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Studio Fajtovščina winter dressing
Soteska 8
1000 Ljubljana
EU
Slovenia


January 3rd, 2010 9:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Opening: 
May 19th, 2010 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
 
Studio winter dressing, Iskra Belicanska, Vladimir Leben, Matej BizovičarIskra Belicanska, Vladimir Leben, Matej Bizovičar,
Studio winter dressing
> QUICK FACTS
EVENT TYPE:  
Other
WEBSITE:  
http://sites.google.com/site/drvstudio8
COUNTRY:  
Slovenia
EMAIL:  
drv.studio8@gmail.com
TAGS:  
sculpture, modern, figurative, abstract, pop, conceptual, performance, installation, mixed-media
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Studio "Fajtovščina" at Pešaki building, Autonomous Culture Zone Metelkova City
Metelkova is an internationally-renowned alternative culture community in the centre of Slovenia's capital, that often draws comparisons to Copenhagen's Kristiania. A self-declared 'Autonomous Culture Zone,' Metelkova Mesto occupies the former 'Fourth of July' military barracks originally commissioned by the Austro-Hungarian army back in 1882 and completed in 1911. The space consists of seven buildings and 12,500m2 - making it a sort of city within a city - comprising a former prison (now Celica Hostel), several clubs, live music spaces, art galleries and artist studios. Since it was first created in 1993, Metelkova has consistently been the object of political jockeying, with the long-term status and survival of the community uncertain. Constantly threatened by the lure of development, neo-conservative politicians and internal problems within the 'autonomous zone,' Metelkova has endured simply through the creativity, imagination, energy and determination of the many individuals who have fought to maintain the autonomy and diversity of community, often through physical, yet non-violent, resistance. The community's greatest defense has been the tireless virtue of the events, festivals, and clubs it organises. Remarkable simply for its existence, Metelkova is a refreshing break from the overwhelmingly homogeneous,clean and prim European atmosphere of Slovenia's capital; perhaps the only space that feels truly 'urban' in the city.


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