|Vrhovčeva 1a, SI-8000 Novo mesto|
|Phone||386 (0) 7 337 4371|
|Managed by||LokalPatriot Institute|
|Borut Pelko, Institute Director|
|Anja Zver, Program Director and Curator|
Administered by the Novo mesto-based organisation LokalPatriot, Simulaker Gallery showcases all forms of contemporary visual arts. In the recent years the space has featured more than 10 exhibitions annually. Although open to international cooperation and international artists, the programme pays strongest attention to younger generation Slovene artists. The space was inaugurated by the painting exhibition Transsubstanciacije of (also a member of the local Moveknowledgement music group).
Besides internationally respected Slovene artists such as son:DA (both have already prepared 2 projects here), the exhibition programme has continued further with nationally-established young artists such as , , , and Borut Peterlin, among others., the new media artist (formerly Davide Grassi) and
In the beginning of 2007 the group exhibition Ctrl C presented international art works questioning and reflecting the phenomena of artistic uses of the digital copy and the digital original. This exhibition derived from the documentaX, the work by Slovene net.art pioneerand featured also 10101010101010.org, Rtmark - The Yes Men, and Gordan Karabogdan & Nikica Klobuča.
In 2008 the gallery exhibited the solo exhibition Mrežne strukture of A plus A, Slovenian Exhibition Space. Photographic works of , featured in the exhibition entitled On Photography [O fotografiji] in the beginning of 2009, opened many fundamental questions on contemporary photography including the role of the photographer working for artists, as Radovič did for (Irwin) and his project entitled Skopje 6. 12. 2007., who later represented Slovenia at the Venice Biennial in 2009 at
Simulaker has presented also solo exhibitions of, , and the complex project The Lovest by (Mrevlje), who at the opening offered a specific micro-utopian atmosphere, which resulted in a film that opened questions about provocations and manipulations of (film) directors.
The First Chance
In spring 2009 the gallery started an annual project entitled The First Chance [Prva priložnost] with the aim to collaborate with institutions of higher education that have art-related programmes and give their best students an opportunity to present a gallery exhibition. The first edition of this national project with international intentions presented the sculpture department of the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana, mentored by sculptor . The 5 artists who received their first chance were: , , , , and .
Documentation and reviews of the past exhibitions
- Video documentation on Bojan Radovič by Borut Peterlin
- Video documentation of Auke Touwslager & Ursula Lavrenčič
- Documentation on Boštjan Pucelj by Borut Peterlin
- Report on Ctrl C exhibition at We-make-money-not-art online art magazine (2007)