News and announcements



Our Many Easts summer school is organized by Moderna galerija in Ljubljana in partnership with ZRC SAZU (the Research Centre of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts) as part of L’Internationale project Museum of the Commons.



Press conference | Program presentation of 20 years Kunsthaus Graz

Tuesday, 5 September 2023 | 11 a. m.
The Kunsthaus Graz invites to a press conference at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana for the presentation of the anniversary program 20 years Kunsthaus Graz / Austria


June 2023
New arrivals: Compassion, A Paradox in Art and Society, Lost and Living (in) Archives, Collectively Shaping New Memories, Authenticity? Observations and Artistic Strategies in the Post-Digital Age, Being Public, How Art Creates the Public

IN MEMORIAM | Ilya Kabakov (1933–2023)

29 May 2023
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Ilya Kabakov, one of the most prominent conceptual artists departing from the Soviet socio-cultural context, who spent most of his creative life in the West.


26 May 2023
International conference


23 May 2023 — 30 July 2023


23 May – 30 July 2023
Setting up the exhibition before the opening

Viennacontemporary April Art Picks lists Exercises in exhibition

May 2023
ViennacontemporaryMag features Exercises in exhibition in April's CEE Art Picks

EXHIBITION PHOTOS | Neža Knez: Touches, Changes, Viscous Time

20 April – 22 June 2023
Multimedia installation


A series of talks and exhibitions dedicated to the restoration of digital artworks
Discoursor is a series of six meetings organized in 2023 and dedicated to the issues of preserving, restoring, and presenting digital artworks, in particular works in which the (often DIY) software or hardware component of the computer technology used represents an important part of the artwork.


11 April 2023
Drago Tršar, one of the most prominent modernist sculptors in Slovenia, has passed away.


31 March 2023
The painter Milena Usenik, the 2021 Rihard Jakopič Lifetime Achievement Award laureate, has passed away.

New arrivals at the MG+ bookstore

March 2023
New arrivals at the bookstore at MG+: Uncommon Sense, Aesthetics after Marcuse Craig Leonard; Deconstruction, David J. Gunkel; This Great Allegory, Gerhard Richter

PHOTO | Gouded tour by the artist

21 March 2023
Dominik Mahnič: Brushograph 2.0 | 14 February – 2 April 2023

PHOTO | Lecture and guided tour | Sezgin Boynik:

3 March 2023
Sezgin Boynik’s presentation on the social aspect of concrete and visual poetry.


2 March 2023
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Peter Weibel (5 March 1944 – 1 March 2023), artist, theorist, professor, curator, and for the last quarter century, director of the ZKM Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe. Born in Odessa in 1944, Weibel built a multilayered and internationally highly relevant career, leaving an indelible mark on art and culture.

Nika Autor's work at an international group exhibition in London

17 February 2023 | 20:00
The Mosaic Rooms in London is staging Constellations of Multiple Wishes, an international group exhibition co-curated with curator Bojana Piškur from Moderna galerija in Ljubljana. The exhibition also features a new film commission, Sunny Railways by Slovenian artist Nika Autor.

New at the bookstores: After the Internet and Immunodemocracy

February 2023
New arrivals at the MG+MSUM bookstores

New at the MG+ bookstore

February 2023
New arrivals at the MG+ bookstore: Futilitarianism, Neoliberalism and the Production of Uselessness ter Prallel Minds, Discovering the Intelligence of Materials


3 February 2023
An active ski jumper in his youth, Rogelj - after completing his studies and postgraduate work in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1957 - participated as a promising young artist in several exhibitions of contemporary Slovenian and Yugoslav art at home and abroad.

Vuk Čosić: Nazione – Cultura

January 2023
A book of sonnets with a parallel translation into Italian.

PHOTO | Let's Work! One-day exhibition

29 January 2023
As the Art at Work exhibition was closing, we presented the one-day event Let's Work! exhibition, conceived by Loup Abramovici, Tomaž Grom, Teja Reba and Špela Trošt.


