Gallery Nova

Gallery Nova is a non-profit, city-owned gallery in the center of Zagreb. In the 1970s the gallery was one of the most  important locations for so called 'new art practices' in Croatia - experimental, neo-avant-garde artistic practices that were operating on the margins of the system of official art institutions. At the same time, some of the most important exhibitions that were critically approaching and re-assessing radical avant-garde modernist practices also took place in the gallery (for example, the pivotal exhibition of Exat 51, an artist group active in Zagreb between 1950 and 1956, took place in the gallery in 1979). Since May 2003, the curatorial collective What, How & for Whom/WHW has been collectively programming and running the Gallery. WHW have re-established it as one of the most active sites for production and presentation of contemporary art, and a platform for progressive modes of cultural production based on partnerships with cultural workers from different fields.