16 June - 20 Aug 2024

Nijinsky

The opening of the exhibition dedicated to Vaslav Nijinsky is also the opening of the 2nd International Dance Festival – Ballet Nights

Nijinsky

16 June - 20 Aug 2024
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Past event
Until 30 Nov 2023

Searchings in Drawing, Findings in Thought

From the Legacy of Edvard Ravnikar
Curator and architect of the exhibition layout: Aleksander Ostan (FA)

In connection with the Museum of Architecture and Design's exhibition dedicated to Edvard Ravnikar – The Structure of Modernism –, the authors of the exhibition at Cankarjev dom have worked with Ravnikar’s heirs who keep an archive of his sketches to offer an insight into the architect's rich, interesting and as yet largely unknown legacy. The Searchings in Drawing, Findings in Thought exhibition features magnifications of his drawings that echo Ravnikar's comprehensively designed and preserved architectural setting of Cankarjev dom. 

The show offers an immersive experience of the architect’s imaginatively rich inner world, which differs from the more rational process of formulating great modernist concepts. Edvard Ravnikar's sketches are of superior quality and rank among both the continuation of Jože Plečnik’s drawing tradition and the sketches and drawings of the finest twentieth-century architects on a global scale.


 

Searchings in Drawing, Findings in Thought

Until 30 Nov 2023
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In cooperation with the Museum of Architecture and Design
 

Festival opening: 23 June at 6 p.m.; exhibition: 24 June - 25 Aug 2023

The Legendary Nureyev

Large exhibition – a tribute to ballet dancer Rudolf Nureyev

In the year that marks the 30th anniversary of the death of one of the most magnificent dancers and choreographers of all time, Rudolf Nureyev, this special exhibition – forming part of Slovenia’s 1st International Ballet Festival – chronicles some of the greatest moments in the storied and glittering career of this legendary Soviet-born artist. The exhibition will showcase stage costumes and as yet unpublished photos by the French photographer Francette Levieux from the personal collection of Charles Jude, a former principal dancer of the Opéra de Paris who danced alongside the famous Nureyev. Nureyev was particular about his costumes; the exhibits include elaborately designed and embellished doublets (close-fitting jackets), which are typical of the artist’s choice in costume design. Dressed in these doublets, he danced in such classical ballet pieces as Swan Lake, Giselle and Don Quixote. Francette Levieux’s photographs feature some of Nureyev’s most memorable moments on stage, bearing witness to his brilliant artistry. Accompanying the 1st International Ballet Festival, the exhibition honours this charismatic artist and offers an insight into Nureyev’s life and work that continue to inspire ballet dancers around the world.

The exhibition is dedicated to Nureyev, the most charismatic dancer of his time. Showcasing stage costumes and photos of some of Nureyev’s most memorable moments on stage, it offers an insight into the artist’s legacy that continues to inspire ballet dancers around the world. 
 

The Legendary Nureyev

Festival opening: 23 June at 6 p.m.; exhibition: 24 June - 25 Aug 2023
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All CD exhibitions will be CLOSED for maintenance between 2 and 4 August.

In cooperation with the Nureyev Foundation

Past event
21 Mar 2023 17:00

Architecture FOR

Architectural lectures, student presentations and Round table in Exhibition Architecture Inventory 2020–22

Taking place within the context of the 2023 Architecture Stocktaking exhibition, the series of lectures and a round table organised by the Architects’ Society of Ljubljana aim at exploring architecture FOR: architecture that is socially conscious, stimulating, proactive, and sustainable. 

An architecture that is not ‘sustainable’ only as regards energy balance at the moment of handing over the property, but is proactive throughout the complete cycle of its creation and use. The architecture whose engagement is reflected in its design, the architects’ modus operandi, its materials and form, the foresighted reflection on its function, in the origin of its materials, in achieving harmony with nature, in urbanism, flexibility, endurance, as well as removal and recycling/reuse possibilities.

