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MSUM - Exhibitions & Events

ESSL ART AWARD - Nominees' Night at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova

May 11 - May 17, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

May 11, 2015, 7 p.m.- Official award ceremony and opening of the ESSL ART AWARD Nominees? Exhibition

The Present and Presence: Repetition 8 - A Time of Intimate Decisions

Tomaž Šalamun / OHO, Novi Sad II, 1969, Filmstill, camera, montage: Naško Križnar

23 January - 24 May 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Dimitrije Bašičević Mangelos, Carlfriedrich Claus, Miklós Erdély, Milan Knížák, Jiři Kovanda, Tomaž Šalamun (OHO), Endre Tót, Jiři Valoch, Franci Zagoričnik

Exhibition curators: Zdenka Badovinac, Bojana Piškur, Igor Španjol

Glossary of Common Knowledge: Subjectivization

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM)
13 and 14 December 2014

The Glossary of Common Knowledge is a five-year research project run by Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM) within the framework of the broader European project Uses of Art - the Legacy of 1848 and 1989 by the European confederation L'Internationale. The curators of the Glossary of Common Knowledge project are Zdenka Badovinac and Bojana Piškur (MG+MSUM) and Jesús Carrillo (Museo nacional centro de arte Reina Sofía, Madrid).

The Present and Presence

Yuri Albert, Letters to Brother Theo, 1992-1994, photo: Dejan Habicht, Matija Pavlovec (© Moderna galerija, Ljubljana)

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3, Ljubljana

A selection of works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection and the national collection of Moderna galerija

The History Within

Rachele Maistrello
The History Within

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+MSUM)

30 July - 31 August 2014

You are kindly invited to the opening of The History Within, a public art project devised by Rachele Maistrello, which will be inaugurated on Wednesday, 30 July 2014, in the museum plaza at the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (+ MSUM) in Ljubljana.


Driton Hajredini, Somewhere in Prishtina, 2003 (E-Flux Video Rental)

EVR (e-flux video rental) is a project by artists Anton Vidokle and Julieta Aranda. It is conceived as a video archive, a projection space, and a free video rental. The video archive is comprised of VHS cassettes, a recently obsolescent format. Through the choice of this technology to present and store works EVR broaches topical questions of the musealization, presentation, circulation and marketing of video art.

Nika Autor: The News Is Ours!

Slava Klavora in the summer of 1938 in the Kamnik Alps. Courtesy: Museum of National Liberation Maribor

27 January 2014 - 26 April 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

The title of the exhibition is a paraphrase of the titles of two notable films - the 1971 American newsreel Finally Got the News and the 1936 French newsreel La vie est a nous. The first film is a collective work by the film activist group Newsreel and the League of Revolutionary Black Workers about the position of workers in the Detroit automobile industry.

Loredana Bianconi: Do You Remember Revolution?

Still from Do You Remember Revolution?, 1997

27 January 2014 - 26 April 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

In Italy, in the mid-1970s, Adriana, Barbara, Nadia and Susanna were 20 years old when they decided to join the armed struggle and leave behind their social life and their families in order to make the revolution the centre and the aim of their existence. Today they reappear, after many years in prison, and they try, each of them, to recount their own experiences. They speak about the political reasons which initially sustained them, the conflicts, the doubts, and the moments of being torn apart, which marked out their lives as women caught up in the vortex of war. A course of events which ended in the condemnation of the armed struggle and the pain of the lives that were destroyed - their victims' lives and their own.

Loredana Bianconi

Art of the Stateless State / New World Summit

Protest Puppetry in the Philippines, 2013, Photo: Jonas Staal

27 January - 26 April 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

The New World Summit is an artistic and political organization founded by artist Jonas Staal that develops "parliaments" for unacknowledged states, stateless and blacklisted political groups. The members from the New World Summit together collaborate in creating temporary platforms all around the world in art institutions, theaters and public spaces to tell the histories of stateless political struggle banned from the existing political order.

Draught - Primož Bizjak: The Sava, The Danube, and the Drina

© Primož Bizjak: Sava, Košutarica, 2014 from Sava, Donava in Drina series
Courtesy of Galerije Gregor Podnar, Berlin

10 March - 26 April 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3

Primož Bizjak explores local histories, borders, and symbolic boundaries. His interest focuses on space and architecture as they relate to society and the time we live in. Characteristic of his photographic approach is the use of long exposures, which gradually reveal the hidden colors of night.

Draught - Veli & Amos: Style Wars 2

8 February - 8 March 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3

From 8 February 2015 on, you are invited to view Veli & Amos's documentary Style Wars 2 (Switzerland, 2013, 68'), screening on the ground floor of +MSUM. The film is part of the Draught series featuring young artists and fresh ideas.

