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Društvo študentski kulturni center (ŠKUC)
http://www.skuc.org
info@skuc.org
Stari trg 21, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 430 3530
Fax386 (0) 1 232 9185
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Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana
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Miran Šolinc, President
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Past Events
  • 19 June 2017
    The lecture Slovenia: gay, lesbian, literary in discussion with Kristina Hočevar, Milan Šelj, Suzana Tratnik und Nataša Velikonja, organised by ŠKUC Association and supported by the Slovenian Book Agency at Literary Colloquium Berlin LCBT in Berlin, Germany
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  • 4 May to 9 May 2017
    Neža Knez, Lucija Jankovec, Maja Hodošček, Olja Grubić, Kristina Aleksova and Živa Petrič, organised by the ŠKUC Association, coproduced by (Aksioma Institute), supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tirana in Tirana, Albania
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  • 8 November 2016
    A discussion on LGBT literature with Suzana Tratnik, Nataša Sukič, Gašper Malej and Uroš Prah at the Florence Queer Festival, organised by the ŠKUC Association, at Ireos in Florence, Italy
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  • 7 November 2016
    A discussion on LGBT literature with Suzana Tratnik, Nataša Sukič, Gašper Malej and Uroš Prah in the framework of World Festival of Slovene Culture, organised in cooperation with the Centre for Slovene as a Second/Foreign Language and the ŠKUC Association, at Palazzo Beldomandi in Padova, Italy
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  • 2 July to 6 July 2016
    Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf, produced by the Koper Theatre, No Tears for Queers, produced by ŠKUC Association and Cankarjev dom, Cultural and Congress Centre, Madame Bovary, produced by the Slovene National Theatre Nova Gorica, Plato: The Apology of Socrates, produced by Potodom, and Hero 1.0, produced by Mladinsko Theatre and KUD Moment, at the Golden Lion International Festial of Chamber Theatre in Umag, Croatia
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  • 26 March 2015
    A screening of Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec and produced by the ŠKUC Association, Friendly production and Vertigo, at the 62nd Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival at Dom sindikata in Belgrade, Serbia
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  • 4 September to 12 October 2014
    Framing the Space and Fruits of Our Land, short films by Jasmina Cibic (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Škuc Gallery, ŠKUC Association), in the framework of the exhibition Art and Authority: Landscapes from the collection of Josip Broz Tito at Museum of Yugoslav History in Belgrade, Serbia
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  • 26 July to 30 July 2014
    Barbarians, co-produced by Restart Ltd, Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec and produced by the ŠKUC Association, Friendly production and Vertigo, Project: Cancer, directed by Damjan Kozole and produced by Vertigo, and The Elderly Parasite or Who is Marko Brecelj?, directed by Janez Burger and produced by Radio-Television Slovenia (RTV Slovenia), at the 17th Motovun Film Festival in Motovun, Croatia
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  • 3 June to 8 June 2014
    Framing the Space, a short film by Jasmina Cibic (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Škuc Gallery, ŠKUC Association), and Bojana Piškur as curator at les Rencontres Internationales at The Hause der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin, Germany
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  • 7 May 2014
    Marlene Dietrich, produced by the ŠKUC Association, Prešeren Theatre Kranj, and Imaginarni Institute, at K&K Center in St. Johann im Rosental/Šentjanž v Rožu, Austria
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  • 18 April to 21 April 2014
    Naked, produced by Ljubljana City Theatre (MGL) and the ŠKUC Association, at CC El Olivar in Lima, Peru
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  • 10 March 2014
    A screening of Fruits of Our Lands and Framing the Space (Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, Škuc Gallery - ŠKUC Association) followed by a lecture by the director Jasmina Cibic, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Budapest, at Capa Centre in Budapest, Hungary
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  • 7 March to 8 March 2014
    Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec and produced by the ŠKUC Association, Friendly production and Vertigo, and Marko Brecelj, directed by Janez Burger, at the Festival of Music Documentaries DORF 2014 in Vinkovci, Croatia
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  • 4 March 2014
    Nebojša Pop - Tasić's Marlene Dietrich produced by the ŠKUC Association, Prešeren Theatre Kranj, and Imaginarni Institute at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste/Trst, Italy
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  • 17 January to 22 January 2014
    Class Enemy, directed by Rok Biček (Triglav Film), Mother Europe, directed by Petra Seliškar (Petra Pan Film Production), Boles, directed by Špela Čadež, Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec (ŠKUC Association, Friendly production, Vertigo), Project: Cancer, directed by Damjan Kozole (Vertigo), and An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker and Circles co-produced by Vertigo, at the Trieste Film Festival in Trieste/Trst, Italy
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  • 15 November to 22 November 2013
    Dual, directed by Nejc Gazvoda and produced by PERFO Production, Adria Blues, directed by Miroslav Mandić and produced by Gustav Film, Filmostovje and Senca studio, Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec and produced by the ŠKUC Association, Friendly production, Vertigo, and Chefurs Raus! by Goran Vojnović, at Cinedays 2013, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Skopje, in Skopje, Macedonia
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  • 6 November 2013
    Stanislava Repar's She Two Times produced by the ŠKUC Association and co-produced by Cankarjev dom, B-51 Cultural Society, Apokalipsa Cultural and Artistic Association, and AEON, at the SkupiFestival 2013 at N.I. Albanian Theatre in Skopje, Macedonia
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  • 16 October 2013
    Stanislava Repar's She Two Times produced by the ŠKUC Association and co-produced by Cankarjev dom, B-51 Cultural Society, Apokalipsa Cultural and Artistic Association, and AEON, at the ProtimluvFest 2013 at Komorní scéna Aréna in Ostrava, Czech Republic
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  • 10 October to 12 October 2013
    The première of Stanislava Repar's She Two Times produced by the ŠKUC Association and co-produced by Cankarjev dom, B-51 Cultural Society, Apokalipsa Cultural and Artistic Association, and AEON, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Bratislava, at A4 – Associations for contemporary culture in Bratislava, Slovakia
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  • 28 September 2013
    Damir Avdić: The Right Man for Capitalism, directed by Dušan Moravec and produced by the ŠKUC Association, Friendly production, Vertigo, and Radio Apokaliptiko, directed by Marko Cvejić and produced by the Tolmin Union of Youth Associations, at the Documentary Rock Film Festival DORF at Schikaneder in Vienna, Austria
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  • 27 July 2013
    The Mystery of a Woman, a monodrama produced by the ŠKUC Theatre, at the International Theatre Festival Managua at Teatro Nacional Ruben Darío in Managua, Nicaragua
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  • 7 June 2013
    Amado Mio, produced by the ŠKUC Association and Mladinsko Theatre, at the Premières Festival at Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in Karlsruhe, Germany
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  • 17 December 2012
    Amado Mio, produced by the ŠKUC Association and Mladinsko Theatre at Slovene Permanent Theatre in Trieste in Trieste/Trst, Italy
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  • 15 November 2012
    The cabaret Twilight of the Glittery Perverts: Apocalypse by the ŠKUC Association and Klub Tiffany opens L-fest in Zagreb, Croatia
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  • 10 July 2012
    The Case of Inge M. by Heiner Müller, produced by ŠKUC Theatre at the International Theatre Festival - Actor of Europe in Resen, Macedonia
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The ŠKUC Association is one of the leading organisations for the promotion of non-profit artistic activities in Slovenia. It was formally established in January 1972 as ŠKUC Student Cultural Centre, though its origins may be traced back to the radical Ljubljana student movement of 1968. In the late 1970s and 1980s ŠKUC was one of the most important supporters and promoters of alternative culture. Student Cultural Centre is an independent producer in several artistic fields and an important agent in the civil society.

