MoTA Museum of Transitory Art

Member Since April 30, 2011


MoTA is a unique platform dedicated to the research and production of the Transitory, Experimental and Live Art forms. It is a museum without physical space. Its programs are realised in different locations and contexts, both in material and virtual space. All MoTA's activities reflect constant research of art and its production and representation conditions. Every artist, researcher or institution is perceived as an equal partner, all together aiming at over-passing social differences and exclusive modes of working.

MoTA is also an artistic-curatorial initiative whose field of action is a continuous redefinition of methods of activity. It deals with themes of contemporary errors and strategies of our realities and societies in order to produce ideas, actions and reactions. It is in constant search for the new, the uncertain and the undefined. With MoTA we redefine the notion of museum in bringing in new ways in the politics of representation (mobile exhibitions, live art, sound art, art in the public space, site-specific, workshops) and archiving (ArtistTalk, Mediateque, online museum)

MoTA mobilises art and other communities in order to produce new thoughts, actions and directions in existing realities. It measures contact with the public outside of artistic circles and generates discussion outside auto-reflective concepts of artworks.

MoTA organizes support actions for transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. The program is happening throughout the year in different partner cities of Europe and beyond. It is conceived through an open and collaborative approach of international curators and artists and is enriched with in depth research of yearly focus.

In a time when temporary production, consumption, representation, communication are becoming our everyday and change our habits, our culture is temporary culture, therefore our art is temporary art. Now it is time to question the production and representation strategies of physical and media reality.

MOTA is also the first regular artist-in-residency program in Slovenia, with the purpose to give a living and working environment to foreign artists in Ljubljana.
We understand our residency program as a platform for dialogue and collaborative work. Working closely with artists, researchers and curators, we aim to develop long-term and sustainable collaborations and engage with projects which mobilise art and other communities in order to produce new thoughts, actions and directions.