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Exhibitions

solo exhibition
Jože Barši
4. 2. 2021–28. 3. 2021
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.
solo exhibition
Dragica Čadež
19. 11. 2020–10. 1. 2021
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.
Group exhibition
Live object
1. 9. 2020–1. 11. 2020
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.
group exhibition
Free sun
11. 6. 2020–11. 8. 2020
Artists presented at the exhibition: Špela Čadež (in collaboration with Zarja Menart and Anka Kočevar), Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Simona Semenič and Nada Žgank, Maja Smrekar, Viktor Bernik, Žiga Kariž, Gorazd Krnc, Arjan Pregl, Miha Štrukelj, Sašo Vrabič
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
retrospective exhibition
Iztok SitarUnder the Red Star
30. 1. 2019–24. 3. 2019
Reality knows no tranquility. A work of art either moves toward presenting reality or away from it in order to forge its own parallel reality: like any visual work of art, the comic lies within these principles of presenting any reality.
overview exhibition
Drago TršarMonument
22. 11. 2018–20. 1. 2019
Academic sculptor and academician Drago Tršar has for many decades marked the Slovenian artistic space with a great creative energy and author's recognizable artistic language. He represents one of the prime sculptural authorities in our cultural space and his extensive scope of work of various series, cycles and individual works, both public (he signed his name under many important public sculptures) and private sculptures, deserves a comprehensive presentational exhibition in the largest and most important Slovenian gallery spaces. 
overview exhibition
Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary ArtCODE:RED
20. 9. 2018–4. 11. 2018
From its inception in 1999 and its first public manifestation at the 2001 Venice Biennale, Tadej Pogačar’s "CODE:RED" has seen numerous presentations, interpretations, and analyses.
group exhibition
Prrrrrrr
28. 6. 2018–9. 9. 2018
Artists presented at the exhibition: Suzana Brborović, Špela Čadež, Olja Grubić, Duša Jesih, Simona Semenič & Nada Žgank, Maja Smrekar. Following last year’s group exhibition of male painters, provocatively entitled "Better Doggy Style Than No Style", staging a show featuring an all-female selection was a must this year, in part also due to last year’s polemics a propos the not yet eradicated discrimination against women in society, and therefore in art and culture.
Retrospective exhibition
Tomislav GotovacDon't Ask Where We're Going
12. 4. 2018–17. 6. 2018
Retrospective exhibition gives an overview of the sixty-year practice of Tomislav Gotovac  a.k.a. Antonio G. Lauer (Sombor, 1937 – Zagreb, 2010), a pioneer in many different media, from experimental to structural film, from happening to actions and performances.
Group exhibition
Densifying
6. 2. 2018–25. 3. 2018
Artists presented at the exhibition: Polona Demšar, Aleksandra Saška Gruden, Zoran Srdić Janežič, Anže Jurkovšek, Spiro Mason, Mojca Smerdu, Jožef Vrščaj, Tomaž Zarifa. The exhibition is a continuation of the theoretical and exhibition research of contemporary Slovenian sculpture with a varied selection of artworks from some of the most prominent Slovenian academic sculptors.
overview exhibition
Tugo ŠušnikQuasimodo (1971 – 2017)
30. 11. 2017–21. 1. 2018
Tugo Šušnik, so it seems, could not have defined his forty-four years of artistic activity in the public eye in a more radical manner and with more self-irony than he did by means of the metaphorical title he selected for his overview exhibition, which is personified by the famous character of Quasimodo from the novel Notre-Dame de Paris by Victor Hugo.
international collaboration
Symptoms of Society
11. 11. 2017–11. 12. 2017
The group exhibition entitled "Symptoms of Society" focuses on presentation of artworks from different generations, countries and mediums dealing with their historical and political specificities and social circumstances as well as addressing global issues. To facilitate dialogue between works by artists of different generations and preferences in terms of media, and to present a coherent picture of the region, the selection of works was based on their themes and subjects. 
international collaboration
DUŠAN MANDIĆVojak D.M. Die Welt ist Schön
5. 10. 2017–2. 11. 2017
The Podroom Gallery at the Cultural Centre of Belgrade opened the exhibition of Dušan Mandić, entitled “Vojak D.M. Die Welt ist Schön”, which was on view at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana from December 2013 to January 2014. He is considered the first artist in Slovenia to have transferred graffiti painting from the urban/street space to the gallery space.  

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