01 January 2017 — 31 December 2017





curator Martina Vovk

20 January – 9 April 2017


The Legacy of 1989. A Case Study: The Second Yugoslav Documents Exhibition

The Eighties through the Prism of Events, Exhibitions, and Discourses, Part 3

Part of the European project L’Internationale

26 April – 17 September 2017

curators Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur



29 September – 26 November 2017

Survey exhibition, a selection, in collaboration with the Božidar Jakac Gallery,  Kostanjevica na Krki, curator Marko Jenko

In collaboration with the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki, Moderna galerija will stage a part of the retrospective exhibition of Dušan Tršar, who celebrates his 80th birthday in 2017. Dušan Tršar is one of the most influential representatives of modernist sculpture in Slovenia and former Yugoslavia. Together with the Neoconstructivist group he expanded the space of sculpture, both in the conceptual sense of the loss of the specificity of the medium, and in quite concrete terms by introducing new materials and approaches.



8 December 2017 – 5 March 2018

Retrospective, curator Martina Vovk

Marij Pregelj (1913–1967) was one of the Slovene artists (together with Gabrijel Stupica and Zoran Mušič) who introduced world-class high modernism in Slovenia. His artistic explorations led him from the soft realism of the Zagreb academy to the modernist tendencies of his day, which he investigated and conceived in an entirely autonomous way. His figurative art is brutal, deformed; he discovered a form of archetypal imagery of violence and trauma intertwined with an intense intimate experience of human suffering and existential inconsequentiality based on his personal experience of a concentration camp. Pregelj’s retrospective exhibition will present a selection of his extremely copious oeuvre, consisting of paintings, prints and drawings, and book illustrations, with mosaics and murals representing a special chapter. To present a comprehensive view of the diversity of Pregelj’s artistic production, the exhibition features, in addition to his works from Moderna galerija’s national collection, also works from the collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Belgrade. The retrospective will thus serve as a unique opportunity to gain a larger, more comprehensive overview of Pregelj’s oeuvre.



EXHIBITION | From The Studio of ... ALEN OŽBOLT: Entartete Kunst

8 February – 9 April 2017



16 November 2017 – 7 January 2018

The exhibition From the Studio ofDušan Kirbiš posits Kirbiš’s current production in relation to his work featured at the permanent exhibition 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures. In the 1980s, Kirbiš was a prominent representative of the so-called New Painting, which derived from Bad Painting and the Neue Wilde; at the same time, his work constitutes a departure from the fundamental painting of the 1970s. Kirbiš’s work presented at the permanent exhibition is Truth

Beyond the Visible (1988).




Second Floor


SREČO DRAGAN | Space is Out of Joint

curator Igor Španjol

22 December 2016 – 5 March 2017


Multimedia Practices and Venues of Production

The Eighties through the Prism of Events, Exhibitions, and Discourses, Part 2

curators Barbara Borčić, Igor Španjol

5 April – 11 June 2017



Eulalia Grau, Katalin Ladik, Žene u crnom/Women in Black

29 June – 1 October  2017

curator Bojana Piškur


Janez Janša, Janez Janša, Janez Janša

Survey exhibition

Opening: Wednesday, 18 October 2017, at 8 p.m.

18 October 2017 – 18 Februar 2018

guest curator Domenico Quaranta

In 2007, three Slovene artists joined the conservative Slovene Democratic Party (SDP) and legally changed their names to Janez Janša, the name of the leader of SDP and the then Prime Minister of Slovenia. The name change created a situation that enabled Janša, Janša, and Janša to blur the lines between art and life to the point of no return. Since then, the artists have lived their private and public lives with their new name, working individually and collectively, exploring the philosophical, psychological, political, biopolitical, historical, legal, economic, linguistic, and social implications of the name change. They have transformed their lives into an ongoing performance, and their art into a powerful tool for questioning rituals and conventions and discussing the status and functions of identity-related things such as signatures, passports, and ID, credit and debit cards.


The survey exhibition is curated by independent curator Domenico Quaranta and produced by Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, in collaboration with the Aksioma Institute, Ljubljana.


The Lives of Monuments​

17 June (Museum Summer Night) – 3 September 2017

curators Marko Jenko and Beti Žerovc with students of the Department of Art History of the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana


Ground Floor

Chto Delat? | The Excluded. In a Moment of Danger

8 February to 12 March 2017



curator Ana Mizerit


19 September – 19 November 2017

Peter Rauch holds a BA in architecture, an MA in photography, and is a doctoral candidate in philosophy and theoretical psychoanalysis. In photography, his interest lies in the relation between what the photograph can document and what it can constitute. In theory, Rauch is interested in the emergence of thinking, the significance of negation in the constitution of the object, and the question of rupture in the fields of art, science, and politics. His most important works are Objects (2009–2015), Third Place (2014), Community (2012–2013), Images, Stories, Sequences (2011), and Traffic Kids (2009).



30 November 2017 – 28 January 2018

Nina Slejko, together with Swedish artist Conny Blom, runs the Center for Contemporary Art, CAC Bukovje. Though operating with very limited means Slejko and Blom have managed in the first few years to stage presentations of works by such renowned artists as John Baldessari, Miltos Manetas, Jonathan Meese, and Martin Creed. In addition to being a center for contemporary arts, CAC Bukovje is also an art project in which the artists explore the structures and the hierarchies in the art world.




57th Venice Biennale | Slovenian Pavilion

13 May – 26 November 2017

NIKA AUTOR: The News Belongs to Us! Newsreel 63 – The Train of Shadows

curator Andreja Hribernik



NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst – an Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofìa

28 June 2017 – 8 January 2018

Curator: Zdenka Badovinac

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