Moderna galerija Ljubljana

Moderna galerija (MG) was founded in 1948 as Slovenia’s national museum of modern art. Its tasks were to collect and present Slovenian (and other Yugoslavian) art, stage retrospectives, overview and theme shows, and host international exhibitions. Between 1955 and 1986 it organized the Ljubljana International Biennial of Graphic Art, which then went on to become an independent institution. With its program, Moderna galerija helped introduce contemporaneous (first modernist and later other) trends in Slovenia, opposed to ideological dogmatism on all levels, and promoted Slovenian art and artists internationally.
In 2011, MG’s activities expanded to its new premises, the Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM). In addition to staging temporary shows, this hosts a permanent display of the international Arteast 2000+ collection, founded in the second half of the 1990s with the aim to articulate contemporaneity and provide a basis for a balanced approach to the so-called Eastern and Western art. The MG+MSUM collections foster dialogue and in-depth reflection on the dialectic relationships between the modern and the contemporary.

Moderna galerija
Windischerjeva ulica 2
SI-1000 Ljubljana
+386 (0)1 241 68 26, +386 (0)1 241 68 40

Database: RazUme

Moderna galerija’s Archives Department was founded in 1971. It systematically follows exhibitions in Slovenia, collating, systematizing, and classifying biographical and bibliographical data on Slovenian fine artists, photographers, designers, architects, art critics, curators, and theorists. The data on exhibitions and on artists has been digitized with our digitizing software RazUme since 1989 (Razstava) and 1993 (Umetnik) respectively. The local database is regularly updated with current information collated daily and with data from older materials that are still being processed and, in some cases, acquired. Our main sources are articles and reviews in the press, invitations, posters, fliers, brochures, documents, and manuscripts kept by the Archives Department, as well as catalogues and other publications. The pictorial material is provided by Moderna galerija’s Photo Archive.
Since 2009 the data has been partly accessible online (after the initial, trial period in 2001 and 2002). Currently, only bio-bibliographical data on artists whose works are in the MG+MSUM collections is uploaded. This is but a small portion of the local database content organized chronologically and in terms of relative importance, and accessible through various search criteria.
Records: 28866
Moderna galerija Ljubljana