2018

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KANTINA LECTURE SERIES | Migrations in time and Space

19 December 2018 | 18:00
The first lecture forms part of celebrations of the 1st anniversary of Kantina and is part of the events organized on the International Migrants’ Day, 18 December 2018.
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AWARD CEREMONY | Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2018

Friday, 7 December 2018 | 18.00
The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory acknowledges the exceptional achievements of cultural protagonists whose work supports, develops or investigates visual art and culture in Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe. 2018 laureate is Joanna Mytkowska, an art historian, curator and, since 2007, the director of the Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw, Poland.
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Art – How Much is it Still an Idea for the Future?

Thursday, 6 December 2018 | Moderna galerija Auditorium
If modernism was to a large extent oriented towards the future and postmodernism towards the past, then we would like to know which temporality determines contemporary art.
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EXHIBITION PROGRAM | Stojan Kerbler: A Retrospective

Friday, 29 November 2018, at 18:00, auditorium MG+
PANEL DISCUSSION | Participants: Aleksander Bassin, dr. Marjeta Ciglenečki, Barbara Čeferin, Milan Pajk, Marija Skočir, mag. Lara Štrumej. Moderator: Brane Kovič The discussion will revolve around Stojan Kerbler’s photography seen from different angles.
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PRESENTATION | Šum #10 journal

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 | 18:00
A presentation of the thematic section of Šum #10 on defining contemporary art at the turn of the 1990s with lectures by Kaja Kraner on some of the key concepts of the contemporariness of contemporary art and by Sergej Kapus on how Igor Zabel defined contemporary art.

LECTURES | On Lucinda Childs and minimalism on CoFestival

Saturday, 24 November 2018 | 17.00—19.00 | Ljubljana Puppet Theatre
LECTURE | Rok Vevar: The Works of Lucinda Childs and Their Artistic Context LECTURE | dr. Marko Jenko: Minimalism and Neo-constructivism in Modern Slovene Sculpture | SCREENING | A selection of choreographies by Lucinda Childs.

DOCUMENTARY FILM | The Curator’s Room — Igor Zabel: How to Make Art Visible?

Thursday, 22 November 2018 | 9.p.m. | Kinodvor
The film portrays not only a man who, despite the internal contradictions of the art world, persistently believed in the power of art, but also the time and space in which Igor Zabel worked and which he co-shaped.
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Upcoming GUIDED TOURS

Thursday, 22 November 2018, at 17:00. Guided by dr. Marjeta Ciglenečki of the Stojan Kerbler: A Retrospective exhibition.
Guided tours of permanent exhibitions every first Sunday of a month. Free of charge.
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LECTURES and PERFORMANCE | Grounded Festival

Wednesday, 21 November 2018 | 18:00—21.00 | Moderna galerija Auditorium
Grounded is a festival of electronic music, critical thinking and activism that addresses current social issues by combining the seemingly incompatible: deinstitutionalised theoretical debates, every day social activism and progressive electronic club culture.
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PERFORMANCE | Tuka Wach: 1923.webcam

17 November 2018 every half-hour from 5 to 9 p.m. | 18 November 2018 every half-hour from 5 to 8 p.m.
1923.webcam sees performance duo Tuka Wach reembody ‘dance poems’ from interwar Berlin Nackttanz using the ubiquitous platform of our contemporary sex industry. Six scenes are performed live for webcam, and you - alone - are the viewer.
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GUIDED TOUR | | The Unmaking of Art – Revisited

Friday, 16 November 2018, at 11:00
You are kindly invited to attend a guided tour of The Unmaking of Art – Revisited at the Sites of Sustainability. Manifestos, Pavilions and Crypts exhibition.
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PERFORMANCE | Kikimore: 15 11 Vaiki

Thursday, 15 November 2018, at 8 p.m., +MSUM
The sound performance is a part of the opening program of Sites of Sustainability. Pavilions, Manifestos, and Crypts exhibition.
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PERFORMANCE | Vadim Zakharov: Moscow Conceptualism, Presented by Vadim Zakharov – Conditions

