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
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