"Marking the seventieth anniversary of the sculptor Jiři Bezlaj (1949), the City Art Gallery set up a survey exhibition presenting one of the most eminent Slovenian stone sculptors. Having worked in stone for more than forty years, Bezlaj has a track record of over 120 solo and group exhibitions organized both in Slovenia and internationally.”
"Stone has a particular charm. It is very old, millions of years, and emanates its age-old wisdom. Handling it, one absorbs the stone’s knowledge. Sculpting is also a kind of meditation. According to oriental schools of alchemy, on reaching their final evolutionary stage, all minerals turn to gold.”
The Slovenian Association of Art Critics presented Sarival Sosič, a curator of the City Art Gallery Ljubljana, with the Critique Pen Award for art critique and curatorship. Sarival Sosič demonstrates a broad understanding of art and culture. In 1987, he graduated from the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana, and a year before that enrolled in the studies of art history as well as comparative literature and literary theory at the Faculty of Arts.
City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
The City Gallery Ljubljana is one of the main cultural centres specialized in hosting contemporary art projects, with its operations actively contributing to the development and popularization of local and international art production. The basic guidelines of the gallery’s programme policy are aligned with some of the key segments from its rich exhibition history and substantive emphasis is established through profiled programme packages. Within the framework of these packages, the gallery exhibits solo and group shows from both Slovenian and international milieus. In over fifty years of uninterrupted operations, the City Gallery Ljubljana has hosted many world known names, such as Josef Albers, Jan Fabre, Omer Fast, Harun Farocki, Jannis Kounellis, Hans Arp, Victor Vasarely, Bill Woodrow, Joe Tilson, Eduardo Paolozzi, Dimitrije Bašičević-Mangelos, Bridget Riley, Ivan Kožarić, Rabih Mroué, Mladen Stilinović, Raša Todosojević, Bill Viola, Günther Uecker, Ulay, just to name a few.
Mestni trg 5
1 January, 1 November, 25 December: Closed
24 and 31 December: 11:00–14:00