The exhibition of students' art interventions in the Museum of Fine Arts' collection display is the result of a collaborative project titled Disassemble, Assemble, Reassemble initiated between the Museum of Fine Arts, the Painting Department of the Arts Academy in Split and the Art History Department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split.
This years' second module in which the students worked with mentors and produced their first site-specific interventions has started in 2023 and has its final exhibition presentation on the occasion of the Night of Museums, January 26th, 2024. It is focused on the research and reinterpretation of part of the Museum of Fine Arts’ collection, as well as the museum space that displays artworks created in the period from the 14th c. through to the 1950s. The students of the Arts Academy were free to choose and react to individual works on display, as well as to the historical layers and character of the present-day exhibition halls, using them as an incentive for the production of their own works, and the entire process was accompanied by art history students with their interpretive texts. With such interventions, the very display of the collection acquired a completely new dynamic quality and revealed to the audience new possibilities of reading and understanding art and the museum itself, separate from the defined framework of the context of their creation and the conventional museum presentation, at the same time providing the students with the unique opportunity for creative learning different from the usual educational formats.
Students of the Painting Department of the Arts Academy in Split: Sunčana Barbarić, Katarina Botica, Nora Gabrić, Marta Grubišić, Neli Ljubičić, Leda Marinović, Kim Mikasović, Kristina Tokić
Students of the Art History Department of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split: Matea Borojević, Nada Dulčić, Lucia Ema Duvnjak, Antea Ivišić, Maja Karmelić, Ivana Marinović, Eni Pandža, Jolanda Pisac, Nikolina Skoko, Teuta Stančić, Tara Todorović
Mentors: Full Professor (T) Viktor Popović, Associate Professor Vedran Perkov, Assistant Professor Neli Ružić (Arts Academy), Associate Professor Dalibor Prančević, PhD (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences)
Associates: asist. Josip Šurlin, asist. Anita Miloš Tomaić, asist. Marieta Vulić
Author of the project concept is Jasminka Babić, director of the Museum of Fine Arts and project managers are Full Professor (T) Viktor Popović and Assistant Professor Neli Ružić (Arts Academy), Associate Professor Dalibor Prančević, PhD (Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences).
The participation of the Academy of Fine Arts and the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences in Split in the project Disassemble, Assemble, Reassemble is part of the activities marking the 50th anniversary of the University of Split.