Zavod za kiparstvo
Križevniška 2, SI-1000 Ljubljana
386 590 19331
Jelka Vrečko, Director
Since 1996 the Sculpture Institute has organised the Slovene Sculpture Exhibition based on a public call along with invited Slovene and international artists. Each year it has been curated by a local guest-curator (among them Milček Komelj, Milena Zlatar, Petja Grafenauer) and presented in the Magistrat Gallery with occasional transfer to another venue in Slovenia such as the Kosovel Culture House Sežana. The 2010 edition followed the themes associated with books in order to coincide with the World Book Capital Ljubljana.
In 2004 the Sculpture Institute conceived the Grosuplje Sculpture Symposium, which evolved into the cultural organisation KUD Grosuplje - mesto kipov (Grosuplje – City of Sculptures). During the 5-day workshop a few sculptors created artworks for public space in this town, 15 km south of Ljubljana. Unfortunately the municipality withdrew its support so the symposium was put on hold.
The institute was the official Slovene partner in the Sculpture network that in 2010 prepared the exhibition European Sculpture: Diversity and Differences in Practice in Grugliasco near Torino (Italy), running also parallel to the Torino art fair Artissima. Approximately 30 to 35 sculptors from all over Europe and their small scale sculptures were selected by the international jury and curated by Patrizia Bottallo (Curator of Martin Arte Internazionale, Italy) and sculptor Rob Ward from Great Britain.