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Exhibitions

Mitja Ficko & Marko Jakše
overview exhibition
Mitja Ficko & Marko JakšeFrom Sky to Sky
30. 11. 2022–12. 2. 2023
What and whom is it that the creative energy is connected with, why and how does it arise? The ones who create do not even concern themselves with it, great volumes indeed have already been written about it and about the art springing from it, volumes were written about artists who carry it within and turn it without.
Ranko Novak
survey exhibition
Ranko NovakThe Form of the Content. Graphic Design 1974–2022
15. 9. 2022–13. 11. 2022
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.
Metod Frlic
Survey Exhibition
Metod FrlicPillow, low, low, low, mud
14. 6. 2022–28. 8. 2022
This exhibition will be the most extensive presentation to date of works by the academically trained sculptor, Metod Frlic. Frlic is one of Slovenia’s foremost sculptors, seeing sculpture as an open form and using a variety of materials and sculptural techniques. Many of his works expand into the surrounding space, allowing the viewer to move physically through a world of contemporary sculpture of Frlic’s own creation.
Artist - Collector - Public
International group exhibition
Artist - Collector - PublicThe Hilger Collection
1. 3. 2022–29. 5. 2022
Artists presented at the exhibition: Ian Burns, Piero Pizzi Canella, Tony Cragg, Gunter Damisch, Jim Dine, Oliver Dorfer, Erró, Shepard Fairey, Flavio Favelli, Lucio Fontana, Ivana Franke, Vasilena Gankovska, IRWIN, Ilya & Emilia Kabakov, Šejla Kamerić, Peterson Kamwathi, William Kentridge, Anastasia Khoroshilova, Jiří Kolář, Joseph Kosuth, Ángel Marcos, Jacques Monory, Ivan Moudov, Hermann Nitsch, Oswald Oberhuber, Cameron Platter, Patricia Piccinini, Sara Rahbar, Arnulf Rainer, Mel Ramos, Hans Staudacher, Mladen Stilinović, Miha Štrukelj, Stinkfish, Marko Tadić, Marco Tirelli, Simón Vega, Erwin Wurm.
Žarko Vrezec
overview exhibition
Žarko VrezecDocuments 1990–2020
9. 12. 2021–23. 1. 2022
The exhibition gives us an insight into the work produced over the past thirty years by Žarko Vrezec, a disciplined explorer of a purified artistic language within the boundaries of ideologically neutral modernist practices, and one of the most actively and explicitly abstract painters on the Slovenian art scene since the late 1970s.
Let It Be Queer!
group exhibition
Let It Be Queer!LGBTIQ+ exhibition
16. 9. 2021–21. 11. 2021
Artists presented at the exhibition: Andrej Brumen Čop, Andreja Gomišček, Jasna Klančišar, Neža Knez, Andrea Knezović, Gašper Kunšič Aprilija Lužar, Miha Satler, strtgm, Filip Vurnik.
Samo
Solo – group exhibition
SamoU la la !
1. 7. 2021–28. 8. 2021
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.
When gesture becomes event
skupinska razstava
When gesture becomes eventgroup exhibition
30. 4. 2021–20. 6. 2021
Artists presented at the exhibition: Anna Artaker, Nika Autor, Renate Bertlmann, Katharina Cibulka, Lana Čmajčanin, Magdalena Frey, Anna Jermolaewa, Roberta Lima, Polonca Lovšin, Dorit Margreiter, Ursula Mayer, Marjetica Potrč, Constanze Ruhm, Maruša Sagadin, Maja Smrekar, The Golden Pixel Cooperative.
Jože Barši
solo exhibition
Jože BaršiLearning and Forgetting
22. 2. 2021–11. 4. 2021
Learning and Forgetting is the first major solo presentation by the architect, sculptor and educator Jože Barši since 2013. It provides an insight into the artist's most recent art production and also refers to his earlier creative work, which contributed significantly to the development of Slovenian contemporary art after 1990.
When gesture becomes event
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
When gesture becomes eventKünstlerhaus Wien
8. 12. 2020–5. 4. 2021
Artists presented at the exhibition: Anna Artaker, Nika Autor, Renate Bertlmann, Katharina Cibulka, Lana Čmajčanin, Magdalena Frey, Anna Jermolaewa, Roberta Lima, Polonca Lovšin, Dorit Margreiter, Ursula Mayer, Marjetica Potrč, Constanze Ruhm, Maruša Sagadin, Maja Smrekar, The Golden Pixel Cooperative.
