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Exhibitions

Current City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
international collaboration
Vlado Martek Exhibition 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.
Current Match Gallery
Brad Downey: This Echo
4. 7. 2019–25. 8. 2019
With a four-fold disposition, the exhibition poses questions on media sensationalism, power of politics spread through the media and direct media censorship.
Current Plečnik House
EXHIBITION AT THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
Plečnik and the Sacred. Jože Plečnik, Slovenian architect and designer
28. 6. 2019–7. 9. 2019
Jože Plečnik was not just a master of monumental architecture; he was also an exceptional designer of sacred objects. The exhibition at the Vatican Museums is dedicated to the latter, as it presents 33 of Plečnik’s liturgical vessels.
Current City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
International group exhibition
Exhibit A
20. 6. 2019–8. 9. 2019
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
Current Jakopič Gallery
Lucien Hervé: Geometry of Light
11. 6. 2019–29. 9. 2019
This exhibition of one of the great photographers of the 20th century was originally presented at the Jeu de Paume, Paris’ foremost photographic gallery. In the spirit of Lucien Hervé’s reflection that “at best, one can hope to beget a vague idea of the whole by defining an intimate detail”, the Jakopič Gallery exhibition aims to contribute towards the appreciation of the rich legacy collectively created by authors working in this medium both locally and internationally.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
(Ne)odkrita arheologija Ljubljane Archaeological Heritage in Urban Space
7. 6. 2019–15. 9. 2019
Archaeological research of Gosposvetska cesta, Slovenska cesta, Prešernova cesta, Erjavčeva cesta, Tribuna, Križanke, Dalmatinova ulica, Vegova ulica (KGBL) and the area of the University of Ljubljana.
Current Plečnik House
Plečnik as Inspiration A collaboration with Faculty of Natural Sciences and Engineering
29. 5. 2019–29. 9. 2019
The exhibition is part of an interdisciplinary project of students from the Department of Textiles, Graphic Arts, and Design at the Faculty of Natural Science and Engineering, a collaboration of the KIGT and KOTO (Chair of Information and Graphic Arts Technology and the Chair of Textile and Fashion Design) and the Plečnik House.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Icons from the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Sergiev Posad State History and Art Museum and the Yaroslavl Art Museum
ICONS Treasures from Russian Museums
24. 5. 2019–15. 9. 2019
Experience the splendour of world heritage at this exhibition of priceless Russian icons!
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Greek Orthodox icons framed in the IRWIN style
Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball IRWIN
24. 5. 2019–15. 9. 2019
In the Was ist Kunst Hugo Ball exhibition, Orthodox icons are confronted by IRWIN-framed Dada works, in line with Dionysius' invocation.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Archaeological park Emona
27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019
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 City Museum of Ljubljana
Ivan Cankar Memorial Room
27. 4. 2019–31. 10. 2019
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
Honorary Citizens of Ljubljana Recipients of the title and honour as witnesses of the city's history
24. 4. 2019–8. 9. 2019
Both the exhibition and catalogue will present recipients of the title and honour as witnesses of the city's history.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
The most stunning artifact recovered beneath Gosposvetska Street.
The transparent blue glass bowl Its Greek inscription reads: "Drink to live forever, for many years!"
7. 2. 2019–15. 9. 2019
The transparent blue glass bowl found next to the woman’s body. The 1,700-year old vessel is decorated on the outside with grapes, and vine leafs and tendrils. A Greek inscription on the inside of the bowl instructs the owner to “Drink to live forever, for many years!” 
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
Find your own favourite period in Ljubljana’s history!
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? 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!
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 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 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 Bezigrad Gallery 1
From Sketch to Puppet Puppet Theatre ZAPIK
29. 8. 2019–30. 10. 2019
Having been staged annually by Bežigrajska galerija 1 ever since 1980, the traditional From Sketch to Puppet exhibition presents an overview of how an artwork is made, from the puppet sketch, scenery and scenic elements to the final product.
Upcoming Bezigrad Gallery 2
Marko Jakše Paintings
4. 9. 2019–16. 10. 2019
The exhibition of the author with a very specific painting credo, whose works express the phantasms referring to our “other” world, one situated in the author’s real visions.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Sinta Werner
11. 9. 2019–27. 10. 2019
Berlin-based artist Sinta Werner in her artistic practice uses the architectural elements present in the space.
Upcoming City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
After the Canal, there was only "our" world.
19. 9. 2019–10. 11. 2019
Artists presented at the exhibition: Ibrahim Ahmed, Amado Alfadni, Meriç Algun, 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, from under an actual siege replete with waterline cuts and rocket fire trails. Yet in more recent years “Europe under siege” has become a curiously common phrase, concentrating as it were a landlocked imaginary full of fears, not as much for the underground streams pushing from the darkness beneath, as for the external seas walking on European streets and the threat of aberrant fires.
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Natalija Vujošević
24. 9. 2019–18. 10. 2019
The art practice of Natalija Vujošević focuses on the transmission of life and reality into spaces of exhibition activities. She aims to do so in a number of different ways, but most often by transposing elements from nature, such as wind, sound or smell, and sometimes also real people and their worlds into gallery space to speak to our senses.
Upcoming Plečnik House
Plečnik’s Unrealised Projects for Ljubljana
11. 10. 2019–26. 1. 2020
The exhibition will unveil how would the city look if Plečnik was able to realise all of his visions.
Upcoming Jakopič Gallery
Jaka Babnik: Pygmalions
22. 10. 2019–26. 1. 2020
Jaka Babnik’s exhibition, Pygmalions, can be seen as an attempt to explore the relationship that invariably arises between the photograph, the photographed object and the specific language of communication, which this exhibition reveals to be a medium in itself.
Upcoming City Museum of Ljubljana
A major exhibition of achievements of the Modern Era in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment
24. 10. 2019–8. 9. 2020
In 2019, 469 years will have passed since the first Slovenian printed books, Abecedarium and Catechismus by Primož Trubar, ...