Račka Gallery of Erotic Art

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Račka - Galerija erotike
http://www.celeia.info/galerija_racka
centersodobnihumetnosti@celje.si
Gosposka 3/II, SI-3000 Celje
Phone386 (0) 3 426 5162
Fax386 (0) 3 428 7931
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RegionSI-3
Managed byCeleia Celje Institute - Centre for Contemporary Arts
Irena Čerčnik, Curator
irena.cercnik@celje.si
Phone386 (3) 426 5156
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Ways of love 01 - Racka Gallery - Photo Robert Ograjensek.JPG

The Račka Gallery of Erotic Art, a branch of the Celeia Celje Institute - Centre for Contemporary Arts, is the first erotic art gallery in Slovenia which presents art that challenges gender divisions, morality, pornography, feminism, and new artistic as well as social trends. It was opened in the second floor of the former peep show space Račka (duckling) in 2005 and has retained part of the original furnishing and equipment. Entrance is permitted to adults only.

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With approximately 4 exhibitions annually, the Račka Gallery features mostly solo exhibitions of Slovene and international artists addressing erotic themes. In 2008 Slovene artist of the older generation Drago Tršar exhibited his erotic opus of small sculptures and works in other media that he has been developing since 1954. In summer 2009 the Croatian artist Vlasta Delimar and her partner Milan Božić re-enacted the happening Tactile communication (for Jerman) [Taktilna komunikacija (za Jermana)] from 1981. Solo exhibitions featured in 2010 included Ana Čigon, the winner of the 2009 OHO Group Award, the performance Une façon d'aimer [Poti ljubezni] by Maja Delak and Luka Prinčič, and paintings of Boštjan Plesničar.

Ugly Duckling Collection

The Ugly Duckling Collection (Zbirka Grda Račka) is the foundation of the Račka Gallery's future Museum of Erotic Objects and is based on (mostly) anonymous donations. Part of it is on permanent display in the gallery. It commenced with a public call for contributions, addressing anybody who wanted to share all kinds of objects which mediated erotic (personal) experiences, memories, or similar. Along with photographs, videos, letters, gifts, souvenirs, and year-long diary about 154 lovers by an anonymous woman, the Ugly Duckling Collection consists of personal objects from the popular Slovene porno diva La Toya. In spring 2014 the public call for contributions was published again.

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