Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art
|Galerija sodobne umetnosti Celje|
|Trg celjskih knezov 8, SI-3000 Celje|
|Phone||386 (0) 3 426 5160|
|Fax||386 (0) 3 426 5164|
|Managed by||Celeia Celje Institute - Centre for Contemporary Arts|
|Irena Čerčnik, Curator|
|Phone||386 (3) 426 5156|
Many exhibitions in the Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art extend to other venues managed by the Celeia Celje Institute - Centre for Contemporary Arts. The thematic group exhibitions often tackle controversial issues and include international artists. In 2001 and curated the exhibition Male [Moški], featuring works of 17 artists including Vlasta Delimar, Kutluğ Ataman, , , and Zoran Naskovski. The provocative concept derived from the gap between internationally acclaimed post-feminist theories and the lack of gender-related or feminist art in the local context.
The exhibition Forbidden Death [Prepovedana smrt] addressed the phenomenon of the ubiquitous presence of mediated death in relation to the avoidance of contact with the dying in contemporary society. It was curated byin 2009 and presented the works of 12 artists of different generations including , , , Teresa Margolles, Eleonore Phillips, Kate Pollard, etc.
Complex art historical surveys represent another type of exhibition presented at the gallery. The exhibitions Image of the Space (Podoba prostora) (2008) and Sculpture Today (Kiparstvo danes) (2010) were dedicated to contemporary art in the regional context. On a smaller scale, study exhibitions bring forth previously unexplored juxtapositions such as the exhibition War-time Reminiscence with paintings byand .
In addition, the gallery hosts so-called "student premières" where students and graduates of fine arts academies get a chance to present their work to the public for the first time, gain their first experience in the public sphere and establish their first references.
Solo shows are usually dedicated to artists connected with the town. In recent years the gallery has presented works of Slovene artists of all generations such as, , , , and .
The Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art also gave the floor to the private art collection owned by the Celje-based company Okolje Consulting, presenting it to the public for the first time in 2010.
The Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art also collects works of contemporary Slovene visual arts. The collection has been growing gradually; at first, it was contributed to by important Slovene artists, of late it has been regularly expanded with work by artists who either live in the Celje region, are natives of the city, or are otherwise connected with the town. The gallery currently possesses over 200 works, which are occasionally presented to the public within the thematic group exhibitions.
- Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art web pages (in Slovenian)
- Current exhibition in the Celje Gallery of Contemporary Art (in Slovenian)
- Forbidden Death exhibition on the Artfacts.Net