Visual arts

Visual arts - in the late 1970s Škuc Gallery was an important alternative to the mainstream and established galleries and arts institutions in Slovenia. Located at 21 Stari trg in Ljubljana since 1978, it subsequently became the centre of alternative (sub) culture in Slovenia during the 1980s. Since its inception the Gallery has been engaged in the presentation of contemporary Slovene art on the international scene. Today its activities include one-man shows by as yet unknown young Slovene artists, exhibitions and projects outside the gallery featuring established young artists from Slovenia, exhibitions by visiting young curators and artists, co-operation with established European institutions and galleries, publication of art books and organisation of lectures and workshops. The Gallery has become one of Slovenia's most important fine art publishing and documentation centres. Information about current exhibitions and other activities can be obtained at ŠKUC Info Centre, and at the ŠKUC Gallery website.

Theatre

In the late 1980s ŠKUC has created notable street and ambient performances. Some of today's well-recognised theatre actors and groups sprang from that movement. In 2000 ŠKUC Theatre was revived by Alen Jelen after a long period of inactivity. Its work is focused on the so-called 'chamber performances' involving young professional theatre artists as well as students of play, staging world premieres and debut performances in Slovenia, as well as texts dealing with the problems of marginalised groups in society. The annual production comprises three performances of its own production or in co-production with other groups and theatre houses. In 2012 Olga Grad received the Best Actress Award at the New European Theatre Action (NETA) festival in Vratza, Bulgaria.

