Upcoming events


Moonolith – A Monument to the Moon and Stars

MOONOLITH is a new open air sound and light reactive monument in Ljubljana. MOONOLITH is a reflection of the sky – its surface visualizes Moon phases and star constellations. It reacts to visitors with subtle...

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SHAPE’s closing showcases of 2015 in November

Several showcases in November will be this year’s closing activities for SHAPE, the Creative Europe supported platform for innovative music and audiovisual art which unites 16 festivals from the ICAS network. Each year, they collectively...

Photo: Martin Moell

ZIMOUN: “I was always interested in sounds of materials.”

Zimoun’s work has been exhibited widely throughout Europe and the world. Before his upcoming solo exhibition at the MoTA Point, read our exclusive interview with the artist from our Outerviews book (2013). We discuss the...


Encouraging exchanges and collaborations

On September 16 the MoTA Point hosts an exclusive performance with two prime figures of contemporary Slovene and Swiss experimental music scenes: Irena Tomažin and Jonas Kocher. We talked to Kocher, who is also the...


Past events

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We’re celebrating our 2nd anniversary!

V četrtek, 26. novembra praznujemo poseben dan. Dan, ko smo prvič odprli vrata MoTA Pointa, prostora za umetnost in ideje v Ljubljani.

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SONICA Festival

This year's SONICA festival, in the search of transitory embodiment of diverse media of artistic performances, follows the lines of opening, linking and division. The uncaptured nature of sound as the main point of transitoriness...


ZIMOUN: 41 ventilators, 90m2 polyethyleen foil 0.006mm

ZIMOUN returns with a special installation created especially for the MoTA Point.

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Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA –
Museum of Transitory Art

MoTA is a multidisciplinary platform dedicated to advancing the research, production and presentation of transitory, experimental, and live art forms.

MoTA is a museum without a permanent collection or a fixed space. Instead, its programs are realised in different locations and contexts in temporary physical and virtual spaces.

MoTA organizes and supports transitory art in the form of continuous events, exhibitions and educational programs both locally and internationally. As its name indicates, MoTA examines what a museum can be today and in the future.

MoTA is in constant search for the new, the uncertain, and the undefined.

MoTA works on several continuous programmes & projects. We run MoTA Point – a Space for Art & Ideas, we curate and produce the annual SONICA Festival, in addition to regular music programmes such as SONICA Series and SONICA Classics.

Within the years of running our residency programme we’ve established T.R.I.B.E. – a network of residency spaces in the Balkans & Eastern Europe.

We’ve also initiated the research and archive platforms ArtistTalk.eu and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.





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MoTA office / Postal address:
Gosposvetska cesta 12
SI-1000 Ljubljana
VAT: SI70548889
Tel.: +386 59 04 20 60
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

Legal address:
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Rožna dolina, Cesta II/36
SI-1000 Ljubljana
Tel.: +386 40 809 809
e-mail: mota.museum@gmail.com

If you are interested in Transitory Art or any of our projects and activities,
do not hesitate to contact us.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!

Follow MoTA:
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MoTA Team

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Martin Bricelj Baraga

Artistic and program director.

Neja Tomšič

Producer, MoTA Point and
international projects coordinator.

Barbara Tomšič

Funding, administrator, producer.


Luka Zagoričnik

Sonica festival co-curator

Igor Vuk

Technical director,


Blaž Kosovel

Producer, researcher.
website editor.

MoTA Point

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MoTA Point – A new space for art and ideas


MoTA Point is primarily devoted to sound, media and visual arts. It is MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art info point, working lab, gallery and social space in the center of Ljubljana. Its unique location on the crossroad of one of Ljubljanas busiest streets gives it a special character with its seven big windows facing the street which are used as a gallery space, while its inside is devoted mostly to live, performative and social actions.


MoTA Point is
– an art gallery focusing on sound, kinetic, light and timebased works
– a space for music and audiovisual events hosting explorative artistic performances
– a space for ideas> artist talks, discussions, round tables, workshops, showcases
– a space for screenings> art and documentary cinema
– a space for research>workshops, laboratory, project development


Gosposvetska cesta 12,
SI-1000 Ljubljana


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Download MoTA Point 3D presentation and ground plan here



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ICAS – International Cities of Advanced Sound


ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound and related arts) is a network of independent non-profit organizations worldwide dedicated to advancing sound cultures, music and related arts.


