International Biennial of Contemporary Art Ljubljana,
23 June - 24 September 2000
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Cankarjev Dom
M1 & M2

Exhibition Spaces for Manifesta 3

Moderna galerija,
Cankarjeva 15,
Tel. + 386 61 251 41 06;

Plans for the construction of a new museum of modern art were completed in 1939 by Edvard Ravnikar. This was to be the first major work by this architect, who later became the central figure of Slovene architecture. His well thought-out design for an institution which was to function both as a museum and as an exhibition hall shows the strong influence of Jože Plečnik and functionalist architecture of the period (it was during this time that Ravnikar worked in Le Corbusier's studio for a spell). The building was completed after the Second World War and the museum was officially inaugurated in 1948. The Museum of Modern Art of Ljubljana as the Slovene national museum of modern and contemporary art, systematically studies, collects and presents Slovene art production of the 20th century. It organizes retrospectives of key Slovene artists as well as exhibitions of contemporary Slovene and foreign artists. With lectures, projections, public guided tours and workshops, the Museum of Modern Art also has an important educational function.

Mednarodni grafični likovni center,
Pod turnom 3 (Tivoli Mansion),
Tel. + 386 1 426 52 40;

The Centre, established in 1986, is housed in Tivoli Castle, in the park of the same name, near the city centre. The castle was built in the 17th century as a pleasure palace and substantially altered over the years. The interior of the building has been remodelled, to provide up-to-date exhibition space, offices, storage space and printmaking studios. The International Centre of Graphic Arts is an institution devoted to the promotion and printing of the graphic arts.Its fundamental activity is organising the International Biennial of Graphic Arts that boasts the longest tradition of this kind in the world. In June 2001 it will organise its 24th setting. In addition, the Centre holds exhibitions of the modern and contemporary art (mainly prints, drawings) in Tivoli Gallery, maintains a permanent collection of domestic and international graphic arts, runs a print studio on the ground floor where Slovenian and foreign artists can produce works in all graphic techniques, and publishes art catalogues, monographs, posters, postcards, etc. In collaboration with individuals and institutions the Centre also organises various cultural events and manifestations.

Narodni muzej Slovenije,
Muzejska 1,
Tel. + 386 1 241 44 69;

The museum was established in 1821 as the Provincial Museum of Carniola. The present building was completed in 1881; the foyer has been decorated with allegorical frescoes by J. Šubic. Recently, there have been some alterations made, to provide for additional exhibition and storage space. The National Museum of Slovenia is our oldest continually running cultural and scientific institution whose main activity is to collect, keep, preserve, restore, document and scientifically research the entire cultural heritage of Slovenia in order to present it to the public. The National Museum of Slovenia also has an archaeological department, numismatic cabinet, department of history and applied arts, a library with graphic arts cabinet and department of preservation and restoration.


RTV Slovenia will be the fifth venue of Manifesta 3.
The role of television in visual art is basically the one of the best possible intermediator of the exhibited works. Manifesta 3 will present its artists on television, show their portraits and broadcast their projects, primarily the ones on video. This way television will communicate art directly, it will become a sort of a virtual gallery available in the home of every viewer.
Three shows, presenting the artists of Manifesta 3, will be broadcast on:
July 17 at 11.30 p.m., August 16 at 11.50 p.m., September 20 at 10.45 p.m.

Author and Scriptwritter: Vanesa Cvahte
Director: Zemira Alajbegovič Pečovnik

Opening hours:
Preview days: 21 June to 25 June; 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Exhibition: 26 June to 24 September; daily from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Sundays: 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Closed on Mondays and on Tuesday, 15 August.

Booking and organised group-visit appointments:
From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Phone: (+386 61) 1767 364, fax: (+386 61) 1767 361,
Price per tour:
- in Slovene: 1.200 SIT (one hour), 3.500 SIT (two hours and a half)
- in English: 2.400 SIT (one hour), 5.500 SIT (two hours and a half)

Entrance fees:
Full price: 1.200 SIT
Groups of 10 and more: 900 SIT
Youth from 10 to 26 years of age and seniors older than 65: 600 SIT
School groups: 500 SIT
Youth under 10 years of age free of charge
One-hour public guided tours: Thursdays at 5.00 p.m. and Sundays at 3.00 p.m. (free of charge).

Address: Manifesta 3, Cankarjev Dom, Prešernova 10, SI - 1000 Ljubljana. Slovenia
phone: (+386 61) 1767143, 210956 fax: (+386 61) 217431 e-mail: