Main exhibition, Ravnikar Year 2023   Edvard Ravnikar (1907–1993) defined the space of modern Slovenian society and state, transformed our understanding of the role of the architect, and opened architecture to creative doubt and incomplete design experiments. The significance of Ravnikar’s legacy and the question of the preservation of architectural heritage of the 20th century calls for its actualisation in the spirit of the 21st century. Ravnikar’s spaces have significantly shaped the process of independent Slovenia, as well as its social and political upheavals; and they raise questions of accessible public space, energy, programme, and the seismic retrofitting of buildings. These challenges call for responsible interventions combining the preservation of heritage with the adaptation of such to a social and environmental present that is fundamentally different from Ravnikar’s time.   These are the questions that the exhibition at MAO addresses. Based ...

Portrait Photographs of Janez Korošin   Janez Korošin is a distinct figural photographer, creating his most prominent works in portraiture and genre. These portraits were largely created in the 1970s; decades later, we note a certain decrease in production, though we do find some appearing again after 2000. Prints are largely copied a bit harder as it was common for the members of Photo-group ŠOLT in the 1970s, a minor part, mainly from the beginning of seventies, is of significant »grainy« structure as well.   The shots were taken in Ljubljana and vicinity, as well as in the Gorenjska region. Korošin photographed both known and unknown people, as well as some celebrities, together with his closest relatives as well. Otherwise, he was mainly interested in coincidental encounters. People are seen standing alone in small groups, or pictured in their living or working environments, sometimes on the street or at public happenings, sometimes in pairs or in groups, in the ...

Opening: 21. november 2024   Curator: Alexandra Midal Assistant curator: Emma Pflieger   The 28th Biennial of Design (BIO28), which celebrates its 60th anniversary this year, will take place between November 21, 2024 and April 6, 2025. It is organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design and the Centre for Creativity, with the curatorial concept developed by professor and curator Alexandra Midal together with Emma Pflieger, assistant curator. This year’s biennial represents an important milestone in sixty years of development in the field of design.   This year’s biennial represents an important milestone in sixty years of development in the field of design.Political, bold, vibrant, and provocative, Double Agent: Do You Speak Flower? examines the figure of floriography, a code hidden within flowers to transmit secret information. The core of this transdisciplinary and multifaceted exhibition scrutinizes the pivotal role of floriography used by women to portray ...

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