The sixth in a series of exhibitions under the title Ljubljana Bows to Slovenia, which aims to link Ljubljana with current regional artistic initiatives and groups, will present the peculiarities of the Pomurje artistic environment.
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.
We are continuing our series of exhibitions and publications dedicated to the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana’s art collection from the 20th and 21st century.
Suzana Brborović initially only tries to revive the shadows and bring them to light again. This might be because her father is in the construction business in Slovenia. As a child she often wandered around constructions sites, which give a clear idea about architecture, with bare walls that seem like skeletons and are later covered in flattering, reconcilable façade.
A central exhibition of the Plečnik Year 2022 sheds light on Plečnik’s architectural oeuvre and unveils numerous innovative ideas and techniques, which this multifaceted artist used in his diverse fields of creative work. The exhibition offers an opportunity for a reflection on Plečnik’s ideas and an artistic view of them in the 21st century.
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.
After five years, the Plečnik House and the DobraVaga Gallery are combining forces once again. The exhibition, opening in mid-May 2022 at the Plečnik House, will be a new opportunity for young artists.
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.
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? Get to know Ljubljana's past - see the chronological presentation of Ljubljana’s millennia of heritage with precious authentic artefacts, like the world's oldest wooden wheel with an axle!
“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.
The Plečnik Year 2022 exhibition cycle at the Plečnik House will conclude with an exhibition that offers an insight into the work, methods and curricula of Plečnik's School in Ljubljana.
Replica presents seven photographic series of Bojan Radovič, which, by merging into a kind of "mid-career" retrospective, undergo new interventions in order to extend the medium of photography to the object. The exhibition will also include new works (2021-2022), based on the theme of Replica, that will relate to the exploration and interrogation of the medium of photography.
The jubilee year at the Plečnik House will also be marked by two internationally renowned authors; Olaf Nicolai, a world-acclaimed German artist and professor, and Luca Lo Pinto, Artistic Director of Rome’s MACRO - Museum of Contemporary Art of Rome.
Leone Contini’s research, on the edge between ethnography and art, is focused on intercultural frictions, conflict and power relations. His mediums include Installations, lecture-performances, interventions in public space, writing, drawing and audio-visual narratives.
This exhibition will be the first time that the works of the academically trained painters Mitja Ficko and Marko Jakše have been shown at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana. The artists will not only exhibit ten paintings that they have created together, but also some of their solo works, making this the first comprehensive presentation of their work from the last few years.