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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.
MoTA office / Postal address:
Tel.: +38640 809 809 // +386 40 239 207
MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art
Rožna dolina, Cesta II/36
Tel.: +386 40 809 809
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!
Artistic and program director.
Producer, SONICA festival program director
& international projects coordinator.
Technical director, MoTA productions.
MoTA LAB is a working laboratory where MoTA’s team, artists and collaborators develop projects. It occasionally hosts live and performative events, workshops and social events.
MoTA LAB is
– a project space focused on sound, kinetic, light and time based works,
– home of MoTA’s impermanent museum collection (ArteFacts),
– a space for occasional exhibitions,
– a space for educational activities and workshops.
ADDRESS: Celovška 42b, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
VISIT BY APPOINTMENT ONLY (send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org // call +386 40 239 207)
• 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
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.
New European platform for innovative music and audiovisual art co-financed by the Creative Europe programme. Running for the next three years, SHAPE+ will foster exceptional emerging talent, connecting them to local communities and audiences through collaborative residencies with multiple artistic outcomes, commissioned artworks, as well as one-off presentations and performances. Combining an open call and a curatorial selection, the platform members will select a roster of artists to support each year.
M.A.P.S. – Mapping and Archiving Public Space
Nonument is an ongoing research and artistic project initiated by MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art from Ljubljana Slovenia, dedicated to archiving, mapping and studying the architectural heritage, monuments and public spaces of the 20th century. The Nonument Group, an international art collective, operates within the ambit of this platform. By staging artistic interventions, the collective calls attention to the importance of public spaces and the issues caused by nonsustainable management of architectural heritage. The Nonument website is part of the MAPS co-operation project. Six organisations have contributed to this database: CCEA (Prague), WH Media / Beamy Space (Vienna), Tačka Komunikacije (Belgrade), House of Humor and Satire (Gabrovo), ARTos Foundation (Nicosia) and MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art (Ljubljana). The project is co-financed by Creative Europe.
T.R.I.B.E. – Transitory Research Initiative in the Balkans and Eastern Europe
T.R.I.B.E. is a platform established to connect media-labs and artist-in-residency spaces in East Europe and the Balkans. All organizations involved are making the first steps to build AIR programs for production and research for experimental, digital and research art. The network encourages exchange between these places as well as production and touring of international transitory artworks.
All believe in building the infrastructure for artistic research, production and representation with the purpose to revitalize the either closed or just unfamiliar artistic scenes of the so called East.
With the planned strategy of targeted actions TRIBE aims to fulfill the following mission:
Artecitya. Envisioning the City of Tomorrow” (2014-2018) is a collaboration between 9 partners from around Europe. The project brings 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 taking into account the sociological evolution and people’s needs.
ArtistTalk.eu started as a collaborative initiative by three contemporary art and new media centers from Eastern and central Europe (MoTA Ljubljana, CIANT Prague and WRO Wroclaw) to establish a platform for networking, education and exchange between new media and experimental art organisations on a European level. With focus on the importance of education in new media and contemporary art practices, The ArtistTalk.eu platform gives artists and cultural workers the opportunity to disseminate their knowledge and ideas, increase their visibility and enhance understanding of contemporary and new media art.
ALIPI – Advancing Light-Driven Public Installations
GALA – Green Art Lab Alliance
gala is a mycelium-like network of art organisations contributing to environmental sustainability through their creative practice.
Planetary health has reached its tipping point. We established our international and decentralised alliance as a way to amplify the voices of artists and art organisations responding to the various social and environmental issues that are a result of this. We act as a ‘knowledge alliance’; strategically sharing resources, information and solidarity. Since 2012 we have grown with partners in Europe, Asia and Latin-America. Our alliance connects and empowers art centres, museums, residencies, art collectives, activists and grassroots initiatives that are strongly embedded in their local communities. Though some are big and others small, what we have in common is that we all perceive the arts as a powerful resource for social and environmental justice. We are all committed to our co-written Manifesto and act according to our Objectives. We are a strategic alliance of mutual support.
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.