2 and 3 March 2018 | Museum of Modern Art auditorium
Marij Pregelj, Sutjeska, 1962, mosaic, Palace of the Federal Executive Council of the SFRY (today Palace of Serbia), Belgrade. Foto: Dejan Habicht / Moderna galerija, Ljubljana.
Winners or Losers?
Collections and Archives in Post-socialist Spaces
8 February 2018 — 8 April 2018 | Opening: 8 February 2018, at 6 p.m.
The series of small-scale exhibitions entitled From the Studio of… presents cross-section views of recent production by artists whose works are included in the Moderna galerija’s permanent exhibition 20th Century. Continuities and Ruptures. This year the series continues with a presentation of Dušan Kirbiš, who is featured in the permanent display in the section dedicated to the art of the 1980s with Truth Beyond the Visible (1988, acrylic on canvas).
In her video essay the artist showcases the non-human subject, the Mexican salamander axolotl as a cultural heritage in the biopolitical (decolonial) conditions, displaying the connection between mythology and the contemporary world. Piscis ludicrous / Transfixed Gaze presents the subject through different narratives: either as a species facing extinction in its natural environment; or as a subject of scientific research.
The purpose of education programmes is to broaden the narrative created by our exhibitions and the works from our collections. The programmes promote the development of critical thought in conjunction with modern and contemporary art, society and self-reflection of museum as an institution.
Moderna galerija houses the national collection of 20th century Slovene art (paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings as well as photography, video and electronic media collections) and a collection of works from the former Yugoslavia. Collections overview is available on this link zbirke.mg-...
The systematic and continuous work of the department that focuses on the archives and press clipping collection of Slovenian visual artists and exhibition grounds includes the Raz_Ume computer database that was created in 1989 and compiles the events in the field of visual arts of the 20th and 21st centuries in Slovenia.
The MG BOOKSTORE offers 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.