News and announcements

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | Field Kitchen Academy | Educational Residency at Wüsten Buchholz.

The FIELD KITCHEN ACADEMY is an interdisciplinary educational residency programme that gathers artists/creative minds, a resident chef and prominent experts from different fields together around a kitchen table through mind-opening acts and actions.

ANNOUNCEMENT | The Styria Artist in Residence Scholarship (St.A.i.R.)

DEADLINE | 30 August 2019
On behalf of the Regional Minister of Culture Mr. Christopher Drexler the Regional Government of Styria allocates scholarships for young people (maximum 40 years old) for the year 2020. These scholarships will be for international artists of all kinds as well as for art theorists. The scholarship requires the presence of the artists/theorists.

OPEN CALL | BIO 26: Designathon

DEADLINE | Sunday 21 April 2019
The Museum of Architecture and Design is launching an open call for participation in the 26th Biennial of Design, BIO 26 – Common Knowledge, curated by Austrian design curator and cultural producer Thomas Geisler together with assistant curator Aline Lara Rezende.

OPEN CALL | WHW Akademija, 2019 – 2020

Application Deadline: 29 April 2019
Curatorial collective What, How and for Whom / WHW announces an open call for applications to participate in the second year of WHW Akademija, an international art study program based in Zagreb, Croatia. The program runs from 4 November 2019 to 31 May 2020.

CATALOGUE | Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned

Thursday, 7 March 2019
Catalogue of the Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned exhibition published by Moderna galerija with research texts by Bojana Piškur, Chương-Đài Võ, Samia Zennadi, Teja Merhar and Anej Korsika.


01 March 2019 | 10:00
Miha Maleš, Faces of Dream and Maks Kavčič monograph.


Draught is a series of solo exhibitions on the ground floor of Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM presenting younger artists and fresh new ideas in the field of contemporary art.

OPEN CALL | Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans

Deadline: 11 January 2019
Independent Curators International (ICI), in collaboration with Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans (CAC), produces the Curatorial Intensive in New Orleans, Louisiana. From 22 to 28 March 2019, a one-week professional development program offers curators the opportunity to explore art production and international connections currently developing in New Orleans and the greater Gulf of Mexico region.

70+7 | On this day ...

28 December 2006
This year, Moderna galerija is celebrating its 70th anniversary and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, a part of Moderna galerija, its 7th anniversary. On this day 16 September 1996 Moderna galerija presented an exhibition of New acquisitions of Moderna galerija of Zdenko Huzjan.

ONLINE EXHIBITION | Transfer | Circuits

08 October 2018 — 31 December 2018
For a number of years, City of Women festival and Web Museum by Moderna galerija, Ljubljana collaborates in inventory and archiving of the rich contents from the festival's history. The exhibition Transfer | Circuits curated by Lenka Đorojević and Alja Lobnik have selected 35 archival video materials of artists from the field of performing arts who have played a crucial role in the formation of the performative scene and practices.

BOOK OF THE MONTH | Monument – Drago Tršar & Hello World. Revising a Collection

28 September 2018 | 14:00
In October we highlight two publications that were published with the exhibitions. Catalogue on the Monument – Drago Tršar exhibition & catalogue of Hello World. Revising a Collection exhibition, held this year at Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart.

IN MEMORIAM | Geta Brătescu (1926–2018)

19 September 2018 | 16:00
Geta Brătescu, one of central figures of the Romanian avant-garde has died at 92.


17 September 2018 — 19 September 2018
Last week, between 17 and 19 September, a meeting of L’Internationale, a confederation of seven museums – MACBA (Barcelona), Moderna Galerija (Ljubljana), Museum of Modern Art (Warsaw), Museum van Hedendaagse Kunst Antwerpen (Antwerp), SALT (Istanbul and Ankara), Van Abbemuseum (Eindhoven), and the Museo Reina Sofía (Madrid) – was held in Madrid.

CATALOGUE | Monument – Drago Tršar

At MG+MSUM bookstores from 4 September 2018
On the occasion of Monument – Drago Tršar exhibition, Moderna galerija published an extensive publication, with 256 pages and 215 reproductions. Monograph was edited by Marko Jenko, who is also author of the text; biobibliography was prepared by Bojana Rogina, and designed by Darko Pokorn.

OPEN CALL: Managing Editor L’Internationale online platform "Our Many Europes" (2018–2022)

Application deadline: 5 October 2018
Valand Academy and L’Internationale confederation of European museums wish to appoint a Managing Editor for L’Internationale online platform. The position is linked to the four year programme "Our Many Europes" (EACEA 32/2017), and appointed as an Adjunct at Valand Academy for the duration.

OPEN CALL | 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil: Imagined Communities

Deadline: 10 August 2018, by 6:00 p.m.
​Associação Cultural Videobrasil and Sesc São Paulo, make public the opening of Artist applications for selection to participate in the 21st Contemporary Art Biennial Sesc_Videobrasil.

