Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič, Polona Tratnik. A number of artists in Slovenia are successfully working at the intersection of art, science and technology.
Academic sculptor Dragica Čadež is one of the first Slovenian artists to see sculpture as an open form, a form expanding into space, enabling viewers to not only journey along the sculpture but also through it. After the year 2000, she has focused her aesthetic exploration on works in clay.
Jože Barši, who entered the art scene in the late 1980s as a member of the so-called New Slovene Sculpture generation, has left a significant mark on the development of contemporary Slovenian visual art after the year 1990. From the very beginning, his work focused on changing the relations of the artist and public towards an artwork.
A new campaign by the City Art Gallery Ljubljana/MGML aims to support artists during the current crisis. At a time when fear looms larger than creativity, when panic exceeds inspiration and the bad news outweighs the good, the City Art Gallery Ljubljana wants to share art through a channel with a large number of followers.
Dear visitors of the City Art Gallery Ljubljana! Based on government measures for preventing the spread of coronavirus, all events held in closed spaces are cancelled until further notice or we will do our best to hold them at later dates on which we will keep you regularly informed.
“I am a ten percent artist, a ten percent neighbour, a ten percent father, a ten percent husband, a ten percent patriot, a ten percent friend… I divided one hundred percent into ten percent for each area. This gives me the freedom to be one hundred percent in the ten percent of art,” stated the Croatian conceptual artist Vlado Martek in the programme Osmi dan on Slovenian National Television, who is currently presenting himself with a retrospective exhibition at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana.
City Art Gallery Ljubljana
The City Art 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 Art 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