2018 = Cankar’s Year = commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the death of our greatest writer, and his rich body of work. The central exhibition project of the jubilee are two simultaneous exhibitions dedicated to Cankar, one at the Cankarjev dom (until 28. 2. 2019) and the other at the City Museum of Ljubljana.
Ivan Cankar - Exhibition at the City Museum of Ljubljana
We all know Ivan Cankar. But do we really? How much do we actually know about his life circumstances? Fortunately, Cankar’s extensive literary output bears permanent traces of how the author lived. A well-chosen selection of the writer’s quotes gives an insight into his life’s journey from Vrhnika, through Ljubljana, Vienna and Trieste to Ljubljana’s Rožnik Hill. Providing the spectators with a virtually first-hand account.
Ivan Cankar and Europe
From Shakespeare to Kafka - Exhibition at Cankarejv dom
An examination of Cankar’s art through an analysis of influences and interpretations, and juxtaposition with contemporary European writers. The visually elaborate architectural and graphic layout, supported by audio-visual media, installation art and diverse visual highlights, offers a vivid account of Cankar’s excellence, his comprehensively exquisite aesthetic and artistic vision.
Exhibition devised by: Dr Blaž Vurnik; Co-devised by: Janez Polajnar, MA; Design: Novi kolektivizem
Mondays, 1 January, 1 November and 25 December: Closed
Adults: 6 € / Reduced: 4 €
Family ticket: 14 €
ICOM, PRESS; SMD: Free entry
Guided tour for groups up to 7 people: 55 € / Reduced 35 €
Guided tour for groups of 7 people and over: 7 € / Reduced 5 € per peson
Admission for both exhibitions: 8 € / Reduced: 6 €, Family ticket 20 €
On Monday 18 June, two separate exhibitions on Ivan Cankar opened at different venues, one mainly literary, the other biographical. This relates nicely to the “urban legend” on Ivan Cankar and two carriages.