Račka Gallery of Erotic Art
|Račka - Galerija erotike|
|Gosposka 3/II, SI-3000 Celje|
|Phone||386 (0) 3 426 5162|
|Fax||386 (0) 3 428 7931|
|Managed by||Celeia Celje Institute - Centre for Contemporary Arts|
|Irena Čerčnik, Curator|
|Phone||386 (3) 426 5156|
With approximately 4 exhibitions annually, the Račka Gallery features mostly solo exhibitions of Slovene and international artists addressing erotic themes. In 2008 Slovene artist of the older generation OHO Group Award, the performance Une façon d'aimer [Poti ljubezni] by and , and paintings of .exhibited his erotic opus of small sculptures and works in other media that he has been developing since 1954. In summer 2009 the Croatian artist Vlasta Delimar and her partner Milan Božić re-enacted the happening Tactile communication (for Jerman) [Taktilna komunikacija (za Jermana)] from 1981. Solo exhibitions featured in 2010 included , the winner of the 2009
In 2018 first edition of a humorous and critical, seductive and provocative two-day Duckling Festival was set, focusing on the relationship between art and sexuality. Its title was : "Production of Desire and Pleasure". Račka Gallery was one of the venues of Celje FOKUS Festival in its 2019 edition dedicated to everyday banallity which addresses issues of photography and visual culture in relation to the ordinary, the everyday, the famous, the boring and the bizarre.
Ugly Duckling Collection
The Ugly Duckling Collection (Zbirka Grda Račka) is the foundation of the Račka Gallery's future Museum of Erotic Objects and is based on (mostly) anonymous donations. Part of it is on permanent display in the gallery. It commenced with a public call for contributions, addressing anybody who wanted to share all kinds of objects which mediated erotic (personal) experiences, memories, or similar. Along with photographs, videos, letters, gifts, souvenirs, and year-long diary about 154 lovers by an anonymous woman, the Ugly Duckling Collection consists of personal objects from the popular Slovene porno diva.
- Ana Čigon exhibition in the Račka Gallery of Erotic Art on the Artfacts.Net website
- Vlasta Delimar's exhibition Guilt in the Račka Gallery on the Culturenet.hr portal
- Duckling Festival