu, Ciprian Muresan, Vlad Nanca, Paul Neagu, Ioana Nemes, Mihai Olos, Sașa Pană, Paul Păun, Jules Perahim, Eugen Rosca, Arthur Segal, Doru Tulcan, Tristan Tzara, Andra Ursuţa, Ilarie Voronca.

Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo
Maurizio Cattelan, Nan Goldin, Mona Hatoum, Josh Kline, Barbara Kruger, Yong-Baek Lee, Eva Marisaldi, Paulina Olowska, Raymond Pettibon.

Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection (TBA21)
Dana Awartani, Christian Salablanca Díaz, freq_wave curated by Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Yeo Siew Hua, Eduardo Navarro.

Ko ste v dvomu, pojdite v muzej

Katalog ob istoimenski razstavi
O zbirateljstvu kot aktu ljubezni z veliko mero odgovornosti.


When in Doubt, Go in a Museum
21. 1. 2021–25. 4. 2021
Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, City Museum of Ljubljana
Represented by: Blaž Peršin, Director
Project Leader: Blaž Peršin
Curator: Tevž Logar
Author of texts: Tevž Logar
Catalogue Editor: Blaž Vurnik
Production: Eva Bolha
Exhibition and grafic design: Novi kolektivizem
Language editing (SLO): Katja Paladin
English translation: Marjana Karer
Language editing (ENG): Paula Kirby
Items exhibited: Lah Contemporary, Collection Laurent Fiévet, Ovidiu Șandor Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection (TBA21)
Conservation and restoration: Katarina Toman Kracina
Exhibition layout: Tehnična služba MGML / Technical Services of the MGML: Danilo Ončevski, Tomaž Žnidarčič, Jernej Volk, Zvone Sečnik, Mitja Marc
Production of exhibition equipment: O.K.vir d.o.o., RPS d.o.o., Laštro d.o.o., RA & DO, Pohištvo – mizarstvo Škof, Delo osvobaja d.o.o., Elektro Neon
Promotion: Urša Karer, Nejc Kovačič, Ana Modic, Tamara Bregar
Video content: Lah Contemporary, Collection Laurent Fiévet, Ovidiu Șandor Collection, Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary Collection (TBA21)
Video content processing: Mateja Starič, Nejc Kovačič

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