SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts
2 Sep 2019
10 Oct 2019
Vesna Bukovec (SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts) presents the video series White Performances / Positive Affirmations at the exhibition Ritals I: Correlations, supported by the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA), Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna,
24 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
Czech Republic Prague Arts and Theatre Institute
6 Apr 2019
12 Apr 2019
Serbia Belgrade Cultural Center of Belgrade (cinema and foyer)
7 Jun 2018
8 Jun 2018
Poland Warsaw National Museum
11 May 2018
Croatia Zagreb MM Centar Zagreb
26 Jan 2018
25 Feb 2018
France Strasbourg Apollonia Venue
An exhibition of video works Projected Visions. From art in the urban context to fiction and dystopia, a part of the e.city-Ljubljana project, curated by Barbara Borčić, DIVA Station, SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts, Miha Štrukelj's installation, Neja Tomšič's performance and and GardenWALK by Irena Pivka/Brane Zorman (Cona Institute), co-organised by Apollonia, European Art Exchanges,
7 Jun 2017
Austria Vienna Blickle Kino at the 21er Haus
DIVA Station video archive on tour, a presentation of the archive, Videospotting video program and discussion, coorganised by the Ursula Blickle Video Archiv and SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts in cooperation with the Slovenian Culture and Information Centre, Vienna (SKICA) and the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia Vienna,
28 Feb 2017
15 Jul 2017
Lebanon Beirut AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery
Contemporary Artistic Revolutions: An Institutional Perspective, an exhibition featuring works by Irwin, Novi kolektivizem (NK) and Janja Žvegelj and conference attended by Barbara Borčić presenting SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts and the Urbanaria projects, as well as Tevž Logar and Vladimir Vidmar (ŠKUC Gallery),
4 Dec 2016
USA New York UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art
2 Dec 2016
Croatia Zagreb Klub Booksa
30 Nov 2016
Serbia Belgrade Remont Independent Art Association
16 Nov 2016
USA Los Angeles LACE
25 May 2016
26 May 2016
France Paris Bibliothèque nationale de France,Galerie Colbert
13 Apr 2016
13 Jun 2016
France Paris Centre Pompidou
5 Nov 2015
6 Nov 2015
Croatia Zagreb Museum Documentation Centre
25 Sep 2015
Germany Aachen Ludwig Forum
27 Jul 2015
8 Aug 2015
16 Jun 2015
18 Jun 2015
Italy Venice The School for Curatorial Studies Venice
15 Jun 2015
7 Jul 2015
Croatia Korčula Grey) (area - space of contemporary and media art
8 Jun 2015
10 Jun 2015
China Ningbo Ningbo Museum of Art
A presentation of DIVA Station and World of Art: School for Contemporary Arts by Barbara Borčić (SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts) and an exhibition featuring the works of artist Petra Varl at the 2nd CEE Countries Contemporary Art Works Exhibition and CEE Countries Art Museums Curator Forum
20 Mar 2015
22 Mar 2015
Hungary Budapest Mayakovsky 102 tranzit.hu open office
29 Nov 2014
Ireland Carrick-on-Shannon The Dock
30 Oct 2014
10 Nov 2014
Croatia Zagreb Museum of Contemporary Art
A presentation of DIVA Station (SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts) as well as a workshop by Barbara Borčić, Dušan Dovč, Nika Grabar, and Ida Hiršenfelder, a screening of the video essay DIVA at ŠKUC Gallery by Nika Grabar and a première of two video programmes Industrial Landscape, curated by Miha Colner, and Feedback Loop, curated by Ida Hiršenfelder,
14 Oct 2014
Croatia Zagreb Miroslav Kraljević Gallery
17 Sep 2014
18 Sep 2014
Finland Helsinki HIAP Cable Factory Studios
14 Nov 2013
Austria Graz Künstlerhaus
28 Oct 2013
29 Oct 2013
7 Jun 2013
14 Jul 2013
Serbia Belgrade Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Art
1 Jun 2012
United Kingdom London Calvert 22 Gallery
11 Oct 2011
16 Oct 2011
Open Studio Izmir, a collaborative project between SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts and K2 Contemporary Art Center Izmir, presents SCCA's public programme related to videodance, sound and performance
28 Apr 2011
United Kingdom London LUX (3rd Floor) - Shacklewell Studios
16 Aug 2010
20 Aug 2010
North Macedonia Ohrid
SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts at the 'Journ Art Cooperative Conference
Since 1994 SCCA-Ljubljana has also been conceiving public projects that tackle issues of documentation, presentation and reflection of contemporary arts practices. The projects function as public platforms that enable debates and/or presentations.
Alternative ways of display and public presentations of artistic practices are organised in the SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts Project Room within the "No Nails, No Pedestals" and "Studio 6" programmes. The latter presents curatorial dialogues (e.g., Jurij Krpan with Polona Tratnik, Nevenka Šivavec with Andreja Džakušič). Apart from personal exhibitions, topical curatorial projects are developed as well (e.g., Female Artist – the Art of Survival).
SCCA-Ljubljana also cooperates with plenty other Slovene and international galleries and art spaces. Usually the exhibition projects are connected with another of SCCA-Ljubljana's programmes. In winter 2009 the Alkatraz Gallery featured the group exhibition Around the world of art in 4.380 days curated by Saša Nabergoj, a complex overview of the 12-year-history of World of Art: School for Contemporary Arts assembling selected art works and documentary material from video and audio archive of numerous events, exhibitions, workshops and lectures from this unique educational programme in Slovenia (see more below).