27 January 2023 — 27 January 2023

NEW MEDIA LAB | Srečo Dragan: Matrix Coincidence Dating Club

19 January 2023 — 19 January 2023

Publication | Glossary of Common Knowledge vol. 2

December 2022
The Glossary of Common Knowledge (GCK), unlike an encyclopaedia, makes no attempt to unite all the world’s knowledge in a single totalising system, or to assemble a variety of viewpoints under the roof of tolerance and inclusion.


22 December 2022 | 18:00
No less than six partner institutions have joined forces in the Up Close project: the three main organizers, MG+MSUM Ljubljana, UL ALUO and MSU Zagreb, and the associated institutions: the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Technology of the University of Ljubljana, the Restoration Center of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, and the Academy of Fine Arts of the University of Zagreb.

EXHIBITION Up close | Setting up - photo

Setting up the exhibition before the opening
There is no routine in the conservation-restoration of artworks, especially modern and contemporary works. In the case of modern artworks, we can still, at least partially, follow the rules of treatment that apply to older artworks, since artists like Marij Pregelj and Gabrijel Stupica still observed the rules of technique, but this is no longer the case with certain other works from the middle of the last century, and especially with contemporary works.

EXHIBITION | Marijan Tršar’s Abstract Art and Visual Art Theory | Opening

15 December 2022
On 15 December 2022 the Marijan Tršar’s Abstract Art and Visual Art Theory exhibition was opened

EXHIBITION | PHOTO | Marijan Tršar’s Abstract Art and Visual Art Theory

14 December 2022 — 02 April 2023
This exhibition, opening at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana in the year of the centennial of Marijan Tršar’s birth, brings together two domains of his activities: his artistic practice and his theory of the visual arts.

International Conference | Collection as a Verb | Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagreb

Zagreb, 8 December 2022 at 10 a.m.
The international conference Collection as a Verb addresses the question of how to present works from (museum) collections in a way that would create a narrative connecting social experiences from the past with the needs of society today.

Lecture | Marko Pogačnik

1 December 2022 at 6 p.m.

The Ivana Kobilca Lifetime Achievement Award went to Ivo Prančič

24. November 2022
The award for current production to Damijan Kracin, and the award for fellow travelers and supporters of fine and visual arts went to Marija Mojca Pungerčar.

WORKSHOP | How to make cultural production more sustainable

18 November 2022 — 18 November 2022
On Friday, November 18, at 10 a.m., the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO) will host a workshop for museum workers entitled How to make cultural production more sustainable?


10 November 2022
Printmaker Gorazd Šefran has passed away.

Catalogue | An Arsenal of Memories or an Intimate Landscape? Franc Ferjan and Stereo Photography

3 November 2022
On the occasion of An Arsenal of Memories or an Intimate Landscape? Franc Ferjan and Stereo Photography exhibition, Moderna galerija published a publication with 24 pages. It was edited by Lara Štrumej, who is also author of the text together with Eszter Polonyi. It includes 17 reproductions of black-and-white and color stereo slides.

EXHIBITION PHOTOS | An Arsenal of Memories or an Intimate Landscape? Franc Ferjan and Stereo Photography

3. november 2022 – 22. January 2023
3 November 2022 – 22 January 2023 Moderna galerija MG+


27. October 2022
Climate: Our Right to Breathe is a book published by the L'Internationale Online in response to vast, mutually exacerbating planetary conditions: the accelerated collapse of the biosphere under climate change and the increasingly crushing dynamics of toxic politics.

The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2022 to Bojana Pejić

24. October 2022
Bojana Pejić, art historian, art writer, and curator is named this year’s Igor Zabel Award Laureate. Igor Zabel Award 2022 Grants go to Oksana Briukhovetska, Alina Șerban, and Antonina Stebur.


