Modern art showcased this weekend in Ljubljana

Ljubljana, 25 May - Ljubljana Art Weekend will open on Thursday, bringing a diverse programme of art exhibitions, round tables, an international conference, workshops and panel discussions to the capital. New this year are "art walks", guided tours around Ljubljana, focusing on different spaces, which are the main theme of this year's Art Weekend.

Cukrarna, Ljubljana's new arts and exhibition venue.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana Art Weekend will open on Thursday at the Cukrarna art centre with two round table discussions, the first centring on the inaccessibility of atelier workspaces and the second on the challenges of art magazines in the 21st century.

From Friday to Sunday festival activities will take place in different locations around Ljubljana, including an outdoor projection of the art film The Lovers, The Great Wall Walk, which will be viewable from the arcades of the Ljubljana market on Friday evening.

During the weekend, entry will be free to some public institutions, like the Cukrarna art centre, Jakopič Gallery, the International Centre of Graphic Arts and MG+MSUM. Visitors will have to use the password LJUBAW at entry.

At a conference on Friday participants from Slovenia, Croatia, Kosovo, Ukraine, Poland and Palestine will discuss the role of museums in the future.

Four art walks will be held over the weekend. The walk on Friday will tackle the issue of housing in Ljubljana by visiting workspaces of artists and independent organisations.

On Saturday the walk will focus on spaces in Ljubljana essential to the ecosystem of the arts, ranging from academic, exhibition, gallery and commercial spaces.

Two walks will be held on Sunday, the first a stroll through the current modern art exhibitions, and the second, which will focus on the relationship between art, culture and ecology.

The festival is organised by the Ravnikar Gallery Space in collaboration with 30 parter organisations.

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