What kind of architecture looks ahead, instead of only seeking answers? What kind of architecture creates a better, more sustainable future, instead of only preventing deterioration and maintaining status quo?

The exhibition includes architectural lectures and student presentations held under the common title Architecture FOR.
 

Architecture FOR the Quality of Life in Old Age
Tuesday, 21 February 2023, at 17.00
Mojca Gužič Trplan
Gregor Trplan
Meta Kutin
Students: Maja Cvelbar, Tjaša Čakš

 

Architecture FOR A Happy Childhood
Tuesday, 7 March 2023, at 17.00
Matjaž Bolčina
Ernest Milčinovič 
Denis Rovan
Aleš Žmavc
Students: Rožle Toš, Eva Hočevar, Nika Jeromel, Monika Golob, Danijel Ilijeski, Žan Pirman

 

Architecture FOR the Renovation of the Housing Stock
Tuesday, 14 March 2023, at 17.00
Žiga Ravnikar, Eva Senekovič, Klara Bohinc, Andraž Keršič
Jernej Girandon
Students: seminars Glažar / Perović / Žnidaršič

 

Round table: Gentrification
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, at 17.00


The event will be held in Slovenian without translation.

 

The catalog of the overview exhibition of the members of the Association of Architects Ljubljana ARCHITEKTURA INVENTURA is available at the reception of Cankarjev dom (at the entrance to the CD Gallery) and the CD Information Center (box office) in the Maxi hallway, as well as in the CD online store.
Price: 20 EUR

 



 

 

 

Architecture FOR

7 Mar 2023 17:00
14 Mar 2023 17:00
21 Mar 2023 17:00
7 Mar 2023 17:00
14 Mar 2023 17:00
21 Mar 2023 17:00
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Organizator razstave: Društvo arhitektov Ljubljane

Past event
11. - 18. May

Charm of Wood 2023

Organised by: Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia and the Wood Council

For the 15th consecutive year, the Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia and the Wood Council are promoting wood and wood products. Products made of wood contribute the most to reducing the emission (they act as a sink) of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which is essential for controlling climate change and protecting the environment. That is why wood as a biomaterial is at the forefront of the EU's economic policy, which will aim to promote a green local economy in the coming years.

The exhibited products will be displayed at Cankarjev dom until Sunday, 21 May 2023.


 

Charm of Wood 2023

11. - 18. May
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21 - 22 Sep

MineralFest Ljubljana - Sales Exhibition of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery

Organised by: Conventio d.o.o.

In the autumn colors of September, MineralFest Ljubljana invites you to  the magical world of  minerals, gemstones and fossils . Exhibitors from Slovenia and abroad will offer you wide variety of collections exhibiting minerals, fossils and jewellery.

 

 

MineralFest Ljubljana - Sales Exhibition of Minerals, Fossils and Jewellery

21 - 22 Sep
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8,00 EUR

Presales until 20 Sep: 7,00 I 6,00 (pupils, students, pensioners) I 3,00 (schoolchildren) I 16,00 (family ticket 2+2)

Past event
14 Feb - 23 March 2023

Architecture Inventory 2020–22

Biennale Overview Exhibition of the Architects' Society of Ljubljana

How to build sustainability in space?
Whereas the characteristics and specifics of local space and environment used to indirectly dictate the method of construction, the selection of materials and their processing, the importance of localness is today “out of the equation” due to the development of modern technologies. The development of modern urban planning and building construction thus largely neglects localness while putting a great burden on the environment. In an era when awareness of our shared responsibility for the environment is internalized, new solutions are sought in architecture and spatial planning. They are reflected in new design practices, architectural designs, selection of materials and the trend towards modern approaches to renovating and constructing flexible and durable buildings.

