Prešeren Day at UGM
Slovenian cultural holiday
UGM (UGM Kabinet+UGM Šop), Strossmayerjeva 6 + UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
Saturday, 8 February 2020, 10:00-18:00

Maribor Art Gallery opens its doors on the Slovene cultural holiday for a cultural gathering in the company of visual arts. Visitors can visit all current exhibitions free of charge; they can take part in express guided tours and join a creative workshop for children.

The exhibitions Meta Grgurević / Impossible Machines, Ivan Kos and his masterpiece – Girl with an Orange and sales exhibition of Slađana Matič Trstenjak / New Clouds and paint-photography exhibition Karmen Čorak and Andrej Brumen Čop / Fragility of being will be available for visitors between 10.00 and 18.00.

You are invited to visit our UGM Šop – gallery store and browse through postcards, leaflets, catalogues and UGM publications, which will be available at especially affordable prices – UGM publications prices will be cut by 30 %. A special offer on the Mean Ant collection will be available on this day only. If you buy a Men Ant tote bag and another item of the collection, you will get the third item for free. The Mean Ant collection (bag+poster+badge) will be available at only € 9.

Creative Saturday / Hidden corners of UGM with the Mean Ant
UGM, Strossmayerjeva ulica 6

guided by: Brigita Strnad, educational programme manager
We invite all the curious to go for an adventure with the Mean Ant. Our tiny but incredibly curious ant will take you to all the hidden corners of the museum, which will reveal the purpose of our institution, everything we store and what is going on at our place. However, since our ant likes to create art we will also artistically record our impressions.

Fragility of being / express guided tour
UGM Studio, Trg Leona Štuklja 2
guided by: Andreja Borin, curator of the exhibition

Andrej Brumen Čop is a well known name in the Slovene contemporary art. Karmen Čorak has established herself as a photographer abroad. Their longstanding acquaintance, resembling living sensibility and similarly accentuated themes of their creation have naturally led both artists to exhibit together.

Impossible Machines / express guided tour
UGM, Strossmayerjeva ulica 6
guided by: Simona Vidmar, curator of the exhibition

We will view the contemporary poetic machines of the artist Meta Grgurevič with the commentary of the exhibition’s curator Simona Vidmar: “Meta's machines are immensely reassuring, they remind us of something we have always known, that the world around us is the way we think it is. Which, of course, is pure utopia.”

Ivan Kos and His Masterpiece – Girl with an Orange /express guided tour
UGM Kabinet, Strossmayerjeva ulica 6
guided by: Mojca Štuhec, UGM associate

For a long time it was believed that painter Ivan Kos depicted his youthful love Malka Nagoda. It is this exhibition that refutes this assumption. Who is the girl shrouded in the veil of mystery? The answer will be revealed by Mojca Štuhec with the help of author’s sketches, letters and other archival material.

Slađana Matič Trstenjak / express meeting and conversation with the artist
16:00–17:00 + 17:00–17:30
guided by: Jure Kirbiš, curator of the exhibition

Between 16:00 and 17:00 in UGM Šop, you can meet the artist Slađana Matič Trstenjak, who will answer all the questions regarding her sales exhibition. We will conclude Prešeren Day with an express conversation with the artist, led by Jure Kirbiš, the exhibition's curator. Her artwork will be available for the last time at UGM Šop for purchase at affordable prices.