13 October 2022 — 15 January 2023

New Media Lab

The New Media Lab revives early new-media art, especially early digital works that are now difficult to access as the software and hardware necessary to run them are no longer in use.

The Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2022

18 November 2022 at 8 p.m.
Award Ceremony of the Igor Zabel Award for Culture and Theory 2022 will be held on 18. November at 8 p.m. at the Cukrarna Gallery


Publications at MG+MSUM bookstores
The MG+MSUM bookstores offer a variety of publications related to the museum's exhibitions programme and focusing on modern and contemporary art, art monographs and catalogues of past and current exhibitions.

Momental–mente: Vivid Paintings | Artists and exhibited paintings

29. September – 27. November 2022
Paintings presented at the exhibition

Publication | Art at work

22 September 2022
On the occasion of Art at Work exhibition, Moderna galerija published a publication.

Exhibition in the making | Art at work

20 September 2022 | 12:00

The statement of Finding Committee

19 September 2022 | 10:00
Sharing the statement of the Finding Committee

NEW ARRIVALS AT BOOKSTORES | The Changing Constitutions of The Present

August 2022
Essays on the Work of Art in Times of Contemporaneity

You are invited to view the permanent collection in the Modern Gallery despite the renovation

Open even when renovating
The permanent collection is open to visitors


August 2022
Sternberg Press. Editors: Brad Haylock & Megan Patty

IN MEMORIAM | NATALIA LL (Natalia Lach-Lachowicz) (1937–2022)

12. August 2022
On 12 August 2022, Natalia Lach-Lachowicz, better known as Natalia LL died at the age of eighty-five.


05 August 2022 | 16:05
The painter Kostja Gatnik passed away. What remains are his numerous illustrations in books and magazines, comic strips, posters, album and CD covers, corporate images, logos – all familiar without most people realizing he was their author.

Archival Retro-Semioses | Don't Dream Dreams

01 August 2022 | 12:00
From this perspective, the exhibition includes collections of concepts, diagram and picture atlases, spatial installations linked to the processes and institutions of education, also in therapeutic form, individual encounters with the tradition of art, and also performative practices and sculptural representations of the human form. The whole world is an archive, even the most concise and laconic of statements are ruptures and anticipations, immersed in the fullness of living dialogue.


May 2022
The catalog presents the artworks from the exhibition

Summer in MG+MSUM

June - September 2022
What to do in MG+MSUM between June and September 2022

Nominees for the OHO Group Award 2022

March 2022
On Thursday, 17 March 2022, the nominees for the OHO Group Award 2022 were selected


An extensive and comprehensive polyphonic exploration of the work of The Otolith Group.

Publication Xenogenesis

March 2022
An extensive and comprehensive polyphonic exploration of the work of The Otolith Group.

ePub: Class and Redistribution and Architectural Dissonances

New e-publication issue
New electronic publications Class and Redistribution and Architectural Dissonances have been published on the L'Internationale Online.

Robert Simonišek, PhD, receives the Rožanc Award

17 September 2021 — 30 September 2021
Robert Simonišek, PhD, receives the Rožanc Award for his book of essays Pejsaži – sanjati na soncu (Landscapes – Dreaming in the Sun)

September Sale at the MG+MSUM bookstores

13 September 2021 — 30 September 2021
September Sale at the MG+MSUM bookstores!

Summer Sale at the MG+MSUM bookstores

14 July 2021 — 31 August 2021
Summer Sale at the MG+MSUM bookstores! Some older catalogues of international artists: Karel Appel, John Baldessari, Max Beckmann, Joseph Beuys, Enzo Cucchi, Jan Fabre, Josef Kern, Hans Zimmer, etc. are available for a reduced price by as much as -70%. Get your new old catalogue at the MG+MSUM bookstores!

