2019

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DIY ELECTRONICS WORKSHOP | Staška Guček: Sentinel of the Arctic

Tuesday, 24 September 2019 | 4—8 p.m.
Sonica 2019 Festival in collaboration with Moderna galerija presents a workshop on DIY analogue electronic instrument entitled Sentinel of the Arctic. The workshop will be conducted by Staška Guček, a member of Kikimore band.
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Upcoming GUIDED TOUR

Sunday, 15 September 2019 | 11 a.m. | by curator Marko Jenko
Last guided tour of the On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941) exhibition. Guided tours of permanent exhibitions every first Sunday of a month free of charge.
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EVENT CALENDAR | September 2019

01 September 2019 — 30 September 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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EVENING LECTURES and PERFORMANCE | Marko Peljhan, Eda Čufer, Walid Raad

Thursday, 29 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+ & 10 p.m. | Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
Last two evening lectures of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy by Marko Peljhan, Here We Go Again...Resolutions, Decision-making and Strategies and Eda Čufer, EAST ART MAP – Is it Art or Art History?, followed by a performance by Walid Raad, LES LOUVRES and/or KICKING THE DEAD at the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre in frames of the Mladi levi festival.
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EVENING LECTURES | Charles Esche & Viktor Misiano

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+
Two evening lectures on the 4th day of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy by Charles Esche, Places for Art to Happen about experimental institutionalism in Europe and the art of the last 30 years and Viktor Misiano about Russian 1990s and the Dialectics of the transitional period.
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EVENING LECTURES | Arseny Zhilyaev, Branislav Dimitrijević

Monday, 26 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+
Two evening lectures on the 3rd day of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy by Arseny Zhilyaev, "Labor" Market: Post-Soviet Art through the Prism of the Shuttle Traders Model and Branislav Dimitrijević, "Turbo-Folk Made Me Do It!": Schizo-anthropology of the Genre.
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EVENING LECTURES | Inke Arns & Keti Chukhrov

Sunday, 24 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+
Two evening lectures on the 2nd day of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy by Inke Arns, On Re-Reading Avant-Gardes and Becoming Alt-Right and Keti Chukhrov, Evil, Surplus, Power – the Three Media of Art.
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OPENING LECTURES | Zdenka Badovinac & Boris Buden

Saturday, 24 August 2019 | 6 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+
Two evening lectures on the 1st day of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy. Opening lecture by Zdenka Badovinac, Artists’ archives – war, self-histories and piracy followed by Boris Buden's, Contemporary Populism and Contemporary Art in the Mirror of Language.
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FILM SCREENING | Anton Vidokle: Immortality for All

Friday, 23 August 2019 | 6:30 p.m. & 8 p.m. | auditorium MG+
A pre-event of the Summer School The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy with a trilogy on Russian Cosmism. Combining essay, documentary and performance, Vidokle quotes from the writings of Cosmism’s founder Nikolai Fedorov and other philosophers and poets.
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SUMMER SCHOOL | The Big Shift: the 1990s. Avant-gardes in Eastern Europe and Their Legacy

23 August 2019 — 30 August 2019
This year’s Summer School, organized by Moderna galerija, Ljubljana for the second year in a row, will continue to draw on the topics related to the legacy of Eastern European avant-gardes. A particular emphasis will be placed on the major changes caused by the collapse of socialism, the end of the Cold War and the restoration of capitalism in the late 1980s to the early 1990s.
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PRESENTATION | Art & Design in Austria

Wednesday, 7 August 2019 | 4 p.m. | Museum of Modern Art auditorium
Presentation of three outstanding events in Austria this fall: Contemporary Art Fair viennacontemporary, Vienna Design Week festival&nb...
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​METABOLIC MUSEUM-UNIVERSITY | EYEDAY

Sunday, 28 July 2019 | 11.00–13.00 and 14.00–18.00, Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Cooperation between the Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design and the MGLC, International Centre of Graphic Arts for “Crack-Up – Crack Down”, the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana 2019. With the participation of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, the Slovenian Museum of Natural History, and the National Gallery of Slovenia, Ljubljana.
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SUMMER THURSDAYS at MG+MSUM 2019

04 July 2019 — 29 August 2019
In July and August, Moderna galerija and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova are open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays. Every Thursday between 6 and 8 p.m. there will be free guided tours and other events.

