Slovenj Gradec

Slovenia



Address:
Glavni trg 24

SI-2380
Phone: +386 (0)2 88 22 131
Website: http://www.glu-sg.si

Koroska Gallery Of Fine Arts

The Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts is a museum of modern and contemporary fine art. It exists to collect, preserve, present, and interpret the best of contemporary and modern art for the purpose of enriching people's lives through aesthetic and learning experience.
The opening of the first fine art exhibition in the premises of the former town hall in Slovenj Gradec was held in 1956, but the Koroška Gallery of Fine Arts was not officially established until 1957. In 1975, the gallery premises expanded to its present-day extent (some 1000 square metres of exhibition space). Thus the gallery attained the potential for serious museum work and presentation of collections acquired as a result of the gallery’s exhibitory policy, donations and purchases.
The story of the gallery and its collections has been closely associated with painter Karel Pečko. He was among the initiators for the founding of the gallery and its head until 1996. It was quite early (in 1966) that the management of the gallery decided to organise ambitious international exhibitions, and this has remained its characteristic feature to date. Several exhibitions were organised under the honorary patronage of the United Nations. In 1989, the Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar bestowed the title of Peace Messenger City on Slovenj Gradec for its longstanding activities and the culture of peace, owing in large part to the work of the Koroška Gallery. Today, the gallery pursues its distinct mission and a vision for future development, and it has a collection worthy of recognition.
The gallery has collaborated with institutions at home and abroad, resulting in resounding international exhibiti... [ Read all ]


 Permanent Collection Highlights (2)

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Permanent Collection

The gallery’s collections were formed along with a vibrant exhibitory activity, examination of contemporary fine art currents and the exploration of heritage. These collections currently comprise some 2,000 pieces and include: a collection of works by Slovene artists (founded in 1954), with emphasis on artists connected with the Koroška region, and an International Fine Art Collection (founded in 1966) including works and documentation donated by Pino Poggi (in 1998) which represents the core of the International Museum of Social Aesthetics. The most recent acquisitions include two comprehensive collections: a collection of works by Valentin Oman (donated in 2004) and a collection of works by Štefan Planinc (donated in 2005).
A special place in the collection has been dedicated to works of artists connected with the Koroška region and Slovenj Gradec, including sculptor Franc Berneker (1874–1932), an important figure for the development of modern sculpture in Slovenia, and painter Jože Tisnikar (1928–1998). Tisnikar’s expressivity was formed in the ambience of the dissection room and can best be denoted as “dark modernism”; together with his typical iconography of life and death it made him one of the most recognisable Slovene painters at home and abroad. The collection was named Hommage to Tisnikar; beside his works it also includes expressive works of other artists, including Zoran Mušič, Mirsad Begić, Zdenko Huzjan and others. Another and entirely different collection consists of paintings by Bogdan Borčić, an explorer within Slovene painting and one of the most vital Slovene interpreters of the visual world in the domain of painting and the graph...+ [ Read all ]


Exhibitions

For information about our current exhibitions, upcoming and past shows please visit our web site: http://www.glu-sg.si




Cost

Regular:2 EUR
Students & children: 1,5 EUR
Family card: 5 EUR
Group (min. 10 persons): 10% discount


Opening hours

Tuesday - Friday from 9 a.m. till 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. till 12 a.m. and from 3 p.m. till 6 p.m.
Closed on Mondays, November 1st, December 25th and January 1st.


Getting there

To Ljublana by airplane, then by car or by bus to Slovenj Gradec. The Gallery is located in the very centre of town.




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Sponsorship

Potential sponsors should contact Milena Zlatar, Director of Koroška Gallery, at 00 386(0)2 88 22 131 or milena.zlatar@glu-sg.si with inquiries all levels of inovative sponsorships.