HISTORY OF NOVO MESTO AND ITS MOVABLE HERITAGE (Exhibition)
Within the framework of European Capital of Culture, The Museum of Dolenjska will present the urn artistry of Novo mesto with an exhibition of documentary photography and a prestigious monograph on urns from Novo mesto. In the early Iron Age period (8th - 4th century BC), Novo mesto was a large center of population with a large fortified settlement on Marof hill, around which several barrow cemeteries and individual burial mounds have been found. The archaeological excavations, which have been taking place ever since the end of the 19th century, have revealed fifty-three earthen mounds with over thousand studied graves from the early Iron Age, which included a large number of archaeological artifacts. Among them, there are nine bronze urns that represent the height of artistic expression of Iron Age Europe. As an important contribution to global cultural heritage, urns from Novo mesto remind us of the important role Dolenjska region had in the first millennium BC in development of European culture. The urn artists from Novo mesto were among the leading creators in a period when European civilization was only emerging. As the keeper of this important heritage, The Museum of Dolenjska strives to present the public the urns whose aesthetic values still shine after so many centuries, even though they were cast in fragile bronze. Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: 9:00-18:00; Saturday+Sunday: 9:00-13:00 in14:00-17:00. more
from 25 November to 31 December (2011-2014)
HISTORY OF NOVO MESTO AND ITS MOVABLE HERITAGE, Dolenjska and its People (Exhibition)
Opening Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 9.00-17.00; Sunday: 9.00-13.00 more
from 30 November to 31 December (2012-2014)
Wheel, 5,200 years
Apart from featuring the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel with an axel, found by archaeologists at the Ljubljana Moors in 2002, the exhibition presents the Ljubljana Moors' prehistoric pile-dwelling culture and the history of the invention of the wheel.
The Ljubljana Moors are a site where archaeologists found more than 10,000 objects dating from different periods in history. The remains of the prehistoric pile-dwelling culture that developed in the area have been given UNESCO World Heritage status.
The most important of all the finds discovered at the Ljubljana Moors is the world's oldest surviving wooden wheel, crafted between 3350 and 3100 BC. Expert analyses suggest that the ash wood wheel and its oak wood axle were made using a remarkably advanced technology, which took into consideration fluctuations due to wood expansion and contraction and included sophisticated methods for joining parts.
The exhibition is accompanied by a wide and varied programme of educational and other events.
To learn more about the world's oldest wooden wheel and view a virtual exhibition on it, please visit the official website dedicated to it.
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from 24 May to 20 April (2013-2014)
Burma – the land of modern stilt houses - photographic exhibition
Dr. Tomaž Podobnikar's photo exhibition focuses on glimpses of life in the surroundings of Burma’s shallow lakes, where people developed real pile dwellings and surrounded them with floating gardens.The exhibition guides us through Burma, or Myanmar, into a very much different world from the one we know from its neighboring more developed countries, such as Thailand, India or China.
Burma is a sunny land, filled with smiling and colourful people of various ethnicities. Especially picturesque are the secluded areas where people live in friendly communities without electricity and their means of transportation are limited to their feet or riding bullock carts and boats. more
from 24 September to 4 January (2013-2014)
Marij Pregelj (1913-1967): Exhibition of Illustrations from Iliad and Odyssey
Marking the birth centenary of Marij Pregelj, one of the most important Slovenian modernist painters, this exhibition brings together 50 of Pregelj’s illustrations for the highly acclaimed Slovenian editions of Homer’s epic poems the Iliad (1949–50) and the Odyssey (1951).
Pregelj’s works add up to one of the most important modernist oeuvres in the former Yugoslavia, part of which Slovenia used to be in Pregelj’s time. A special place in the artist’s output is held by his illustrations for various classics of Slovenian and world literature, the illustrations for the Iliad and the Odyssey representing a turning point in his artistic development. more
from 24 September to 1 January (2013-2014)
Stopover 1:1 - exhibition
The focus of the 1:1 stopover is the relationship between art and life, and art and institution. When on a scale of 1:1, art not only describes life, it is one with it.
One of the major issues addressed by the 1:1 stopover is the relation between the event providing the framework for the presentation of art and the duration of the art.
