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Exhibitions

Current City Museum of Ljubljana
2018 is Cankar’s Year
Ivan Cankar
19. 6. 2018–28. 2. 2019
2018 is Cankar’s Year with which we are commemorating 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 and the other at the City Museum of Ljubljana.
Current Match Gallery
Dogaja se / It is Happening #4
Hanna Juta Kozar: Synthetic Happiness
12. 6. 2018–2. 7. 2018
At the fourth exhibition of the "Dogaja se / It is Happening" cycle Hanna Juta Kozar is presenting "Synthetic Happiness" photographic series.
Current Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Anna Zvyagintseva Exercises in the Dust
5. 6. 2018–13. 7. 2018
A representative of the young generation of Ukrainian artists, Anna Zvyagintseva is this year’s recipient of the main PinchukArtCentre Prize, a member of the curatorial and activist union Hudrada since 2010, a co-founder of ISTM (Art Workers' Self-Defence Initiative), and a co-editor of the Kiev-based online cultural magazine Prostory. Completing her two-month residency in Ljubljana, she is presenting herself with a solo show at the Cultural Centre Tobačna 001.
Current Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Nikita Kadan Burned Material
5. 6. 2018–13. 7. 2018
A representative of the young generation of Ukrainian artists, Nikita Kadan is the recipient of the main PinchukArtCentre Prize in 2011 and the Future Generation Prize in 2014, a member of the art group R.E.P. (Revolutionary Experimental Space) since 2004, a founding member of the curatorial and activist union Hudrada since 2009, and a co-editor of the Kiev-based online cultural magazine Prostory. Completing his two-month residency in Ljubljana, he is presenting himself with a solo show at the Cultural Centre Tobačna 001.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
From the Treasury of the City Museum of Ljubljana
AUREA CRUX. The sacred and myth in Langobard gold
5. 6. 2018–30. 9. 2018
The six Lombard crosses on exhibition, made of thin gold sheet, are presented to the public for the first time following the excavation of a large burial site in 2012 and restoration under the aegis of the National Archaeological Museum of Cividale del Friuli. Cividale was in fact the capital of the first of the thirty-five duchies established by the Lombards throughout the Italian peninsula, in this way laying the foundations for one of the most important chapters of European history.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Archaeological park Emona
Permanent exhibition
A special place in Ljubljana's history is reserved for Roman Emona, the traces of which have been preserved in the very centre of the city.Welcome to a trail tracing the 2000-year-old heritage of Emona. A walk through modern Ljubljana can take you further than you think! It takes you to the time of Emona, a city brimming with life between the first century and early sixth century. 
Current Jakopič Gallery
overview photographic exhibition
Marc Riboud: Conscious Traveller. Concerned Photographer.
29. 5. 2018–14. 10. 2018
Marc Riboud (1923–2016), a French photographer with a worldwide reputation, as part of the Magnum Photos agency, spent many years working as a photojournalist, while also building his own oeuvre of auteur photography, which developed mostly on his unbelievably numerous journeys around the world. 
Current Bezigrad Gallery 1
Andrej Brumen Čop A Thousand Cranes
23. 5. 2018–30. 6. 2018
An overview of works by one of the most renowned artists of Slovenian contemporary art. The exhibition presents paintings, watercolours, and books from the painter’s different creative periods, from 2012–2016.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Wedding present. Furniture designed by Zoran Didek. From the collection of the City Museum of Ljubljana
19. 5. 2018–23. 9. 2018
This exhibition showcases the early design work of Zoran Didek, in particular the living room furniture designed by Didek for his cousin Ana (also “Anica”) Jančigaj. The furniture that had been given to her by her family as a wedding present was acquired by the City Museum of Ljubljana in 2017.
Current Plečnik House
temporary exhibition
Ljubica Čehovin - Suna: How to Draw a City?
17. 5. 2018–30. 9. 2018
The exhibition project How to Draw a City? connects two exhibition sites: Plečnik House and Kresija Gallery. The common denominator of both exhibition spaces is Ljubica Čehovin - Suna, a designer whose projects constantly address questions of cultural and natural heritage, values, patriotism, and identity.
Current Bezigrad Gallery 2
Overview exhibition
Maruša Šuštar Deep about us
16. 5. 2018–30. 6. 2018
The exhibition is a presentation of one of rare artists from the younger generation, who derives her work from modernist painting. The overview exhibition will present all of her essential works from the last decade from 2007-2015, with her specific bird’s eye landscapes.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Ljubljana is space, events, time. The history are facts and the narrative that have created our present. The city is dwellers, life, changes.
