NMG@PRAKTIKA: Reminders for the Future

Klub Kocka Gallery, Youth Center Split, Ulica slobode 28

OPENING: Thursday, May 9th 2024 at 8pm

The exhibit is open every work day untill May 16th.

Exhibition “Reminders for the Future”, the final event of this year’s Curatorial School in collaboration with Mavena and Unseen, was constructed around the idea of sharing and mutual learning, as an open space that examines film through various elements – from research methodologies, archiving, restoration, viewing, listening, to speculations that temporarily fill gaps in archives or memory. 

By presenting parts of videos, interviews, and posters; printing diaries and photographs; engaging in collaborative collages, and creating a new vocabulary, we create spaces for solidarity in film practices, based on the idea of cinema as an event and a space for (re)encounters.

We will open the exhibition with a performative lecture by Dina Pokrajac: “Resist, She Said.”

Dina Pokrajac, Performative Lecture: “Resist, She Said.”

In the performative lecture “Resist, She Said,” the artist creates film montage sequences, performs, and interprets film images/words as articulations of a possible alternative reality and its postulates. Without imagination, there is nothing for rebellion to strive for – from time to time, the film medium becomes a tool for deconstructing what is offered to us as a normalized story about the world, and the film projection becomes “a liberated space, deterritorialized territory” (Getano and Solanas). Represented authors such as Valérie Massadian and Sarah Maldoror creatively channel their anger as a liberating and empowering act of resolution – because “if you don’t carry enough anger inside, you better stay home” (Loach). Despite the permanent crisisology, the tyranny of aggressive algorithms, the criminalization of solidarity, and the relentless murmuring of death speech, “resistance happened, and always happens” (Verges).

Dina Pokrajac is a film critic, curator, editor, and translator. She graduated in journalism and political science from FPZG;  with her thesis on counter-memory strategies and archival practices in post-Yugoslav documentaries. She works at Restart as the manager of Dokukino KIC and the Masterclass educational program. She is the artistic director of the Subversive Festival, selector for ZagrebDox, and coordinator of the DOXXL program. She is a selector, producer, and program collaborator on a range of interdisciplinary cultural and educational projects with a focus on film and critical theory (including Kino na placu for [BLOK], Cinematographies of Resistance for MSU Zagreb, Film XX and Arteria for KIC). She has edited over 20 filmological and professional books, participated in numerous international juries and selection committees, and conducted a series of lectures and workshops. She is the President of the Croatian Film Critics’ Society.


  • Yugantar Collective, India
  • Hrvoslava Brkušić, Croatia
  • Margaux Chalançon, France
  • Deva Pereda Areizaga, Basque Country, Spain
  • Laura Alhach, Colombia
  • Jakob Krese, Slovenia
  • André Di Franco, Brazil
  • Sita Magfira, Indonesia
  • Anaís Córdova-Páez, Ecuador
  • Karla Crnčević, Croatia


DESIGN: Nikola Križanac
TRANSLATION: Katarina Duplančić
DONORS: Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, City of Split
MAVENA SUPPORTED BY: Zaklada Kultura nova