From: Friday, November 9 2007, 9:00 am
to: Sunday, November 18 2007, 5:00 pm
Born in 1997 with the aim of bringing together emerging young artists, the Break Festival acts as a launching pad for talent from the former Yugoslavia, Novosibirsk and Mongolia. It is held at venues throughout Ljubljana, including Kodeljevo castle, Kapelica Gallery and the botanical garden.
In 2000 the age limit of 35 was dropped, enabling the festival to welcome people from all walks of life. During the same year, it also made a turn towards more urban, technologically-supported arts and mixed artistic practices, which are perceived as avant-garde. Today the event attracts nearly 400 project applications per year and it also benefits from the presence of world-acclaimed artists and scientists willing to establish an innovative dialogue with their not-so-famous counterparts, in the form of lectures, meetings and workshops.
The theme for the 2005 edition, New Species, confronts the changes in our living environment and challenges prominent contemporary social issues like human cloning. The artistic disciplines represented range from visual arts, performing arts, films, music and sound to architecture, applied arts and culinary arts.