Gallery of Contemporary Slovenian Art
Galeria Sloveniana is the online gallery of Slovenian Art. The primary role of the gallery is to present and document the works of contemporary artists of Slovenian descent. The main theme of the gallery is the exploration of common denominators constituting Slovenian art. The gallery is giving the opportunity to emerging and developing artists to present their work to the global community and stimulate exploration of the Slovenian identity through art.
"Sloveniana" and the Slovenian Identity
The word "Sloveniana" represents the idea of Slovenian art. It literally means a selection of cultural objects and memorabilia specific for a definite period or space, in this case, cultural icons associated with Slovenia. We are familiar with the usage in words such as Australiana or Victoriana (suffix - iana taken from Latin). This name links the Slovenianness of cultural life to generally known concepts, and at the same time lends exhibitions meaning and direction. The term provides visibility and recognition of Slovenian identity and heritage in the multicultural mosaic of the modern world.
Aleksandra Ceferin, ISSV