Ljubljana. History. City.
Permanent exhibition
How well do you know the rich history of Slovenian capital? Pile-dwellers, Emona, Middle and New Ages, the 20th and 21st centuries… what is the history of Ljubljana?
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2018–31. 10. 2018
Ivan Cankar, a Slovenian author, playwright and essayist born in 1876 in Vrhnika, spent a few years of his life in Ljubljana. Having returned from Vienna to Ljubljana, he established himself on Rožnik Hill which today forms part of the Tivoli, Rožnik and Šišenski hrib landscape park.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Oton Župančič Memorial Collection
Permanent exhibition
The atmosphere of Župančič's rooms, his artistic work, and the objects accompanying him tell a story of both the artist and his time. Župančič’s literary oeuvre, in whose framework his last collection of poems Zimzelen pod snegom (The Evergreen beneath the Snow, 1945) is specially emphasised, encourages visitors to read the artist’s poems.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Tobacco Museum
Permanent exhibition
The Tobacco Museum – a collection of the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and Tobačna Ljubljana – emerged 20 years ago from close co-operation between the tobacco factory and the City Museum of Ljubljana.
Current Plečnik House
a pearl of Slovenian cultural heritage of 20th century
Plečnik House with a permanent 'Plečnik' exhibition
Permanent exhibition
“A tower, a mule, me and the garden” – that is how Jože Plečnik imagined his life when he didn’t know yet that after Vienna and Prague his native Ljubljana would be his lifetime’s environment for his creative work.
Upcoming Plečnik House
travelling exhibition in Prague
Plečnik House: the architect's experimental hotbed
27. 6. 2018–30. 9. 2018
Plečnik House to be presented in Prague! The Study and Documentation Centre Nobretov in Prague will be hosting an exhibition on the importance and renovation of Plečnik House, a tribute to the memory of the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik.
Upcoming City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
Skupinska razstava
Prrrrrrr
28. 6. 2018–9. 9. 2018
Artists presented at the exhibition: Suzana Brborović, Špela Čadež, Olja Grubič, Duša Jesih, Simona Semenič in 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.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Ali Bramwell: Attachment Drawing: Promise of Work
3. 7. 2018–19. 8. 2018
Ali Bramwell, an academically trained sculptor and performance artist from New Zealand, uses kinetic installations trough physical strains of her body. Her installations often incorporate the possibility of exploitation, impermanence, absurdity and failure.
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Artist from Israel
26. 7. 2018–31. 8. 2018
As our cooperation with the Israeli Center for Digital Art Holon proved to be successful – the CC Tobačna 001 has already hosted Efrat Vital, Avi Pitchon, Lee Nevo, Luciana Kaplun, Hili Greenfeld and Moran Victoria Sabbag –the artist-in-residency programme continues in 2018 too.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Seeing Eye Awareness
5. 9. 2018–21. 10. 2018
"Seeing Eye Awareness" exhibition celebrates the artist as cultural clairvoyant, as someone having a third eye opened unto the secrets of society, as someone who has been appointed to reveal mystical truths. 
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Solo exhibition
Nika Autor
13. 9. 2018–12. 10. 2018
Nika Autor's works, a graduate of Ljubljana's Academy of Fine Arts and the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, where she also finished her doctorate degree, reach into the fields of film and film theory, video, photography, graphic arts, and painting. The artist is known for her socially charged works, and interweaving archival images with the present.  
Upcoming City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
SAMOSTOJNA RAZSTAVA
Tadej Pogačar CODE:RED
20. 9. 2018–4. 11. 2018
The exhibition is an overview of a long-term and still on-going project CODE:RED by the Slovenian artist Tadej Pogačar. He has been researching selected segments of prostitution, exploitation of workers, and sex work as a specific kind of grey economy, a world parallel to ours.
Upcoming Plečnik House
temporary exhibition
Plečnik and the Sacred
12. 10. 2018–20. 1. 2019
On the basis of original written records, sketches and correspondences, as well as completed projects at home and abroad, the Plečnik and the Sacred exhibition will strive to present Plečnik's idea of what is sacred. Plečnik's concept of "sacred" is not only linked with his religious beliefs, as it also encompasses ideas of morality, rectitude, righteousness and, after all, architecture itself.