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Exhibitions

Matej Čepin
Pictures
Matej ČepinResničnost pred resničnostjo
17. 1. 2024–17. 2. 2024
Matej Čepin’s paintings depict landscapes where time seems to have stopped and where people and plants barely exist. They look like frozen photographs or film frames of human shapes that look right at us, yet past us.
Podobe pesmi
Podobe pesmiPesniške grafike tujih pesnic in pesnikov
30. 11. 2023–5. 1. 2024
On display are prints that were created as independent works of art in the following techniques: linocut, offset and screen printing.They blend visual and concrete poetry with fine art.Artists: Getulio Alviani, Luciano Caruso, Ryosuke Cohen, Continuum 4: Luciano Caruso, Laura Marcheschi, Steliomaria Martini, Felice Piemontese, Giovanni Polera, Patrizia Vicinelli, Emilio Villa, Franco Visco, Eugenio Miccini, Hugo Mund jun., Jack Keguenne, Balint Szombathy, Robert Rehfeldt, Ruth Wolf Rehfeldt, Romolina Trentini, Tipolito Maghina, Guy Schraenen and anonymous.
Blažka Križan
Paintings 2016–2023
Blažka KrižanIntertwined Shapes
18. 10. 2023–18. 11. 2023
Blažka Križan works with cutting various monochromatic paper surfaces. In this way she creates longitudinal undulating shapes which are then sequenced to create integral forms that together constitute a similar wavy image.
From Sketch to Puppet : The Nutcracker
Puppets, sketches, scenic elements, photos
From Sketch to Puppet : The NutcrackerAleksander Januškévič in Ljudmila Skitovič
17. 8. 2023–7. 10. 2023
The exhibition From Sketch to Puppet, arranged jointly by Bežigrad Gallery 1 and Mini Teater Ljubljana, revolves around the art of puppetry in The Nutcracker, a puppet show based on the story written by Prussian author E.T.A. Hoffmann.
Tina Konec
Drawings 2020–2023
Tina KonecLayering / Manganeses and Outlines
10. 5. 2023–20. 6. 2023
The Manganese series and the Outlines series.The painter’s more recent medium-format artwork was created daily in the form of artistic diary entries. Her focus is on exploring nature and the artistic medium through drawing – her main means of expression.
Janko Testen
Drawings, watercolours, crumplings and paintings 1973–2023
Janko TestenIn a Circle of Shapes
8. 3. 2023–26. 4. 2023
An exhibition overview of works from the last forty years of Janko Testen's career and the painter's second presentation at the Bežigrad Gallery 1 since 1982. The works on display show his artistic world of object and non-object images and have their artistic starting point in paintings from the 1970s.
Janja Kosi
Wall objects and scale models 2022
Janja KosiButterfly House
18. 1. 2023–21. 2. 2023
Her artwork typically features spatial installations and the integration of various media. Kosi often explores the concepts of (non)space, home and domesticity, and the relationship between man and architecture.
From Sketch to Puppet
Puppets, sketches, scenic elements
From Sketch to PuppetMini teater: Milica Grbić Komazec in Nikola Komazec
1. 12. 2022–6. 1. 2023
This year's edition of the annual From Sketch to Puppet exhibition, which has been run by BežigradGallery 1 and 2 since 1980, is organised jointly with Mini Theatre Ljubljana. It features sketches,puppets and stage design elements created by puppeteers Milica Grbić Komazec and Nikola Komazec for the children's performance All Here, All Together, which was staged in 2017 in Mini Theatre Ljubljana. The goal is to demonstrate the process of creating a work of artfrom the initial idea to the final puppet performance.
Images of Poems 1
Images of Poems 1Exhibition of drawings, paintings and prints 1973–1984
19. 10. 2022–15. 11. 2022
The artwork on display mainly includes prints that were created as independent pieces of art. They represent a link between visual and concrete poetry and fine art. The exhibition continues the tradition in Bežigrad Galleries featuring independent and group exhibitions of poets. From 1980 and to this day.
Rajko Apollonio
Exhibition of paintings 2014-2022
Rajko ApollonioDrawing Closer
23. 6. 2022–20. 7. 2022
The display is presented serie of paintings from 2014 to 2022, in many ways, are reminiscent of his artistic work when he just started out.
