TUESDAY – SUNDAY 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The +MSUM Bookstore is located on the ground floor ot the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM, Maistrova 3.
The +MSUM BOOKSTORE is an alternative to typical museum shops and fits in with the MG+ bookstore and the concept of +MSUM and its evolution as the new museum unit of Moderna galerija in Ljubljana. Besides the MG+MSUM exhibition catalogues and publications from the fields of contemporary art theory and curating, it also offers artists' books, monographs of Slovenian and foreign artists and exhibition catalogues of other Slovenian institutions active in the field of contemporary art.
The ground floor of +MSUM called Connections and designed in cooperation with artist Apolonija Šušteršič is intended for interactive linking of the museum with its users, audience as well as different local and international actors. Connections present and visualise the networking of +MSUM with other actors and institutions in the local and international contexts, while the room itself combines the bookstore and the reading room in the 'lawn room' that spreads out to the +MSUM garden and terrace in the summer months.
Connections are further conceived as a place of alternative economy, where a fairer relationship between the institution and the artists' symbolic capital evolves. They are a socialisation area where people meet at seminars, book clubs, convivial evenings and banquets. The room is also open to individual visitors who may read the MG+MSUM publications over tea or coffee.
Moderna galerija / +MSUM Bookstore
Windischerjeva ulica 2
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
In the bookstores we have new acquisitions from the Documents of Contemporary Art series, published by MIT Press and the Whitechapel Gallery since 2006. Every book presents a collection of relevant texts and passages, dedicated to specific topics, which present practices or issues, crucial for understanding the contemporary visual culture from various theoretical perspectives.