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Exhibitions and Projects
22 October – 24 November 2013

6th Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications

Brumen Fundation

During this year's most important national overview of visual communications, hosted as always by the National Gallery of Slovenia, the Brumen Foundation presents 249 best works in the field of design created in the last two years.

The purpose of the Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications is to strengthen the awareness of importance of high quality products and service design - for everyday users as well as for students and experts in the field of design and other creative industries, especially in the business-economic world.

The two year cycle starts with the invitation to tender - a call for the designers to apply with their works. The review of the submitted works and the selection of the best for the exhibition follow.  The primary selection is carried out by the international commission over the internet and the secondary one in person; at the exhibition the jury reviews the works and presents the highest professional acknowledgments: the Brumen Awards.

The jury gives one award per category, while the work that meets all the criteria of international excellency of visual communication receives the most prestigious one: the Brumen Grand Prix for the best visual message of Slovenia.

The members of the international jury, renowned names of global design, do not only judge but also present themselves as lecturers and creators during the accompanying International Design Event.

Solemn opening of the exhibition and award ceremony: 22 October 2013 at 7 p.m.

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The Biennial includes the International Design Event, an established and (among experts) warmly welcomed event that presents leading theoreticians and practitioners in the world.

According to tradition they appear in two roles: as lecturers and as exhibitors, giving visitors insight into their technique, mental and creative processes. This year's guests are: Roger Black, creative director/arts editor of the most well-known American newspaper and publishing houses, as of this year the creative director of the publishing group Edipresse Asia, Hong Kong; Anette Lenz, prestigious international design biennials award-winner, creator of courageous messages in the social and cultural field; Oliver Reichenstein, Swiss-Japanese designer, founder and leader of design agency Information Architects; Nedjeljko Špoljar, co-worker of the famous Arkzina, the founder and creative director of international award-winning agency Sensus Design Factory; Alice Twemlow, British publicist working in the USA and visual communication critic, co-founder of MFA in design criticism at School of Visual Arts in New York.

The event is intentionally organised during the time of the Biennial of Slovene Visual Communications since this enables direct comparison of criteria, perceptions and accomplishments of Slovene and international production.

Free lectures: 22 October 2013 from 10 a.m. in the Kino Šiška Centre for Urban Culture, Ljubljana

22 October – 24 November 2013
National Gallery of Slovenia
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana