|Muzeum, zavod za umetniško produkcijo, posredovanje in založništvo|
|Breg 8, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
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|Barbara Novakovič Kolenc, Director|
- Focus on art and science in the performing arts: European Contemporary Production, 2009
- The Gesture in the cultural heritage of Europe, 2004
- 29 October 2015
Library of Letters: Walk, a monodrama directed by Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), at in , programme , Muzeum Institute, at the Magic of the Language festival organised by EUNIC Austria, supported by the
- 21 October 2015
A participative action One hundred forty-four project by the residents DANS Arhitekti) in collaboration with the pupils of the Primary school Iben Haldun, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv, at in , programme (Muzeum Institute) and (
- 14 September 2015
Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Cankarjev dom opens the Vukov sabor 2015 at in , programme ’s ABC oder Krieg, produced by the Muzeum Institute and co-produced by the
- 22 June 2015
Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Cankarjev dom at the Festival Grada Teatar in , programme ’s ABC oder Krieg, produced by the Muzeum Institute and co-produced by the
- 18 June to 28 June 2015
Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana and Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT) presented at the Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space (PG). Produced by Slovenian Theatre Institute and Muzeum Institute, in cooperation with Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana and Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Prague at in , programme , as set designers and , costume designer, selected by , and students of the
- 31 January 2015
Prešeren Theatre Kranj and Cankarjev dom, at in , programme ’s ABC oder Krieg, produced by the Muzeum Institute and co-produced by the
- 26 November 2014
Museum of Letters, Muzeum Institute production, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Tel Aviv, at in , programme
- 2 April to 4 April 2014
National Theatre Museum of Slovenia and Muzeum Institute at in , programme 's lecture Pendulum Movements and the Dynamics of Spaces in the Arts', at the SharedSpace: Spatial Curation Symposium, Prague Quadrienal of Performance Design and Space,
- 14 March 2014
OFF–BEAT LIVE by Milan Tomášik, Cuore Barocco, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels) at in , programme
- 19 September 2013
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Philéas Production (Brussels), Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Muzeum Institute at Off Europa: Perform Slovakia in , , programme
- 6 June 2013
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Philéas Production (Brussels), Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Muzeum Institute at in , programme
- 5 June 2013
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Philéas Production (Brussels), Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Muzeum Institute at in , programme
- 26 January 2013
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels) at Danceproject Festival in , programme
- 12 September 2012
SHIFT THEATRE II. Source Image. Library of Letters: Walk by B-51 Cultural Society at the 20th Risto Shishkov Festival of Chamber Theatre in , programme , produced by Muzeum Institute, co-produced by
- 22 July 2012
SAD SAM /ALMOST 6/ by Emanat Institute and Off-beat by Milan Tomašik, produced by the Muzeum Institute and co-produced by Dance Theatre Ljubljana and B-51 Cultural Society, at the 13th Festival of Dance and Non-verbal Theatre in , programme , produced by
- 22 April 2012
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels), in , programme
- 25 October to 26 October 2011
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels), at in , programme
- 13 October 2011
Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels) at the 4 Days 4 You Festival in , programme
- 10 October 2011
Dance performance Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels), at Hybaj Ho! Festival at in , programme
- 27 September to 28 September 2011
Dance performance Off Beat by Milan Tomášik, produced by Muzeum Institute, Ljubljana Dance Theatre (PTL) and Philéas Production (Brussels) at in , programme
- 17 September 2011
Julie by programme , produced by Muzeum Institute at the White Night Festival in ,
- 28 June to 30 June 2011
Focus on Art and Science in the Performing Arts project presented at Eurokaz Festival in Zagreb, with Slovene participation of the Muzeum Institute in programme ,
- 6 May to 7 May 2011
Room with no Echo performance by programme produced by Muzeum Institute presented at the Fabbrica Europa Festival XVIII at in ,
- 18 December 2010
Julija by Sanja Nešković Peršin and produced by Muzeum Institute at programme in ,
ABC oder Krieg, quasi una fantasia is's most recent production that tackles the subject of the Alphabet War fought by , and in the 1830s in Vienna, in the presence of Vuk Karadžić and his daughter Mina.
Muzeum has been also involved in different visual art as well as European projects. Muzeum is also a partner in the 3-year project ECLAP (European Collected Library of Artistic Performance) which endeavours to create a digital library of performance-related material linked to Europeana, the European Digital Library.
