Art is either plagiarism or revolution, or: something is definitely going to happen here

Dramatis personae
The four film-crews, camera man, sound man,
assistant
The public and passers-by
The catering girl
The guards
The cherry picker guys

Scenery
The Park of Friendship in New Belgrade
The Museum of revolution (the concrete
platform)

Location The Museum of Revolution in the
park of Friendship, New Belgrade
The Museum of Revolution was founded as an
institution in 1959. The Yugoslav architectural
competition for its new building in New
Belgrade was opened in 1961. No first price
given however, but architect Vjenceslav
Richter, who received the second ex-equo price,
was chosen to realize the museum. Initially,
its location was planned in the complex of
cultural institutions near the river Sava, but
it was moved to block 13 in the park, between
 
136

the buildings of Palace of Federation and
Central Committee of Communist Party. Its main
entrance was planned to be at the Boulevard of
Lenin (now Mihaljo Pupin). The Museum of
Revolution was supposed to be opened in 1981,
but just the foundations were laid. All one can
see today is a huge concrete platform with iron
poles sticking out.

Action
The Museum of Revolution that never
materialized, was activated on Saturday
December 1, 2007. The public is invited to be
part of this event at Museum of Revolution,
Park Usce, New Belgrade. The event - starting
from nothing, ending in nothing, slowly reaches
its end. Something has happened here.

What is a museum? The international Council of
Museums, defines a museum as: ’a non-profit
making, permanent institution in the service of
society and of its development, and open to the
public, which acquires, conserves, researches,
communicates and exhibits, for purposes of
study, education and enjoyment, material






















 
index | search | contact


































































































































































































































































< Bik Van der Pol

Publications:

> Past Imperfect

> Public Arena

> Catching Some Air