Thursday, 15 November 2018, at 8 p.m., +MSUM
Three-metre high construction of a file, costume of a gorilla, plastic faeces, a banana peel, terms of Moscow conceptualism on paper, an installation and a three-hour performance.
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LECTURE | Darko Fritz: Notions of the Program in the Art of the 1960s – Concrete, Computer-generated and Conceptual Art

Thursday, 15 November 2018, at 6 p.m., +MSUM
The presentation will examine several exhibitions, artists’ practices and related theories on the notion of the program in art. Several tendencies of the art of the 1960s that are, at first sight, vastly different from and mutually exclusive of each other can be viewed throughout the notions of the program.
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OPENING PROGRAM | Sites of Sustainability. Pavilions, Manifestos, and Crypts

Thursday, 15 November 2018 | 18.00—23.00
Darko Fritz, Notions of the Program in the Art of the 1960s – Concrete, Computer-generated and Conceptual Art; Vadim Zakharov, Moscow Conceptualism, Presented by Vadim Zakharov – Conditions; Kikimore, 15 11 Vaiki
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | November 2018

01 November 2018 — 30 November 2018
Programme of 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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SYMPOSIUM | About the Phenomenon of Roundabouts

23 October 2018 | 14:00
In recent years, roundabouts have become a very visible part of the public space. The buildings and sculptures in their centers have started to significantly influence the image of places in Slovenia as well as elsewhere in Europe.
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DRAUGHT | Rok Vevar & Snježana Premuš: Choreographic statements (Discussion No. 1)

Friday, 19 October 2018 | 16:00
The workshop by Lisa Clark will explore hidden sources of structure and integrity by opening new layers of kinesthetic consciousness, as well as primary relationships between the body, the earth, and others.
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SYMPOSIUM | Yugoslav Monuments Associated with the First World War (1918–1941)

18 October 2018 — 19 October 2018
The symposium is dedicated to Špelca Čopič (1922–2014), an expert and interpreter of Slovenian and Yugoslav sculpture and public monuments in the 20th century. On this occasion, we will also remember her with a commemorative display.
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LECTURE | Eric Santner: Three Essays on the Sexuality of Theory

Monday, 15 October 2018 | 5 p.m | auditorium Moderna galerija
Faculty of Arts and Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis organise a lecture by professor Eric Santner.

PERFORMANS | Via Negativa: The Ninth

Thrsday, 11 october 2018 | 19:00 | Old power plant
Gallop through Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. From absolutism to socialism… From defeatism to optimism… From populism to vulgarism… Welcome in the stable of humanism.
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EXHIBITION PROGRAM | Rok Vevar & Snježana Premuš: Choreographic statements

09 October 2018 — 25 November 2018
Program of events during Choreographic statements. Physical Manifestations: The Body as an Archive exhibition.

LECTURE | Ida Hiršenfelder: Expanding Spaces. Early Computer Art in Slovenia

Saturday, 6 October 2018 | 3 p.m. | OSMO/ZA
The lecture is a part of Vectorhack Festival. It is based on the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM exhibition Pioneers of Computer Art (2016) presenting eleven artists and groups who had created works by the use of computers in the early years of their usage from the 1960s to 1980s.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | October 2018

01 October 2018 — 31 October 2018
Programme of 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 | | Monument – Drago Tršar

27 September 2018 | 17:00
Guided tour will be conducted by the Monumentality and Multitude exhibition curator Marko Jenko, PhD.
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GUIDED TOUR | Heavenly Beings: Neither Human nor Animal

26 September 2018 | 17:00
The exhibition opposes any form of essentialism, any reference to the pure nature of humans or animals, and it reminds us that both people and animals are the product of a long history of various kinds of resistance and attempts to escape the given circumstances. Guided by exhibition co-curator Bojana Piškur
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SOLO PERFORMANCE | Boris Kadin (Via Negativa), What Joseph Beuys told me when I was lying dead in his lap

