Exhibition opening: Kino and Maribor
Thursday, 4. 10. 2018
14:00, Exhibtion opening: Kino in Maribor, Galerija K18
Cinema and Maribor Exhibition
Signs of now closed city cinemas evoke a feeling of nostalgia in many. But it is not just about the nostalgia - one could say that the city marched together with the invention of motion pictures. In less than a year after the 1895 screening by the Lumière brothers in Paris, a portable Edison's cinematograph ''Ideal'' wandered to Maribor. In tavern of a local brewer, Mr. Götz, Charles Crassé's company screened short movies. The exhibition is dedicated to the history of cinema as well as the culture related to it - from its earliest beginnings to first new, purpose-built facilities - cinema halls. After the Second World War, cinema halls were in full bloom up until the 1970s when they gradually started to decline. Their history ends in 2004 with the opening of a multiplex with numerous cinema halls in Lent. The exhibition also casts light on cinema-related culture, from various festivals, Kino klub Maribor (Cinema Club Maribor), institute Zavod Udarnik, to stories of individuals active in the respected field ... Cinema and Maribor exhibition speaks of inclusion of cinematographic culture into the city, hereby posing the question, whether in all this multitude of events, a city cinema wouldn't have been needed again after all.
Curator: Simon Žlahtič