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Exhibitions and Projects
21 March – 19 May 2019

Bojan Kovačič

Print Workshop at the National Gallery of Slovenia 2004−2018

For fifteen years, Bojan Kovačič led the printmaking course at the National Gallery of Slovenia. Before his unexpected death in late 2017, his course was attended by over one hundred students. 

In comparison to other members of the Ljubljana School, Kovačič experienced a different kind of training. He was a student at the Brera Art Academy and at the same time worked in printmaking workshops that produced prints for some of the most outstanding members of the School of Paris. His printmaking routine was focused on technical control, while improvisation and experimentation with the medium paved the way to innovation. He was the first to print from perforated plates, a feature Bogdan Borčič, one of his teachers, systematically integrated into his working method. As a pedagogue, Kovačič knew how to listen to the needs of each of his students, his/her specific inclinations, understood his/her potential and thus stimulated his/her graphic expression.

The exhibition is dedicated to the teacher's memory and to his student at the National Gallery of Slovenia.

21 March – 19 May 2019
National Gallery of Slovenia
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana