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You are invited to the international painting Ex-tempore.
27.8.2022 - 3.9.2022 ()

Ex-tempore Piran is one of the most important art events in Slovenian Istria, recognizable for its competitive character and long tradition. It is attended by academically formed artists, young artists and lovers of painting alike, who come from Slovenia and various other, especially neighboring, countries.

The Piran Coastal Galleries would like this year's edition to be marked by the participation of young people. There is also a special Young Author Prize award in the form of a personal exhibition at the Herman Pečarič Gallery in Piran.

An international expert jury consisting of Riccardo Caldura, director of the Academy of Fine Arts in Venice (Italy), Vadim Fiškin, artist and professor at the Lienz Academy in Austria (Slovenia) and Jerica Ziherl, art historian and director/curator at the Lapidarium Museum in Novigrad (Croatia) will select paintings for the exhibition at the Piran City Gallery and the Monfort Gallery in Portorož, and award other alluring prizes, including a series of redemption awards and the highest prize of Ex-tempore, the grand prix.


The 57th edition of the popular international painting event will take place in Piran in the week from 26 August 2022 to 3 September 2022. During the week, several accompanying events will take place. Among these, the opening of the personal exhibition of KLAVDIJA JERŠINOVEC »SEA,SUN,HEART« in the Herman Pečarič Gallery on Friday, 26 August 2022, at 8 pm, particularly stands out. Last year, this talented young artist was awarded by the expert jury with the Youth Award for the best artwork by a young artist. The exhibition will feature her newest works, paintings on canvas and a spatial installation created recently. Her minimalistic compositions on two-dimensional surfaces are guided by a rational choice of colors-  black, yellow, red, blue- which carry a strong emotional and symbolic potential. More info.

As every year, the Giuseppe Tartini Piran Community of Italians organises a special cultural event during the EX-TEMPORE week. On Thursday, 1 September 2022, at 7 pm, a guided tour of the exhibition »IN COMPANY WITH CERAMICS« and a meeting with members of the pottery group, which was led by Apolonija Krejačič, will be held at the Tartini House.

In the Piran City Gallery, an interesting dance performance by MATEJA BUČAR entitled PARQUET BALL / NAD PARKETOM will take place later that Thursday, 1 September 2022, at 8 pm. Other participants include Vadim Fiškin (visual image), Kristina Aleksova & Tina Valentan (movement, dance, co-creation), Borut Savski (sound), and Jaka Šimenc (light). The performance will be realized in collaboration with DUM - društvo umetnikov and the Maska Institute. The project is supported by the Municipality of Ljubljana, Department of Culture.

Ex-tempore Piran is also open to young artists and we welcome their active participation. The traditional CHILDREN’S EX-TEMPORE, which is  intended for children of different age groups, will take place on Tartini Square in Piran on Thursday, 1 September 2022, from 9 am to 1 pm. This year, the programme for children is expanded with two additional workshops: PAINTING ON THE FLOOR and DRAWING WITH “POSCA” MARKERS, which will take place on Tuesday, 30 August 2022, and Wednesday, 31 August 2022, between 10 am and 1 pm in the Monfort Gallery in Portorož. For more information, please contact info@obalne-galerije.si.

EX-TEMPORE PIRAN 2022 will be concluded on Saturday, 3 September 2022, with the reception of the award winners at the Art Hotel Tartini, at 7 pm and the award ceremony, at 8 pm on Tartini Square in Piran. This year, the latter will be hosted by the journalist and TV host KARIN SABADIN. During the ceremony we will be entertained by the bossa-pop sounds of the XAZZ (Xequtifz Jazz) ensemble, which will last long into late hours of the evening accompanied by the vocals of the singer Aleksandra Čermelj from Primorska.

The exhibition of selected and awarded works will be held in the Piran City Gallery from 3 September to 2 October 2022, and later in the Monfort Gallery in Portorož from 3 September to 9 October 2022More info.


Org.: Piran Coastal Galleries