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE | Art and the State in Modern Central Europe (18th – 21st Century)

30 June – 3 July 2021 | Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

L'INTERNATIONALE TALKS | The Constituent Museum in Dialogue

24 June 2021 | 16:16
This series of conversations discusses the emancipatory possibilities and limits of museums within the fortress of Europe: from the so-called refugee crisis to the paradigm of representation in art and its institutions; from ‘queering’ the museum to antifascist struggles; from radical pedagogies to processes of normalisation.

SCREENING | Nika Autor, Newsreel 80 – Metka, Meki

Tuesday, 15 June 2021 | 21:30 | Kinodvor
In Autumn, we will present a solo show by Nika Autor, Meine Chance, Eine Chance, Keine Chance at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. The film will be a part of the Autumn exhibition at the +MSUM.

ePUB | what about support and what about struggle

Saturday, 22 May 2021 | 13:00
L’Internationale Online launches its newest e-publication, what about support what about struggle, a collection of poetic responses on the most essential topic of today; how to survive un/natural catastrophes? Join the online launch via zoom or on L’Internationale Online Facebook page

OPEN CALL | 13th Mercosul Biennial

22 April 2021 | Deadline: 20 July 2021
13th Mercosul Biennial launches Open Call for innovative artists to stimulate the production and diffusion of visual arts linked to new technologies, in addition to the reinvention of traditional techniques.

IZIDOR CANKAR AWARD for the On the Brink: The Visual Arts in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia (1929–1941) monograph

22 April 2021 | 13:00
We are happy to announce that the monograph On the Brink, published in conjunction with the eponymous international exhibition at the Moderna galerija in 2019, is the winner of the Izidor Cankar Award, given biannually by the Slovene Art History Society.

Museum of Modern Art & Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova OPENED FOR PUBLIC

13 April 2021 — 6 June 2021
The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova will once again open their doors to all art-loving visitors on Tuesday, 13 April 2021. We kindly requested our visitors to follow all guidelines for the prevention of the spread of infections. The two museums will be open until at least 30 May 2021.

MG+MSUM again closed for public

01 April 2021 — 12 April 2021
The Museum of Modern Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova will once again be closed for the public at least until Friday, 22 January 2021. Until opening, you may view our video guided tours and lectures from our previous events.

EPUB | Degrowth and Progress

New e-publication issue
Degrowth and Progress is creating a polyphonic approach to some of the challenges and threats of our present times. This collection draws upon the complexity of ethical, ecological and political frameworks and reveals other perspectives on the current crisis through critical essays, storytelling, science fiction, biomorphic design, audiovisual traces of artistic practices and allegorical maps.

EPUB | Degrowth and Progress

Announcing a new e-publication on 17 February 2021
The Internationale Online platform has published a new e-pub entitled Degrowth and Progress. It was planned a long time before the pandemic but now shows that elements were pointing to a possible crisis of this nature long before its emergence. At the present time, one can no longer think in terms of abundance, in terms of the desire of accumulation and the capitalist utopia, which only creates inequality and exhaustion.

LETTER OF SUPPORT for the Users of the Autonomous Factory Rog on the Occasion of Their Forced Eviction from Rog on 19 January 2021

20 January 2021 | 16:00
Curators and staff of Moderna galerija, Ljubljana, strongly condemn yesterday’s violent forcible eviction of the users of the Autonomous Factory Rog from the premises of the former factory Rog. Despite the years-long conflict between the users of the Autonomous Factory Rog and the City of Ljubljana, which has unfortunately not resolved in a consensus regarding the use of the premises, we believe that use of such excessive force as we witnessed yesterday during the forced evacuation of the premises is utterly inadmissible.

OPEN CALL | Maritime Portal Residency

DEADLINE | 5 February 2021
An open call by the As you go… roads under your feet, towards the new future platform reflects a common struggle against colonialism, patriarchy, capitalism, and the on-going process of southernization driven by a transnational chain of capital, infrastructure and technology.


January 2021
The Moderna galerija plus Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova are currently closed, you may order publications by post. Please send your request to and specify the publication. You may pay on delivery or on our bank account. Some recommendations: