Ljubljana
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Exhibitions

Current Plečnik House
Plečnik’s Unrealised Projects for Ljubljana
18. 10. 2019–26. 1. 2020
The exhibition will unveil how would the city look if Plečnik was able to realise four major metropolitan projects for Ljubljana: New Town Hall, Butchers’ Bridge, monumental octagon with an impressive tower on the Castle Hill and Cathedral of Freedom in Tivoli Park.
Current Bezigrad Gallery 2
Drawings, paintings, graphics and sculptures
Prešeren Award Recipients from Slovenian Istria Zvest Apollonio, Aleksij Kobal, Janez Lenassi, Živko Marušič in Andraž Šalamun
2. 10. 2019–13. 11. 2019
Selected works by the Prešeren awards recipients originating from Slovenian Istria, coming from the collections of the Piran Coastal Galleries and the Prešeren Award Winners of Fine Arts Gallery Kranj. Drawings, paintings, prints, and sculptures by Zvest Apollonio, Aleksij Kobal, Janez Lenassi, Žviko Marušič and Andraž Šalamun will all be exhibited.  Opening: Wednesday, 2 October 2019 at 7 pm
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
From Vatican Museums to the City Museum of Ljubljana
Plečnik and the Sacred. Jože Plečnik, Slovenian Architect and Designer
26. 9. 2019–24. 11. 2019
Jože Plečnik was not just a master of monumental architecture; he was also an exceptional designer of sacred objects. After an exceptional response from visitors at Vatican Museums, the exhibition with 33 selected objects of the Plečnik liturgical vessels will be exclusively presented also at the City Museum of Ljubljana as part of the celebration of the European Cultural Heritage days.
Current City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
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.
Current Bezigrad Gallery 1
From Sketch to Puppet and Paintings Puppet Theatre ZAPIK
18. 9. 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.This year's exhibition focusing on the Zapik puppet theatre is dedicated to puppet techniques using which Igor Cvetko and Jelena Sitar explore the medium of puppet theatres. One of their techniques of choice is the Japanese Kamishibai theatre.
Current Match Gallery
Sinta Werner: Somewhere or Other
11. 9. 2019–27. 10. 2019
Berlin-based artist Sinta Werner uses architectural elements as a base for her art practice, charging them with artistic meaning by creating optical irritations.
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
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
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 Jakopič Gallery
Jaka Babnik: Pygmalion
22. 10. 2019–26. 1. 2020
Each of the objects or their photographic images exhibited has a very specific symbolic value that can only be recognised within the context it has been taken from: Tacitus’ Germania, an ex-voto figure from the Church of the Mother of God at Mount Brinjeva gora, Tina Maze’s Olympic gold medal, a silicone breast implant, a voting box from the 1990 referendum or a tiny fragment of the Berlin Wall, to mention just a few.
Upcoming Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Yane Calovski & Hristina Ivanoska Wayside (A performance yet to happen)
24. 10. 2019–22. 11. 2019
The current project presents the Macedonian tandem composed of Hristina Ivanoska and Yane Calovski. The artists express themselves through performance as well as conceptual and participatory art with a view to preserving and recreating history. Energetic and dynamic, their works open opportunities for new ideas and further interactions.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Saeborg: Slaughter House 17
12. 11. 2019–12. 1. 2020
Japanese artist Saeborg  (half-human, half-cyborg) creates inflatable latex rubber suits for imagined characters and sets them in dreamlike rubber lands. 
Upcoming Bezigrad Gallery 1
Živko Kladnik Visual Poetry 1970–2016
13. 11. 2019–24. 12. 2019
The memorial exhibition of poetry and a retrospective of traditional, visual, and concrete poetry, art interventions and performances of Živko Kladnik from 1970 to 2016. It is the 23rd edition of the cycle of presentations of visual and concrete poetry at the Bežigrad Gallery.
Upcoming City Museum of Ljubljana
A major exhibition of achievements of the Modern Era in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020
In 2019, 469 years will have passed since the first Slovenian printed books, Abecedarium and Catechismus by Primož Trubar, ...
Upcoming City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
Overview exhibition
Jiři Bezlaj
28. 11. 2019–19. 1. 2020
In his fifty years of sculpting, Jiři Bezlaj has produced numerous sculpture series and cycles that have left a recognizable mark on contemporary Slovenian sculpture. Bezlaj primarily works with stone, which is also the material with which he has achieved enviable aesthetic and creative levels. His art language is unique, full of imagination and authorial freedom.
Upcoming City Museum of Ljubljana
O arheologiji iz zgodovinske perspektive
The first major excavations Archaeology from the historical perspective
3. 12. 2019–23. 2. 2020
In recent years, major archaeological excavations of Emonan sites are being done alongside the renovation of Ljubljana.
Upcoming Bezigrad Gallery 2
Paintings and prints
Lojze Spacal Iz kraških pokrajin
4. 12. 2019–8. 2. 2020
Lojze Spacal (1907–2000), is world-renowned and recognised as a graphics artist and is counted among the most important Slovenian artists of the 20th century. His retrospective exhibition, part of the series of historical and commemorative exhibitions at the Bežigrad Gallery will present linocuts, monotypes, and paintings from private and public collections made in the period between 1950 and 2000.