Tuesday, 18 September 2018 | 6 p.m.
Boris Kadin (Via Negativa) What Joseph Beuys told me when I was lying dead in his lap Solo performance   “Nobody is born as an artist. ...
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GUIDED TOUR | | Monument – Drago Tršar

09 September 2018 | 11:00
Guided tour by Breda Ilich Klančnik, art historian and a long standing curator of Moderna galerija, the author of numerous retrospective exhibitions and studied of Tank, Zoran Mušič, Veno Pilon, Jakob Savinšek and many others.
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LECTURE | Mojca Kumerdej: Inner margins and borders of culture

Thursday, 4 October 2018 | 18.00
The lecture talks about Maja Smrekar’s artistic practice that performs the “extimate” on the borders between nature and culture, the interior and the exterior.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | September 2018

01 September 2018 — 30 September 2018
Programme of 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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SUMMER SCHOOL | Constructing Utopia / Eastern European Avant-Gardes and Their Legacy

24 — 31 August 2018
Moderna galerija Ljubljana is pleased to announce a summer school entitled Constructing Utopia / Eastern European Avant-Gardes and Their Legacy in August 2018.
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PERFORMANCE | Oleg Kulik: PressionSuPression

Friday, 24 August 2018 | 20.30 | MG+, auditorium
"Where is the art product? There is a history, but there is no fact that you can leave after you. There is no idea of eternity, there is nothing out of you, you have finished the action – the art has ended."
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LECTURE | Alexi Kukuljevic: The Birds is Coming

Friday, 24 August 2018 | 18:30
The title of the lecture, "The Birds is Coming," alludes to Alfred Hitchcock's film The Birds, and serves as an apt frame for my contribution to the exhibition Heavenly Beings.
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DURATIONAL PERFORMANS: Maja Smrekar: Opus et domus, 2018

Tuesday—Friday: 11—13 July 2018 & 17—20 July 2018 | 10 a.m. — 6 p.m.
During the first two weeks of the Heavenly Beings: Neither Human nor Animal exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, the artist and her nonhuman companion will be producing yarn from dog and human hair.
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OPENING PROGRAM | HEAVENLY BEINGS. Neither Human nor Animal

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | 8 p.m. + Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | 18.00
On Tuesday at 8 p.m. performances by Maja Smrekar Opus et Domus & Sven Stilinović Geometry of Bloodthirstiness. On Wednesday at 6 p.m., a lecture by Oxana Timofeeva The Living Soul.
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SUMMER THURSDAYS at MG+MSUM 2018

01 July 2018 — 31 August 2018
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.
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SCHEDULE OF EVENTS | July, August 2018

01 July 2018 — 31 August 2018
Programme of 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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PRESENTATION | Albert Heta, Donjeta Murati and Miran Mohar: Summer School as School 2018 in Prishtina

Friday, 29 June 2018 | 6 p.m.
Presentation of this year's Summer School as School. Experiences in developing an interdisciplinary artistic and educational program, taking place in Prishtina, Kosovo, from 16 July until 2 August 2018.
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ARTIST TALK | Duba Sambolec: Uneasiness in Time

Wednesday, 27 June 2018 | 18:00
You are kindly invited to attend the conversation between the artist Duba Sambolec and the curator Marko Jenko, taking place on the newly opened Sambolec' exhibition Uneasiness in Time at the Moderna galerija.
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MG+MSUM | Museum Summer Night 2018

16 June 2018 — 17 June 2018
Museum Summer Night is an evening event of free events and entrance, organised in public institutions across Slovenia.
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ARTIST TALK | Olia Lialina: The Whole Internet

