Contemporary art Slovenia

Slovenia gets a second taste of national art

Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova opens this month

Alexander Kosolapov’s "Lenin Coca-Cola" will go on show along with other works from the Arteast 2000+ collection

Slovenia’s new Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova (MSUM) is due to open in the capital on 26 November. Its planned October launch was delayed by a range of factors, including changes in the coalition government. A new branch of Ljubljana’s Moderna Galerija, MSUM will be based in a former Yugoslav army barracks.

Works on show will include the Arteast 2000+ collection, covering international avant-garde art from the 1960s to the present, such as Alexander Kosolapov’s Lenin Coca-Cola, 1980, above.

The Moderna Galerija houses Slovenia’s national collection of 20th- and 21st-century work and will operate from two locations. The original building is now home to the Museum of Modern Art.

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