2017

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EXHIBITION | Marij Pregelj (1913 – 1967): A Retrospective

Opening: 14 December 2017 at 8 p.m.
Marij Pregelj (1913–1967) is one of the key painters of high modernism in the history of Slovene art. This retrospective exhibition presents the most extensive selection of Pregelj’s oeuvre in the past few decades, continuing Moderna galerija’s series of study exhibitions of the most outstanding Slovene modernists, which has in recent years presented the work of Marko Šuštaršičo and Gabrijel Stupica.
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DRAUGHT | Nina Slejko Blom & Conny Blom: The Green Drawings

30 November 2017 — 28 January 2018
The Green Drawings is a project that uses the logic of free market capitalism to limit the total amounts of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions into the atmosphere. From a cynical perspective, the project uses the same neoliberal logic that controls carbon dioxide emissions, to enable art consumers to buy themselves a guilt-free conscience.
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EXHIBITION | October

On view from 24 October 2017
On the occasion of the centennial of the October Revolution we are exhibiting a selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ collection by artists from the former Soviet Union, whose art is based on the avant-garde traditions of “Red October.”
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EXHIBITION | Janez Janša®

18 October 2017 — 18 February 2018
In 2007, three Slovenian artists joined the conservative Slovenian Democratic Party (SDS) and officially changed their names to that of the leader of the party, the Prime Minister of Slovenia at the time, Janez Janša. While they renamed themselves for personal reasons, the boundaries between their lives and their art began to blur in numerous and unforeseen ways.

EXHIBITION | Pioneers of Computer Art

06 October 2017 — 04 November 2017
The exhibition presented at Maribor Art Gallery - Salon has been first installed at Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova from 25 October 2016 to 29 January 2017. The exhibition is a part of 22nd International Festival of Comupter Arts in Maribor.
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EXHIBITION | Dušan Tršar: A Retrospective

28 September 2017 — 26 November 2017
Partial transfer of Dušan Tršar's retrospective, prepared by the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki. The retrospective will also travel to the Gallery of Murska Sobota. Dušan Tršar's retrospective exhibition, which was prepared by the the Božidar Jakac Art Museum in Kostanjevica na Krki on the occasion of the artist's life jubilee, presented the most important works from his oeuvre, which has been created over more than sixty years. Moderna galerija offers a selection of his works from the period between 1966 and 1984.
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DRAUGHT | Peter Rauch: Pavilion

19 September 2017 — 19 November 2017
In Pavilion, Peter Rauch continues to follow the method developed in his series Objects and Community, basing his approach on his understanding of the correlation between an object and its function, or the meaning of an object and the situations and contents produced by or related to it. The constructed object-space is a temporary pavilion with an added auditory dimension, part of the process of event-making.
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SELECTION FROM THE COLLECTIONS | Arteast 2000+ and National Collections

12 September 2017 — 20 January 2018
Selection from the Collections Arteast 2000+ and National Collections with thematic emphasis on exhibitions: October & Life of Monuments
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DISOBEDIENT | Eulàlia Grau, Katalin Ladik and Žene u crnom

29 June 2017 — 01 October 2017
A person can become free through acts of disobedience by learning to say no to power. | Not only is the capacity for disobedience the condition for freedom; freedom is also the condition for disobedience.
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EXHIBITION IN MADRID | NSK from Kapital to Capital

28 June 2017 — 08 January 2018 | Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid
The exhibition is now traveling to one of the most prominent art museums in the world, the Museo Reina Sofía in Madrid, where it will run from 28 June 2017 through 8 January 2018. It is being opened on 27 June 2017 by the President of the Republic of Slovenia Borut Pahor and by His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain.
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COMMENTARY #7 | Jan Babnik, Uroš Abram, Iza Pevec | Censorship of War on WWW Exhibition

26 June 2017 — 28 August 2017
Photo: Kurdish YPG Fighters, YPJ. Uploaded on October 6, 2014. FLICKR: Kurdishstruggle, YPG Album, Creative Commons (CC BY 2.0). Available at: https://www....
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EXHIBITION | The Lives of Monuments

17 June 2017 — 18 February 2018
The documentary exhibition about monuments related to World War II and erected in Slovenia at the time of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was developed at the seminar “Art for Community Use” at the Department of Art History of the University of Ljubljana, in cooperation with the Moderna galerija. The title of the seminar should be indicative – it should guide students towards the art placed in public space, intended for the broader public and common use, and created in complex co-authorship.

