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Museum of Corruption (MoC) is a transnational interdisciplinary platform for researching, contextualizing and displaying a virtual collection of corruption mechanisms, both in legal and in an ethical sense through practical, theoretical and critical assessment using contemporary museology methods. MoC aim is to bring back trust to the integrity of institutions and mechanisms of democracy by treating critically the phenomenon of corruption.
MoC aims to reframe the notion of corruption from the abuse of power to the moral inability of individuals to put the wellbeing of the community above their own interest. It invites personal ethics to work for the common good. Following up on the idea of museums as “cemeteries of art” (as held by Malevich, Soviet Avant-Garde, Italian Futurism) i. e. the places where art ceases to exist by being displaced from real-life contexts, the project intends to, by manipulating the notion of corruption, museum and contemporaneity, move corruption from real-life situations into a museum setting – and bury it there.
An author plays with the first logo of the Museum of Corruption (hands) and a stereotypical sign of monkey that doesn`t see, hear, or talks. Samuel Mgolombane was born out of extreme poverty in South African township Nyanga in 1966. He became famous for winning...View more
This animation is done by a 10-year-old girl, exclusively for the Museum of Corruption. She is having Weet Bix. Incorruptible breakfast. “How did I come to be animating this logo? Well, Goran came to South Africa, Johannesburg, to do some research for his Museum of...View more
“Post and following comments by Goran Denić will only get a meaningful and effective answer through state court prosecution we intend to initiate and where the appointee would have an opportunity, but also the legal obligation to prove his allegations indisputably or to be subject...View more
A clear reference to verses of “Oj, svijetla majska zoro” “Oh, bright dawn of May” a national anthem of Montenegro adopted in 2004. Oh, bright dawn of May. Our mother Montenegro. We are sons of your rocks And keepers of your honesty We love you,...View more
Anton Kannemeyer (b.1967) is a South African comics artist, who sometimes goes by the pseudonym Joe Dog. Kannemeyer has lectured the University of Pretoria, Technikon Witwatersrand, and was also a senior lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch. The reference is to a 70s movie called...View more
Google Maps Hacks Performance & Installation, 2020 ” 99 second hand smartphones are transported in a handcart to generate virtual traffic jam in Google Maps.Through this activity, it is possible to turn a green street red which has an impact in the physical world by...View more
Dušan Šević, a graphic designer from Belgrade, saw a similar sign when he was visiting the City of Vatikan. His perception of corruption is as if someone steals from one’s pocket, literally or metaphorically. Beograd, 2017. firstname.lastname@example.orgView more
Kasja Jerlagić was born in Sarajevo, 22.05.1996, where she continues to live and not work. She’s the founder of the ODRON collective, an illustrator, and a community organizer. email@example.comView more
This is a public call by the Museum of Corruption (MoC) to international artists in any media to participate in the creation of the virtual collection of corruption praxis. MoC is initiated by ZMUC (Serbia), Open Hub (Romania) and NGO Laboratory of Culture Research (Ukraine) and is supported by Tandem for Culture and Open Society Foundation Serbia.