Exhibition “I feel Slovenia.I feel culture.” showcased in Moscow

This time the exhibition is displayed at the Moscow metro station Vystavochnaya

The gallery at the Moscow metro station Vystavochnaya hosts the "I Feel Slovenia" exhibition. I feel culture." The exhibition features 38 photographs of Slovenia by different Slovenian photographers.

The project is the result of the cooperation of the Slovenian Government Communication Office, Slovenia Press Photo, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow.

Slovenia is building its identity on its extraordinarily rich cultural heritage. The Italian Baroque, Vienna Secession, pan-Slavism and many other cultural influences not native to this land have rendered Slovenian society and culture much richer than they would otherwise have been. We are thus brought together and enriched as a nation precisely by the assimilation of and respect for cultural diversity, which we understand, nurture and develop as our own. The diverse wealth of folk songs and dances, the colourful ethnic costumes and customs, the rich cuisine and noble wines, the wide variety of technical and artistic creations and the amazing cultural landscape – all this is Slovenia. Moreover, since the earliest times this culture has been founded on our uniqueness, pride and the heart of our national identity.

The exhibition is a part of Slovenian culture in Moscow

Passers-by can admire the images of the oldest wheel and axle in the world, the biggest stone bridge in the world – the Solkan Bridge. Ljubljana is one of a network of twenty Secessionist or Art Nouveau cities around the world, and Jože Plečnik gave Ljubljana the architectural spirit of eternity. The mercury mine in Idrija, which is today a museum, is on in the UNESCO World Heritage List, while the Škofja Loka passion plays are on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage List, and still more local treasures could be named.

"I am very pleased to host the exhibition accessible to more than 150,000 commuters until 7 December. Walking through the gallery, they will feel the inimitable atmosphere of Slovenia and become acquainted with unique events and Slovenian cultural heritage, without even leaving the metro station," said Yulia Temnikova, deputy head of the Moscow Metro.

Source: Slovenian Ambassy in Moscow, web page Russia Beyond  (mos.metro)

By: Tanja Glogovčan