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.


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...

Silent Revolutions at the Moscow Design Week 2013

Photo: Museum of Architecture and Design /MAO

October 2013

The exhibition Silent Revolutions will make a guest appearance at the Moscow Design Week 2013. The exhibition in Moscow is already the seventh event in this series of international presentations of Slovenian design and...

Boris Pahor turns 100

Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

August 2013

Boris Pahor, born on 26 August in Trieste, is considered one of the best known Slovenian writers.

France Prešeren - poet, writer, thinker


February 2013

Prešeren’s work is a necessary, inevitable and eternal part of Slovenian cultural tradition.France Prešeren – poet, writer, thinker – won a position in Slovenian society more reminiscent of a natural phenomenon than of a...