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Eva Petrič, Sky WEB

Photograph over an assemblage of found handmade lace, fine art print, Edition 2021, 60 cm x 40 cm, EA

From the Catalog: Eva Petrič, In the Fortress, Blicke durch viele Ebenen: "The underlying idea: everything that exists on earth and in the universe is linked together in an invisible fabric. Everything – whether human being, animal or plant – is part of a greater system. The artist has collected old lace doilies from all over the world and joined them together..." (Dr. Dietgard Grimmer, Traklhaus Galerie, Salzburg, Austria, 2018).


Tomaž Kavčič, Tasting menu for 2

6-course tasting menu with wine accompaniment for 2 people at Zemono Mansion

The gastronomic offer at Gostilna pri Lojzetu (Zemono Mansion) is now being designed by the fourth generation. Chef Tomaž Kavčič is Chaîne des Rôtisseurs and Le Soste, in addition to being a member of the international gastronomic association. He is also the first and long-time president of the Slovenian section of the Jeunes Restaurateurs d'Europe and the winner of the European JRE Award for Innovation 2017/2018. Even though he never studied abroad, he acquired a great deal of knowledge in cooperation with the famous masters of his profession.

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Klet Brda, Slovenian wine

6 bottles of Bagueri Superior Wine

Klet Brda is the leading producer and exporter of Slovenian bottled wine, renowned for its distinctive style and appreciated by wine lovers in Slovenia and 26 countries around the world. The winery unites 400 families and their 1000 ha of vineyards which is a half of all vineyards in Brda. Vineyards are planted on steep slopes and thus require a lot of manual labour. All the work is done by family members and friends, which enhances quality control.

Bagueri brand got its name after the last owner of the Dobrovo castle, Silverio de Baguer, who was a great wine connoisseur and inventor. Wines from Bagueri line mature in oak barrels and in the fullness of their taste they offer us the minerality of the “opoka” soil and the influence of the powerful Mediterranean sun. Wines from Bagueri line are Brda's most awarded wines which win top awards at international wine competitions every year.


Vina Posavja, Slovenian wine

6 bottles of selected quality wines from the unique terroir of the Sava Valley Wine

The Sava Valley Wine region covers 3,785 hectares of wine-growing areas in south-eastern Slovenia and is the smallest wine-growing region in Slovenia. The hilly landscape is interspersed in many places with narrow valleys and extremely steep slopes, on which even the vine prevents soil erosion. The average annual rainfall is between 1,070 and 1,200 millimeters, with the characteristics of the continental climate and the effects of the colder pre-Alpine climate. The wine-growing region of Sava Valley in the southeast of Slovenia lies along the lower course of the Sava River and borders on neighboring Croatia; Novo mesto is also surrounded by vineyards, and many vineyard cottages are typical of this area. For many years, the Sava Valley region has maintained the reputation of a producer of lighter white and red wines, although both international varieties and local specialties are planted in the area.

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Zlatarna Celje, Man watch

Man watch by Seven

The goldsmith's trade has a long tradition at Celje, its very beginnings dating back to the distant year of 1446. The influences of the goldsmith's trade from all over Europe joined at Celje and made it a true goldsmith's town. The founding stone of Zlatarna Celje was laid in1844. Today the company owns brands of Zlatarna Celje and Lencia, has its own production and a strongly developed retail network with which it makes most of the profit in trade in domestic and both foreign markets. Its mission is built on the well-established tradition, quality, and distinctive brand and an extensive selection of products.


Newcomers translated by Michael E. Biggins

Newcomers by Lojze Kovačič (Book 1, Book 2) and Ticket to Meet the Translator

Michael E. Biggins has translated works by a number of Slovenia's leading contemporary writers. He currently curates the library collections for Russian and East European studies and teaches in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, both at the University of Washington in Seattle. On April 22, he will present Newcomers at an online event Meet the translator.


A Scientific Monograph on Local Interethnic Integration by Dejan Valentinčič

Interethnic Integration in the Local Environment (case of Nova Gorica and Gorica) by Dejan Valentinčič is the first book published under ASEF

The scientific monograph focuses on the analysis of social dynamics in an ethnically diverse local environment, a topic that is today at the forefront of scientific, professional and political interest and is becoming increasingly relevant and central to modern democracies of the 21st century, as well as the challenge of diversity management and minority rights in ethnically diverse societies. The book offers 400 pages of analysis and pictorial material, equipped with tables and graphs, which enable the clearer presentation of the results and a better understanding of the presented content.

Dr. Dejan Valentinčič is Head of Research at the Institute ASEF and assistant professor for Constitutional Law and Human Rights at Nova Univerza and an assistant professor for political science at the Faculty of Applied Social Studies in Nova Gorica.