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Exhibitions

Meltdown
MeltdownA Visualization of Climate Change
12. 10. 2021–30. 1. 2022
The exhibition is a narrative of the importance of glaciers told in a scientific, illustrative, and poetic way and each artist has a unique take on the subject.
The World According to Roger Ballen
The World According to Roger Ballen
30. 6. 2021–26. 9. 2021
At the photographer’s hitherto largest exhibition, visitors will be able to experience Ballen’s visualisation of worlds situated between dreams and reality.
On the Other Side
On the Other SideSlovenian photoreportage
19. 1. 2021–19. 6. 2021
"On the Other Side" has taken an interdisciplinary approach, assessing photojournalism through the lenses of media studies, art history and photographic theory. While also giving an overview of the different kinds of photojournalism and the ways they are used in the print and electronic media, this exhibition deliberately focuses on photoreportage, the most accomplished and expressive form of photojournalism.
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
VIRTUAL
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
23. 10. 2020–31. 12. 2020
After being with us for more than seven months, we have now said goodbye to the incredible exhibition, which was realised in extraordinary times. The exhibition of contemporary Indonesian engaged photography, which inspired us, moved us deeply, and led us to look beyond the horizon of stereotypes is still virtually accessible – through the photographs and virtual tours.
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
Vision 20/20: Community. Contemporary Indonesian Engaged Photography
17. 3. 2020–31. 10. 2020
Vision 20/20 is part of a broader vision of Jakopič Gallery, which is to learn and give opportunities for learning. Learning about others, about them, but through them and through photography – about ourselves. 
Jaka Babnik: Pygmalion
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.
Lucien Hervé: Geometry of Light
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.
DK: Scotoma
photographic exhibition
DK: Scotoma
27. 3. 2019–26. 5. 2019
In his 20-year career of exhibiting, DK has always known how to surprise us with unexpected series in a wide range of different photographic genres, many of them also demonstrating social engagement. He has been working on this exhibition, Scotoma, for the last four years, always with the intention of holding it in the Jakopič Gallery. It is the first time he has devoted an entire exhibition to abstract photographs.
Over my Eyes: Stories of Iraq
photographic exhibition
Over my Eyes: Stories of Iraq
4. 12. 2018–3. 3. 2019
The exhibition offers an unfamiliar perspective of Iraq through the eyes of a generation of young local photographers. The work of these photographers forms a unique and previously unseen view of Iraq and captures the fragmented picture of contemporary life across the country: from the vastness of the mountainous northern borderlands, to a multiplicity of scenes across the country, with the fading flashbacks of its recent history and the effects of the ongoing conflict.
Marc Riboud: Conscious Traveller. Concerned Photographer.
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. 
Mario Magajna: Photographer
photographic exhibition
Mario Magajna: Photographer
20. 3. 2018–13. 5. 2018
This exhibition focuses on a selection of Magajna’s works that most clearly reveal his main motivations: his unconditional commitment to photography as a vocation and his deep desire to immortalise everything happening in Trieste and its surrounding area.
Tihomir Pinter: The Chemistry of the Image
retrospective exhibition
Tihomir Pinter: The Chemistry of the Image
28. 11. 2017–4. 3. 2018
This retrospective of Tihomir Pinter’s analogue black and white photographs is the first major overview of his extensive oeuvre since the early 1960s. Pinter pursued his photography alongside his career as a chemist and pharmacist, and over the course of nearly six decades he has developed a distinctive individual style, using his own darkroom to perfect his classic photographic technique.
Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever
The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever
16. 6. 2017–5. 11. 2017
The Jakopič Gallery is happy to present, within The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion, one of the most important representatives of Brazilian contemporary art and culture as well as an internationally renowned artist, Maria Bonomi.
Damjan Gale: The Architect of Light
retrospective PHOTOGRAPHIC exhibition
Damjan Gale: The Architect of Light
28. 3. 2017–4. 6. 2017
#The Architect of Light" is the first retrospective exhibition of the architectural photography of Damjan Gale. An architect by profession, between 1974 and 1993 Gale created a striking photographic oeuvre. If Janez Kališnik is the pioneer of architectural photography in Slovenia, then Damjan Gale may be considered the first photographer to have encouraged theoretical reflections on architectural photography as a distinct genre, thereby leaving an indelible impression.
Tree
photographic exhibition
Tree
1. 12. 2016–3. 4. 2017
The "Tree" project and exhibition are the result of a collaboration between the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana and five Slovenian academies and universities educating future photographers. It is a creative response to the conceptual triggers that have inspired Ljubljana through its European Green Capital title as well as the "Genesis" exhibition of photographs by the globally renowned Sebastião Salgado.
Tone Lapajne: Memory of Earth
retrospective exhibition
Tone Lapajne: Memory of Earth
22. 11. 2016–5. 3. 2017
A retrospective exhibition by an important Slovenian artist with an impressive oeuvre, but who has yet to get his due. The exhibition "Memory of Earth" presents the highlights of his oeuvre in various art mediums and is accompanied by a publication that illuminates all of the artist's phases and cycles.
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
photographic exhibition
Sebastião Salgado: Genesis
31. 5. 2016–11. 9. 2016
As one of the main cultural projects of the 2016 European Green Capital, the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana is presenting the momentous exhibition "Genesis", a project by the world-renowned photographer Sebastião Salgado.
ALUO LXX. Past, Present, Future
exhibition dedicated to the 70th anniversary of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design
ALUO LXX. Past, Present, Future
19. 1. 2016–24. 4. 2016
The exhibition "ALUO LXX. Past, Present, Future" is dedicated to the anniversary of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, at the time known as the Academy of Representational Art, introducing its regular academic programmes. It was seventy years ago, on 14 January 1946, that lessons were initiated by the subsequent chancellor Božidar Jakac and six full professors who had set the fundamental guidelines of the art education process.
Over you/you
The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
Over you/you
28. 8. 2015–3. 12. 2015
As one of the main, now traditional, venues of the Biennial of Graphic Arts, the Jakopič Gallery is also taking part in the 31st edition of the biennial in 2015. Titled "Over you/you", the biennial takes its starting point from a thought hastily scribbled in a corner of one of Martin Kippenberger’s drawings, and is combining traditional and not so traditional forms of graphic art production, presenting them as sites where political and aesthetic operations find a common ground.
Stojan Batič: The Man and the Myth
retrospective exhibition
Stojan Batič: The Man and the Myth
12. 5. 2015–16. 8. 2015
A strong personal touch, classical understanding of art and a master's sense of complex sculpting materials are intrinsic to the work of Stojan Batič, a sculptor of the first post-WW2 generation of the 20th century whose retrospect entitled "The Man and the Myth" is on display in the Jakopič Gallery.

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