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V-F-X Ljubljana


The international festival of experimental audiovisual practices V-F-X Ljubljana (Video-Film-Experiment) was launched in 2021 by SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Slovenian Cinematheque.

The creation of a new festival dedicated to experimental and avant-garde audio-visual practices was spurred by the need to acknowledge and celebrate groundbreaking AV creations within experimental environments. Rather than starting from scratch, this festival builds upon the foundations laid by numerous exceptional directors, videographers, and artists who have a rich history of experimentation in this field. The festival's aim is to showcase experiences and practices from around the globe, including international platforms, festivals, and programs dedicated to experimental work. It emphasizes both the past and the future, with the goal of uncovering curators, programs, films, videos, installations, and performances that transcend established and classical boundaries, exploring new avenues of expression and utilization of the medium.

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V-F-X Ljubljana 2022 3D screening by Vladislav Knežević foto Asiana Jurca Avci.jpg Vladislav Knežević's Retrospective, shown in stereoscopic 3D projection, at the 2nd international festival of experimental audiovisual practices V-F-X Ljubljana in 2022. Author: Asiana Jurca Avci





International Triennial Ecology and Art


The International Triennial Ecology and Art (ECO Triennial) was established in 1980 by Maribor Art Gallery. Addressing environmental issues first as a topic and later on contextualising them in terms of ecology and social change, this triennial has been organised regularly till 2006. The gallery reconceptualised the event and the next triennial took place in spring 2021 in the complex of the former MTT textile factory in Maribor. Under the title A Letter to the Future its main exhibition was curated by Alessandro Vincentelli (UK, Greece). EKO 8 was accompanied by a vast discursive programme, focused on the city and the urban community and realised in co-operation with the Centre for Creativity and Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory as partners, and building on the institutional network in the city itself.

The 9th International Triennial Ecology and Art Eyes in the Stone will take place between 17th May and 27th July 2024 in The Old Sanatorium in Maribor.



EKO 8, A Letter to the Future, exhibition opening, 21.5.2021, photo Sara Rezar (2).jpgOpening of the exhibition A Letter to the Future at the former MTT textile factory in Maribor, 8th EKO 2021.

EKO 8, A Letter to the Future, exhibition opening, 21.5.2021, photo Sara Rezar (3).jpgOpening of the exhibition A Letter to the Future at the former MTT textile factory in Maribor, 8th EKO 2021.

Closing Days of EKO 8, Festival Environment -1 Melje, 16.7.2021, foto Janez Klenovšek.jpgClosing days of the 8th International Triennial Ecology and Art EKO at the former MTT textile factory in Maribor, 2021.

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Closing Days of EKO 8, Festival Environment -1 Melje, 17.7.2021, foto Janez Klenovšek (5).jpg Closing days of the 8th International Triennial Ecology and Art EKO at the former MTT textile factory in Maribor, 2021.

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Slovene art abroad 2010 – 2024

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  • 21 May 2024

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    Croatia Rijeka Art Kino


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    This edition of Days of Slovenian Cinema will include projections of "Body - Telo" by Petra Seliškar, "Role Model - Vzornik" by Nejc Gazvoda, and "Riders - Jezdeca" by Dominik Mencej.

    Organised by Art Kino, Association of Slovenian Societies in Croatia, and Slovenian Society Bazovica. Supported by Slovenian Film Centre, Restart Label, and Slovenian National Minority Councils of Rijeka Municipality and Primorje-Gorski Kotar County.

    at the Days of Slovenian Cinema



  • 16 May 2024

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    31 May 2024

    Serbia Belgrade Kalemegdan Promenade,Museum of Applied Art


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    A photography exhibit of Jože Plečnik's work in Ljubljana, Vienna, Prague, and Belgrade, accompanied by a talk about his work with Tomaž Štoka, Boris Podrecca, and fra Ilija Alanđak. The event is organised and supported by Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Belgrade in collaboration with partners Austrian Cultural Forum and Embassy of the Czech Republic in Belgrade.


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  • 14 May 2024

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    25 May 2024

    France Cannes


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    This year's short film competition selection will be featuring Slovene minority production, "The Man Who Could Not Remain Silent - Mož, ki ni mogel molčati" by director Nebojša Slijepčević, coproduced by Les Films Norfolk, Contrast Films and Boštjan Virc of Studio Virc.

    Slovenian Film Centre will be presenting itself in the scope of SEE Pavilion, as well as presenting two new Slovenian productions: "Family Therapy - Odrešitev za začetnike" by Sonja Prosenc and "Cent'anni" by Maja Doroteja Prelog.

    All three films presented in Cannes have been made with the support of Slovenian Film Centre.

    at the Festival de Cannes



Upcoming events

  • 22 May 2024

    Spain Ibiza Tomorrowland Ushuaia


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    A live performance by Slovenian DJ Brina Knauss.




  • 22 May 2024

    Croatia Zagreb Klub Močvara


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    A live performance by Slovenian jazz band Zhlehtet.




  • 22 May 2024

    United Kingdom of Great Britain Edinburgh Bannerman's Bar


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    A live performance by Slovenia's first all-female metal band Hellcats.




Festivals


Festivals in Slovenia


Festivals are up and running!

Our graphic calendar of festivals shows almost 190 festivals in 2023.

Explore all the upcoming festivals at the interactive Festivals in Slovenia infographic.

Festivals in slovenia 2012.jpgThe printed version of the calendar of Festivals in Slovenia in 2012 contains 141 festivals. Later on, in 2019, the festival number rose to 199. Check out the current annual festivalscape.

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Fields of Experimental Music in Slovenia

Luka T. Zagoričnik


Let's take a ride on the term experimental music, which currently mainly defines certain more fringe musical practices, across the expanses of various musical plains, styles and genres. We can apply this (overly) broad term to designate the varied creative simmering in certain segments of the present-day Slovenian music scene. A scene that spans the realms of electro-acoustic music, musique concrète, experimental music in the context of modern classical music, free improvisation, experimental electronic music and sound art as well as their associated present-day trends. This scene is diverse and exceptionally agile. It has developed a strong infrastructure for itself (festivals, concert series, labels, international networks) and exists in the space between self-organising and DIY models and institutional environments.

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Zarkolom Tadej Droljc Lunchmeat Festival 2020.jpg Žarkolom, Tadej Droljc at Lunchmeat Festival, 2020


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