e.city – Ljubljana 2

26 January – 25 February 2018

Final part of the “e.city – Ljubljana” project featuring video art, in situ installation and performances series.


Article in Dnievnik by Barbara Borčić

Alsace20 made a TV report about the exhibition

RTV SLO, within the program Culture: Projecirani pogledi v Galeriji Apollonia (Projected Vision at Apollonia Gallery), journalist Andreja Kočar

Projected Visions – Video Art 

Sašo Sedlaček, The Big Switch Off (2011)

Curator : Barbara Borčič
From art in the urban context to fiction and dystopia

As part of the “e.city – Ljubljana” event, Apollonia venue hosted a new sequence of the European video art collection From art in urban context to fiction and dystopia. Barbara Borčić, founder and head of the Digital Archive Video (DIVA) SCCA-Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Arts, presented a selection focused on topics such as city, urbanity, public space and participative art .

The exhibition consists of nineteen video works, bound to the theme of urban and public space in their everyday dimension but also in its utopian and dystopic aspects. Through the period of twenty years, sixteen Slovenian artists have tackled the topic with most diverse formal, technological and aesthetic approach. The entry is marked by a documentary presentation of the Urbanaria exhibition project, curated and organised by the Soros Center for Contemporary Arts in Ljubljana (1994-1997), whose main concept was ‘art in the urban context’. Several video projects will follow that have played an important role in establishing a city as a historical event or aesthetic phenomenon and those that highlight the experience of a (technologically equipped) urban walker (flaneur). A special place is given to video works dealing with the livelihood of everyday life, taking place at the intersection of public and private. In this context, the works disclose civilizational circumstances of today’s overpopulated and noisy towns, which usually remain hidden from the eyes of visitors, ranging from the political and social situations to public monuments, consumerism and the position of women’s voice. The selection concludes with the works of futuristic anti-utopian fiction and dystopia of the unstable world of conflicts and discomfort.

Barbara Borčić

Artists: Mateja Bučar, Ana Čigon, Luka Dekleva & Luka Prinčič, Inštitut Egon March / Marko Košnik, Neven Korda, Marko A. Kovačič, Zmago Lenardič, Andrej Lupinc, Anja Medved & Nadja Velušček, Amir Muratović, Nataša Prosenc Stearns, Mojca Marija Pungerčar, Sašo Sedlaček, Miha Vipotnik.

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DIVA Station is a material and on-line archive of video and new-media art developed by Ljubljana Centre for Contemporary Art since 2005. DIVA puts forward local video art production (art video, video documentation of art events and of theoretical discussions) in order to provide research material for curators, artists, theorists and to all public interested.

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Exhibition from 27th of January to 25th of February 2018, Wednesday/Friday: 11 am – 6 pm and Saturday/Sunday: 2 pm – 6 pm


Miha Štrukelj, Sketch for a Pavilion (2018) © Apollonia

Miha Strukelj, Sketch for a Pavilion

Miha Strukelj is a multi-disciplinary artist exploring the complexity and ambiguity of the urban context through painting and drawing. For a few years now his artworks have become three-dimensional: he combines different components in a spatial composition where the audience becomes an active element. In Strasbourg, Miha Štrukelj had carte blanche for creating an in situ installation in the glass pavilion of Lieu d’Europe.

Pavilion of the Lieu d’Europe – 8 rue Boecklin 67000 Strasbourg

Exhibition from 27th of January to 11th of February 2018, from Tuesday to Sunday – 10 am to 6 pm


Neja Tomšič, Tea for Five, Opium Clippers (2017) Madalena, Pico Island, Azores.

Neja Tomšič, Tea for Five

Neja Tomšič, through her performance, questionned how tea has changed life in the cities with the first appearance of commercial structures in the middle of the 18th century to nowadays. Our comfort and quality of life depends heavily on maritime shipping, which we know very little about.

During this performance, the participants were invited to live an escape-from-time experience by being introduced to a tea ceremony and immersed in its history.

Performances  (in English): Friday 26/01 – 2 pm. and 4 pm  – Saturday 27/01 – 2 pm. and 4 pm

Artistic footpath 

Irena Pivka/Brane Zorman, gardenWALK

The duo Brane Zorman and Irena Pivka presents a sound walk in situ of approximately 2 km in the streets of Robertsau. This walk invites visitors to understand and discover the history of the area and the participative garden of Apollonia.

Created in October 2017 as a part of Slovenian Artistic Path, gardenWALK was reactivated during the Video Art exhibition.