Between 1993 and 2000 Slovene National Theatre Opera and Ballet Ljubljana, featuring a cast of actors from an old people's home, and was presented at the Manifesta 3 in Ljubljana (2000). Barbara Novakovič Kolenc directed Racine's Berenice in the framework of the Slovene National Theatre Drama Ljubljana repertory in 2000.conceived and directed five stage performances: Cricket in the Fist [Čriček v pesti], Lo Scrittore, Emilia [Emilija], The Girl and the Double Bass [Deklica in kontrabas], and Paracelsus & Frankenstein, each of them exploring individual fields of art, namely fine art, architecture, dance, music, and movement. The subsequent synthesis performance All Together Now [Vse najboljše] was staged at the
Cricket in the Fist, 1994
In the period 2000–2004 Muzeum produced a series of performances under the title Project 1–5, which investigated theatre language through the input of architects, dancers, theatre theoreticians, light designers or art historians, who were involved in stage direction for the first time (, , , , , ).
Barabara Novakovič Kolenc's 2006 performances Molière and the Rodin II received excellent reviews; especially Rodin II installation with performance in collaboration with the Sonček - Cerebral Palsy Association of Slovenia was presented yearslong at several festivals and venues in Slovenia and abroad. In 2007–2009 the Winter's Uncle trilogy was conceived: A Winter's Tale [Zimska pravljica], based on the play by Shakespeare, which was staged at Križanke, while in 2008 Uncle Vanya and the 12 bouquets [Striček Vanja in 12 šopkov] based on Chekhov. The performance The Repository WUST (Winter's Uncle and Summer Tale) [FUNDUS ZS PP (Zimski striček in Poletna pravljica)], created by B. Novakovič Kolenc and (2009) featured artefacts from the City Museum of Ljubljana and selected contemporary visual art as a set ( , , , , , , , and ). In performance tourings, artefacts were site specific – in 2010 the performance was presented at KiBela Art Space in Maribor and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Vojvodina in Novi Sad.
The Repository WUST (Winter's Uncle and Summer Tale), 2009, Jakopič Gallery
In 2008 Barbara Novakovič Kolenc put on stage (for the first time in Slovenia) Daniil Harms's play Elisabeth Bam [Jelizaveta Bam]. The performance was staged at Stara Elektrarna - Old Power Station where in 2010 also a dance-theatre performance Julie (after A. Strindberg) was put on stage by (with a set design by son:DA, hosted also by BITEF Theatre in Belgrade, Serbia. 33 Turns, the next performance conceived by , was staged in Španski borci Culture Centre in 2011. 's performance Off-Beat, co-produced by Muzeum, Phileas Productions, Brussels, and Dance Theatre Ljubljana, toured internationally.
Daniil Harms: Jelizaveta Bam, 2008
Some Muzeum performances have been staged in gallery spaces. For example, the 2004 production Rodin (directed by Museum of Modern Art and the 2010 production The Repository WUST, which was presented at the Jakopič Gallery. The Source Image - The Library of Letters (Shift Theatre II) project was premiered in the warehouses at Vilharjeva Street, Ljubljana, in November 2012.) at the
The relation between the abstraction in theatre and visual arts has been exlored in the second part of the Source Image Trilogy, The Museum of Letters, 2013 Cankarjev dom, feature the selected letters written by painters of the 18th and 19th Century. The third part of the trilogy, The Theatre of Letters, is based on the text by Pablo Picasso Desire Caught by the Tail and staged at Jakopič Gallery in 2014.
Ivo Svetina/Barbara Novakovič Kolenc: ABC oder Krieg, quasi una fantasia, 2015
Muzeum Theatre productions have been presented in Austria, the United Kingdom, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Mongolia, Croatia, Albania, Armenia, Serbia, Italy, Macedonia, Israel and Montenegro. The Museum Institute is a member of the Informal European Theatre Meeting (IETM).
Visual arts projects
The Muzeum Institute also actively engages in visual arts projects. In 2002–2003 it presented the auteur fine art projects Talking House - Theory Open I, II, III: The Shirt of Saint Francis at the Museum of Modern Art, Saint Lazarus at the City Art Gallery Ljubljana and Saint Teresa at Kapelica Gallery, all conceived by Barabara Novakovič Kolenc.