1:1 art follows the rhythm of life, finding realization in various moments and forms of its existence that not even the artists can always fully control.
1:1 art refers to more than just art objects; above all, it refers to points of convergence of collective ideas and desires, of various vocations and various narratives.
from 17 October to 11 January (2013-2014)
Mega Luna Park at the BTC City shopping centre
The large funfair set up at Ljubljana's BTC City shopping centre offers a variety of different adrenaline-pumping attractions for the whole family, including giant swing rides, motion simulators, roller coasters, free-fall rides and much more.
Until the end of the year, BTC City will be not only a place for shopping, but also a place for adrenaline-fuelled fun and excitement. The Fun City amusement rides (some of them coming from Europe's largest amusement parks) include, among other things, the following:
a 21-metre-high swing ride known as the Sky Flyer, which offers the experience of a g-force of 3;
a 5D Simulator, which offers a simulated experience of Formula One and rally driving, roller coaster riding, flying an F-15 or a Harrier fighter aircraft, taking a ride in a submarine, etc.;
a 30-metre-high tower known as the Tower Flyer, which offers the experience of free fall;
a giant swing with rotating gondolas known as the XXL Flyer;
a 40-metre-high pendulum ride called the Booster;
a Temple of Adventure, offering Indiana Jones-style exploration of the secrets of lost civilizations.
from 19 October to 2 January (2013-2014)
Jana Mršnik in Vesna Štih:Growing Lights - modular textile light installation
This exhibition presents the life and character of Marshal Josip Broz Tito, the president of the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and one of the most charismatic statesmen of his time.
Josip Broz Tito (1892–1980) first wrote himself into the history books as the leader of one of the most successful Second World War resistance movements, after the war as a statesman of a multinational socialist federation capable of skilfully maintaining political balance between the demands of the Eastern Block and the capitalist West, and finally as one of the main initiators of the Non-Alignment Movement.
The exhibition presents Tito's life through testimonies by his comrades, photographs, and film footage from private archives which have so far not been publicly shown. Also included are Tito's personal memorabilia and a number of exhibits from the Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade. more
from 7 November to 28 February (2013-2014)
Let's art - international art exhibition
By following the arts in the neighbouring countries, an idea arose about a group exchange of experiences as well as an insight into the organization and management of related associations of artists.
Montenegro: Biljana Keković, Ratko Odalović, Željko Reljić, Siniša Radulović, Ilija Nikčević
Macedonia: Hristina Zafirovska, Bendi Ibrahim, Tatjana Balać, Dijana Tomić Radevska, Marijeta Sidovski
Bosnia and Herzegovina: Marina Finci, Renata Papista, Halil Tikvesa, Admir Mujkić, Irfan Handulić
Serbia : Vukašin Milović, Tomislav Todorović, Miodrag Mlađović, Marica Radojčič Prešić, Vladeta Živković
from 14 November to 12 January (2013-2014)
19th Century Architecture in Slovenia - exhibition
Picturesque and informative overview of architecture of the 19th century shows a great variety of works in a period of major economic and social changes.
Century, when the construction expanded due to new emerging needs of the industry, the development of railways and other modes of transport and the construction of major public buildings, has brought the use of new materials and ways of meeting the needs of a rapidly evolving world. The exhibition concludes reviews the development of architecture in Slovenia, from its early beginnings to modern architecture. more
from 21 November to 23 March (2013-2014)
Take Care: Inspiring People to Care about Our Planet - open-air photographic exhibition
The exhibition brings together 120 large-format photographs depicting scenes of nature in the USA and Slovenia. The photographs were taken by renowned photographers working for the National Geographic magazine.
The major goal of the exhibition is to draw attention to the importance of preserving our natural environment. The exhibition was also organized in support of the recent efforts of Slovenian ecologists to clean up the country from illegal rubbish damps. The clean-up operations carried out in Slovenia in 2010 and earlier this year mobilized 13 percent of the country's population and are considered to be among the most successful of their kind so far. more
from 26 November to 30 January (2013-2014)
Each year in December, Ljubljana's Festive Fair becomes the centre of the city's social life.
