Publish Date: 11.04.2019

Category: News from the University

On the centenary of the University of Ljubljana (UL) the Mala galerija (Little Gallery) has opened its doors, and now offers a venue for our students to exhibit work in fine art, sculpture, photography, design, textiles, architecture and landscaping, music, computer tech and acting. This is a joint project between the Bank of Slovenia (BS), which owns Mala galerija, and UL. The first to exhibit there will be photography students from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana. The exhibition Prekleti delež (Devil’s Share) will be on view until 12 May 2019. Visitors are welcome to view the exhibition from Tuesday to Saturday, 11 am to 7 pm, in the Mala galerija at Slovenska cesta 35.

The exhibition was formally opened on 4 April 2019. Those attending were addressed by UL Rector Dr Igor Papič and by the Governor of the BS Boštjan Vasle, who underlined the good cooperation between the two institutions. The history of the Mala galerija dates back to the 1950s. Back in the middle of the 20th century, the BS set aside part of its premises in the very heart of Ljubljana to be an exhibition space, which was named the Mala galerija in 1952. It was intended for small but carefully selected exhibitions of domestic and foreign artists. This year the Mala galerija was revived, and will now be devoted to artists and creative students from the various faculties and academies of our University. A series of seven exhibitions will be staged this year. The exhibitions will be accompanied by events such as lectures, round tables, literary and music evenings and auctions.

Snapshots from the opening of Mala galerija can be seen here.

Photographs taken by or property of the Bank of Slovenia