Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists’ Archives Online (2019–2022)

International research, exhibition and archival project
Focus: Women Artists’ Archives in the international online repository

SCCA-Ljubljana is participating in a new international project titled Not Yet Written Stories which will create, through research, archives of artists available in a common online repository.
The project is managed by the Arton Foundation in Warsaw, and in addition to the SCCA-Ljubljana, the Zagreb Office for Photography and the Riga Latvian Center for Contemporary Art are involved. Each partner organization will focus the research on female artists who have often been overlooked in the history of contemporary art.

The SCCA selection of women artists is aimed at different generations: Ana Nuša Dragan, Zemira Alajbegović and Ema Kugler are key artists who were/are active in the field of action / performance, film and video art in Slovenia. The beginnings of their activities date back to different periods of the 20th century: the 1970s (Dragan), the 1980s (Alajbegović) and the 1990s (Kugler).

The project will analyse the main formal and conceptual features of their artistic practices through various methods (collecting, selecting and listing documents, audio-visual works and texts; interviews, studies, discussions, etc.). The most important activities of the project will be related to the field research of audio-visual material, documents and works of art: workshops, interviews, talks, and presentations. We will try to demarcate the specifics of works of art and stories of the artists, and to compile and connect specific (interrupted / suppressed / disregarded) histories in collaboration with various key experts (writers, artists, archivists, critics, curators).

The result of the research will be documentation, exhibition, conference, publication and archive in the common repository.


Partners: Arton Foundation (Warsaw), Office for Photography (Zagreb) in Latvian Centre for Contemporary Art (Riga).
Project leaders: Barbara Borčić and Peter Cerovšek
Web support: Vesna Bukovec
Participants: Zemira Alajbegović, Ema Kugler, Ida Hiršenfelder, Rok Kajzer Nagode, Blaž Lukan, Borko Radešček and Jake Yuzna
The programme is supported by: EU program Creative Europe, Ministry of Public Administration, City of Ljubljana – Department for Culture


NYWS Poster Action

20 September – 8 October 2021
TAM–TAM poster sites in the center of Ljubljana

Blaž Lukan: Performance Art and Archive

Presentation and comment
6 October 2021, 6 pm
Project Room SCCA, Ljubljana

3 + 3 = 6
Three women artists, three art practices, six decades
– Part Two

21 September – 8 October 2021
SCCA Project Room, Ljubljana

Video and film works by Ana Nuša Dragan, Zemira Alajbegović and Ema Kugler in Zagreb

Screening at Open studio: Neža Knez
24 February 2021
Galerija Miroslav Kraljević, Zagreb

Call for papers to participate in an international conference

Proposal submission deadline: 15 January 2021

From SCCA and DIVA to Not Yet Written Stories

18 November 2020
Online event

3 + 3 = 6
Three women artists, three art practices, six decades
– Part One

November – December 2020
The City Hall Glass Atrium, Ljubljana

Club Scene Ljubljana – New York

Workshop (Zemira Alajbegović and Jake Yuzna)
23 October 2020
Online event

Borko Radešček: Presentation of the archive

24 September 2020
Borko Radešček Studio, Ljubljana

Digitisation and restoration of the film V temi (In the Dark, Žarko Lužnik, 1979)

Film screening and presentation (Rok Kajzer Nagode)
18 August 2020
FeKK, Slovenian Cinematheque, Ljubljana

Ema Kugler: Studio visit

February 2020
Ema Kugler Studio, Ljubljana