- Festive fair held in the Pogačarjev trg square : 01 Dec 13 – 31 Dec 13, 10:00–22:00/24:00 (food and drink stalls)
- Festive fair held on the Breg and Cankarjevo nabrežje embankments, and in the Prešernov trg and Kongresni trg squares : 03 Dec 13 – 01 Jan 14, 10:00–22:00/24:00 (food and drink stalls)
The Festive Fair, set up in the immediate vicinity of a major open-air venue for festive events held daily throughout December, is well known for its vibrancy and cheerful atmosphere. Festively decorated green stalls, designed specially for the fair, sell a fine choice of products suitable for giving as gifts.
For many years now, the Festive Fair, with its countless food and drink stalls offering mulled wine, tea, liqueurs, sausages and various grilled dishes, has been considered to be a major venue for what the locals refer to as "the merry December in Ljubljana Old Town" and see as a perfect opportunity to bump into friends and acquaintances whom they may not have seen for a while.
Apart from a wide variety of Christmas and New Year-themed products, the Festive Fair offers various fashion accessories, including a good choice of headwear, gloves, scarves and other things to keep us warm on cold winter days. Some of the stalls sell interesting and reasonably priced creations by young Slovenian designers, most of which are not available in shops. Other goods sold at the Fair include various arts and crafts items and local delicacies, such as honey, schnapps and confections. more
from 1 December to 1 January (2013-2014)
December 2013 in Ljubljana
The festively decorated old city centre will see a range of different events intended for people of all ages and different tastes.
The festival will traditionally begin with the event entitled Let's Turn on the Light, People!, part of which is the turning on of the Christmas street lights. It will culminate on 31 December, in the open-air New Year's Eve celebrations taking place in Ljubljana's central squares. more
from 3 December to 1 January (2013-2014)
Mighty Faces: Top achievements by Slovene Alpinists in the Himalayas - photographic exhibition
Stane Jagodič (Slovenia): Variations of Photography (1969 - 1980) - photographic exhibition
An overview exhibition of Stane Jagodič will display one of the strongest aspects of his artistic body of work: heterogeneous photographic practices and their creative variations such as photo-montage, photo-collage and photo-performance.
The exhibition will show the selection of the most significant works from his extensive body of work - amongst them also some of the previously unpublished works - which characterise his artistic activities in the expanded field of art photography. more
from 10 December to 15 January (2013-2014)
Nataša Mirtič: Re:production - exhiition of prints
Nataša Mirtič (1973) presents her latest cycle of prints entitled Re: Production in which she combines three different matrices to form very precisely made up visual compositions.
Through the use of the etching and aquatint techniques, these images of the recognizable symbols of today’s media landscape often turn into simple visual elements full of associative starting points.In her application and exploration of elementary graphic mediums and techniques, the artist illustrates her interest and need for a unique way of reproducing the technology-immersed life of the everyday. more
from 10 December to 16 February (2013-2014)
Zdenka Golob: Prints - exhibition of prints
Zdenka Golob is a Slovene artist of the older generation (1928). As a printmaker, Zdenka Golob works in etching and dry point. Her artistic oeuvre is extremely unique, even atypical. Her works come close to the Ljubljana school of graphic arts in terms of the quality of the prints and exploitation of printmaking techniques, however, the starting points of her work are inconsistent with the most distinctive elements of Slovene post-war modernism.
The retrospective exhibition presents an opportunity to see the artist’s printmaking oeuvre as well as her watercolours, drawings and paintings. more
from 10 December to 16 February (2013-2014)
Vatroslav Kuliš (Croatia): Works on paper - exhibition of paintings
A selection of the most recent works by illustrious Croatian painter Vatroslav Kuliš will be showcased as part of the international exchange with the Museum of Arts and Crafts Zagreb.
Kuliš (b. 1951) graduated in painting from the Academy of Fine Arts Zagreb with professor Šime Perić in 1976. Apart from painting and graphic art he has also proficiently engaged in graphic and set design. more
from 11 December to 31 January (2013-2014)
Dušan Mandič: Die Welt ist Schön. Vojak D.M. - solo
This exhibition will present a remake of Mandič's early art production. more