David Maljković: With the Collection / S kolekcijom
Softcover book / 20 x 27 cm / 192 p.
Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka, 2021
The catalog design for the exhibition “With the Collection” at MMSU Rijeka by David Maljković refers to his artistic process. The artist displayed a large number of objects from the museum collection on a long, massive shelf. The leitmotif of the exhibition catalog is the ready-made use of a PDF catalog generated from the institution’s internal database of objects. It runs through all pages of the publication as an additional graphic layer that is in a dynamic dialogue with the rest of the content. Objects from museum collections are thus continuously present in the publication – around 700 of them, pictured on miniature reproductions in the right margin of the book.