Architecture Inventory is a traditional biennial exhibition organized by the members of the Association of Architects of Ljubljana. This year’s eleventh edition, taking place in Cankarjev dom’s Grand Reception Hall between 13 February and 23 March 2023, offers an overview of the output of the members of the Association of Architects of Ljubljana over the past two years. Over 150 architects will present 143 architectural and 13 student projects, from urban planning, architectural design and renovations of public buildings, multi-unit residential developments, single-family dwellings and interiors, as well as graphic and industrial design projects and written works on architecture. 

Architecture Inventory is the most comprehensive overview of architectural output in the country: the Association of Architects of Ljubljana, which holds the presidency of the Union of Architects’ Associations of Slovenia, has again invited participation of various Slovenian societies and visiting projects of the members of the Association of Architects of Croatia, and selected 13 architecture student projects (the Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana).

At the previous stocktaking, we reflected on durable architecture. Since the last exhibition, in 2021, the world has changed, and so has architecture and the issues it tackles. Architecture must become actively involved in co-shaping the world and society for a viable future. The Architecture Inventory 2023 series of lectures and a round table explore “Architecture FOR”: an architecture that is socially conscious, proactive, sustainable. Architecture that is proactive in all stages of its development and life. Its engagement is reflected in its programme, the modi operandi of architects, the materials and forms, in its reflection on long-term function, the origin of materials, in achieving a harmony with nature, in urbanism, flexibility, durability, as well as the removal and recycling possibilities. 

The exhibition includes 6 architectural lectures and 6 student presentations held under the common title Architecture FOR.


Architecture FOR the Quality of Life in Old Age
Tuesday, 21 February 2023, at 17.00
Mojca Gužič Trplan
Gregor Trplan
Meta Kutin
Students: Maja Cvelbar, Tjaša Čakš

Architecture FOR A Happy Childhood
Tuesday, 7 March 2023, at 17.00
Matjaž Bolčina
Ernest Milčinovič 
Denis Rovan
Aleš Žmavc
Students: Rožle Toš, Eva Hočevar, Nika Jeromel, Monika Golob, Danijel Ilijeski, Žan Pirman

Architecture FOR the Renovation of the Housing Stock
Tuesday, 14 March 2023, at 17.00
Žiga Ravnikar, Eva Senekovič, Klara Bohinc, Andraž Keršič
Jernej Girandon
Students: seminars Glažar / Perović / Žnidaršič

Round table: Gentrification
Tuesday, 21 March 2023, at 17.00


 

Architecture Inventory 2020–22

14 Feb - 23 March 2023
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Past event
11 July - 21 Aug 2022

Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan

Travelling exhibition of the Japan Foundation

Built Environment: An Alternative Guide to Japan

11 July - 21 Aug 2022
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In cooperation with the Embassy of Japan in Slovenia, Cankarjev dom and the Centre for Architecture Slovenia 

18 Jun 2022 10:00

Gombi and Leri

Children's concert

Boštjan Gombač, multiple instruments; Sašo Vollmaier, piano
(Slovenia)

An unusual artist duo, Gombi and Leri established a musical partnership with a concert featured as part of the 1na1 series (SiTi theatre). At the Jazz Festival Ljubljana, the two musicians will share their experiences with children, presenting their perspective on music and improvisation through different music genres.

Gombi and Leri

18 Jun 2022 10:00
18 Jun 2022 10:00
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Past event
11. - 18. May

Charm of Wood 2023

Organised by: Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia and the Wood Council

For the 15th consecutive year, the Association for the Protection of Wood of Slovenia and the Wood Council are promoting wood and wood products. Products made of wood contribute the most to reducing the emission (they act as a sink) of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases, which is essential for controlling climate change and protecting the environment. That is why wood as a biomaterial is at the forefront of the EU's economic policy, which will aim to promote a green local economy in the coming years.

The exhibited products will be displayed at Cankarjev dom until Sunday, 21 May 2023.


 

Charm of Wood 2023

11. - 18. May
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Admission free

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