NIKA AUTOR | Slovenian Pavilion | 57th Venice Biennale

13 May 2017 — 26 November 2017
We are pleased to announce that Nika Autor will represent Slovenia at the 57th Venice Biennale, the international art exhibition staged between May 13 and November 26, 2017. The Pavilion of the Republic of Slovenia continues to be located in the Arsenale, the central exhibition space of the Biennial.

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

13 May 2017 — 26 November 2017; Opening 10 May 2017 at 4.30 p.m. at Arsenale, Artiglierie
At the 57th International Art Exhibition - La Biennale di Venezia, Slovenia will be represented by the artist Nika Autor and the curator Andreja Hribernik.
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THE EIGHTIES | The Heritage of 1989. Case Study: The Second Yugoslav Documents Exhibition

26 April 2017 — 17 September 2017
The 1980s through the Prism of Events, Exhibitions, and Discourses – Part 3
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EXHIBITION | JUSUF HADŽIFEJZOVIĆ | Depotgraphy

26 April 2017 — 17 September 2017
On the basis of this photograph, Hadžifejzović later developed a series of performances with the same title Fear of Drinking Water that dealt with the collective trauma of separation and loss and were staged in museums and galleries in Rome, Belgrade, Sarajevo, Pula, Podgorica, Seul, Antwerpen, Dubrovnik, Split, Prijepolje, Zagreb, Maribor and now Ljubljana.
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EXHIBITION | Mladina 1980s

26 April 2017 — 17 September 2017
The display presents a selection of front covers of the controversial Slovene weekly Mladina, designed by design collectives and individual designers, and a number of key articles that well represent the politically, socially, and culturally turbulent period of the second half of the 1980s, especially between 1987 and 1989. That was also the time when Mladina became known as a periodical of radical and creative form and content, with its liberal openness and critical approach.

INTERINSTITUTIONAL PROJECT | Monument - Drago Tršar

25 April 2017 — Autumn 2018
Unquestionably one of the main and most prolific representatives of modernism in Slovenia, Drago Tršar is celebrating his 90th birthday on 27 April this year. In collaboration with six other public institutions, Moderna galerija has conceived a project in the form of a series of retrospective and themed survey exhibitions across Slovenia, between April 2017 and mid-2018.
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THE EIGHTIES | Multimedia Practices and Venues of Production

05 April 2017 — 11 June 2017
The Eighties through the Prism of Events, Exhibitions, and Discourses – Part 2, curators: Barbara Borčić, Igor Španjol
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THE EIGHTIES through the Prism of Events, Exhibitions, and Discourses

14 October 2016 — 17 September 2017
Moderna galerija in Ljubljana is launching a trilogy of exhibitions focusing on the 1980s and their legacy.
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EXHIBITION FROM THE COLLECTIONS | Low Budget Utopias – Second Recycling

08 February 2017 — 10 September 2017
The exhibition Low-Budget Utopias presents works that come largely from the Moderna galerija’s Arteast 2000+ Collection. This is the eighth installation of the collection in which we develop the notion of the collection as a tool. In the present exhibition we explain the collection and the museum as tools that help to sustain a utopian consciousness.
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EXHIBITION | From The Studio of ... ALEN OŽBOLT: Entartete Kunst

08 February 2017 — 09 April 2017
In 2017, the exhibition series From the Studio of… continues with a presentation of the current production of Alen Ožbolt, an artist who first made his mark in Slovenia in the 1980s as part of the art tandem V.S.S.D. (Veš slikar svoj dolg / Painter, Do You Know Your Duty?).
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COMMENTARY #6 | Vesna Bukovec | Safety for Whom?

08 February 2017 — 18 June 2017
Overall, security is becoming the universal excuse given by the authorities for consolidating their power and increasing their repression, while human lives and destinies are once again being divided into more and less valuable ones.
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Chto Delat? | The Excluded. In a Moment of Danger

Wednesday, 8 February 2017 - 12 March 2017
NEW AQUISITION FOR THE COLLECTION | The film The Excluded. In a Moment of Danger is based on a theater performance by members of the School of Engaged Art. Thematically the work is connected with the recent social situation in Russia—the failure of citizen-led initiatives, government repression, and the overall sense of depression that has overcome people.
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RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION | Andraž Šalamun

20 January 2017 — 09 April 2017
Andraž Šalamun’s retrospective exhibition presents the artist’s oeuvre spanning five decades of uninterrupted work.
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