A plus A
13 Jun 2015
20 Sep 2015
The Stable, an exhibition of works by artist Enej Gala,
21 Feb 2015
26 Apr 2015
Gullivers, an exhibition of works by artist Aleksander Velišček
20 Mar 2014
10 May 2014
Tomaž Burlin, Pila Rusjan, Noemi Veberič Levovnik, and Valérie Wolg Gang in a multimedia exhibition Cimri ne Čimri, supported by the Obalne galerije - Coastal Galleries,
5 Mar 2014
16 Jan 2014
8 Mar 2014
Pop-up Home, an open platform for presentation, exhibition, sales and development, featuring works by young Slovene designers, architects and artists, supported by the Obalne galerije - Coastal Galleries,
30 May 2013
24 Nov 2013
15 Apr 2013
Noise & Industrial music mini-festival Römische Dusche also featuring duo SIST EN 343, supported by the Obalne galerije - Coastal Galleries,
11 Apr 2013
5 May 2013
4 Mar 2013
8 Apr 2013
12 Nov 2012
11 Jan 2013
6 Oct 2012
29 Aug 2012
25 Nov 2012
The project 100 YC (Maribor - 100 Year City) at the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture, supported by the Ministry of Culture
23 Jun 2012
5 Aug 2012
11 May 2012
3 Jun 2012
23 Mar 2012
20 Apr 2012
12 Jan 2012
4 Jun 2011
30 Oct 2011
15 Mar 2011
8 Apr 2011
Italy Venice A+A Gallery
The Signature exhibition by Janez Janša, Janez Janša and Janez Janša
The A plus A in Venice is a non-profit exhibition space established in 1997, as a centre for the promotion of contemporary Slovene and international art. Up to 2014 it served as a site of the Slovene Pavillion for both the Venice Art Biennial and the Venice Architecture Biennial. Since 2014 the Slovene artists have been presented at Arsenale.
The gallery operates year-round to host temporary solo and group exhibitions of mostly Slovene artists. It has established a network of contacts between civic and foreign institutions and organises round tables, performances and video projections, thus offering a panoramic view of today's artistic expression and a point of meeting, exchange and critical dialogue.
The A+A Gallery first opened its doors in 1992 in Madrid, inside a space divided by a corridor (hence the name A plus A) restored by architect Boris Podrecca. After five years of activities co-ordinated by Lidija Šircelj, the gallery moved to Venice, near Palazzo Grassi.
Venice Art Biennial participation
Jasmina Cibic's project entitled For our Economy and Culture, curated by Tevž Logar and produced by the City Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana in cooperation with the Škuc Gallery, was selected to represent Slovenia at the 55th Venice Biennial in 2013. The exhibition is accompanied by the conference.
Sculptor Mirko Bratuša represented Slovenia at the 54th Venice Biennial in 2011 with the project dubbed Hot Emotion Heaters. At the A+A Gallery the two-metre-high clay figures called Hypocrites (previouosly shown at the Božidar Jakac Gallery, Kostanjevica na Krki) were exhibited in the lower gallery grounds, while new, smaller statues were displayed in the upper room, and linked to the Venice environment and the biennial's concept ILLUMInazioni.
At the 53rd Venice Art Biennial in 2009, Miha Štrukelj's project x=0 / y=0: Interferences in Process. He examined the issue of perception in five equal segments: notes on a board, drawings, works on tracing paper, Lego-pictures and paintings as the final segment. This work was further based on researching the mechanism of perception, which Štrukelj analyses with the aid of traditional representational media – painting and drawing – but so as to include critical examination of the act of perception and the act of painting as committed existential acts of the contemporary subject.
At the 52nd Venice Art Biennial in 2007 Tobias Putrih featured in two-parts the project Venetian, Atmospheric. The first part of the installation, exhibited inside the gallery, included several maquettes, drawings, photographs, and sculptures which explored and questioned the relationship between architectural space and the scale models which precede it. The second, main part of the project was set up in a garden on the Island of San Servolo and consisted of a full-scale pavillion, a movie theatre.
Ten years after Russian-born artist Vadim Fiškin represented Russia in 1995 at the Venice Biennial, Fiškin's project Another Speedy Day was presented in the Slovene Pavillion at the 51st edition of the biennial. After forging professional and personal bonds in Slovenia he has become considered as a Slovene artist whose presence in Ljubljana contributes significantly to expanding the field of contemporary art in Slovenia.
Venice Architecture Biennial presentations
In 2014 the project The Problem of Space Travel - Supre: Architecture by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), in 2012 the 100 YC (Maribor - 100 Year City) and in 2010 the All Shades of Green project by Studio AKKA and Studiobotas were presented at the Venice Bienniale of Architecture, supported by the Ministry of Culture at A plus A Gallery in Venice.
In 2008 the project Ljubljana – Venice: Urgent Need for New Urban Policy presented an architectural and urban comparison of the two cities, Ljubljana and Venice. On the 2006 Architecture Biennial Slovene participation was designed as a cabinet of ambient environments and icons entitled Formula New Ljubljana created by the SADAR + VUGA Architects in A+A Gallery and other locations in Venice.
Some other exhibitions
In 2008 A plus A gallery presented the exhibition The Partisans in Print: Slovenian Partisan Press & Graphic Art since 1941, curated by Donovan Pavlinec, featuring previously unpublished material in Italy: Slovene Partisan press, incisions, xylography, wartime banknotes and bills of exchange with reproductions of the patriotic activists designed by Slovenian artists and architects. Organised in co-operation with the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, in collaboration with the Slovenia's National Museum of Contemporary History, the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue offered a rare opportunity for scholars and members of the public to peruse visual testimony of social and political engagement at a critical moment in history.
In 2006 the show KID DOG by a group of Slovene graphic designers and illustrators (Miha Grobler, Matej Koren, Marjan Kos, Gregor Žakelj). Solo or tandem presentations of the recent dates: Majda Skrinar, Vojko Tominc, Cveto Marsič, Zoran Mušič, Damijan Kracina and Vladimir Leben, Tomo Podgornik and Emerik Bernard, Polonca Lovšin and Tomaž Tomažin, Huiqin Wang, Zora Stančič, etc.