11. jun. - 1. jul. 2024

Embryonic STROKE

Drawing As The Starting Point For The Development Process
ANTHROPOLOGICAL APPROACH – REFLECTION ON THE INTERPRETATION OF THE PRIMORDIAL IDEA
A selection of works by the Designers Society of Slovenia

Curator & selector: Prof. Vid Lenard 
Expert coordination: DOS Exert Council; Jana Mršnik, Jani Bavčer and Mateja Panter 
Project Manager: Jurij Dobrila 

The Embryonic STROKE of a Designer 
A Greek myth says that the history of painting and all artistic media begins with the drawing. Thus, as the outline of a shadow cast by bodies, drawing constitutes the starting point of the development of art and design. 
The Embryonic STROKE exhibition foregrounds the popularity and relevance of drawing among Slovenian members of the Designers' Society of Slovenia (DOS). As has been established, a hand drawing remains the crucial, extremely useful medium in both design and art (e.g., Risomanija exhibition, Nova Gorica, 2024), although today perhaps occupying a different role. This is because it enables an immediate recording of thoughts, impressions and feelings, which makes it relevant and popular. Drawing is quick and direct, it represents the fastest transference from thought to hand, allowing for a wide range of subjects and a whole array of expressive possibilities. A drawing can be a transfer of thoughts onto paper, perhaps a sketch in the sand, or even a plastic interpretation of ideas in random spatial material. A drawing can be a brief verbal note or a coherent interpretation of an idea. 

In the field of design, drawings are a medium for thinking and working, for concretising or elucidating ideas; they are a means of presenting a project to a client or the authorities; and a way to reflect on analysing and presenting the basic concept of a project. A model – drawing therefore both concretises and externalises the inner world of a designer and their ideas. It helps the designer to reflect on the project and ways towards perfecting it. 

Embryonic STROKE

11. jun. - 1. jul. 2024
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Past event
25. jan. - 13. mar. 2024

Zala Hrastar: Vrtičkanje, prtičkanje

Oblikovalska identiteta – ciklus Daljnogled
V sodelovanju z Društvom oblikovalcev Slovenije

Umetniški projekt Vrtičkanje, prtičkanje mlade tekstilne oblikovalke Zale Hrastar je domišljen razmislek o življenjskih kontrastih, ki jih spretno združuje skozi uporabo digitalne in rokodelske tehnike. Središče tega projekta predstavljajo stari prtički, ki so preoblikovani in kolažirani v funkcionalne tekstilne mojstrovine. 

Projekt tako izraža sinergijo med preteklostjo in sedanjostjo, preoblikovanje dediščine v nekaj novega, inovativnega in privlačnega. 
Poleg tega ima projekt pomembno vlogo pri spodbujanju pomena recikliranja in ponovne uporabe rabljenega tekstila. 

Avtorica si zato zasluži priznanje za ohranjanje prepoznavne vizualne identitete in kakovostnega umetniškega dela, ki presega čas in modne trende. 

 

Projekt je nastal v sodelovanju z mentoricama Marijo Jenko in Petjo Zorec; NTF – Univerza v Ljubljani. 

Priznanje DALJNOGLED razpiše in podeljuje Društvo oblikovalcev Slovenije ter je namenjeno mladim ustvarjalcem, ki ob prijavi dela še niso dopolnili trideset let. Avtor ali skupina avtorjev prejme priznanje za najboljši odgovor na razpis oziroma izziv, razpisan pri DOS.

Predsednik Društva oblikovalcev Slovenije: Jurij Dobrila
Predsednik žirije oblikovalski presežki: Peter Jamšek
Oblikovanje razstavne postavitve: Anka Štular
Fotografija: Zala Hrastar

Zala Hrastar: Vrtičkanje, prtičkanje

25. jan. - 13. mar. 2024
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Past event
05 Jan - 27 Feb 2024

Alen Ožbolt: SILVER WINDOWS

An exhibition of the Society for Theoretical Psychoanalysis cover designs – the ANALECTA collection, the PROBLEMI Journal and the Razpol Newsletter of the Freudian Field

It has been three decades since Alen Ožbolt took over designing the PROBLEMI magazine and the ANALECTA book collection. Thirty years and more than 200 book covers – an imposing output and one virtually unparalleled in the publishing industry. Thirty years of book covers, designs all sharing the same starting point, but each and every one singularly unique, and nearly all alluding to the content with great subtlety. A book cover is a window onto the book, and these book jackets are the main focus of Cankarjev dom's Silver Windows exhibition. 

