EXHIBITION | 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures

A selection of works from the national collection of Moderna galerija.
The 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures exhibition breaks with traditional linearity by introducing the topics of the 20th century avant-gardes and of the art of the Partisan resistance, bringing them into the national history of art on an equal footing with more familiar trends and, as a consequence, casting new light on the latter.

EXHIBITION FROM THE COLLECTIONS | Points in time 1889–1991

On display from 16 December 2016
In the Museum of Modern Art (MG+), a new exhibition is now on view: a circular timeline with a selection of works that are an addition to and continuation of the permanent exhibition 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures and a guide to same.

SELECTION FROM THE COLLECTIONS of Moderna galerija | Arteast 2000+ and National Collections

05 February 2018 — 17 March 2019
The current exhibition gives prominence to works showing how artists drew attention to their repressive environments by torturing or disciplining their bodies, particularly in the 1960s and 1970s. The other section explores the topic of living conditions, more specifically, dwellings. A part of the exhibition is also the special project The Lives of Monuments.

The Temporary Slovenian Dance Archives, Rok Vevar

Temporary artwork, open for public every Friday | 10.00—18.00
Rok Vevar, the founder of the Temporary Slovene Dance Archive (2012) has dedicated a great deal of time and effort to creating an historical overview of the development of dance in Slovenia, in the process compiling his own documentary and audiovisual archive. Most of the material concerns contemporary scenic arts, dance and theater of the non-institutional scene over the past 20 years.

DOCUMENTARY EXHIBITION | 70+7: What's in a Number? A Chronicle of Exhibitions at Moderna galerija

On view also in the 2019
This year, Moderna galerija is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, a part of Moderna galerija, its 7th anniversary.


January — December 2019

EXHIBITION | Precarious Environments. 17 cases of contemporary photography in Slovenia

09 January 2019 — 17 March 2019
The common thread running through the exhibited works by 17 contemporary photographers is the images and situations that produce the effect of precarious environments, thus echoing the precarity of life in contemporary society.

EXHIBITION | Time Without Innocence. Recent Painting in Slovenia

31 January 2019 — 31 March 2019
In the face of the shifts and changes that occurred in art over the 20th century, painting as an eminently traditional medium ran up against all conceivable boundaries, and also managed to transcend all of them, into either physical or social space.

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.

DRAUGHT | Attendants in the Draught series | Nika Ham, Video Spot

06 February 2019 — 14 April 2019
Nika Ham’s creative practice presents the special relation between her artistic work and her “day job”. Her creative impulse stems from her specific situation as a young artist working part-time as a museum attendant at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.

LECTURE | Migrations in Time and Space | Jana Milovanović in 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.