At the end of the exhibition Take a Right Decision!
, the first part of the interview with the architect Tone Mlakar
will be posted on the dLib.si
. During the World War II, he was a member of the partisan technical illegal propaganda section; its original material was also displayed at the exhibition. The video focuses on Mlakar’s memories on his professor Jože Plečnik
at whom Mlakar graduated in 1954.
Until November 7 2015, the exhibition Propaganda during the World War II on the Slovenian Territory
can be seen in the Library Exhibition Hall. Original copies were printed in improvised printing houses across Slovenia. The majority of papers were created by various military groups. Some covers of the serial publications are real works of art. Cultural material served for propaganda purposes - Prešeren, Cankar, Jurčič, Gregorčič and, of course, poets of that time for instance Kajuh, awakened national consciousness. Visual art also served propaganda: posters were created by artists like Ive Subic, France Mihelič, Nikolaj Pirnat and many others. The material is being gradually digitized; in the first phase you can browse through the virtual exhibition of scatter handbills
that carried brief but essential messages of that time.
The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts was founded in 1955; this year it celebrates its 60th anniversary
. It can boast as one of the oldest graphic events in the world and has an international dimension. Every anniversary always convinces us to look back in the past. The Digital Library of Slovenia examined material kept in the library: you can see poster, for example, from the year 1955
, you can read reactions on events published in the Naša sodobnost
literary journals. The development of the Biennial, its significance and themes can be discovered through older publications. We invite you to a virtual exploration of the Biennial history, informing you that this year the exhibition of the British artist Becky Beasley entitled Sleep is When You Grow can be seen in the Plečnik Hallway of the National and University Library
: from August 29 to 15 September, and from 23 October to 30 November 2015.