Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)
|Kulturno središče evropskih vesoljskih tehnologij (KSEVT)|
|Slovenska cesta 54, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Dragan Živadinov, KSEVT Art Conductor|
- 28 September to 10 October 2018
The exhibition of projects developed for the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) by the Biennial of Design (BIO), presented by , supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA) (Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna), at the Vienna Design Week at in ,
programme more in cooperation with the
- 19 September to 23 September 2018
The exhibition of four projects developed for the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) in the period 2014 - 2016 by Biennial of Design (BIO) and the projects' presentation by in the Biodesign Here and Now program, supported by the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia London, at the London Design Festival at in London,
programme more in cooperation with the
- 6 September to 10 September 2018
The participatory intermedia installation KOSMICA Parliament by Kapelica Gallery, and Delak Institute; Infinite In-Between by , produced by Kapelica Gallery; Singing Sand by ; contributing to the Bog Concert Night; and aqua_forensic by and Gjino Šutić, featuring Aquatocene / The Subaquatic Quest for Serenity by , also a speaker at a panel and artist talk, at the Ars Electronica Festival Linz at , in ,
programme organiser , co-produced by Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT),
- 15 July to 5 August 2015
The audiovisual installation Voyager/non-human agent as well as an informance (information performance) and the presentation Cosmosapiens and the TerRatope by
programme and (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)) in the framework of the exhibition New Materialisms at in ,
- 13 December 2014 to 8 March 2015
The First Space Architect: Herman Potočnik Noordung, an exhibition produced by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), at
programme in ,
- 16 June to 30 June 2014
Fourteen, a dance performance by Dance Theatre Ljubljana), Sad Sam Lucky, a dance performance by (Emanat Institute), a concert by Laibach, Postgravity Art: Cosmistic Architectre, a theatre informance by , , , , and (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)), and Postgravity Art: Infomatrix, a visual informance by , , and (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)), at the IKS International Festival of Contemporary Theatre in ,
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- 6 June to 23 November 2014
The project The Problem of Space Travel - Supre: Architecture by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) as the Slovene representative at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia, supported by the Ministry of Culture, at in ,
- 9 December 2013
programme , , and from the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) at the Think Space Symposium in ,
- 8 October to 11 October 2013
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Berlin in ,
programme and (Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT)) at the Media Art Histories 2013: Renew, supported by the
- 3 August to 13 October 2013
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, a joint exhibition co-curated by Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet, Projekt Atol Institute at in ,
programme , featuring also Slovene artists and organisations Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, ,
- 29 June to 2 July 2013
The gallery performance, exhibition and video installation Via MSU Zagreb - No One Should Have Seen This produced by Via Negativa, the solo performance Drop Dead by , and a trip to the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) accompanied by as a part of Eurokaz Festival at in ,
- 19 January to 18 May 2013
Free Enterprise: The Art of Citizen Space Exploration, a joint exhibition also featuring Slovene artists and organisations: Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT), Trieste Constructivist Cabinet, Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet, Projekt Atol Institute, and curated by at , in ,
The project "Integrated Revitalisation of the Vitanje House of Culture into KSEVT" received funds in 2009 through the Development Investing in Public Cultural Infrastructure programme, run by the Ministry of Culture.
The building design is the work of four architectural bureaus which established the Architectural Union for Vitanje (AZZV): Bevk Perović Arhitekti, Dekleva Gregorič Arhitekti, Ofis Arhitekti and SADAR + VUGA Architects. The fascinating building of 2500 m² is inspired by plan for the first geostationary space station from 1928.
The ground level includes the Vitanje Library and a multi-purpose circular hall with 300 seats. The first floor with research facilities was dedicated to the KSEVT programme.
Programme in Vitanje (2012–2016)
The permanent exhibition Herman Potočnik Noordung: 100 Monumental Influences (authors:and ) is based on 100 of drawings, used in his book The Problem of Space Travel – The Rocket Motor. The display covers Potočnik's life and time, early rocket technologies, space architecture, the usage of the Earth orbits, space wear, the Treasures of Modernity collection, and, last but not least – Slovenia in space.
Next to the permanent exhibition, in October 2013, the exhibition VOYAGER/DR. MAVRETIČ was set up by its authors National and University Library. In November 2014, the exhibition Spectral Modulator by , a Trieste-born Slovenian and one of the world pioneers in computer art, opened for the wider public. Zajec had conceived the Spectral Modulator some decades ago, and now finally found the right team of people and the resources to set it up., and . The exhibition presents the work of Dr and the space probe Voyager. On the occasion, Mavretič donated his archive to the
In September 2015, the international symposium Out of the Cradle '15 / Habiton in Vitanje encompassed presentations of the first art satellite in orbit (Artsat1: Invader) and lectures by international guests, among them Dr Yuri Baturin. Matters of Gravity, an exhibition of a group of 9 artists and 1 scientist from Mexico, was on view until 3 January 2016.
Afterwards, the temporary exhibition entitled The Slovenian Space Academy presented the collaborative projects between the Slovenian organisations and the European Space Agency (ESA).
On the regional level, KSEVT generates connections between Trieste, Italy (liaising it with the Trieste Constructivist Ambient from 1927); Pula, Croatia (Potočnik's birth town); and Graz, Austria. KSEVT already cooperates with the Russian State Museum in St Petersburg and the National Air and Space Museum in Washington D.C.
In 2011, the centre prepared the Memorandum on the Culturalisation of Outer Space which the Slovene President Noordung Cosmokinetic Cabinet.presented to the Russian President Dmitry Medvedev as a new dimension of cooperation between Slovenia and Russia. The document foresees the first (professional) artist human spaceflight, presumably occupied by the Slovenian prima ballerina , who has also collaborated with in the
At the 14th International Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition in 2014, the exhibition at the Pavilion of Slovenia (Arsenale) was curated by the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT). The project delved into the fundamentals of architecture through the opus of the pioneer of space architecture,.
From 30 September to 4 October 2015, at KSEVT Vitanje, an exhibition entitled The Slovenian Space Academy presented the collaborative projects between Slovenian organisations and the European Space Agency (ESA). Vitanje in Space: Sunita, an art documentary, which addresses the problem of living in space through the eye of science and art, was premiered on the occasion.
Initially, the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) was founded by Delak Institute and Planit Institute., , the ,
From 30 September till 16 October 2015, Moderna galerija (MG). The strike's archive is available on the blog J'Accuse ...! (see external links). In December 2015, resigned from his position as KSEVT Director., KSEVT's co-founder and acting director, was on a hunger strike with a plea to the Government of Slovenia to reconsider the status of KSEVT, and the role of arts and culture as development agents, respectively. He demanded also a raise of the budget for culture to 2% of the Slovenian Government Budget. The hunger strike took place in the reconstruction of the Trieste Constructivist Cabinet at the
In March 2017, the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology became a co-funder of the Center, matching the funds of the Ministry of Culture and the . With the new direction of the new institution K-SEVT or the Herman Potočnik Noordung Space Center alias the Nordung Centre, the programme has undergone significant changes, its programme focused on technology and tourism, respectively.
Since 2017, the programme and activities in the building in Vitanje are no longer related to the Cultural Centre of European Space Technologies (KSEVT) programme.
- Habiton, Out of the Cradle symposium programme
- J'Accuse …! blog, an archive on the KSEVT’s cofounder hunger strike, October 2015
- Venice The catalogue of The Problem of Space Travel – Supre: Architecture project presented at the 14th International Venice Biennale Architecture Exhibition