SCCA, Center for Contemporary Arts - Ljubljana
Established in 2000, SCCA-Ljubljana, Centre for Contemporary Arts (a successor to the Soros Centre for Contemporary Arts – Ljubljana, 1993–1999) is a generator of innovative programmes and services that facilitate artistic and interpretative practices. Its diverse activities address artists, curators, theorists, and critics in the fields of visual and new media arts. They trigger artistic, discursive and social practices and are rooted in the interdisciplinary approach and intense international cooperation. SCCA-Ljubljana divides its programme into four complementary areas: projects, video/archive, school and services.
SCCA-Ljubljana is a member of: CAE (Culture Action Europe), Brussels; IKT (International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art), Luxemburg; Anna Lindh Foundation, Alexandria; Asociacija (Association of Independent Artists and Organisations in the Field of Culture in Slovenia), Ljubljana, InSEEcp (Informal SEE Network of Cultural Portals), On-the-Move (cultural information network), Cultural Quarter Tabor (the association of organisations from the neighborhood Tabor in Ljubljana).
Project Room SCCA
Library, mediatheque, production & presentation space for art events, exhibitions, researches, workshops and the school for curators and critics of contemporary art.
Library & DIVA Station Mediatheque
Literature specialised in contemporary arts and theory, focused on curatorial practices, video and new media combined with Central and East European catalogues; study archive with over 1.000 video works by local and international artists, documents of events, TV shows and works from European media archives.
Exhibitions & Research
We develop and stage conceptual and contextual practices presenting SCCA’s artistic, theoretic, archival, research and educational production with an analytical and reflexive approach to the current events in culture, society and arts. Amongst them, there are exhibitions and events from the Studio 6 and No Nails, No Pedestals series that produce projects and present artists, encourage actions and discussions as well as develop cooperation.
- Dušan Dovč (director)
- Barbara Borčić (advisor, head of video programs and video archive DIVA Station)
- Miha Kelemina (team of World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, and Studio 6)
- Lara Plavčak (team of World of Art, School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art, and Studio 6)
- Vesna Bukovec (co-worker of DIVA Station, webmaster)
- Luka Polutnik (production coordinator and co-worker of DIVA Station)
- Neža Grum (co-worker of DIVA Station)
- Metod Novak (IT support)
- Toni Poljanec (AV support)
- Saša Skok, Mateja Ličen (volunteers at SCCA Library)
- Damijan Kracina (corporate design)
Our objective is to produce, stimulate and mediate innovative artistic and interpretative practices and to encourage international links between them. We provide the participants and users of contemporary art with knowledge, tools and skills necessary for emancipated and reflected operation within the art system. By establishing a support system and cooperating with numerous NGOs we situate artistic practices into the social framework.
Our activities trigger discursive and social practices, which are quite rare in our public space, showing that intellectual and social effects of artistic practices are a strategically essential element in the present situation. They provide vital impulses for public discussion, sociability, and, by implication, importantly contribute to the construction of the public space. Consequently, our collaborators and participants of our actions and panels come from as different sectors and professions as humanity and social studies, visual anthropology, cultural studies, art history, sociology of culture, philosophy, visual & media arts.
The Center forms important segments of support system for contemporary arts & culture and civic society. Its activities are divided into the following three scopes:
INFO: PROGRAM, VIDEO / ARCHIVE, SCHOOL, SERVIS (pdf)
SCCA-Ljubljana promo flyer (pdf)
DIVA Station promo flyer (pdf)
World of Art promo flyer (pdf)
- Bogdan Lešnik (president)
- Peter Tomaž Dobrila
- Tadej Pogačar
- Nevenka Šivavec
- Barbara Borčić
Partners from Slovenia: Gallery Škuc, Info center Škuc, Gallery Kapelica, Gallery Alkatraz, Museum of Modern Art Ljubljana, Peace Institute, Institute Charles Nodier, Goethe Institute, Famul Stuart, Škrat's Library- Anarhiv, AKC Metelkova City, Library Otona Župančiča, Ljudmila, CNVOS (Ljubljana), Youth center Jesenice, Youth center Infopeka, Pekarna, Kibla (Maribor), Center for Contemporary Arts Celje; Multimedia center Pina (Koper), Library Franceta Bevka, City Gallery (Nova Gorica); Multimedia center Dolenjska, LokalPatriot (Novo mesto) .
International partners: European Commission DGEAC (Brussels); CCP Network; Fundacija Anna Lindh (Alexandria); pro.ba (Sarajevo); Kulturni centar Točka (Skopje); Technologie-Zentrum Informatik, Univerza Bremen; Akademie der bildenden Künste (Vienna); AGH University of Science and Technology (Krakow); ARGOS - Centre for Art & Media (Brussels); ATOS Origin S.A.E. (Madrid); C3 Center for Culture & Communication Foundation (Budimpesta); CIANT International Centre for Art and New Technologies (Prague); Filmform Foundation (Stockholm); Heure Exquise! (Mons-en-Baroeul, France); Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe; Hochschule für Künste Bremen; Zürcher Hochschule der Künste; Hogeschool voor de Kunsten Utrecht; IN2 Search Interfaces Development Ltd. (Bremen); Les Instants Vidéo Numériques Et Poétiques (Marseille); Gallery 3,14 (Bergen); Aica-Armenia (Yerevan); Soros Centre for Contemporary Art (Almaty, Kazakhstan); Townhouse Gallery of Contemporary Art (Cairo); DEPO (Istanbul).