The exhibition includes accompanying reflections by Dr. Mladen Dolar and Dr. Alenka Zupančič, and Gray on Gray, a series of lectures by great philosophical figures to take place in January and February 2024.
 

Alen Ožbolt: SILVER WINDOWS

05 Jan - 27 Feb 2024
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Past event
23 Oct - 14 Nov 2023

Historical Memory, Newspaper’s Third Dimension

Exhibition marking the 60th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy
Author: Ali Žerdin

John F. Kennedy, the 35th president of the United States, was assassinated 60 years ago, on 22 November 1963, in Dallas. Appearing on all TV channels and delivering eloquent speeches, Kennedy was a president whose life was front-page news, whose words went down in history as famous quotes. An icon, a mythical figure, a physically weak man of athletic appearance, a powerful, promiscuous man giving an impression of a modest family man.

The newspaper copies kept by the Museum of Press present his dazzling public image. JFK’s assassination was a global media sensation - like the Moon landing. 

Historical Memory, Newspaper’s Third Dimension

23 Oct - 14 Nov 2023
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Past event
21 June - 27. Aug. 2023

Together... The Slovenian Territorial Defence and Militia Defended the Referendum Decision to Establish an Independent Slovenia

Photo exhibition of the Military Museum of Slovenian Armed Forces and the Slovenian Police Museum

Razstava skozi fotografski objektiv prikazuje in obiskovalcu ponuja vpogled v bojne aktivnosti pripadnikov slovenske teritorialne obrambe in milice med ključnimi trenutki na poti do uresničitve dolgo pričakovane samostojnosti naše države.

Na ogled danih 49 fotografij poskrbi za popotovanje skozi trenutke zgodovine, ki razkrivajo pogum, odločnost, vztrajnost in zavzetost tistih, ki so dokazali, da je slovenski narod tudi nepopustljiv in trdoživ. 

Različni fotografi, profesionalni in amaterski, ki so prispevali fotografije za razstavo, s tem omogočajo, da njihove vsebine postajajo del zgodovine in tako večnosti. In ob enem prebujajo spomine na obdobje slovenskega osamosvajanja ter so hkrati opomin, da vojna ne sme postati stanje duha.


 

Together... The Slovenian Territorial Defence and Militia Defended the Referendum Decision to Establish an Independent Slovenia

21 June - 27. Aug. 2023
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All CD exhibitions will be CLOSED for maintenance between 2 and 4 August.

Past event
16 Feb - 12 Apr 2023

DALJNOGLED 2022 (ForwardVision)

Design Identity – Daljnogled (ForwardVision) Series

Design Manca Udovič
Daljnogled 2022 Award
In cooperation with the Designers Society of Slovenia.

We imagine the future as a world abounding in technology, robots and, consequently, geometric elements that convey an impression of being uncomfortable. But what if that's not the case? What if it’s all an illusion? The “Illusion of a Soft Future” collection is a new version of elegant pleats combined with a smooth, compact material in warm shades. The cold-grey hemming tape, wound softly between the materials, creates an illusion of a comfortable technological future.


Jury statement
The elegant women's clothing collection constitutes a well-considered fusion of elements of architecture and fashion design. The complex and carefully tailored clothing features an intertwinement of curved, soft lines of the compact polyester fabric and the unobtrusively rigorous, straight lines of pleats. The collection has been designed with a sophisticated flair for elegance, detail and coherence, and with a great deal of patience, clarity and determination. The felicitous artistic articulation of the vision of a robotized and technicised future, where strict geometric elements are "softened" into comfortable wearability, testify to the artist’s feel for contemporary fashion design and at the same time a palpable sense of originality. 


 

DALJNOGLED 2022 (ForwardVision)

16 Feb - 12 Apr 2023
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Past event
24 Apr - 4 May2023

Towards a Humane Technology

Showcase exhibition of the Network of Art and Cultural Research Centers
Cankarjev dom, First Foyer and Štih Hall

Showcase exhibition of the Network of Art and Cultural Research Centers- RUK, which consists of Delavski dom Trbovlje (Trbovlje), ACE KIBLA (Maribor) and PiNA (Koper). 

