Ljubljana
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Exhibitions

Current Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre
Robertina Šebjanič Aquatic twilight_Lygophilia
5. 12. 2019–15. 1. 2020
Robertina Šebjanič engages in investigating living systems (bio art) and sound. Taking on the form of interactive installations on exhibition grounds, her research-based art projects primarily focus on cultural, political, and biological realities of both marine and freshwater ecosystems.
Current City Art Gallery of Ljubljana
Overview exhibition
Jiři Bezlaj Stone
28. 11. 2019–19. 1. 2020
It was the first time I took a thorough look at it, it was lying on the river bank and shimmering unusually, it was a sunny day and the clear sky was above us, a blue sky spread over the stone and me, the air was clear, sharp and cool and I, the sculptor, I gazed at it for a long time, not wanting to look away, I did not move, not for a millimetre did l move my feet, I stood upright, stood still in the place and kept my eyes down, on it, on the stone I was looking, the stone which was lying quietly there on the shore and waiting.
Current City Museum of Ljubljana
A major exhibition about the achievements of the Early Modern Period in Ljubljana
BOOK. KNOWLEDGE. REASON. From Protestantism to Enlightenment (1500–1800)
14. 11. 2019–30. 8. 2020
Our annual exhibition Book. Knowledge. Reason. presents the processes and events that encouraged and fostered the cultural and spiritual development in Ljubljana from the end of the 15th to the beginning of the 19th century – from humanism and Protestantism to the Enlightenment.
Current Bezigrad Gallery 1
Živko Kladnik (1948–2017) In the Midst of the World 1971–2016
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 28rd edition of the cycle of presentations of visual and concrete poetry at the Bežigrad Gallery.
Current Match Gallery
Saeborg: Slaughterhouse 17
12. 11. 2019–12. 1. 2020
The artist Saeborg (a coinage of the name Saeko and the word cyborg) sees the process of creating inflatable latex characters, which might at first glance invoke excess and fetish, as a means of achieving gender freedom and freedom of sexuality in the widest sense.
Current 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.
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 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 City Museum of Ljubljana
The image of the Roman predecessor as it was known a century ago.
The first major excavations Archaeology from the historical perspective
17. 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
Drawings, paintings, sculptures and prints
Lojze Spacal (1907–2000): From the Littoral and the Karst Region
23. 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 drawings, paintings, sculptures, and prints from private and public collections made in the period between 1950 and 2000.  
Upcoming Bezigrad Gallery 1
Živko Marušič Paintings and Drawings 1970–1980
22. 1. 2020–28. 2. 2020
The exhibition presents some of Marušić’s less known works from the 1970s. During this period, the artist worked on drawing and painting images, which were based on zooming in and out as perceived by a camera lens. Particular to these works is a bird’s eye view, in which human figures and street objects create the impression of a tranquil levitation.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Ljubljana Bows to Slovenia IV
Klagenfurt
11. 2. 2020–15. 3. 2020
The fourth exhibition in the series linking Ljubljana with topical regional art initiatives and collectives. 
Upcoming Jakopič Gallery
20/20 Vision: Contemporary Indonesian Photography
3. 3. 2020–21. 6. 2020
Following a hugely successful exhibition of works by an Iraqi photographer (Over my Eyes: Stories of Iraq, 2018/19), we have introduced a new direction in the programme of the Jakopič Gallery to establish a non-Europocentric view of the contemporary world photography. 
Upcoming Match Gallery
Match
7. 4. 2020–5. 5. 2020
Following the prominent match of curators executed in the Match Gallery in 2016, the concept is being upgraded to a match between rival artists.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Lighting Guerrilla: Five Elements
14. 5. 2020–13. 6. 2020
The fourteenth international festival Lightning Guerrilla, dedicated to art through the medium of light, is returning in the Match Gallery and to streets and squares of Ljubljana in the spring of 2020.
Upcoming Match Gallery
Passing Data
1. 7. 2020–28. 8. 2020
The exhibition will be dedicated to various approaches in creating, collecting, managing and transferring data, their fluid nature and flexible meaningfulness (both in technological and social contexts).