Culture

National and University Library in Ljubljana. The building, constructed in 1941, represents one of architect Jože Plečnik's most monumental works. Photo: Grega Wernig


Almost every Slovenian is by nature a writer, painter, cook, dancer, wine-maker, musician, director, actor, blogger or engraver. They know how to create art out of everything they love. In addition to artists with various skills and crafts that have been handed down from generation to generation, Slovenians are also successful in many modern art forms accessible to all generations.

Cultural events are unbelievably well attended – various festivals (especially in the summer months) thrill visitors who come from near and far. Theatre and concerts are popular, Slovenians love to read and are proud of their cultural tradition. We should mention France Prešeren, a poet who became the pride of Slovenian poetry and author of Slovenia’s national Anthem, Zdravljica. The anthem appeals for the coexistence of nations and is a zdravljica, or toast, to all people of good heart.

Features

Laibach

Laibach. Photo: Maya Nightingale

April 2014

Laibach returned to the international stage in grand style this spring. After releasing a new studio album in March, the band performed for the first time in China and Hong Kong and is now on tour across Europe. In the fall,...

The Wheel, 5200 years

The 5200 years old wheel. Photo: Matevž Paternoster/MGML

March 2014

The City Museum of Ljubljana is still showing an extremely appealing exhibition – The Wheel, 5200 – which is on display until 20 April 2014. This exhibition was long-anticipated, in fact ever since the oldest wooden wheel (with...

The taste of tradition

December 2013

Generations of Slovenians have grown up experiencing the exciting festive expectation of potica, which is undoubtedly Slovenia's most festive dish.

Maruša Meglič and Anamari Hrup

October 2013

Maruša Meglič and Anamari Hrup are postgraduate students of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. This is a period when they have been asking themselves whether to be innovative and shock the world or...

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