Kultura! uspešno črpa iz programov EU za kulturo, film in AV področje

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V sredo, 23. oktobra 2013 vas med 10. in 13. uro vabimo v CUK Kino Šiška! Ob prehodu na nov program EU Ustvarjalna Evropa (2014–2020) bomo predstavili kratko analizo intenzivnosti in uspešnosti črpanja slovenskih kulturnih izvajalcev na področju kulture, filma in AV sektorja v obdobju od 2002 do 2012. Ob tej priložnosti bo predstavnica Ministrstva za kulturo predstavila tudi nov … Continue reading

Bilbao Effect and Other Stories (5-7 September, Ljubljana)

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The archive of the #EWACE tweets is available in the Storify archive. _____________________ We are happy to announce the Sixth European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics, hosted by the Faculty of Economics and Asociacija – Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers in Ljubljana. Experts from over 20 universities, colleges, and institutes will share their recent studies and discuss the developments … Continue reading

Hinko Smrekar, our contemporary!

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During preparations for the recent exhibition Slovenian Impressionists and their Time 1890-1920 in Paris, the works by Hinko Smrekar received the attention of Sylvain Lecombre, head curator of the Petit Palais. Consequently, quite a large number of drawings by our sharp-witted illustrator and caricaturist were selected for the exhibition. The Slovene curator Barbara Jaki, director of the National Gallery of … Continue reading

Brothers in digital arms

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In 2011 the European Commission released the Recommendation on the digitisation and online accessibility of cultural material and digital preservation. It has been calculated that the reuse of such cultural wealth will optimise “economic growth, job creation and the quality of life of European citizens.” Slovene Ministry of Culture has used this opportunity to mobilise the experts in order to identify the issues … Continue reading

Cultural Industries in Slovenia (2007)

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A text from the Culture.si archive! It was compiled by Helena Pivec in 2007 for the 2nd edition of the Slovenia Cultural Profile to introduce the emerging field of cultural industries in Slovenia. Six years later we decided to republish it on our blog to reintroduce the subject. Please, note that in this article the data is not updated and that … Continue reading

A Bird’s Eye View of Slovene Impressionism in Paris

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From 18 April through 13 July 2013 the international public has the chance to see 200 selected art pieces at the Petit Palais in Paris which present Slovene Impressionism and their Time 1890–1920. Five years ago a comprehensive project was presented at the National Gallery of Slovenia: four Slovene painters – Ivan Grohar, Rihard Jakopič, Matija Jama, and Matej Sternen … Continue reading

Conference of European Ministers of Culture

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“Everybody should have access to culture and participate in cultural life.”* On 15 and 16 April the representatives of the European cultural ministries have gathered in the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow to participate at the 10th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Culture. As Peter Inkei from Budapest Observatory remarks, not so long ago “the western democracies (they were the only members of … Continue reading

Culture.si flyers available!

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The new Culture.si flyers are out! Designed by Atelje.Balant, who has provided also the portal’s layout, they are available for distribution. Please, let us know if you’d like some! Can you recognise the images behind each CULTURE.SI letter? All nine of them were taken from our free images collection: C = Laibach, documentation from shopping mall performance action Einkauf, 2003 (Photo by … Continue reading

Slovenes, Croatians, Archives and National Interest

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A colleague from the archives confided to me over coffee that she never had and never could cheer for Croatia. I remember this statement well it was this summer when Croatia was eliminated from the European Football Championship. Although they definitely deserved the bit of luck needed to advance, many a Slovene only smiled smugly. A similar situation, only the … Continue reading

Some very inconclusive thoughts on the ‘auratic’. Anže Zorman writing as sonicalities

The Cathedral leaves its locale to be received on your screen. Katedrala Hall at Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture. Photo Credit: culture.si free image bank

Of the more profound places of my memory, the spacious concert hall of Cankarjev dom on a certain spring evening in 2004 stands out as a curiously doubled occasion. I still remember the hypnotized wonder with which I gazed down upon the collective of Electric Masada playing their fiery music, which for an hour or so abolished the notions of … Continue reading