EVENT CALENDAR | July & August 2019

01 July 2019 — 31 August 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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SOLO PERFORMANCE | Anita Wach: Hundred Toasts

25 June 2019 | 20:00
Hundred Toasts is a celebration of achievements and failures of people who fundamentally influenced the track of history. Audience is invited to raise glasses and toast artists, statements and thinkers who knew how to bring people together, who knew how to make people to think, who knew how to focus people’s attention on the most important issues, and who knew what exactly is the most important issue.
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INTERNATIONAL MIGRANTS DAY | We're All Migrants

15 June 2019 — 22 June 2019
On International Migrants Day on Thursday 20 June 2019, Moderna galerija is organizing three events related to the exhibition Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova.
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PRESENTATION OF SPECIAL ISSUE: ŠUM#11 | Hypersonic Hyperstitions

Friday, 7 June 2019 | 6 p.m. | Moderna galerija auditorium
A short introduction will be followed by a moderated discussion with Dr. Manabrata Guha, author of the text "An Exegetical Incursion of the Emergent 'Intelligent Battlespace'".
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EVENT CALENDAR | May 2019

01 June 2019 — 30 June 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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SEMINAR | Glossary of Common Knowledge – Geopolitics II

29 – 30 May 2019
The topic of the Glossary is repeating from the previous edition because we feel such wide referential fields can never be fully exhausted. Connecting to current research projects of the Internationale partners the referential field will explore alternative ways of making global alliances, either by drawing from historical case studies or addressing urgent meters. The aim of revisiting the referential field of Geopolitics is to seek potentials in producing different histories (narratives) that would have gone beyond the Eurocentric ones.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | The non-aligned contemporaneity?

27 and 28 May 2019 | auditorium of the Museum of Modern Art
The conference will be dedicated to the question how to harness the historical visions of the non-alignment 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.
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BOOK PRESENTATION | RED LIGHT – YUGOSLAV PARTISAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT 1941–1945

Friday, 24 May 2019 | 6 p.m.
Presentation of the book RED LIGHT – YUGOSLAV PARTISAN PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MOVEMENT 1941–1945, published by Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Kolektor – the Visual Arts Center.
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FILM SCREENINGS | Sinners: Maca's and Anka's Fate & Sinner without Sin

Thursday, 18 May 2019 | 6 p.m. | auditorium Moderna galerija
On sin in the 1930s. Heavy drinking in Croatian villages, the fate of a country girl in the big city of Belgrade, promiscuity, unprotected sex, sexual harassment, unwanted pregnancy, abortion, and suicide – these are the themes of two silent films in the program of the international survey exhibition On the Brink.
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FILM PROGRAM | On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941)

Next screening: Thursday, 4 July 2019 | 6 p.m.
The next screening of the film program will present a film by Mladen Širola, Abandoned Child from 1930.
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EVENT CALENDAR | May 2019

01 May 2019 — 31 May 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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PROGRAMME | On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941)

25 April 2019 — 15 September 2019
GUIDED TOURS Sunday, 12 May 2019, at 11 a.m., guided by exhibition curator Marko Jenko Saturday, 18 May 2019, at 5 p.m., guided by Mih...
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SYMPOSIUM | Black Metal Theory: Void, Lack and Destruction. Black Metal and Negativity

18 April 2019 — 19 April 2019
Perhaps the time is right for the second wave of black metal theory or perhaps it is time to put black metal theory in oblivion to resurrect in another time and another place.
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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION | Nonaligned: local research, cultural politics and links between Yugoslavia and the third world.

Tuesday, 16 April 2019 | 18:00
Participants: Andreja Hribernik (Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti), Teja Merhar (Moderna galerija, Ljubljana) Gregor Dražil (International Graphical Center) in Aleksander Bassin (curator and art critic). Moderated by Asta Vrečko.
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The 2019 Rihard Jakopič Prize and Honorable Mentions

12 April 2019 | 20:00
The 2019 Rihard Jakopič Prize and Honorable Mentions will be awarded by the Association of Slovene Fine Artists Societies, the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana, Moderna galerija and the Slovene Association of Art Critics on Friday, 12 April 2019 at 8 p.m. at the Moderna galerija.
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EVENT CALENDAR | April 2019

01 April 2019 — 30 April 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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SIMPOZIJ | Bauhaus – Baumensch

Thursday, 21 March 2019 | 6 p.m.
Human. Art. Technology. Bauhaus. Živadinov, Zupančič, Sadar, Ahčan: theater director, doctor of biomedicine, fashion designer, plastic surgeon

FILM | Sven Augustijnen: Spectres

Friday, 8 March 2019 | 20.00 | Slovenska Kinoteka
hrough 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.
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EXHIBITION PROGRAM | Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned

07 March 2019 — 10 September 2019
You are kindly invited to attend the lecture Towards an Aesthetics of Southern Uprisings by a curator and film theorist Olivier Hadouchi on Friday, 5 April 2019, at 6 p.m. in the seminar room at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The lectures accompanies the Southern Constellations exhibition.
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OPENING PROGRAM | Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned

