|Gosposka 15, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 241 2500, 386 (0) 1 241 2506|
|Organised by||Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana|
|Festival dates||7.9.2017 - 10.9.2017|
6.9.2017 - 8.9.2017
5.9.2018 - 7.9.2018
|Jani Pirnat, Indigo Head|
|Janja Buzečan, Indigo Public Relations|
Every year, the programme connects the rich artistic heritage of the aforementioned Ljubljana's quarter with cultural creation and theoretical reflection on contemporary society. The festival is taking place in the very quarter, in the very institutions and outdoors.
The first Indigo Festival took the topic No Fear and dealt with strategies to overcome the fear of the unknown through current changes in society. In a series of discussions on design, architecture, art and ecology participated many theoreticians, with , Rick Poynor, , and Marko Paunović, among others. In the artistic part of the festival the visitors could see a concert of the group ; an exhibition Young Balkan Designers 2016; a poster exhibition with designers Mirko Ilić, , , Bojan Hadžihalilović, etc.; an exhibition of and ; and many more. The evenings were coloured by DJs, otherwise renowned Slovene sound artists and theatre and film composers, such as , etc.
The second edition held the topic Truth and lies. By monitoring everyday events, we are subjected to media constructs that constantly operate with the concept of what is real and what is not. The plethora of news competing with each other creates a spiritual impoverishment that does not allow for a dignified perception of the space and time in which we live. Art and theory, with exceptions, are among the last havens offering reflection. Through the talks, lectures, concerts, exhibitions, performances and workshops, the second Indigo Festival showed the contemporary erasure of borders between the lie and the truth. Slovene philosopher, British designer Jonathan Barnbrook, Croatian designer Lana Cavar, the founder of the Société Réaliste and designer Ferenc Gróf, Austrian philosopher Robert Phaller, the music band Papooz, Croatian songwriter Sara Renar, DJ Levanael and many more participated.
The third edition was dedicated to Rumours, a silent force that affects public opinion and behaviour, personal decisions and relations between people and communities. During three festival days, 24 events took place: the festival hosted more than 120 lecturers, designers, performers, film makers, musicians and other artists from 14 countries, such as English designer James Langdon, designers' group Experimental Jetset, Irish writer Angela Nagle, the philosopher Laibach group etc. More than 3500 local and foreign visitors attended this increasingly popular festival.,