Monika Slemc
Razstava slik
Monika SlemcMeeting of the Worlds
18. 5. 2022–18. 6. 2022
Paintings by Monika Slemc can be observed and perceived in a single moment. That's how fleeting they are. But one may stare at them forever and still the image would be there, infinite.
Tea Kralj
Exhibition of paintings
Tea KraljFrom up, Close and From Afar
13. 4. 2022–10. 5. 2022
Exhibition of paintings personal approach and attitude towards the past, which is the main topic of the young artist thesis. 
Eva Šuster
Prints 2018–2022
Eva ŠusterSaba, jury is an illusion of time
10. 12. 2021–6. 1. 2022
The artist builds her artwork on printmaking and combines it with poetry and painting. Her main techniques are drypoint, etching, reservage and aquatint. This independent exhibition at Bežigrad Gallery 1 features a series of prints from the cycle she has created in recent years. Her memories of her childhood and home environment are etched into her works. 
Robert Smolík
Robert SmolíkFrom Sketch to Puppet
4. 11. 2021–4. 12. 2021
Having been staged annually by Bežigrajska galerija 1 ever since 1980, the traditional From Sketch to Puppet exhibition presents an overview of how an artwork is made, from the puppet sketch, scenery and scenic elements to the final product. This year's exhibition focusing on the Robert Smolík, scenographer, puppets creator and mechanical objects.
Polona Demšar
Objekti
Polona DemšarFROM BODY TO EAR – 20 YEAR
8. 9. 2021–6. 10. 2021
This overview exhibition features objects and sculptures by Polona Demšar from the past twenty years. It is also a logical continuation of her PD Profil exhibition, which was actually on display in Bežigrad Gallery 1 in 2013. It was designed based on the profile of the artist’s face.
Marko Tušek
Paintings
Marko TušekThe Passage
9. 6. 2021–8. 7. 2021
The visual field, for him, is a heavily diversified yet psychologically united field - and this is why he refuses to specialize in merely one among the visual modes of expression. Besides the basic preoccupations (painting), he deals with photography, theater and film set design, gr. design and also traditional mural paintings in fresco technique
Živko Kladnik
Retrospective collage exhibition
Živko KladnikMidlife
24. 3. 2021–19. 5. 2021
The 28th exhibition in the series of visual poetry shows at the Bežigrad galleries in Ljubljana is dedicated to the memory of Živko Kladnik (1948–2017), one of our most important authors of visual poetry. The first retrospective exhibition will present eighteen collages, created by the artist at the start of the 21st century. A characteristic of his collages is the density of scraps and cuttings from newspapers and magazines, pasted on basic surfaces or blind frames.
Mini Theater
40 Years From Sketch to Puppet
Mini Theater
3. 2. 2021–10. 3. 2021
Upon the fortieth anniversary of the From Sketch to Puppet at Bežigrad Gallery 1 and upon the twentieth anniversary of Mini teater, a theatre for puppet and theatre performances, the exhibition presents the  creators of the flat puppets and artistic concepts for puppet performances, Iva-Matija Bitanga with the performance The Brave Adventures of a Little Shoemaker and Ana Viktorova with the performance The Tale of Tsar Saltan. On display are sketches, puppets, stage props and photographs, which are a depiction of the process of creating a piece of artwork, from its conception to the puppet performance.
Lučka Šparovec
Drawings, paintings and objects 2016–2018
Lučka ŠparovecLove is Blue
16. 9. 2020–22. 10. 2020
The artist’s artworks can be summarised with one word – integration. The lines and surfaces of her works are integrated into a new art world, one that is distinct of the artist’s life. Integration and never overlapping should be the essence of this world and beyond, where art enhances the meaning of life. This is exactly what the artworks of Lučka Šparovec are and what they depict.
Nina Čelhar
Paintings 2013-2020
Nina ČelharPersonal Residences
2. 6. 2020–30. 6. 2020
A representative of the younger generation, whose recognisable art style, which we have been meeting since her beginnings, consists of typical landscapes full of subdued colours and softly rounded exteriors. At the exhibition, she is presenting her paintings from 2013 to 2020, which focus on her views of interiors.Since we want to make sure you have a safe visit, please follow the instructions below.

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