After three years of interdisciplinary development, bringing together various stakeholders and pushing the boundaries in the fields of augmented reality technologies, robotics and artificial intelligence, digitization and digitization of cultural heritage, ecology, and sustainable development, innovative and visionary pilot projects, products, artworks, festivals, and educational programmes will be presented. We will connect and present several creative areas, methodological approaches, and production contexts through the displayed projects, in which we will try to introduce new technologies into the basic postulates of the modern society of the twenty-first century according to the principle of technology humanization. 
Confronting the works that emerge from the postulates of consideration and reflection, openness and cooperation, mutual reciprocity, ideas and action were the ideas of only pushing to assemble the parts into a coherent community and opening spaces for the realisation of projects with knowledge and behaviour, ingenuity, research, and experiments as artistic elements.
What we have implemented and put into practice reflects our perception of technology's humanization. Even our current work and future plans continue the design of the Network of Art and Cultural Research Centre - RUK at the intersection of modern technologies, science, and economy as an interdisciplinary hub for the development of innovative products and services for the future soft and humane technology. The integration of art and culture into scientific and technological research, development and innovation, digitization, entrepreneurship, training and education with an emphasis on the humanities and social sciences, ecology, circular economy, and sustainable development is also an incentive for Slovenia to be more equal regionally, as it contributes to the even development of regions as well as the three fundamental pillars of the development strategy: digital development, circular economy and Industry 4.0.

Production/co-production and cooperation of laboratories of the RUK Network

DDTlab 
Laibach: Quadrophenia
Tomo Križnar, Bojana Križnar Pivk, Tanja Hanžič, Maša Jazbec: Nube 360°
Dunking Devils, HSE, Arctur, Iztok Kovač: Vertigo Bird 2020
Varvara & Mar, Žan Rajšek, Maša Jazbec: Robot Yaski Art
Laibach, Matic Bernot (STPŠ Trbovlje) and Društvo TNM: AR Laibach
DDTlab, AFormX: NeuroFly
Speculum Artium New Media Culture Festival 

HEKA 
Robertina Šebjanič, Sofia Crespo, Feileacan McCormick: AquA(l)formings – Interweaving the Subaqueous
Boštjan Čadež - Fšk: Mr. Processor, do you understand life?
Brad Downey: Sky Clock, Limestone 45º32'N, 13º38',
Maja Smrekar and Jonas Jørgensen: brute! force: Soft Resilience
name:: Time Will Tell 
Experiential Spatial Sound Studio - KUBER / HEKA: Joao Pedro Oliveira - 8-channel ambisonic mix
Experiential Spatial Sound Studio - KUBER / HEKA: Tamara Lašič Jurković, Matevž Kolenc,
Gašper Torkar, Mauricio Valdés San Emeterio - Binaural mix (surround sound on headphones)
Biomaterials / Marko Vivoda and Gjorgji Despodov: Dunch at the Holy Crab
Društvo Trajna / Creative Laboratory KRATER
Cooperativa Puntozero, VR-Team, Slovenian Alpine Museum Mojstrana: Exxplorers – Take a Walk on the Invisible Side
Summer School of Design & Science 
Creatorship training programme
Cultural Management education programme 
IZIS – Contemporary Intermedia Art Festival

KIBLA2LAB 
KIBLA2LAB and Arboretum Volčji Potok: VRTN!CA
KIBLA2LAB and the Faculty of Agriculture and Biosystem Sciences UM: Archduke John, Father of Meranovo
Neo Christopher Chung with Diana Bohucka (VR) and Žiga Pavlovič (VR): Artificial Perspectives
Simon Whetham, Maša Dobrina, Valérie Wolf Gang, Monika Pocrnjić: Changed Perspectives
Tanja Vujinović: AvantGarden – Bios6 and MetaGarden – FlowR
Alice Daeun Kim: Minorities
Vojtěch Radakulan: On the Garden of the Future
Laser scans for the project Invisible Maribor
Laser scan of the exhibition KIBLIX 2020–2021: Virtual Worlds Now
Laser scan of KIBLA PORTAL
ANTROPOMORPHIA
Valérie Wolf Gang: The Beautiful Face of Artificial Intelligence
International Festival of Arts, Technology and Sciences KIBLIX 

Public tours and presentations will be held throughout the exhibition. 
The Network of Art and Cultural Research Centre - RUK (2019–2023) is co-financed by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund.


www.mcruk.si


 

Towards a Humane Technology

24 Apr - 4 May2023
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The investment is co-funded by the Republic of Slovenia and the European Union from the European Regional Development Fund. 

