The Museum of Street Art (or MUU), like any other street art exhibition space, doesn’t have a permanent space for its exhibitions. Therefore, its current whereabouts could easily transform when you decide to visit Zagreb. Moreover, it represents the continuous dialogue between the artists, citizens and city’s authorities.
In 2010, the Museum of Street Art initiative was taken under the supervision of internationally renowned Croatian artists and concluded one of its efforts by repainting the old graffiti-covered Branimirova street wall.
The idea of this project is to revitalize the city’s everyday appearance and remodel the traditional sightseeing paths which usually end in front of the Museum of Modern Art. The whole project itself consists of continuous sporadic sub-projects. So far, there were five of them. The first one, like I mentioned, included renovation of the Branimirova wall. The second and third project took place at Novi Zagreb, thanks to which the neglected Siget and Dugave area, along with its walls and facades, transformed into the new must-see street art hotspot. Furthermore, the last two projects included inner refurbishment of the abandoned military hospital in Vlaška 87 and were showcased during the last two MUU festivals, held every year in September.
As far as I can tell, all the interventions in public space have been received with praise – the locals are overjoyed with the changes in their everyday surroundings and eagerly await new street art actions, as well as seeing how Zagreb transforms into more lively space of imaginative intersocial dialogue.