• Alpha-ville – London, Cimatics – Brussels, Communikey – Boulder, CTM Festival – Berlin, CYNETART Festival – Dresden, Decibel Festival – Seattle, Dis-Patch – Belgrade, Dis-Play – Palmas de Gran Canaria, Sonica Festival / MoTA – Ljubljana, Full Pull – Mälmo, FutureEverything – Manchester, Insomnia Festival – Tromsø, ISSUE Project Room – New York City, Les Siestes Electroniques – Toulouse, Maintenant – Rennes, Musikprotokoll – Graz, MUTEK ES – Barcelona, MUTEK – Montréal, MUTEK MX – Mexico City, MUTEK CL – Santiago, MUTEK AR – Buenos Aires, New Forms Festival – Vancouver, NuMusic / NuArt – Stavanger, Recombinant Media Labs – San Francisco, RIAM – Marseille, Rokolectiv – Bucharest, Skanu Mezs – Riga, Sperm – Prague, The Bunker – New York City, TodaysArt – The Hague, Ultrahang – Budapest, Unsound – Krakow, VIA – Pittsburgh


NEMO – The Network of European Museum Organisations

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The Network of European Museum Organisations (NEMO) was founded in 1992 as an independent network of national museum organisations representing the museum community of the member states of the Council of Europe. Together, NEMO’s members speak for over 30.000 museums across Europe. NEMO ensures museums are an integral part of European life by promoting their work and value to policy makers and by providing museums with information, networking and opportunities for co-operation.


SHAPE – Platform for innovative music and audiovisual art from Europe



SHAPE is a network of 16 festivals and organisations active in ICAS (International Cities of Advanced Sound) aiming to support, promote, and exchange innovative and aspiring emergent musicians and interdisciplinary artists with an interest in sound.

Biennale Némo / ARCADI, CTM Festival / DISK e.V., Cynetart Festival / TMA Hellerau e.V., Festival Maintenant / Association Electroni[K], Insomnia Festival / Association – Tromso, NO, Les Siestes Electroniques / Association Rotation, Meet Factory, MoTA – Museum for Transitory Art, ORF musikprotokoll im Steirischen Herbst/ ORF, RIAM Festival / Technè, Rokolectiv Festival / Association, Schiev Festival / Black Drop Productions, Skaņu Mežs Festival / Association, TodaysArt Festival / The Generator Foundation, UH Festival / Ultrasound Foundation, Unsound Festival / Fundacja Tone.




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ALIPI – Advancing Light-driven Public Interactions


ALIPI project advances light-driven public interactions of audiences through activities including innovative artistic content creation, residencies for artists, expert and public workshops and conferences as well as results showcases at major European festivals.


Partners: Young Talents (CZ), Stichting GLOW (NL), Torunska Agenda Kulturalna (PL), MoTA (SI)




Artecitya is a Europe-wide project bringing together artists, architects, town planners and citizens to re-create the cities we want to live in. The priority is to stimulate a vigorously innovative approach to the concept of urban life, to study innovative financing measures and to promote means for raising awareness, informing and even training the public to take part in the transformation and improvement of their own districts and neighborhoods.


Partners: Apollonia European art exchanges (FR), ARTos Foundation (CY), Bellastock (FR), CIANT (CZ), KUNSTrePUBLIK (DE), Laznia (PL). MoTA (SI), Goethe-Institut Thessaloniki & ArtBOX (GR)

Green Art Lab Alliance

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The Green Art Lab Alliance (GALA) is a partnership between 19 European cultural organisations which aims to explore what environmental sustainability means for the visual arts and design. Together with designers, artists and scientists, the GALA partners investigate the challenges and opportunities that environmental sustainability implies for artists and art institutions. The overall aim is to share knowledge and raise awareness amongst artists, citizens and policy makers.


GALA co-organizers: Julie’s Bicycle, DutchCulture|TransArtists Desk, GlasgowLife, Jan van Eyck Academie, Swedish Exhibition Agency/Riksutstallningar, TippingPoint, Polinaria, Translocal Institute, On the Move, MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art, Creative Carbon Scotland



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