Jakopič Gallery

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Galerija Jakopič
http://www.mgml.si/galerija-jakopic/
info@mgml.si
Slovenska 9, SI-1000 Ljubljana
Phone386 (0) 1 241 2500
Fax386 (0) 1 241 2540
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RegionSI-1
Founded byMunicipality of Ljubljana
Managed byMuseum and Galleries of Ljubljana
Blaž Peršin, Director
blaz.persin@mgml.si
Phone386 (0) 1 241 2508
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Marija Skočir, Head
marija.skocir@mgml.si
Phone386 (0) 41 850 413
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Maja Kovač, Public relations
maja.kovac@mgml.si
Phone386 (0) 1 241 2538, 386 (0) 70 551 961
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Jakopic Gallery 2013 exhibition Niko Matul 04.jpg

Established in 1988, the Jakopič Gallery is situated in the "look-out" basement floor of Slovenska cesta 9 in the centre of Ljubljana. The contemporary exhibiting space of more than 900 square metres is part of an architectural complex designed by Edvard Ravnikar on the location of the Roman Forum in Emona, and includes in situ ruins of ancient government buildings. The Jakopič Gallery was at first managed by the Museum of Modern Art, and later taken over by the former Architecture Museum of Ljubljana, which presented contemporary architectural and design exhibitions there until 2004. In 2007 the Municipality of Ljubljana renovated and re-opened the exhibition space, which has been managed by the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana since 2008.

The eclectic programme presents interesting chapters of modern art. It has often served as one of the venues for larger exhibition projects such as May Salon, Biennial of Graphic Arts, the Month of Design or Photonic Moments.

Programme

Since 2010 the Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana public institute has co-produced many exhibition projects exclusively for the Jakopič Gallery. It covers mainly visual arts, but also pays significant attention to performance and multimedia projects. Besides contemporary art production it highlights the historical authors and phenomena with the aim to serve as a bridge between the contemporary art practices and the mission of museums.

In 2010 the first exhibition was dedicated to Two Spanish Masters in Ljubljana, introducing Pablo Picasso's prints in the City Museum of Ljubljana and Antoni Clavé's works from 1934 to 2002 in the Jakopič Gallery. It was followed by the travelling exhibition Bauhaus Twenty-21: An Ongoing Legacy – Photographs by Gordon Watkinson, which marked the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Bauhaus and was co-produced by Foto+Synthesis, National Gallery of Slovenia and Goethe-Institut Ljubljana.

Lectures, concerts, round tables and other presentations are also organised in the Jakopič Gallery.

Reading room and mediatheque

Jakopič Gallery also serves as an information point for the MoTA Museum of Transitory Art activities. The first common project was the establishment of a reading room and mediatheque on contemporary arts, architecture, and design in 2010. It is dedicated to the memory of the architect and publicist Tomaž Brate (1963–2008), whose books form the core of this collection.

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