Thursday, 7 March 2019, at 11.30 a.m.
Artists and curators present works on the exhibition.
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LECTURE | Olivier Hadouchi, Towards an Aesthetics of Southern Uprisings

Friday, 5 April 2019 | 6 p.m. | +MSUM
Olivier Hadouchi's talk will focus on solidarity, non-alignment, Tricontinental and manifestos from the South in the time of wars of independence in Africa and Asia. It will also touch upon anti-colonial struggles and struggles for a new international order. Some images by reporters from former Yugoslavia will be shown, picturing solidarity, as well as films from Africa and Latin America with the idea of a new, independent network promoting diversity, internationalism and international solidarity against Imperialism.
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EVENT CALENDAR | March 2019

01 March 2019 — 31 March 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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GUIDED TOUR | | Precarious Environments. 17 cases of contemporary photography in Slovenia

28 February 2019 | 18:00
You are kindly invited to a guided tour by the  Precarious Environments. 17 cases of contemporary photography in Slovenia exhibition curator Ana ...
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BOOK PRESENTATION | James Bridle: New Dark Age. Technology and the End of the Future

Wednesday, 20 January 2019 | 17:00 | Moderna galerija Auditorium
In his brilliant new work, James Bridle offers us a warning against the future in which the contemporary promise of a new technologically assisted Enlightenment may just deliver its opposite: an age of complex uncertainty, predictive algorithms, surveillance and the hollowing out of empathy.
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LECTURE | Migrations in Time and Space | Božidar Flajšman: The History of Wire – How Bela krajina (The White Carniola) became a border zone

Tuesday, 19 February 2019 | 18:00 | +Kantina MSUM
The public perception of Bela krajina has been marked by the wire on the border, a subject of far more debates than the economic and social issues that this cut-off region has been grappling with for many years.

BOOK PRESENTATION | Zdenka Badovinac, Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe

Friday, 15 February 2019, 7—9pm | e-flux, 311 East Broadway, New York, USA
Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe gathers twenty years of writings from disparate and hard-to-find sources alongside new texts from the forward-thinking Slovenian curator, museum director, and scholar Zdenka Badovinac.
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SLOVENE CULTURE HOLIDAY | 8 February 2018

Friday, 8 February 2019 | 10.00–18.00
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the Slovene Cultural Holiday, 8 February, with guided tours and workshops.
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MARATHON GUIDED YOUR | Sites of Sustainability. Pavilions, Manifestos, and Crypts

07 February 2019 | 16:00
You are kindly invited to marathon guided tour of a selection of works of the Sites of Sustainability. Pavilions, Manifestos, and Crypts exhibition.
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EVENT CALENDAR | February 2019

01 February 2019 — 28 February 2019
Programme of the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova for the current month with guided tours, round table debates, discursive programme, talks, workshops and lectures.
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PROGRAM | Time Without Innocence. Recent Painting in Slovenia

Wednesday, 27 March 2019 | 17:00
Last round of artists' talks: Joni Zakonjšek, Tina Dobrajc, Mito Gegič, Sašo Vrabič.
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INFORMANCE | Dragan Živadinov, Dunja Zupančič, Miha Turšič | Cosmism::2001 / Černigoj / Zajec

Thursday, 24 January 2018 | 18.00 | Moderna galerija
The event is processed with sound structure of URSONATE by Kurt Schwitters from 1932 performed by Blaž Šef, Tjaša Ribizel, Matej Kurinčič and Miha Mihaljčič. Other collaborators of the informance are Ivan Lotrič and Dario Seraval.
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+KANTINA LECTURES

22 January 2019 — 28 May 2018
+Kantina MSUM in colllaboration with Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova organises a series of thematic discussions moderated by musician, writer, activist Miha Blažič – N’toko.
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LECTURE | Migrations in Time and Space | Blaž Gselman: Emigration in Early 20th Century – Louis Adamič and migrations to the US

22 January 2019 | 18:00
The point of departure will be the work of the Slovene-American writer Louis Adamič, whose 120th anniversary of birth was celebrated this year; the Sophia publishing house is soon to publish his work From Many Lands translated into Slovene by Mojca Dobnikar.
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PERFORMANCE | JAŠA: At the Dawn of yet Another Age of Absurdity: Composition No. 6

Friday, 18 January 2019 | 7:30 — 9:30 p.m.
At the Dawn of yet Another Age of Absurdity: Composition No. 6 is a new edition in a series of performative interventions developed by the Slovenian artist JAŠA in the last two years as a summary and a continuation of the scenario of his 29-week stay at the Venice Biennial in 2015.
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