GALLERIES OUTSIDE is a new OGP initiative and an attempt to establish new links and connections with the audience, in difficult times like this when public spaces are almost completely closed.

On the 8th of February, the Slovenian Cultural Holiday, spectators will be able to visit the open-air exhibitions, with artworks realized by nearly a thousand primary and secondary school students, as the result of the Prešeren graphic workshop OGP 2021.  The artworks will be on display until the 8th of March on the shop window of the former store Poster, in Čevljarska ulica in Koper, in the park and on the windows of the Herman Pečarič Gallery in Piran.

On Prešeren’s Day, we are also preparing a double event related to the presentation of the first extensive monograph by Jaka Jeraša, which will take place in the presence of the author and the curators of OGP. The presentation, which will begin in the morning under the vaults of the Loža City Café in Koper and continue in the afternoon on the terrace of the Piran City Café, is linked to the exhibition of the Koper photographer (the exhibition will be open until 28 February 2021). After the presentation of the book, three established Piran poets will read their compositions:  Vanja Pegan ,  Marko Matičetov  and  Marino Maurel , and young authors  Luna Rosso  (Piran Primary School) and  Denise Ventrella  (Antonio Sema Piran High School).

We will share the events with the public via social networks and streaming on the YouTube channel. 

Schedule and locations of the presentation:

PRESENTATION OF THE MONOGRAPH WITH JAKA JERAŠA

from 10:00 to 12:00 under the volts of the city café Loža in Koper

from 14:00 to 16:00 in front of the Piran City Gallery (the signing of books will later take place on the ground floor of the Piran City Gallery). Connect to the streaming!

POETRY READING SCHEDULE

from 16:00 to 17:00 pm: in front of the Piran City Gallery (Vanja Pegan, Marko Matičetov, Marino Maurel, Luna Rosso and Denise Ventrella). 

The presentation in Piran will be broadcasted live with a screen projection on Tartini Square.

Similarly, the gallery contents are spreading outwards in Piran, with Jaka Jeraša’s photos dedicated to the saltworks displayed on the windows of the Piran City Café (ground floor of the gallery on Tartini Square), creating a new visual identity for the windows of the café. 

GALLERIES OUTSIDE is a public program intended as a welcome entertainment for passers-by, which OGP implements in cooperation with the Municipality of Koper, Mediadom Pyrhani, ZKD Piran and OI JSKD Piran, City Café Piran, and with the help of the Italian Community Giuseppe Tartini Piran.