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The Invisible Museum

A project of Ben Evans and Luís Miguel Félix created with Nino Bokan, Nikolina Komljenovic, Marko Kalc and Martina Granic.


What is an art work? How is it transmitted? To whom does it belong?

A museum within a museum, except that there is nothing to see in The Invisible Museum, where the collection is made up of descriptions – of objects, experiments, situations – donated by visitors of the hosting institution. The exhibition takes shape by way of tours led by guides who describe the works from memory; thus the collection evolves, changes its appearance and even disappears, depending on the recollections of each guide and the artists. The Invisible Museum is not a building in itself but takes temporary shelter inside another museum; visitors of one museum become visitors of the other, absorbed and appropriated from one economy to another.

This intervention interrogates the transmission of artworks and the fundamental definition of the museum. How does the museum become a concrete entity? Where and how does its collection become material? What kind of economy does it propose?


The Invisible Museum opened its doors at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb (MSU) on the 25th of October 2013.

Produced by ekscena (Croatia) with the support of Funcação Calouste Gulbenkian (Portugal) and MSU (Croatia).

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"Tô Pra Jogo": Encontro das Artes IC11, Salvador - Bahia (Brazil) - 19 - 27 August 2017
La Ferme du Buisson, Paris (France) - 26 May - 3 June 2017
Contemporary Art Museum (MSU), Zagreb (Croatia) - 25 October - 7 November 2013

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