EVENTS 45 Exhibition
Dragica Čadež, Retrospective Thu 5 May–Sun 3 Jul, Art Gallery, Maribor, no admission Academic sculptor Dragica Čadež, one of the most consistent representatives of the Slovene Neo-Constructivism, spent her youth in Maribor where Gabriel Kolbič introduced her into the art of small-scale sculpture. In 1963 she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. Her sculptural oeuvre consists of several connected series in terms of structure and content, focusing mostly on a firm constructivism of the sculpture and considering the significance of the space. The artist turned her ideas into sculptures made of wood, which is one of the oldest materials man had been using in order to express his creativity.
Žiga Koritnik: Cloud Arrangers Thu 5 May–Sun 31 Jul, The Tivoli Park, Ljubljana, no admission The exhibition Cloud Arrangers, Koritnik’s first large retrospective, has been prepared in collaboration between the photographer and the US Embassy in Ljubljana. It brings together a selection of Koritnik’s best photographs of some of the key protagonists of jazz and contemporary improvised music created since the beginning of his career in 1987. The photographs currently on display have been published in music magazines in Slovenia and abroad, and used in CD, poster and advertisement design. They depict jazz musicians at different moments during concerts, both on and off stage. The place of honour in the exhibition will be occupied by African musicians.
Žiga Koritnik: A Point of Light Wed 18 May–Sun 25 Jun, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, no admission The renowned Slovenian photographer has gained acclaim especially in the field of jazz and concert photography. In 2009, his book Punto di luce was published in Italy, focusing on the Sardinian carnival. Through B&W photos, taken since 2004, Žiga Koritnik
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The Idrija Lace Festival The traditional Idrija Lace Festival attracts many domestic and foreign visitors to Idrija every year. Throughout the town there are numerous events, exhibitions and lectures during the festival days, all dedicated to the Idrija Lace. The Lace School Idrija offers guided tours of lace exhibitions. Exhibitions present lace made by the pupils of the Lace School itself, lace of other lacemakers from Idrija and lace from other Slovene towns or from abroad. Different lacemaking workshops are organized, too. The main event of the Festival is the state competition in bobbin lacemaking for the Award of Ivanka Ferjančič. Lacemakers of all ages participate in the competition – the levels are different, according to the age and lacemaking knowledge the participants have. Adults can choose between two patterns. The best quality of work and the most beautiful appearance together grant the title of the best lace of the annual Festival. During the Festival you can: • visit the Gala Fashion Show in Idrija (Idrija Lace in Evening Creations),
• participate in professional lectures, • take part in lacemaking workshops, • see exhibitions of domestic and foreign lace, • taste the special local dishes of Idrija, • join the state competition in lacemaking and • relax with good music and entertainment in the late evenings. The special feature of this year’s edition will be a fashion collection made from lace, in particular lingerie. We will be seeing creations from the following designers: Alenka Stopar, Barbara Plavec Brodnjak, Borut Šulin, Maja Svetlik, Damiana Bitežnik Logar, Irma Vončina, Lidija Anzelm, Urška Guček Pagon, Maja Štamol Droljc, Mojca Celin, Stanka Blatnik Blagotinšek, Tanja Zorn Grželj, Tina Koder, Urša Drofenik, Urška Pirc and Tanja Padan.
17 Jun–19 Jun, Idrija, no admission
foregrounds morsels from the celebration at the end of winter. When the carnival takes over, people take their leave of absence to participate in the festivities, while those who live in the mainland inevitably return home. The exhibition presents a unique opportunity to feel the spirit of the true Sardinia.
Kjara´s Dance Project Tue 7 Jun, 9pm, Križanke Summer Theatre, Ljubljana, EUR 19 After the immensely successful premiere in Cankarjev dom, Kjara’s Dance Project is coming to Križanke due to the wishes of the many fans who were enthralled by this group. Kjara Starič created a new choreography for this special performance for this modern
dance group, which includes many talented young dancers. The show is composed of four parts: three parts were choreographed by Kjara and one was done by the American choreographer Christopher Huggins.
Arrested Development Wed 8 Jun, 9pm, Kino Šiška, Ljubljana, EUR 22–25 Arrested Development is an American alternative hip hop group founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. They are legends of American hip hop, which is infused with soul, funk and socially conscious and intelligent lyrics. They rose to fame in the early-to-mid 1990s with pieces like Tennessee and People Everyday.
Đorđe Balašević Wed 8 Jun–Thu 9 Jun, 9pm, Križanke Summer Theatre, Ljubljana, EUR 39–49 Đorđe Balašević is a man of many talents. He is best known as a
singer, poet and a lyricist. He has also tried his hand at acting and writing, but now he comes back to Slovenia as a screenplay writer and director as well, having just finished his movie ‘Kao Rani Mraz’ (Like the Early Cold). His performance will therefore be quite special. On the first night, the audience will be able to see his latest movie and on the second night, we will be able to enjoy his music as well.
Red Thu 9 Jun, 7.30pm, Cankarjev dom, Ljubljana, EUR 6–19 At the final concert, we will listen to three very different pieces. Claude Debussy is a representative of the impressionism movement in music and a great French composer who knew how to create lines of melody just as his fellow artists were able to paint lines with a brush. Jeux was written on commission for Sergei Diaghilev, founder of the June 2011
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