– a new sound gallery in Ljubljana’s city center – OPENING!

Masayoshi Fujita: Afterglow

Plečnik’s arcades at the Ljubljana market

Every day from 5 to 10 pm

Opening : 11 April at 7 pm

Join us at the main market in Ljubljana on Tuesday, 11 April at 7 pm, for the opening of a new sound gallery, the Arcade Gallery. The first composition, titled Afterglow, was created by the Japanese vibraphonist Masayoshi Fujita during his residency at MoTA. The composition was inspired by Prešeren’s poem The Waterman.

Mrs. Mateja Demšič, head of culture department at the Municipality of Ljubljana, will open the event, followed by a concert by Samo Kutin playing the Hungarian medieval isntrument hurdy gurdy.

We’re opening a new sound gallery under the arcades of the scenic Ljubljana market. Located in the first arcade between the fish market and the first loge, the gallery is an eight channel installation that allows for spatial listening while strolling under the arcades.

We commissioned artists working on the crossroads of contemporary classical, film and electronic music to compose sound pieces especially for the location. The Arcade Gallery revives the market with an unobtrusive, atmospheric intervention also when the market is closed.

When the market goes to sleep, the Arcade gallery wakes up and lets you explore sounds in the calm ambient of Plečnik’s market.

Production: MoTA – Museum of Transitory Art

Supported by: JP LPT d.o.o.

Co-financed by: Ministry for Culture, MOL – Department for Culture

Arcade Gallery is part of Artecitya, co-financed by Creative Europe.

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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 and Mediateque MoTA & Tomaž Brate. Our educational programmes serve a broader audience with ongoing workshops, talks, symposia, and internships.