Presences Metka Krašovec and artists – a group exhibition
07.07.2018 19:00
KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva 40, Maribor

Metka Krašovec and artists – former students of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana

20 April – 7 July 2018

Academy-trained painter Metka Krašovec, one of the most prolific and highly esteemed Slovene artists, received the 2017 Prešeren Award for lifetime achievement, for her outstanding and recognizable painting opus. In 1977 she was elected Assistant Professor for Painting and Drawing at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. As Associate Professor and later Full Professor at the same Academy, she continued to inspire generations of students until her retirement in 2008. More than guiding her students as a devoted lecturer and mentor, she used the medium of painting to explore the mystery of life's truths and values and pass it on to the younger generation.

It is the livingness of art that guarantees an artist's actual life. Metka Krašovec has lived by this maxim her entire life. Her painterly presence, her typical and recognizable color palette, and the sheer volume and diversity of her oeuvre, continue to serve as a compelling source of inspiration to future painters. The present exhibition is a unique opportunity to observe an artistic "confrontation" between this dedicated professor and her former students, now acclaimed artists.

The exhibition features works by Metka Krašovec and artists (in alphabetical order): Karmen Bajec, Viktor Bernik, Saša Bezjak, Gigo de Brea, Andrej Brumen Čop, Mitja Ficko, Dušan Fišer, Marija Flegar, Milan Golob, Marko Jakše, Anja Jerčič Jakob, Barbara Jurkovšek, Jurij Kalan, Maja Kastelic, Aleksij Kobal, Robert Lozar, Izar Lunaček, Mojca Oblak, Boštjan Mesarec, Rok Predin, Arjan Pregl, Irena Romih, Zvonka Simčič, Matic Sonnenwald, Natalija Šeruga Golob, Katarina Toman Kracina, Petra Varl, Sebastijan Vojvoda, Marij Vrenko, Mojca Zlokarnik, and Živa Žitnik.

Curators: Arne Brejc (Equrna Gallery) and Nina Jeza (ACE KIBLA).

Opening on Friday, 20 April 2018, at 7 p. m. The exhibiton will be showing until 7 July 2018.

Join us for a discussion with artists – former students of Metka Krašovec – and current-generation students, organized in collaboration with the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, University of Ljubljana, on Friday, 1 June 2018, at 6 p. m.


KIBLA PORTAL, Valvasorjeva St. 40, Maribor, Slovenia


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