EXHIBITION PROGRAM | Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned
07 March 2019 — 10 September 2019


Thursday, 7 March 2019, at 11:30 a.m.

Artists and curators present works at the exhibition:

Dan Acostioaei; Riksa Afiaty; Sven Augstijnen; Daniela Berger, Federico Brega, & María Victoria Martínez (Museum of Solidarity Salvador Allende, Santiago, Chile); María Berríos & Jakob Jakobsen; Godfried Donkor; Ferenc Ferenc Gróf; Ibro Hasanović; Andreja Hribernik (Art Pavilion Slovenj Gradec); Siniša Ilić; Emilia Epštajn & Ana Sladojević (Museum of African Art – the Veda and Dr. Zdravko Pеčаr Collection, Belgrade); Teja Merhar; Jovana Nedeljković ( Museum of Yugoslavia, Belgrade); Bojana Piškur; Dubravka Sekulić; Abhijan Toto; Katarina Zdjelar


Friday, 8 March 2019, at 8 p.m.

Sven Augustijnen: Spectres

Film screening at the Slovenska kinoteka (Cinematheque), Miklošičeva 28, Ljubljana.

The screening will be followed by a talk with Sven Augustijnen, moderated by the Cinematheque's curator Igor Prassel. The talk will be in English.

Fifty years after his assassination, Patrice Lumumba, Prime Minister of the newly independent Congo, is back to haunt Belgium. Through commemorations and encounters, the top-ranking Belgian civil servant who was in Elisabethville on that tragic day of 17 January 1961 attempts to exorcise the ghosts of the past.

In collaboration with Slovenska kinoteka.



Guided tours by exhibition curator Bojana Piškur.

Tuesday, 26 March 2019, at 5 p.m.



26 March  26 April 2019, +MSUM

Let's curate / Let's mediate: Workshops of museum interpretation with migrants

Individual works at the exhibition will be selected and interpreted by participants from Syria, Afghanistan and Iran. Their interpretations will be labelled by the selected works at the exhibition in their original languages, in Slovene and in English.


Friday, 5 April 2019, at 6 p.m.,+MSUM

LECTURE | Olivier Hadouchi, Towards an Aesthetics of Southern Uprisings

Reporters from former Yugoslavia like Zdravko Pečar and Stevan Labudović documented the Algerian War of Independence; their country was part of the Non-Aligned Movement, promoting anti-colonialism and the right to national independence, and they had links with many nations (and sometimes liberation movements) in the South (Asia, Africa and Latin America).

Olivier Hadouchi lives and works in Paris. He holds a PhD in cinema studies and is a film curator and researcher (associated with IRCAV – Paris 3).


Thursday, 11 April 2019, at 5 p.m., +MSUM

Public presentation of the mediation project »Social games«

Moderna galerija and the Elementary school Livada in Ljubljana

A series of four workshops took place at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The participants were migrant pupils from former republics of Yugoslavia and refugees from Syria and India. They all visit elementary school Livada, located in a suburban area to the south of Ljubljana called Rakova Jelša, where there used to be the largest unregulated settlement of migrants from Bosnia after the Balkan War in the 1990s. The majority of pupils in the school come from Bosnia, and most of them still do not speak Slovene well. The number of new pupils increased in the last year with the children of the asylum seekers from Syria, Iran, and Afghanistan, who live in the nearby asylum home in Vič. The aim of the workshops was to stimulate co-learning instead of competition, to encourage spontaneity, self-confidence, a positive self-image, and persistence.The results will be presented in an encounter with participants' parents, teachers, museum animators and friends. More on the New Mappings of Europe website.


Tuesday, 16 April 2019, at 6 p.m., +MSUM

PANEL DISCUSSION | Non-Aligned: local research, cultural politics and connections between Yugoslavia and the third world

Participating speakers: Andreja Hribernik (exhibitions between 1965 and 1985 at the Art Pavilion Slovenj Gradec), Teja Merhar (SFR Yugoslavia’s International Collaborations in Culture with Developing Countries) and Breda Škrjanec (International Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana). Moderated by Asta Vrečko.


Tuesday, 28 May 2019, at 1 p.m., Moderna galerija

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | The non-aligned contemporaneity?

A one-day conference will be dedicated to the question how to harness the historical visions of the non-alignment movement (NAM) in the light of the current global geopolitical situation. Another important question will tackle the legacy of culture in the spirit of NAM's internationalism and its potentials for the present day.

Invited speakers include Tvrtko Jakovina, Gal Kirn, Joy Mboya, Vali Mahlouji, Vera Mey, Vijay Prashad, and Samia Zennadi.




The programme is part of a larger project New Mappings of Europe, supported by the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union and including the collaboration of the Museum of Yugoslavia from Belgrade, the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna and the Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art, in addition to Moderna galerija. Link: http://www.newmappingsofeurope.si/en


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