DRAUGHT | Jaka Babnik | Time Leveling

20 October 2020 — 17 January 2021
At the focus of Jaka Babnik’s work is the relation between a photograph, its subject, and the latter’s context – rather than the physical appearance of the subject, the photographer is interested in its significance and symbolic value. Adopting topographic, anthropological and exploratory approaches and diverse photographic practices, Babnik deals with ignored or glossed-over historical issues and events; in this, he often collaborates with public institutions.

INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION | Andrzej Wróblewski. Waiting Room

15 October 2020 — 10 January 2021
The first international exhibition of Andrzej Wróblewski (1927–1957) that is dedicated solely to his travels across Yugoslavia and his late work. It showcases more than 120 of his works from the period between 1955 and 1957. The concept of the exhibition also relies on the “waiting room mentality,” as Heiner Müller described it in the documenta IX catalogue, seen as typical of the onetime socialist Central and Eastern Europe experience.

COMMENTARY #12 | The OHO movement, Marko Pogačnik: US Army poster, 1966

From 13 October 2020
Topical Commentaries from the Past, our new mini-exhibition series in the vestibule of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, presents works from the Moderna galerija collections on posters, whose multilayered content imbues them with a communicative power that transcends any particular period. With its projects, the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova does not confine contemporaneity to the present moment exclusively but finds it in the past as well. Our series of new posters featuring works from our collections link past potentials with the pressing issues of our time, today.

EXHIBITION | TINTA 2020 | Lewis Trondheim and Drunk Bunnies

09 October 2020 — 25 November 2020
International comic book festival Tinta in Ljubljana presents Lewis Trondheim and Drunk Bunnies justapoxed with nine Slovenian mid-career comic artists.

EXHIBITION | Sonica Festival | Jenna Sutela: Holobiont

22 September 2020 — 27 September 2020
Holobiont considers the idea of embodied cognition on a planetary scale, featuring a zoom from the outer space to inside the gut. The video documents Planetary Protection rituals at the European Space Agency and explores extremophilic bacteria in fermented foods as possible distributors of life between the stars. Bacillus subtilis, the nattō bacterium, plays a leading role. The opening will feature a discussion between Jenna Sutela (video call) and Tjaša Pogačar (live at +MSUM).

EXHIBITION | Jasmina Cibic: The Foundation of Endeavour

01 September 2020 — 29 November 2020
The Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova is proud to present The Foundation of Endeavour, a solo exhibition of new and recent work by Jasmina Cibic. The exhibition centres on the artist’s ongoing investigation into the idea of political gifts of culture, exploring their role within national and political structures during moments of European crisis in the 20th century.

MG+MSUM from home

17 March 2020 — 3 May 2020
Moderna galerija has prepared some online activities to provide access to our current exhibitions and a part of our permanent collection. We are also preparing a special program in collaboration with the other art institutions in the L’Internationale confederation and are actively involved in helping everyone in need of help these days.

L'INTERNATIONALE SERIES | Artists in Quarantine

21 April 2020 — 14 May 2020
The museum confederation L'Internationale has invited fourteen artists to join a conversation from their present working and living spaces, conditions and places. Their reflections suggest new perspectives on public/private space, solidarity and critique that are intrinsically connected with the present time. Presenting commissioned works by: Maja Smrekar, Paweł Żukowski, Guy Woueté, Siniša Labrović, Isidoro Valcárcel Medina, Babi Badalov.

RESTORATION EXHIBITION | Rihard Jakopič Up Close. Old Damage – New Solutions

18 June 2020 — 04 October 2020
Rihard Jakopič up Close exhibition presents rarely seen or touched artworks from the Moderna galerija storage and related conservation-restoration practices to the widest possible audience, including vulnerable groups such as the blind and partially sighted.

DRAUGHT | Jošt Franko, Blut und Boden

04 June 2020 — 20 September 2020
Jošt Franko’s artistic and photographic practice is based on interdisciplinary research projects exploring the topics of migration, workers’ rights, and the ignored parallel histories of communities and individuals in the territories of the former Yugoslavia.

EXHIBITION | Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned, Station Gwangju

15 May 2020 — 25 October 2020
Asia Culture Center, Gwangju hosting Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned exhibition. Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned, Gwangju Station is an adapted version of exhibition. It focuses mainly on the historical cases as a kind of introduction to the cultural politics of the non-aligned movement.

ONLINE EXHIBITION | Viral Self-Portraits

15 April 2020 — 31 December 2020
We’re home again, now truly isolated for the first time. We’re seeing our kitchens, living rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms with new eyes, and we’re fully aware of the smell of our apartments and houses for the first time, of their comforts and beauty or else the peeling plaster and drafty windows. Some dream interpreters say that when we dream about our homes we’re really dreaming about ourselves, as though our homes were as unique as we are. You are what your home is. But it’s not that simple.

ONLINE ARCHIVAL EXHIBITION | Looking Back to Look Forward

20 March 2020 — 15 April 2020
The web exhibition Looking Back to Look Forward highlights works and artists from the City of Women archive that focus on collective actions, precarious labour, structural exploitation, solidarity and poetic protest. The works chosen specifically speak to the unique history of the former Yugoslavia region, with a focus on socially engaged art.

ARTEMIC #20 | Zora Plešnar, Above the Clouds

17 March 2020 — 18 May 2020
Duirng our work from home, Moderna galerija launched ARTEMIC – a series of thoughts, views and impressions about selected works from the Moderna galerija collections that MG staff share with our public. Today we present the last part with a series of photographs by Zore Plešnar, Above the Clouds.

EXHIBITIONS | Karol Radziszewski: QAI/CEE

12 March 2020 — 20 September 2020
Karol Radziszewski presents a rich selection of Central and Eastern European queer archival materials from the collection of the Queer Archives Institute (QAI). The QAI, established by Radziszewski in November 2015, is a non-profit artist-run organization dedicated to research, collection, digitalization, presentation, exhibition, analysis and artistic interpretation of queer archives, with special focus on the countries of the former Eastern Bloc.

EXHIBITION | Rojava Film Commune: Forms of Freedom

05 March 2020 — 16 August 2020
An exhibition by the Rojava Film Commune, a collective of filmmakers founded in 2015 and based in the autonomous region of Rojava (which means “West” and refers to the western part of Kurdistan in contemporary northern Syria).

EXHIBITION | Zoran Mušič: Condemned to Hope – Drawings from Dachau

27 February 2020 — 05 July 2020
Twenty-four of Mušič’s Dachau drawings recently discovered in Italy are to be presented at an exhibition included in the Moderna galerija permanent exhibition of 20th century art. The exhibition poses some fundamental questions: "How does art confront the point where absolutely everything can be taken away from us? Not simply as physical death, but as death while still alive. How to create art after the gas chambers?"

EXHIBITION | An Introspective: V.S.S.D. (Painter Do You Know Your Duty, 1985–1995) +– Alen Ožbolt (works 1995–2018)

06 February 2020 — 30 August 2020
Retrospective exhibition of the Painter Do You Know Your Duty (V.S.S.D.) duo, active between 1985 and 1995, and Alen Ožbolt, who after the discontinuation of V.S.S.D. continued his own artistic journey. The exhibition offers a comprehensive insight into the production of this particular phenomenon of art in the late 1980s and early 1990s in our country.

EXHIBITION | Censorship and Freedom of Expression. On the regression of freedoms in Europe

04 February 2020 — 14 February 2020
The exhibition expresses unconditional support to the arts and culture, as well as to journalism, and set an example for freedom of opinion and human rights.


01 January 2020 — 20 June 2021
Exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art and Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova in 2020.
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