From London and Paris to Berlin and Amsterdam, if we mention only Europe, some of the best contemporary museums and galleries are set in former industrial buildings, taking advantage of vast spaces, preserving cultural heritage and giving back to people what they had been creating before in a different manner.
Slovenia stepped on this path in the early 2000s and is committed to renovating, rebuilding and breathing new life into such buildings. Through revitalisation, cities, townships and private organisations are transforming these sites and structures into places that offer platforms for creative industries. However, the means towards this goal and the results vary distinctively.
A showcase of Slovenia’s projects at the intersection of art, science and technology, as part of the annual STARTS Prize exhibition, in the context of the Slovenian Presidency of the EU, supported by the Slovenian Ministry of Culture
Josip Pelikan Photographic Studio, preserved studio the famous Slovene photographer Josip Pelikan (1885 - 1977), established as a museum in 1989, Celje. The museum display presents a special collection containing historic photographic equipment
Completed in September 1938, inaugurated by Benito Mussolini, the Italian ossuary contains the mortal remains of 7014 identified and unknown Italian soldiers who fell on the Soča Front. Part of the Kobarid Museum's outdoor museum tour.
In the context of a divided 20th-century Europe, Slovene film aesthetics clearly reflected the country's borderline characteristics. Whilst the influence of social realism was present in Slovene film from an early stage, film aesthetics in Slovenia have oscillated over the years between entertainment and politics, art and industry, aesthetics and ideology.
Osmo/za is a collaborative space on the 8th floor of the 1960s' Avtotehna skyscraper at Slovenska 54 in the very centre of Ljubljana. It was set up in 2017 by a consortium of three NGO art/cultural producers with a rich and varied history: Ljudmila, which engages in the development and popularisation of open culture, free licences and software, and in new ways of data distribution; Delak Institute, a production house exploring post-gravity art and outlining a path for space culturalisation; and Projekt Atol Institute, whose activities range from art production to scientific research and technological prototype development and production.
Slovenian musicians and bands have a colourful history of international success in the music industry. But before such success becomes a topic of nostalgia, SIGIC's Peter Baroš tells of new initiatives helping today's music acts reach for the stars hanging over the global music map.
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