Prešeren Day

Prešeren Day
Wednesday, 8 February 2023

You are cordially invited to spend this year's Prešeren Day with us!

Firstly, at 11 a.m. we invite you to the KiBela space for art for a guided tour and breakfast with artist Mladen Miljanović. The artist will guide us through the exhibition Realtime Monument, in which he focuses on complex, interconnected socio-political concepts, processes and rituals, such as memorial practices, the culture of commemoration, commemorative rituals, the representation of death and its media articulation, and the position and function of new media in the aforementioned context. Mladen Miljanović's artistic practice is strongly influenced by his own experience of growing up during and after the war in a destroyed, impoverished, ethnically and territorially divided environment in an internationally isolated country, as well as by his primary military education and his first work experience, as Miljanović worked in a small stonemason's workshop before enrolling at the Academy of Fine Arts in Banja Luka, where he was engraving hyper-realistic portraits of the deceased on tombstones. After the guided tour, there will be coffee and croissants. That day, the exhibition is on view according to our regular opening hours from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m..

From 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., we invite you to the artKIT exhibition space, where you can see a solo exhibition by the young Maribor artist, internationally renowned illustrator and designer Alja Horvat, entitled The Beginning. Alja is inspired by everything that surrounds her, especially nature and museums. The artist, who is best known for her illustrations and depictions of women, this time focuses mainly on depicting flowers and floral patterns, open to interpretation. Alja's patterns are dominated by a carefree nature that takes us beyond the problems of today's world. She takes us to the dream world of the flowers of the 70s and 60s, of which she is a fan, and we can feel this kind of nostalgia and respect at the same time in her paintings and forms.

At 4 p.m., we invite you to the KIBLA PORTAL exhibition space, where curator Peter Tomaž Dobrila will guide you through the exhibition KIBLIX 2022: Love and Peace.
For the 10th anniversary of KIBLA PORTAL, the largest independent exhibition space for contemporary art, and the 20th anniversary of KIBLIX, the festival's curators Aleksandra Kostič and Peter Tomaž Dobrila have decided to bring together the production of the RUK and to highlight the designs and creations of local artists. The works on display are projects by three research laboratories, DDTlab in Trbovlje, HEKE in Koper and KIBLA2LAB in Maribor, and are coupled with works by invited artists: the BridA collective, Tanja Vujinović, Toni Soprano Meneglejte, Aphra Tesla Operating System Incorporated Stefan Doepner, Marko Batista, Ana Pečar, Igor Štromajer, Nika Oblak & Primož Novak and Nataša Berk.

Exactly one year ago, on the cultural holiday, 8 February 2022, we opened the exhibition Archduke John, Father of Meranovo at the Meranovo Estate, which is part of the RUK pilot project Invisible Maribor, implemented by KIBLA2LAB. The hybrid museum exhibition, which commemorates the 200th anniversary of the arrival of Archduke John to Meranovo and Maribor, will take you through the history of the estate in a different way. The exhibition is open from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on this day and admission is free of charge (address: Meranovo Estate, Vrhov Dol 14, 2341 Limbuš).

Admission to all events and exhibitions is free.

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