ONLINE ARCHIVAL EXHIBITION | Looking Back to Look Forward
20 March 2020 — 15 April 2020

Looking Back to Look Forward

Curated by osborn&møller  

ONLINE Archive Exhibition


Due to the spreading of the new infectious disease and the consequent closure of all museums, the web archive exhibition Looking Back to Look Forward is going to be available for viewing in its full, original form between March 20th and April 15th 2020 in the Web Museum of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova.


The curatorial duo osborn&møller has prepared the exhibition in October 2019 for the 25th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women. The reopening has been enabled by City of Women association and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova by the invitation of the 8th Deuje babe festival, Cerkno.


The web exhibition Looking Back to Look Forward highlights works and artists from the City of Women archive that focus on collective actions, precarious labour, structural exploitation, solidarity and poetic protest. The works chosen specifically speak to the unique history of the former Yugoslavia region, with a focus on socially engaged art. The curatorial duo osborn&møller has prepared the exhibition in October 2019 for the 25. International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women.


The exhibition is online at: Looking Back to Look Forward.



osborn&møller is Emma Møller (DK) and Mary Osborn (GB), an independent curatorial duo unattached to any one organisation, city or country who come together to create temporary spaces for performance encounters. They are interested in performance as a practice that can disrupt structures of oppression, re-think hierarchies, illuminate the slippery borders between bodies and offer a space for critical empathy and imagining.


Produced by: City of Women

Co-produced by: Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, MG+MSUM (Web Museum), City of Women archive

Supported by:  i-Portunus (Creative Europe); City of Ljubljana; The Public Fund for Cultural Activities.

Co-organised by: MC C.M.A.K. Cerkno with the support of Municipality of Cerkno, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova and Association for the promotion of women in culture – City of Women.

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