This exhibition of selected design works by Ranko Novak, who originally trained as an architect, has been timed to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the birth of the architect Jože Plečnik and provides an insight into the work of one of the City Art Gallery’s key external collaborators. Novak has worked with the gallery both on an occasional basis and, from 1989 to 2002, as an associate, during which time he designed nearly all its visual materials and exhibition layouts.
This exhibition will be the first time that the works of the academically trained painters Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše have been shown at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana. The artists will not only exhibit ten paintings that they have created together, but also some of their solo works, making this the first comprehensive presentation of their work from the last few years.
The City Art Gallery Ljubljana will be starting the new year with Žarko Vrezec’s survey exhibition; followed by a presentation of the private collection of the Vienna-based gallerist Ernst Hilger; the most comprehensive presentation to date of works by the academically trained sculptor, Metod Frlic and a survey exhibition of selected design works by Ranko Novak. Our final exhibition of 2022 will present the two academically trained painters, Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše.
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.”
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