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Arts Apr 10, 2021, 10:24

Aleš Vaupotič appointed new director of Moderna Galerija

Comparative literature expert Aleš Vaupotič has been appointed the new director of Moderna Galerija, the national museum of modern art, for a five-year term starting on 6 April, the Culture Ministry has confirmed for the STA following media reports.

Arts Press Review Apr 9, 2021, 8:35

Dnevnik critical of culture lockdown

The newspaper Dnevnik is critical of the government for not allowing a number of cultural institutions such as theatres to reopen while a large part of the economy operates quite normally.

Politics Apr 7, 2021, 11:06

New book explores Hitlerism in Štajerska

Historian Mateja Ratej has published a book about the rise of Hitlerism in the broader Maribor area in the 1930s. She sees some parallels between that era and the present health crisis, in particular with regard to the erosion of people's trust in established authorities.

Arts Apr 6, 2021, 16:14

Hungary honours Dušan Bavdek from Music Academy

Hungary has decorated Dušan Bavdek, a vice dean at the Academy of Music at the University of Ljubljana, for his merit in promoting cooperation with acclaimed Hungarian musicians, most notably with the Franz Liszt Academy of Music from Budapest and the Hungarian Composers' Union.

Arts Apr 6, 2021, 10:36

Maja Šorli wins Grum Award for best new play

Playwright Maja Šorli is the winner of this year's Slavko Grum Prize for best new Slovenian play for her play about university intrigue Tega Okusa še Niste Poskusili (You Haven't Tasted This Flavour Yet).

Arts Apr 2, 2021, 18:04

Three centuries of the Škofja Loka Passion Play

The Škofja Loka Passion Play, Slovenia's oldest play, was staged in the town of Škofja Loka on Good Friday exactly 300 years ago. Passion processions had been held in town before and the play was in the making for years, but the preserved manuscript is dated 1721.

Arts Apr 1, 2021, 10:19

Curators named for Slovenian Frankfurt 2023 presentation

Slovenia's presentation at the Frankfurt Book Fair in 2023, when it will be the guest of honour, will be jointly curated by the Slovenian translator Amalija Maček and German author Matthias Göritz, the council of the Slovenian Book Agency has decided.