It’s EMST’s first major programme announcement since the museum’s recent revival in 2020. The institution’s 6-month-long schedule that was announced last April and will run until October - we’ll make sure to provide you with all the info on what not to miss - matches the museum’s politically driven main exhibition perfectly. Kicking off in mid June, Statecraft, is the biggest exhibition ever curated by the National Contemporary Museum of Art, featuring works from 36 artists from around the world.
How to better form a state is the main question of the exhibition, examining the mechanisms of construction of states and nations before and now: the ideological rhetorics, economical and social instabilities, the multiracial and pluralistic societies of today, the role of multinational corporations in seats of power, the rise of nationalism. These complexities and much more are addressed in this body of work that challenges the obsolescent narrative of national dominance. Along with Statecraft, another equally complex, but a lot more… yellow exhibition takes place at EMST.