Tuesday, 29 May 2018, at 6 p.m.
In this talk digital explorer, archivist, GIF model and iconic net.art pioneer Olia Lialina discusses the most important elements of the web from the mid 1990s and exposes the relationship between a new medium and its first users.
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TWO LECTURES AND BOOKS PRESENTATION | Glossary of Common Knowledge — final event

Monday, 14 May 2018 | 5 p.m.—8 p.m.
The Glossary of Common Knowledge is a five-year research project run by Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM) within the framework of the broader European project Uses of Art – the Legacy of 1848 and 1989 by the European confederation L’Internationale. The goal of the project is twofold: to compile a glossary of art terminology that differs substantially from what is found in the existing literature on art, and to do so in collaboration with institutions and individuals, the so-called narrators.
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OPENING | The Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives

17 April 2018 | 18:00
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EVENT CALENDAR | April 2018

01 April 2018 — 30 April 2018
Programme of 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 | Waves: 50 years of Milenko Matanovič art

Friday, 30 March 2018 | 12:00
The first guided tour of Waves: 50 years of Milenko Matanovič art exhibition by the artist Milenko Matanovič, on 30 March 2018 at 12 p.m.
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PUBLIC PROGRAM | Waves: 50 Years of Milenko Matanovič Art

29 March 2018 — 24 June 2018
GUIDED TOURS Friday, 30 March 2018, at 12:00, by artist Milenko Matanovič Tuesday, 10 April 2018, at 17:00, by exhibition curator Igor Š...
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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Winners or Losers? Collections and Archives in Post-socialist Spaces

2 and 3 March 2018 | Museum of Modern Art auditorium
Marij Pregelj, Sutjeska, 1962, mosaic, Palace of the Federal Executive Council of the SFRY (today Palace of Serbia), Belgrade. Foto: Dejan Habicht / M...
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EVENT CALENDAR | March 2018

01 March 2018 — 31 March 2018
Programme of 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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LECTURE | PREDAVANJE | Katarina Mohar: Big Paintings, Big Stories. Murals of Marij Preglj

22 February 2018 | 18:00
The lecture will be dedicated to Preglj's "big paintings", which represent the best and the earliest examples of the Slovenian profane murals after the Second World War, and open up questions of finding a balance between intimate artistic research and the challenges of creating large representative commissions.
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EVENT CALENDAR | February 2018

09 February 2018 — 28 February 2018
Programme of 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 TOURS | Janez Janša®

Wednesday, 24 January 2018 | 17:00 | guided by Adela Železnik
The anthological exhibition of Janez Janša, Janez Janša & Janez Janša offers an overview of their story of renaming. Although strongly rooted in Slovenia and its recent history, it raises some universal questions about identity in the age of biopolitics and about art in the age of information.
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SLOVENE CULTUR HOLIDAY | 8 February 2018

08 February 2018 | 10:00
Free admission and program on the Slovene cultural holiday at MG+MSUM.
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CONFERENCE | Concept/s: Hegel's Aesthetics

11 January 2018 — 14 January 2018
Hegel’s lectures on Aesthetics–perhaps the least explored work by the author of the Phenomenology of Spirit–is part of the vivid German tradition stretching from Lessing, Kant, Schiller, Goethe, to Nietzsche, Heidegger, Adorno, and others. Hegel’s philosophy of art encompasses a wide range of topics, from ancient architecture to modern theatre, from religious paintings to secular literature...
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SYMPOSIUM | What’s in a Name?

10 January 2018 — 11 January 2018
Proper names indicate subjects in their social and political surroundings, allowing for individuals to be distinguished. But names can also act as deregulating agents of subjects, as well as of governmental procedures. Names are performative – they can ‘stand’ for what or whom they indicate in the same way that they can destabilize them.
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EVENT CALENDAR | January 2018

02 January 2018 — 31 January 2018
Sunday, 7 January 2018, at 11.00, Moderna galerija, MG+ GUIDED TOUR opening the European Year of Cultural Heritage Guided tour of Marij Preglj’s exhibit...
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