Past event
21 March – 2 May 2022

Student Corner

The Telescope Series
V sodelovanju z Društvom oblikovalcev Slovenije

In the past academic year, six individual seating units from mainly secondary materials were created as an initiative and joint project of postgraduate industrial design students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. The product has been designed in a way to allow for sustained maintenance and replacement of worn-out parts. The corner affords students a place to withdraw to and study in a room allocated for proofreading and lectures. The units are movable and allow for any type of configuration for group or individual use. At mid-term exhibitions, the exterior walls serve as flexible exhibition areas for posters.

The project is the result of the efforts to use organic materials or materials of secondary origin.
 
Felt is the production residue of the company Filc d.o.o.
Textile waste (approx. 13 kg/unit) is used as wall soundproofing material and has been sourced by the Dravograd Organic Cooperative.
Cardboard tubes are scrap materials of the Lokatex company.
 
We would like to express our gratitude for their support to the following companies:
DS Smith d.o.o.
Donar d.o.o.
Fintex d.o.o.

Student Corner

21 March – 2 May 2022
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Past event
7 February – 20 March 2022

PIA ŠILEC: TROPICAL DIVERSITY

Design Identity - Binoculars Series
In cooperation with the Slovenian Designers' Association

Design student Pia Šilec presents a fashion collection created in the academic year 2020/21 within the framework of her undergraduate studies of fashion and textiles under Assoc. Prof. Matea Benedetti at the Faculty of Design.

With her collection, the designer seeks to demonstrate the organicity of nature. Her design concept rests on natural lines defined by the dividing shades of earthly colours. The collection is based on oversized tailoring inspired by men's clothing. The garments feature large-scale asymmetric organic lines that add an appealing, unique and feminine aspect to the collection.

Each model of the clothing line expresses the diversity and individuality of nature, the inspiration of an organic lifestyle that is gaining in importance and attracting more and more attention.

The designer succeeded in reconciling innovative tailoring, suitable materials and colours with the spirit of the time, thus exhibiting her own creativity and response to the emerging challenges of modern society.

The Designers Society of Slovenia is presenting innovative projects of young designers. Various young creators will be featured individually throughout the year.

PIA ŠILEC: TROPICAL DIVERSITY

7 February – 20 March 2022
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Past event
19 Jan - 13 March 2022

Skin

International photography exhibition
Goran Bertok, Ewa Doroszenko, Görkem Ergün, Karina-Sirkku Kurz, Anne Noble, Špela Šivic

Public guided tour of the Koža/Skin International Photography Exhibition will be conducted by curators Kristina Ferk and Nataša Ilec Kralj on Thursday, 3 March, and Thursday, 10 March, at 6 p.m. in CD's Foyer I. 

Skin – organ, boundary, shield, medium, metaphor. This permeable surface stands as a barrier to the “outer” world, an observable texture of our public persona, and at the same time a safeguard for our perceptual inner self that mediates and constructs our environment. Carved by the space and time, the skin is a (living) tissue, shaped by the chisel of time inscribing on it the contours of an individual's autobiography. It is carnal, intimate, personal, always aware. It belongs to the senses and at the same time it is alienated, libidinous, even uncanny – it belongs to us, others... everyone – but at the same time, to no one at all. Skin is a part of a wider social tissue, framed by the gaze of others, seemingly animated by its own spirit. It is a membrane of the world and every individual – it equally radiates and inscribes identity.

The exhibition Skin unveils different photographic practices, touching the topic of skin, be it gently or roughly, from its superficial mindfulness, its microscopic structures, to its social embodiment – in the economy of the gaze, it oscillates between the desired and demanded, exposing physicality, the relations between the real and the created, between immersion and deconstruction. As does photography.

Skin

19 Jan - 13 March 2022
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Artists: Goran Bertok, Ewa Doroszenko, Görkem Ergün, Karina-Sirkku Kurz, Anne Noble, Špela Šivic
Exhibition concept: zavod Membrana – Jan Babnik, Kristina Ferk and Nataša Ilec Kralj 
Curators: Kristina Ferk and Nataša Ilec Kralj
Production: Cankarjev dom and zavod Membrana

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