Plečnik 150: Jubilee Year 2022 at the Plečnik House
The Plečnik House’s programme for the jubilee Plečnik Year 2022, which marks the 150th anniversary of the architect’s birth, will connect the maestro’s oeuvre with cuisine, contemporary art, and youth creative practices.
After the end of the current exhibition, Spatial Concepts of Plečnik’s Renovations, with its last guided tour and conversation happening on 12 January, the official exhibition programme for the jubilee year commences on Friday, 21 January 2022. Its first exhibition, Plečnik, Full Stop, will present the creative process of the biographical graphic novel by Blaž Vurnik and Zoran Smiljanić. Just two days later, on Sunday 23 January 2022, we are celebrating Plečnik’s birthday by welcoming you to our Open Doors’ Day.
The Plečnik Year 2022 will also see a new joint project from the Plečnik House and the DobraVaga Gallery (Kino Šiška), with an exhibition opening at the Plečnik House on 13 May 2022. This will be a new opportunity for young artists to exhibit their artworks. In mid-May, the internationally renowned authors Olaf Nicolai, a world-acclaimed German artist and professor, and Luca Lo Pinto, Artistic Director of Rome’s MACRO, will mark the house with their Seen-Unseen project. Exhibitions in the Plečnik Year 2022 will conclude with the Plečnik’s School in Ljubljana show, which will present a unique and hitherto never researched insight into the work, methods, and curricula of Plečnik’s School.
Alongside the variety of its exhibition programme and accompanying events, the Plečnik House will also enrich the jubilee year with a special project: as part of the European project UpCreate, we will connect the art of architecture with cuisine. In springtime, youth between the ages of 16 and 25 will be invited to a competition for the most original culinary recipe, which will have to be inspired by the produce and herbs that used to be or are still grown in the garden of the Plečnik House. The jury will select five finalists that will then present their original recipes at the beginning of June at the closing event at Plečnik House. The winner will attend a wotkshop and present his/her recipe at the 59th International Art Exhibition of La Biennale di Venezia in November 2022. The project, which includes partners from Denmark, Italy, Iceland, and Austria, is co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme.