The Slovenia Times

Exhibition presents Slovenian scenography


On display until 8 September will be numerous scale models, sketches of sets in various techniques, and photographs of theatrical scenery, including the smallest set design sketch, which is the size of a postal stamp.

The first part of the exhibition will present the different styles in scenography in connection to fine arts, and the development of theatrical sets. A special section will be dedicated to sketches and drawings by the Constructivist Avgust Černigoj and his contemporaries.

The scenography of experimental and alternative theatre will be presented alongside sketches for the staging of Shakespeare's plays.

A special section is reserved for some of the most elaborate sets for Slovenian plays and operas, while the work of some contemporary Slovenian stage designers will be presented in the section on set design between 1970 and 1991.

The exhibition will feature scenic design solutions by more than 70 Slovenian stage designers, painters, sculptors and architects, including well-known artists such as Ivan Vavpotič, Maksim Gaspari, Gabrijel Stupica, Marij Pregelj, Černigoj and Ljubo Ravnikar as well as sculptors Tone Lapajne, Janez Lenassi and Dušan Tršar.

The exhibition, called The Space within the Space, is a joint project of the Slovenian Theatre Institute and the National Gallery. It was conceived by art historian and theatrologist Ana Kocjančič.


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