Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Petrič, Maja Smrekar, Saša Spačal, Robertina Šebjanič, Polona Tratnik. As modern technologies penetrate all pores of our lives, societies and cultures, the consequences of the accelerating trend of (bio)technological manipulation make us question not only human nature but also the nature of human relationships with animals, plants and other living entities.
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.
"Exhibition with Many Titles", which remains on view in the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana until Sunday, 24 May, was accompanied by the publication of the volume titled Ta knjiga je boljša od idealne (This Book is Better than Ideal). The 300 pages long volume contains texts contributed by eight authors as well as over 240 reproductions of Vlado Martek’s works. You can get your copy on the ground floor of the City Art Gallery of Ljubljana.
In the desire to make “Exhibition with Many Titles” by the outstanding Croatian conceptual artist Vlado Martek more accessible, we have decided to present it to you through private guided tours which will be given by Alenka Gregorič, the art director of the City Art Gallery Ljubljana and the curator of the exhibition.
The series of videos presenting the artists’ preparations for the upcoming exhibition “Free Sun” in the City Art Gallery Ljubljana continues with Miha Štrukelj. His video outlines the creation of Štrukelj’s work titled “Trolldomsfjellet”, which is a Norwegian word for magic mountain.
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