osborn&møller | Looking Back to Look Forward

Online archive exhibition
10. October — 31 December 2019
Web Museum

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. As well as mapping their own curatorial research, the selection offers further context to curator’s collaboration with artist Alicja Rogalska whose work Kinds of Pressure is presented in Škuc Gallery (2 – 18 October 2019).


Curated by: osborn&møller

Produced by: City of Women

Co-produced by: Moderna galerija + Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, MG+MSUM / Web Museum (Ida Hiršenfelder), City of Women archive (Eva Matjašič)

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


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. To date, they have worked with Wellcome Collection (London), City of Women (Ljubljana), Warehouse9 (Copenhagen), Artsadmin (London) and performingborders (London). Their first project, Bodies Beyond Borders: Territory (Warehouse9, Copenhagen, 2017) explored geopolitical fear tactics, and was born in response to the very particular moment in summer 2016 when their collaboration formed and the border between the UK and mainland Europe began to be redrawn. www.osbornmoller.org


Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
City of Women – Association for the Promotion of Women in Culture
Artist, artistic group
Marija Mojca Pungerčar
Mia Habib
Vesna Leskošek
Vlasta Jalušič
Teja Reba
Leja Jurišić
Lara Ritoša Roberts
Ana Čigon
Milijana Babić
Barbara Kapelj
Kristina Leko
Sanja Iveković
Lilijana Burcar
Dina Rončević
Car Deconstruction [edited], 7 October 2016 – 9 October 2016, 03' 15"
Babić Milijana, Looking for Work [installment], 2 October 2013 – 13 October 2013, 04' 55"
Iveković Sanja, Pine and Fir Trees, 16 October 2003, 18' 03"
Pungerčar Marija Mojca, Singer, 1 October 2003 – 12 October 2003, 02' 32"