EXHIBITION at MIMA | New Mappings of Europe: This Is Water

16 June 2018 — 07 October 2018
The exhibition at MIMA – Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art in the context of New Mappings of Europe project looks at the long histories of migration that have forged the current shape of the UK. It is about the rich languages, cultures and identities that are formed by many ethnicities and nationalities coming together. It highlights the dominance that some groups of people hold over others and the damage that racism continues to have.

2019 VENICE BIENNALE | Marko Peljhan

20 April 2018 | 12:00
Marko Peljhan is an artist and researcher working in and between art, technology and science. His projects, initiatives, and collaborations span a vast area ranging from ecology and social reflection to tactical media, technology, space explorations and geopolitics.

BOOK PRESENTATION | 21 Women from Ljubljana

14 February 2018 | 18:00
Presentation of the collection of verse by Mohamad Abdul Moaenem 21 Women from Ljubljana. The poems by Mohamad Abdul Moaenem, a refugee from Syria, are dedicated to the women that have impacted him since his arrival in Ljubljana two years ago.

The Lives of Monuments: World War II and Public Monuments in Slovenia 1945-1980

02 February 2018 | 12:00
The student documentary exhibition The Lives of Monuments, on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, is accompanied by a bilingual catalogue Življenja spomenikov: Druga svetovna vojna in javni spomeniki v Sloveniji 1945-1980/ The Lives of Monuments: World War II and Public Monuments in Slovenia 1945-1980, which will be available in the bookstores of Moderna galerija and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova from 8 February on.

SYMPOSIUM AND EXHIBITION | Dedicated to Zoran Mušič in Trieste

26 January 2018 | 10:00 | Revoltella Museum, Trieste
After the extraordinary discovery of Zoran Mušič’s Dachau drawings, the Revoltella Museum in Trieste is preparing a symposium dedicated to Zoran Mušič and followed by the opening of the exhibition, where the found drawings will be on display for the first time.

Café and snack bar + Kantina

From 21 December 2017 | 10 a.m.—6 p.m.
+ Kantina is a space that provides alternative economies for affirmations of the knowledge of migrants and it aims to build social networks and exchange ideas in the wider area of Metelkova.

CALL FOR PAPERS | International Symposium: Social Choreography

Date: 10 November 2017 | Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2017
Please send an abstract of no more than 300 words, as well as a title and a brief bio-bibliography, in either Word or PDF format to The deadline for submission is 10 October 2017.

SPECIAL OFFER | Adam Harvey: Privacy Gift Shop

20 June 2017 — 21 July 2017
From 20 June to 21 July 2017 the Depository Bookstore at Museum od Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM will host Privacy Gift Shop, a project by Berlin-based American Adam Harvey produced for Aksioma Project Space.

CATALOGUE | Andraž Šalamun

05 April 2017 | 10:00
The catalogue of a retrospective exhibition Andraž Šalamun presents essays of four authors in Slovenian and English, who interpret the opus of the painter and place them historically in the context of Slovenian and wider pictorial art.

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | War, Revolution and Memory

17 February 2017 — 18 February 2017
In what ways did the change of political paradigm make these monuments undesirable in the post-socialist countries? Have processes of denial and suppression contributed to the cancellation of an inherent ideological charge of these monuments? If so, are we allowed to treat them exclusively as aesthetic objects, particularly when they are preserved in fragments?

DISCOUNT | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore | 8 February 2017

08 February 2017 | 10:00
Special offer on books and catalogues on Day of Culture, 8 February 2017.

GLOSSARY OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE | Other Institutionatlity

17 January 2017 — 18 January 2017

International Success of the NSK Project

12 January 2017 | 10:00
The book NSK from Kapital to Capital. Neue Slowenische Kunst––An Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia., edited by Zdenka Badovinac, Eda Čufer and Anthony Gardner, is one of the four finalists for the prestigious Alfred H. Barr Jr. Award for Smaller Museums, Libraries, Collections, and Exhibitions.


Deadline, 1 November 2016 | 24:00
Open call for submission of abstracts for International conference War, Revolution and Memory: Post-War Monuments in Post-Communist Europe in Zagreb. Deadline: 1 November 2016.

LIBRARY WINDOW 7 | John Cage in Black Mountain College | May—July 2016

10 May 2016 — 30 June 2016
Library Window are temporary exhibitions of publications that are available at the MG+MSUM Library. Each exhibition in the windows at +MSUM's library presents a particular topic from library's collection of books to the museum visitors such as monographs and exhibition catalogs of artists and art groups, art magazines, publications in the field of art theory, book collections and last but no least valuable and rare publications.

