TUESDAY – SUNDAY 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
The DEPOSITORY Bookstore is located on the ground floor ot the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova, +MSUM, Maistrova 3.
The DEPOSITORY 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.
In cooperation with Tjaša Pogačar Podgornik and Andrej Škufca, Depository develops the selection of theoretical publications and study materials devoted to the research of the context and current production of modern art. Study materials correspond to the programme to be implemented in +MSUM.
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.