The Museum of Avant-garde


The Yugoslav avant-garde movement Zenitism started on the initiative of philosopher and writer Ljubomir Micić at the beginning of 1920s and was internationally renown during the first half of the decade. The movement key ideas and principles were expressed in its multi-disciplinary publication Zenit, which was published first in Zagreb and after Micić relocated to Serbia, in Belgrade, where the group set out the First Zenit International Exhibition of New Art in 1924. Influenced and often aligned with other Western European movements, in particular Dada and Futurism, Zenitism was also reclaiming the Balkan Slavic cultural heritage and nationalism, attracting artists like Mihailo Petrov. In its later stages the movement – which kept strong relations and connections with other European avant-garde – was also influenced by De Stijl / Neoplasticism and Constructivism and the magazine published and collaborated with artists like Kassák, Tatlin, Teige and Moholy-Nagy.


Dragan Aleksić
Lajos Kassák
Ljubomir Micić
László Moholy-Nagy
Mihajlo Petrov
Branko Ve Poljanski
Vladimir Tatlin
Karel Teige