Art of the Stateless State - New World Summit: Opening lectures

Tuesday, 27 January at 6 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Lectures by artist Jonas Staal (New World Summit), art historian and activist Lisa Ito (Concerned Artists of the Philippines); respondent: Miklavž Komelj (poet and art historian)

For the occasion of the first overview exhibition of the artistic and political organization New World Summit, Moderna Galerija hosts opening lectures and debates addressing the key topics of art, statelessness and the War on Terror.

Donation by the Bulgarian Artists for the Arteast 2000 Collection

Photo: Dejan Habicht

9. - 18. 1. 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Luchezar Boyadjiev, Alla Georgieva, Ivan Moudov, Kiril Prashkov, Kalin Serapionov, Krassimir Terziev

The donation was initiated by Iara Boubnova, a curator, art critic and director of the National Museum of Foreign Art in Sofia. The donated works are on display in the first floor of the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova. Some of those works will be transported to the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art in Moscow to be part of the exhibition Grammar of Freedom / 5 Lessons: Works from the Arteast 2000+ Collection, opening on 5 February 2015.

Vlasta Delimar: Mature Woman

Vlasta Delimar Looking for a Wife series 1993 / collage: b/w photo, tempera, mirror, lace / Courtesy: Ružić Gallery, Slavonski Brod

17 October 2014 - 11 January 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

The exhibition represents a part of Delimar's retrospective staged at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Zagreb, covering 35 years of the artist's creative work.

Vlasta Delimar started her artistic work in the late 1970s when post-conceptualist scene in Croatia and former Yugoslavia was at full intensity. From the very beginning of her activity, she has been building her artistic opus quite confidently.

Draught - Arjan Pregl: The Five-Minute Revolution

The Five-Minute Revolution II. (Grahovo), 2014

November 11, 2014 - January 4, 2015
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3

The exhibition is part of the Draft series, presenting young artists and new ideas at the +MSUM.

Arjan Pregl's artistic practice expands into social space, making use of and critically reflecting (on) various available media. Taking into consideration his own role in society, Pregl develops critical, political, and resistance strategies.

Negotiating Institutions - TATE Liverpool

Photo: Matija Pavlovec

December 11th
TATE Liverpool

The utopian dream of a society free from the constraints of institutions is over, as much as it is the imagination of a well-ordered community regulated by the benevolent plans of the welfare state. The current claims for democracy are claims for social responsibility, both individual and collective, which demand a radical redefinition of institutions in the management and defense of the common good. This task cannot be undertaken by means of self-referential institutional critique. Nor can it be undertaken by the autonomous operations of social movements working alone. It must involve a process of negotiation, both open and plural, for which a new space and new protocols have yet to be defined. The meeting Negotiating Institutions aims at debating the conditions of such a negotiation by joining together cultural institutions and groups from different parts of Europe which are already participating in L?Internationale collaborative programs in their specific contexts.

Suzana Brborović: Triple Section

Suzana Brborović, Olbrichtstraße, 2014, Acrylic and ink on canvas, 120 x 100 cm

10 September - 2 November 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Curator: Igor Španjol

The fourth artist presented as part of the Draught exhibition project dedicated to young(er) artists and fresh ideas is Suzana Brborović.

NEVEN KORDA: Outline for Metelkova, wallpaper

Tuesday 28 October 2014, at 6 p.m.
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Ljubljana

Author Neven Korda. Graphic design Lijana Veličković.

In everyday use, when people say Metelkova they mean the space bordered by Masarykova Street, Maistrova Street, the museum plaza, and the Celica hostel. It's a place that the media and the public at large see and want to see as the source of an organized supply of entertainment. This is in keeping with the general reduction of the horizon of mass culture to a culture of entertainment consumption.

Matej Andraž Vogrinčič: Sports and Chess

4 September - 5 October 2014
Museum plaza in front of +MSUM

Curator: Igor Španjol

You are kindly invited to attend the opening of Matej Andraž Vogrinčič's project Sports and Chess on Thursday 4 September at 8 p.m. in the plaza outside the +MSUM.

Politicization of Friendship

1 July - 5 Octoberber 2014
Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, Maistrova 3

Roberto Barandalla & Darío Schvarzstein, Jože Barši, The Beehive Design Collective, Ivan Cardoso, Juan Downey, La Escuela de Valparaíso, Galeria Chilena, Group Material, Group of Six Artists, Minna Henriksson, Roberto Jacoby, KURS (Miloš Miletić & Mirjana Radovanović), Madness in the Eighties: Anti-Psychiatry Movement in Slovenia, Manga Rosa, Roberto Mardones, Tina Modotti: Farewell to Photography, Andrei Monastirsky (Collective Actions), Museo de la Solidaridad / Museum of Solidarity, Santiago, Chile, The OHO Group, THE PLAY, Zoran Popović, The Real Estate Show, Benet Rossell, Škart, Josip Vaništa (Gorgona), Yugoslav Surrealists: Politics of the Impossible

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