Music

Music - ŠKUC's contribution to the development of rock'n'roll has been very significant. It published the first punk record by Pankrti and hosted the first post-modern happening by Laibach. In the 1970s it was ŠKUC which organised the majority of concerts by international artists and a number of concerts of local musicians, and it was also the first to publish fanzines. ŠKUC sections involved in organising music events at that time were ROPOT, BUBA, ART ROCK and AFK. In the 1980s ŠKUC was the organiser of the famous Rock in Opposition festival (1980-1984), the Ankaran/Coastal Scene festival (1987-1994), and the Slovenia's most important pioneering rock event, Novi Rock (New Rock), whose origins date back to 1981. Music genres promoted by ŠKUC range from rock and punk to jazz, folkloric and classical music. ŠKUC actively promotes Slovene musicians abroad; sections actively engaged in organising concerts are ŠKUC Ropot, Buba Booking and Promotion, and the ŠKUC Club, which stages small concerts featuring various music genres.

Film

Film - since 1974 the ŠKUC film section has contributed to the local film culture in Slovenia by showing alternative, avant-garde and experimental films and videos. From 1978-1994 it organised over 210 film projects in Ljubljana, involving over 1,000 screenings attended by around 120,000 people. From 1978-1985, ŠKUC produced several experimental and alternative films of its own. Then in 1986 the ŠKUC centre for students' film expanded to become a professional organisation called Vertigo/Emotionfilm. Slovenia's first full-length animation film entitled Socialising the Bull was a co-production of ŠKUC and E-motion Film. Their latest co-production was Harmonikarji ('Accordion Players'), a documentary on six Slovene accordion players whose music ranges from Alpine folk to experimental music.

Publishing

Publishing - ŠKUC's publishing activity was launched in 1972 when it set up Studia humanitatis, a series of translations of the fundamental humanist texts - this collection is now published by a publishing house of the same name. ŠKUC has also initiated a number of magazines and publications, including Emzin magazine (now independent and published by Emzin Institute of Creative Production), Revolver, a magazine for culture and politics with a homoerotic drive, Kekec, a gay tabloid, the lesbian magazine Lesbo and newslatter Pandora, and Rock Vibe, a magazine for rock and alternative music (also now independent and published both in print and on the Internet by Rock Vibe).

Civil rights

Civil Rights - since the beginning of the 1980s, ŠKUC has embraced groups which were marginalised in Slovene society, making efforts to make people aware of alternative lifestyles. The Slovene homosexual movement began in 1984. Today, ŠKUC sections working actively in this field include Magnus (a gay section), ŠKUC LL (a lesbian section), and Roza Club (which brings together gays and lesbians). These are cultural and political organisations which are committed to socialising homosexuality. They organise Ljubljana Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, undertake educational activities relating to homosexuality and AIDS, and have set up GALfon, a telephone line to offer advice and information about various issues, including AIDS (the number 01 432 4089 is available from 7pm to 10pm each day). They also organise international camps, exhibitions and Pink Disco parties, run the Monokel and Tiffany clubs at Metelkova mesto Autonomous Cultural Zone, and publish magazines (Lesbo) and books in the Vizibilija and Lambda series. More information can be obtained at the online Slovenian Queer Resources Directory. The Lesbian Library at 6 Metelkova, Ljubljana is open on Thursdays and Fridays from 3pm to 7pm from January to June and from September to December; books are only available for reading in the library. Ethnos is a section dealing with ethnology and cultural anthropology and is involved in the application of these disciplines in the urban culture and social life. Each year ŠKUC helps to organise two international camps for volunteers.

Support services

Information - established in 1998, ŠKUC Info Centre is an information centre for young people which forms part of the Ljubljana Network of Info Points (L'MIT). Its main task is to offer information about all areas of interest, including spare time, culture in the broadest sense of the word, education, scholarships, employment opportunities, youth tourism, active holidays, health, hobbies, voluntary work, help in distress, and youth organisations and societies - it seeks to make young people aware that they have the right to be informed. The Centre also sells tickets for concerts organised by ŠKUC; holders of the EURO<26 and ISIC cards are entitled to a 10 per cent discount.

International projects

Other activities - the Biennial of Young Artists from Europe and the Mediterranean is an event that brings together young people from the above areas. The Biennial presents art works from various areas of artistic activity and the age limit for participation is 30 years.

Venue

The ŠKUC premises at 21 Stari trg, Ljubljana, are open to many organisations which, in co-operation with the ŠKUC Club, organise events such as round tables, seminars, talks with journalists, dance performances, lectures on various social, art and topical issues, video projections, etc.

Each year, the ŠKUC Club organises the Living Literature Festival, a literature and music event held each June in front of Škuc Gallery. The festival presents local and foreign writers, poets and musicians. Puppetry and visual art workshops and performances are also held each year in November and December, inviting children to unleash their imaginations by making puppets, and through drawing, painting and other activities.

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