Dragica Čadež
Overview Exhibition
Dragica ČadežA Story of Wood and Clay
19. 11. 2020–9. 2. 2021
Academically trained sculptress Dragica Čadež marks the Slovenian artistic or cultural space with great creative energy. Through her distinct artistic language, she has created an extensive opus of various series, cycles and individual works, both public (she is the author of many important public sculptures) and private sculptures, so she certainly deserves an extensive exhibition presentation.
Living object
Group exhibition
Living object
2. 9. 2020–1. 11. 2020
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.
Free sun
group exhibition
Free sun
11. 6. 2020–9. 8. 2020
Artists presented at the exhibition: Viktor Bernik, Špela Čadež, Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Žiga Kariž, Gorazd Krnc, Arjan Pregl, Simona Semenič (in collaboration with Nada Žgank), Maja Smrekar, Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič
Vlado Martek
retrospective exhibition
Vlado MartekExhibition with Many Titles
6. 2. 2020–24. 5. 2020
Art Mon AmourThis Poetry is Better than Ideal PoetryExhibition with a FlawLooking at My Gaze
Jiři Bezlaj
Overview exhibition
Jiři BezlajStone
28. 11. 2019–19. 1. 2020
It was the first time I took a thorough look at it, it was lying on the river bank and shimmering unusually, it was a sunny day and the clear sky was above us, a blue sky spread over the stone and me, the air was clear, sharp and cool and I, the sculptor, I gazed at it for a long time, not wanting to look away, I did not move, not for a millimetre did l move my feet, I stood upright, stood still in the place and kept my eyes down, on it, on the stone I was looking, the stone which was lying quietly there on the shore and waiting.
After the Canal there was only "our" world
group exhibition
After the Canal there was only "our" world
19. 9. 2019–10. 11. 2019
Artists presented at the exhibition: Ibrahim Ahmed, Amado Alfadni, Meriç Algün, Pavel Brăila, Chto delat?, Shatha Al-Deghady, Marianne Fahmy, Iulia Toma. “The sea is walking in the streets”, wrote Mahmoud Darwish in 1982, in his Memory for Forgetfulness, during an actual siege replete with cuts of the water supply to the city and rocket fire trails. Yet in more recent years “Europe under siege” has become a curiously common phrase describing a landlocked imaginary full of fears, not so much of the underground streams gushing forth from the darkness beneath, but of the external seas walking on European streets and the threat of aberrant fires.
Tadej Pogačar
INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION
Tadej PogačarCODE:RED Rijeka
23. 8. 2019–13. 9. 2019
CODE:RED, one of the most significant projects of the Slovene artist and curator Tadej Pogačar is being presented to the Rijeka audience for the first time. It is accomplished in collaboration of MMSU Rijeka with the City Art Gallery Ljubljana and P74 Gallery.
Vlado Martek
international collaboration
Vlado MartekExhibition with Many Titles
12. 7. 2019–8. 9. 2019
The first retrospective of Vlado Martek art in Rijeka, "Exhibition with Many Titles", presents a wide variety of media, concepts and topics whose point in common is the artist’s experimental use of language. The exhibition reveals the artist’s beginnings in the 1970s, his breakthrough onto the art scene after graduating in literature and philosophy, and his work as a member of the Group of Six Authors, which left an impact on Martek’s art in general.
Exhibit A
group exhibition
Exhibit A
20. 6. 2019–8. 9. 2019
Artists presented at the exhibition: Nika Autor, Boris Beja, Anca Benera & Arnold Estefan, Nemanja Cvijanović, Lana Čmajčanin, Minna Henriksson, Sanela Jahić, Nikita Kadan, Mark Požlep, Lala Raščić, Kamen Stoyanov, Sašo Sedlaček, Katarina Zdjelar
Marjan Gumilar
overview exhibition
Marjan GumilarCUTS
4. 4. 2019–2. 6. 2019
Rather than a classic retrospective overview, this exhibition of Marjan Gumilar’s painting thematically revolves around one of the main recurring and constitutive elements in his art, a correlate in the process of constructing the pictorial field – the cut as the functional prerequisite of montage in various positions and pictorial relations, initially a part of his early collages and a method of work in his recent visualizations.

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