1 jan 2018 - 1 jan 2019

Festival Cankar on Cankar

Past event
January 26, 2018 (premiere)
EUR 15, 19, 21, 25

Ivan Cankar Janko Kos stoletnica smrti razstava Silvan Omerzu
Past event
19. jun 2018 - 28. feb 2019
6, 4* EUR

Between Shakespeare and Kafka. Cankar on Cankar Festival.

Hlapec Jernej in njegova pravica
Past event
26 Sep
EUR 7'50

Po motivih Cankarjevega Hlapca Jerneja in njegove pravice
Režija: Žiga Divjak

Dr. Janko Kos, foto: Matej Družnik, Delo
Past event
11 Oct
EUR 5

Cankar on Cankar Festival
Lectures accompanying the Cankar and Europe exhibition

iCankar
Past event
17 Oct
7'50 EUR

Blaž Vurnik
Past event
25 Oct
EUR 5

Cankar on Cankar Festival
Lectures accompanying the Cankar and Europe exhibition

Past event
6 Dec
EUR 5

Cankar on Cankar Festival
Lectures accompanying the Cankar and Europe exhibition

Mednarodni simpozij o Ivanu Cankarju, foto: Iztok Dimc
Past event
11 Dec
Free tickets

On the day of the centennial of the writer’s death

Past event
12 Sep
Free tickets

Open Doors Day at Cankarjev dom, Cankar on Cankar Festival
Correspondence between Ivan Cankar and Steffi and Albina Löffler in a concert rendition.

While 2017 was dedicated to Leo Tolstoy, a giant of world literature, 2018 will mark the centenary of the death of Ivan Cankar. What is the modern-day perception of his literary legacy? How do we experience his work as primary-school students? Do his literary worlds echo in our minds also later on? Cankar’s plays are the cornerstone of the repertoire of Slovenian theatres. His dramatic compositions For the Good of the PeopleScandal in St Florian ValleyThe King of Betajnova and The Serfs touch on universal concerns, addressing topics that have contemporary resonance, and whose characters remain one of the greatest acting challenges in Slovenian literary history. However, do we still read his short novel The House of Mary Our Helper, his Images from Dreams or Erotica? How does literary history, especially the branches of Slovenian studies and comparative literature, tackle Cankar nowadays? Are his complex lifetime, his worldview and political engagement still subjects of scientific research?

The events falling under the Cankar on Cankar Festival aim to address many compelling issues. We shall start with a large-scale theatre co-production, Scandal in St Florian Valley, and conclude with an extensive overview exhibition, to be launched in June. The City Museum of Ljubljana’s show will chronicle the writer’s life and times, and the exhibition at the CD Gallery will focus on the philosophical and literary influences on his work, which testify to the fact that Ivan Cankar is unquestionably a major Central European author whose output reflects the prevailing trends of his time.

In cooperation with MGML – City Museum of Ljubljana, National and University Library,  Slovenian Theatre Institute, SNG Drama Ljubljana, City Theatre Ljubljana, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television, and other partners

Our halls

Gallus, Linhart, Kosovel, Club CD, Duša Počkaj, Lili Novy, Foyers, Galleries and Conference Halls

Blog written by Uršula Cetinski, CD Director General

CD Director General, Uršula Cetinski, expresses her thoughts on CD events and other affairs of current interest, of in-house and broader relevance. The blog is written in Slovenian.

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