Alkatraz gallery, situated in autonomus cultural center Metelkova mesto, started out as a project iniciated by young students of academy of arts in year 1996. By transforming and revitalizing the building Hlev into a gallery space they presented an idea of artists run places.
Alkatraz gallery's goal is first of all a presentation of young artist and their works, and also a dialoge about the phenomenons in contemporary art, culture and society in general. We encurage experimental art, site specific projects in different approaches and media. We aim at interaction and shiftment gallery's position from static to dinamic. Through presentation, monthly Contemporary Art Tea Parties, workshops and discussions Alkatraz gallery aims to iniciate and develop verbal comunication on issues of contemporary art and culture and encurages discussion which is greatly missed in our local, microcultural context. We aim at positioning, streinghtening and progressing cultural and artistic practices and carryinig out interdiciplinary projects among local, regional and internacional insitutions, independent groups and individuals.