DISCOUNTS | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore

27 April 2016 — 11 September 2016
Special offer on catalogues till September 2016.

Europeana 280

21 April 2016 | 11:00
Europeana 280 – an EU-level initiative to encourage awareness of the art treasures held in each country and across Europe and to support the launch of the new Europeana Art History Channel.

DISCOUNTS | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore | February

01 February 2016 — 29 February 2016
Special offer on books and catalogues in February 2016.

DISCOUNTS | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore | January 2016

01 January 2016 — 31 January 2016
Special offer on books and catalogues in January 2016.

Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art: Lesson 1 at MSU Zagreb

MSU Zagreb, 08 December 2015 — 31 January 2016
Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art | LESSON 1

DISCOUNTS | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore | December 2015

03 December 2015 | 10:00
Special offer on books and catalogues in December 2015.

PERIPHERAL EXPRESSIONISMS | International workshop

03 December 2015 — 06 December 2015
Jacobs University Bremen organises an international workshop in the framework of artistic networks and cultural exchange between Germany and its eastern neighbors in the context of the European avant-garde.

OPEN CALL for Slovenia-based artists

22 July 2015 — 31 December 2015
Open call for participants of the 8th Triennial of Contemporary Art in Slovenia – U3 at Museum of Modern Art, MG+ curated by Boris Groys.

STATEMENT on the hunger strike of Miha Turšič, acting director of KSEVT

09 October 2015 | 18:00
Moderna galerija has complied with Miha Turšič’s request to stage his hunger strike on the museum premises during the museum’s opening hours.

Negotiating Institutions - TATE Liverpool

11 December 2014 | 10:00
The MEETING Negotiating institutions takes place today at Tate Liverpool. It is conceived within the terms of the project The Uses of Art and it aims to debate the conditions of a negotiation that involves cultural institutions and groups from different parts of Europe.

11th KEF (Short Electronic Form) Competition "30 sec in exyu"

08 February 2011 | 00:00
Participating authors are expected to answer to the contest topic with works that last no longer than 30 seconds or can be viewed, heard or consumed during that time. The KEF production consist mainly of short videos, but works appear also in the form of spoof ads, web banners, audio jingles, screen savers, even web sites etc.


List of news and announcements of the MG+MSUM.

INTERVIEW | Asta Vrečko’s Interview with Aleksander Bassin

The interview was conducted at the occasion of the Southern Constellations: The Poetics of the Non-Aligned exhibition, since Bassin had been actively involved in various fields of Yugoslavia’s international collaborations in culture.

ŠUM #11 | Hypersonic Hyperstitions

Marko Peljhan invited Šum journal to produce a special issue that would accompany his exhibition Here we go again … SYSTEM 317 in the Slovenian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale.

PUBLICATION | Zdenka Badovinac, Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe

Comradeship: Curating, Art, and Politics in Post-Socialist Europe gathers twenty years of writings from disparate and hard-to-find sources alongside new texts from the forward-thinking Slovenian curator, museum director, and scholar Zdenka Badovinac.


Books of the Month at the Museum of Modern Art plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova bookstores.

BOOK OF THE MONTH | Stojan Kerbler & Hello World

In December we highlight two publications. Stojan Kerbler was published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective exhibition at Moderna galerija & a catalogue Hello World. Revising a Collection published by one of the central Berlin exhibition venues Hamburger Bahnhof – Museum für Gegenwart.

NEW ARRIVALS | Why Art Museums?

Alexander Dorner (1893–1957) became Director of the Rhode Island School of Design Museum in 1938, and immediately began a radical makeover of the galleries, drawing on theories he had developed in collaboration with modernist artists during his directorship of the Provinzialmuseum in Hanover, Germany.

NEW ARRIVALS | The Feminist Avant-Garde of the 1970s

V sedemdesetih letih so ženske umetnice začele raziskovati vizualne predstavitve njihovega lastnega jaza. Urednica Gabriele Schor raziskuje feministično avantgardo, da bi poudarila vlogo, ki so jo imele umetnice v zadnjih štirih desetletjih. Rezultati so provokativni, radikalni, poetični, ironični, jezni, cinični in srčni.

BOOK OF THE MONTH | Stojan Kerbler & What's the Use?

In November we highlight two publications. Stojan Kerbler was published on the occasion of the artist's retrospective exhibition at Moderna galerija. A critical reader What's the Use? Constellations of art, history, and knowledge was published on the initiative of L'internationale confederation.

Moderna Coffee Shop

Best coffee at the Museum of Modern Art

CATALOGUE | Bogoslav Kalaš

The catalogue is available from 8 February 2016

DISCOUNTS | MG+ Bookstore | Depository Bookstore

Special offer on catalogues in April 2016.

BOOK | NSK from Kapital to Capital

October 2015
A comprehensive monograph published after the exhibition NSK from Kapital to Capital: Neue Slowenische Kunst – The Event of the Final Decade of Yugoslavia.


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