Talking House - Theory Open I: The Shirt of Saint Francis, Moderna galerija Ljubljana, 2002
Muzeum has also produced various international visual arts projects, notably Map to Paradise from Ljubljana (2000), a site-specific installation at Ljubljana Castle by Peter Greenaway, and the accompanying Peter Greenaway film retrospective.
In June 2005 the Ljubljana events within the international project The Gesture in the Cultural Heritage of Europe took place, while in Autumn 2005 the Muzeum Institute participated in the international co-curatorial and multidisciplinary project Continental Breakfast [Kontinetalni zajtrk]. The Ljubljana component of the project was entitled Memory (W)hole and comprised an international symposium, a site-specific exhibition, and art performances at Ljubljana Castle. New variants of the Memory (W)hole exhibition were subsequently presented at the Skopje Museum of Modern Art in Macedonia and at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Banja Luka (Bosnia and Herzegovina).
Come, my beloved and dine with me, by Alevtina Kakhidze, Continental Breakfast in Ljubljana - Memory (W)hole, Ljubljana Castle, 2005
In 2007 an international exhibition entitled Paperwork was presented at the City Museum of Ljubljana.
In the period 2010–2011 the Muzeum Institute was one of co-organisers of the EU Culture supported project Focus on Art and Science in the Performing Arts: European contemporary production. In April and November 2010 the residencies and presentations of international authors were organised in Ljubljana, while, author of a selected Slovene production for the project Focus, participated in a residency in Italy and presented his work at Fabbrica Europa Festival in Florence, Italy. In May 2011 Muta Imago and Masque Teatro presented their recent production to Ljubljana audience within Muzeum's ŠIFT TEATER II platform.
Besides theatre and visual arts projects the Muzeum Institute has initiated and been involved in a number of international cultural policy projects (e.g. Mobile Theatre Network and MTN Loops, 1999–2001).
Together with 20 partners comprising leading national performing arts institutions, universities and research institutes from 13 European countries, Muzeum Institute is a member of the ECLAP consortium. ECLAP is co-funded by the European Union ICT Policy Support Programme as part of the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme, Theme CIP-ICT-PSP.2009.2.2.
ECLAP aims to create a considerable, and hitherto missing, online archive for all the performing arts in Europe and to provide solutions and tools to help performing arts institutions to enter the digital Europe by building a network of important European performing arts institutions and archives and publishing content collections on Europeana. Through ECLAP portal users will not only be able to see the work of Dario Fo, Odin Teatr, and Jerzy Grotowski online, but be also able to enrich, contextualise, annotate and aggregate that content; and even distribute and access all content via different devices such as PCs, tablets and smartphones. ECLAP also intends to provide an important digital tool through the usage and exploitation of e-learning facilities.
ECLAP also organises workshops and conferences, to actively foster networking and strengthen links among the performing arts institutions throughout Europe and at an international level. ECLAP is also developing best practice guidelines which can be a model for future projects funded through the European Commission. All interested institutions and stakeholders are invited to register, to use and to be an active part of the ECLAP programme and collaboration framework.
Since 2000 Muzeum has published the Muzeum Newsletter. Other publications have included Mobile Theatre Network Calendar 1999, Mobile Theatre Network – Strategies for Establishing Distribution Networks for Independent Performing Arts in Central and Eastern Europe (a symposium in 1999), Peter Greenaway's Book (a book of theoretical texts by Slovene authors on the work of Peter Greenaway), Peter Greenaway: Map to Paradise from Ljubljana (a book of the event documentation) and the Memory (W)hole - Continental Breakfast Ljubljana and Paperwork exhibition catalogues.
- Lo Scrittore (1995) excerpt on ECLAP portal
- Emilija (1996) excerpt on ECLAP portal
- 33 Turns (2011) video on YouTube
International collaboration projects
- ECLAP portal and Muzeum's channel on ECLAP
- Focus on Art and Science project website
- The Gesture in the Cultural Heritage of Europe project website
- Continental Breakfast event context
About the author
- On Barbara Novakovič Kolenc' opus in Castration Machines - Theatre and Art in the Nineties by Boris Pintar and Jana Pavlič
- Barbara Novakovič Kolenc on Europeana
- On Barbara Novakovič Kolenc on Sigledal.org (in Slovenian)