Menu Shopping cart
Your basket is empty.
Support us


Exhibitions and Projects
Revelations | 7 Dec. 2023 – 3 Jan. 2024

Revelations: New Year's Greeting Cards

Marjan and Bogica Pogačnik Bequest

The Ljubljana Graphic School is one of the most significant pillars of international recognition of visual arts in the Republic of Slovenia in the 20th century. It is inseparable from the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Quality and scope of printmaking production, which has stimulated experimentation with any printmaking technique one could have thought of, grew simultaneously with the audience, addressed by the extraordinary printmaking discipline.

Part of this cultural phenomenon was also the rise of the original greeting card, which can be compared to the original postcard proliferated at the turn of the 19th into the 20th century. Intended primarily to the colleagues, but not limited only to the professional community, the original greeting card is keen to the Ex libris as a species of small original print.

The collection of the New Year's greeting cards form the bequest of Marjan and Bogica Pogačnik is perhaps the largest collection of its kind. Three hundred and thirty original and one hundred and forty reproduced cards make the basic collection which can be expanded by further systematic collecting. The most dedicated printmakers have printed their own greeting cards for decades.

The selection of samples in exhibition represents symbolically the character of the collection since the collection itself is limited solely to the fifty colleagues and friends of the extraordinary printmaker Marjan Pogačnik.

7 December 2023 – 3 January 2024
National Gallery of Slovenia
Prešernova 24
1000 Ljubljana