2023 programme

2023 programme


Cukrarna Gallery. Photo: Andrej Peunik / MGML/Cukrarna.

December 21, 2022
2023 programme
Poljanski nasip 40
SI- 1000 Ljubljana
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 10am–7pm

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After more than 80 events and six exhibition projects in the past year, Cukrarna Gallery has already become recognised not only as a contemporary art gallery but also as a new urban nexus of art, culture and social life in Ljubljana.

Large gallery spaces
The gallery’s programme for 2023 consists of two major group exhibitions—one international and one local—which will occupy an area over 10,000 square feet.

In April, we will open an exhibition entitled Figuralics, which will present a selected cross-section of works by more than 25 artists. The exhibition will be on display until the end of August.

In mid-September, Cukrarna Gallery, in collaboration with the International Centre of Graphic Arts, will open the 35th edition of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, which plays a particularly notable role both locally and internationally. 

October 4–6, 2023: Indigo Festival
The 8th edition of the Indigo Festival—a platform for presenting contemporary currents in theory, design, music, visual art and performance—raises topical social issues and connects different stakeholders in the field of culture through the principles of collaboration and accessibility.

Ground-floor gallery
The Ground Floor Gallery’s programme is dedicated to solo presentations, with its conceptual premise of “one space—one artist—one project”. 

April 20–June 11, 2023: Sophie Thun
The artist will present her multi-layered photographic interventions revolving around the construction of one’s own body in the gallery space, raising questions of complex relations between the imaginary space of the image and the real space of the viewer.

June 22–September 10, 2023: Flaka Haliti
The artist’s works deal with political reflection and geopolitical preoccupations, focusing on topics such as territorial borders and jurisdictions, including national borders or alliances such as the UN and the EU. 

September 19–November 19, 2023: Saša Spačal
Spačal uses biotechnological strategies to create a physical experience of immersion and a philosophical experience of interconnectedness and networking. The installation is composed of a droplet-shaped object filled with vials of dried tear microbes, addresses vulnerability as a positive human trait that provides a way to connect with the Other.

Basement space
The Basement Space will host performances, concerts, sound events and exhibitions.

April 11–May 21, 2023: Tao G. Vrhovec Sambolec
The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of Sambolec’s ongoing artistic research project Reading Reading. The project engages with the activity of reading as a relation between spoken word as an event in time, and written word as an object in space.

June 8–10, 2023: Irena Z. Tomažin
The newly commissioned artwork by Tomažin explores repetition and patterning within traditional chants and folk dances in relation to contemporary singing and dance practices. The content of the performance will be based on the stories trapped within the walls of Cukrarna Gallery. 

June 22–August 15, 2023: Mark Požlep
The exhibition explores the economic, political, and cultural aspects of the construction of the Adriatic-Ionian Motorway. Požlep draws on history and current events to tell stories about different places and facts, and personalities from different social groups.

September 20, 2023: Manuel Rodriguez
Rodriguez’s performance Body on Paper reveals the body-space relationship as a sensitive topology that is given as experience, pointing to that place in between where the body manifests itself as a continuum with the world. 

October 19–December 3, 2023: Cally Spooner
As part of Deadtime, an opera developed over several years and presented in different stages, Spooner offers a set of new works commissioned by Cukrarna Gallery.

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