The basic tendency to create works of art is always individualistic. It is born out of a personal reaction, escalated into artistic action, from a subjective point of view. This subjective level encapsulates all emotions, ideas, rationality, goals and values. Such art, unencumbered from all modern trends, is created by the self-made artist Samo.
The LGTB exhibition will be an extensive survey of works related to the question of genders. The exhibition will present the views and thoughts on fine arts by selected artists, who are socially critical, but, at the same time, develop a contemporary aesthetics and lyricism.
The exhibition brings an insight into the 30-year painting oeuvre of Žarko Vrezec, a disciplined researcher of a refined painting language in the framework of the ideologically neutral modernist practices and one of the most active and distinct abstract artists that have been working since the late 1970s.
Last night, vandals destroyed an artwork by Katharina Cibulka, one of the artists currently presented in an exhibition at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana, which was installed on the façade of the Cukrarna Palace. The event dismayed and saddened both us and the artist. We are afraid that the action testifies to a great degree of intolerance in our society, leaves a bitter aftertaste in relation to the new development projects in the capital and shows a hostile attitude to socially critical art.
“From Monday (until 11 April), you can walk through the labyrinth of learning and forgetting created at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana by Jože Barši in cooperation with the curator Barbara Sterle Vurnik, which seemingly also follows the example of the Argentinean writer Jorge Luis Borges, who saw a labyrinth as a library and a library as a gigantic overwhelming labyrinth.”
We have established a telephone line for children named the Don Quixote telephone. In I Spoke With, the artist and pedagogue Jože Barši, whose exhibition is now on view at the Ljubljana City Art Gallery, talked with different people from all over the world – from Venezuela and Italy to Japan and New Zealand. That is also why our creative workshops accompanying the exhibition Learning and Forgetting will take place a bit differently – in the form of a conversation!
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