Politicization of Friendship

1 July - 28 September 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3

Program of events
September 2014

4 September at 6 p.m. Felipe Mujica, "Galería Chilena Says: Everything is Going to Be Alright!", a talk in English, +MSUM conference room

6 September at 4:30 p.m. "Surrealism", a free workshop of dreams and fantasies for children, part of the FORUM program

7 September at 11 a.m. Bojana Piškur, guided tour of the exhibition, part of the FORUM program

9 September at 6 p.m. Anej Korsika (Institute for Labor Studies), "Chilean Path to Socialism: Politics, Culture, and International Relations", a talk in Slovenian

13 September at 11 a.m. "Pen Pals", a Minimalists? Club workshop, in collaboration with the Museum of Solidarity, Santiago, Chile

16 September at 6 p.m. Viktor Misiano, "A Talk Focusing on Friendship from the Perspective of Post-Soviet Experience", a talk in English, +MSUM conference room

17 September at 6 p.m. Miklavž Komelj, "Yugoslav Surrealists Here and Now", a talk in Slovenian, +MSUM conference room

19 September at 6 p.m. Branka Stipančić, "Group of Six Artists", a talk in Croatian, +MSUM conference room

24 September at 6 p.m. A discussion accompanying the formal declaration of deinstitutionalization of total institutions, part of the Madness in the Eighties project

27 and 28 September Škart (Dragan Protić & Djordje Balmazović), a workshop with pupils at the Livada primary school

→   Program of buddy films at the Kinoteka

Architecture - Art A series of lectures and discussions, May - June and autumn 2014

Architecture can hardly be defined as a purely artistic or a purely technical practice. The point of departure of our architecture ≠ art programme is the question of whether architecture is or is not art. By posing this question, we enter the very core of the problem of architectural creation - that is, we question the very definition of architecture. How should we think of architecture today? How (if at all) does architecture enter the field of art, and how (if at all) does art enter the field of architecture?


We are announcing: Marjetica Potrč & Rado Riha, autumn 2014

ROOM & ROAD - remake

new premiere: September 5-7, 2014, Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, Slovenia
September 12 and 13, Trinity Laban Conservatory of Music and Dance - The Laurie Grove Theatre Space, London

FELIPE MUJICA: "Galería Chilena Says: Everything is Going to Be Alright!?"

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 6 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

You are kindly invited to attend the lecture by a Chilean artists who lives in New York Felipe Mujica on Thursday, 4 September 2014, at 6 p.m. at the seminar of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The lecture in English is part of the Politicization of Friendship exhibition program.

Mujica will talk about the Galería Chilena (Galchi), which was founded in Santiago de Chile by him and two other young local artists aged between 24 and 27: Diego Fernández and Joe Villablanca. It opened as an independent art space on December 13, 1997, with a
24-hour exhibition on the top floor of a house in a residential district of Santiago.

Božidar Jakac and Photography

Božidar Jakac, New York from the 17th Floor of Hotel Manger, May 1931
owner of copyright Primož Pablo Miklavc Turnher.

12 June - 19 October 2014
Moderna galerija, Cankarjeva 15

Exhibition curator: Lara Štrumej, MA

This exhibition provides the first comprehensive overview of Božidar Jakac's photography ever. Renowned as a printmaker, the artist sought creative outlets in new media even as a student. Giving prominence to the newly discovered photographs of his from before World War II, the exhibition follows the chronology of the photographs the artist took at significant stages in his life: in Prague (1922-23), Novo mesto (around 1923), Paris (1925), Tunisia (1925), America (1929-1931), and while with the partisan forces (1943-1945).

Guided tours in English: Wednesdays 23 and 30 July at 7.30; admission free!

The Present and Presence

Yuri Albert, Letters to Brother Theo, 1992-1994, photo: Dejan Habicht, Matija Pavlovec (© Moderna galerija, Ljubljana)

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana
A selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the national collection of Moderna galerija


The 20th Century / Continuities and Ruptures exhibition breaks with traditional linearity by introducing the topics of the 20th century avant-gardes and of the art of the Partisan resistance, bringing them into the national history of art on an equal footing with more familiar trends and, as a consequence, casting new light on the latter.


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