Documentation, archives and public presentations
Some of the SCCA-Ljubljana projects have introduced new aspects of art documentation. Since 1997 the work of 23 Slovene artists and artistic groups have been presented in the Internet Portfolio, an innovative online project, conceptually deriving from the specifics of the Internet features.
SCCA-Ljubljana also specialises in video art. Since 1996 it has prepared Videospotting, survey and thematic programmes of Slovene video art, which are rooted in the acclaimed pioneer documentation project Videodokument: Video art in Slovenia 1969–1998 (a catalogue with documentation, a book of essays, a CD-ROM and a website). The centre prepares tailored curatorial projects for the hosting spaces such as The Foundation & Gallery 3.14, Bergen (Norway), where in 2008 it featured the video exhibition, presentation and lecture by Barbara Borčić entitled VS_BERGEN that showed works of three curated programmes Videodokument_Presents, Eyedentify Yourself, and Creatures II.
Recently SCCA-Ljubljana has developed DIVA Station, a new umbrella platform for the above programmes, which is also a partner archive of GAMA (Gateway to Archives of Media Art), an international Internet platform, which brings together European video and media archives to make them more visible and easily accessible. The Diva Station premièred at Škuc Gallery in June 2009.
Occasionally some of the SCCA-Ljubljana activities demand a thorough reflection. Since there is no academic institution in Slovenia that systematically covers the issues of contemporary arts, SCCA-Ljubljana pioneers in the field by articulating and addressing particular topics. Its efforts contribute considerably to the understanding of contemporary art practice and its context. In the past decade SCCA-Ljubljana's researches have covered the geopolitical notion of the arts (What Is to Be Done with “Balkan Art”?, from 2003), the archiving of the artworks in the light of digitalisation (What is to Be Done with AV Archives?, What Is Going on Concerning AV Archives?, 2005 and 2007), and the impact of the large-scale cultural event on the local community (Manifesta in Our Backyard, 1999–2002). Some of them were wrapped up in the special issues of its (now defunct) Platforma SCCA magazine.
SCCA-Ljubljana's school activities comprise the annual World of Art: School for Contemporary Arts, the SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts Library with a Videotheque and occasional workshops with Slovene and international mentors, tutors and lecturers like Mike Hentz, Miško Šuvaković, Ivana Keser (since 2000). The World of Art: School for Contemporary Arts is unique in Slovenia and pioneering in the broader region of Central, Eastern and Southern Europe. Deriving from the curatorial expertise it offers practical skills and theoretical education in the field of contemporary arts.
Recently SCCA-Ljubljana has also cooperated with Ljudmila - Ljubljana Digital Media Lab as the co-producer of the workshop of critical writing for new media arts entitled "art[click]+ika" and is one of partners of international programme On-AiR, a European tool for artists offering seminars, mobility workshops and training programmes on artist-in-residence opportunities featured occasionally between May 2010 and April 2012.
Library and videotheque
The SCCA-Ljubljana library holds books, catalogues, and periodicals on contemporary art, art theory, and topics of curatorial practices with a special focus on Central and Eastern Europe as well as Asia. It includes a videotheque, a study video and audio archive (analogue and digital) of contemporary arts with a focus on video art of mainly Slovene artists (see Videodokument).
SCCA-Ljubljana offers information and manages services in respect to various competitions for artists and cultural organisations (e.g., ArtsLink Awards). All of its service activities complement each other, representing a comprehensive information and advisory support system for arts and culture. The main characteristic of all its programmes is open and free access for all users operating in Slovenia and worldwide.
Beside its own online services Artservis.org and Evrokultura, SCCA-Ljubljana also manages the Cultural Contact Point Slovenia, offering information and administering applications for EU funding schemes such as the Culture Programme. Since 2008 it runs also the Cultural Point ALF for Slovenia (Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (ALF)).
International co-production and networking
SCCA-Ljubljana is currently active as co-producer and partner of the new biennial of contemporary arts in the Balkan region entitled D-O ARK Underground, which is starting in May 2011 in Konjic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and is accompanied by a special programme starting in September 2010.
It has been engaged also in the "Gateway to Archives of Media Art" (GAMA) project, which provides access to a wealth of information about the works of both well-known and emerging media artists from European collections of media art.
SCCA-Ljubljana is a member of the Culture Action Europe, Brussels (CAE), Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (ALF), International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art, Luksemburg (IKT), the International Contemporary Art Network (ICAN), the European Forum for the Arts and Heritage (EFAH), the (International Encounters on Arts and Media Network (RAMI) as well as the Asociacija the Association of Arts and Culture NGOs and Freelancers in Ljubljana.
- SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts Library
- Cultural Contact Point Slovenia
- Anna Lindh Euro-Mediterranean Foundation (ALF)
- ArtsLink Awards
- SCCA-Ljubljana website
- SCCA-Ljubljana exhibitions online archive
- [ http://www.scca-ljubljana.si/SCCA_INFO_ENG_mar_2013.pdf 2-page pdf overview of SCCA-Ljubljana] (pdf)
- SCCA-Ljubljana lectures on VideoLectures.Net
- Internet Portfolio by SCCA-Ljubljana (in Slovenian and English)
- Old Platforma magazine issues online
- D-O ARK Underground Biennale of Contemporary Art website
- GAMA: Collections of European media art website
- The programme of the Was tun mit audiovisuellen Archiven? event on the Goethe-Institut Ljubljana website (in German)
- SCCA-Ljubljana on Wikipedia
- SCCA-Ljubljana on Culture Action Europe Website
- SCCA-Ljubljana on Berlinerpool Website