THE SPIRIT OF POSTMODERNISM (The Uršič Collection)
>> The exhibition will be opened on Saturday 17 June 2023 at 7 pm.
>> Curator: Marko Košan
Artists: Emerik Bernard, Andrej Brumen Čop, Ksenija Čerče, Sandi Červek, Milan Erič, Bojan Gorenec, Gustav Gnamuš, Marjan Gumilar, Irwin, Marko Jakše, Jurij Kalan, Sergej Kapus, Dušan Kirbiš, Metka Krašovec, Rudolf Kotnik, Živko Marušič, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Ivo Prančič, Viktor Rebernak, Oto Rimele, Jože Slak Đoka, Andraž Šalamun, Tugo Šušnik, Marij Vrenko, Žarko Vrezec, V.S.S.D., Boris Zaplatil, Zdenka Žido
The Uršič private collection from Maribor, which we acquired in 2022 with the help of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and included it in the fund of contemporary Slovenian painting of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Koroška, encompasses 41 high-quality large-format paintings by artists who are among the most prominent and important names of late modernism or postmodernism in Slovenia. The collection was created in a limited period from 1982 to 2005, and it primarily includes paintings by artists who were in one way or another connected with the Equrna Gallery in Ljubljana in the mid-1980s. It thus offers a more or less comprehensive insight into endeavors in painting at a time when the then-current Slovenian art scene, through these same artists, became part of contemporary currents on the international art scene, especially in the sense of Neo-Expressionism and so-called New Image Painting, which were marked by a return to figurative art in expressive stylization and the exposure of private mythology – a distinct emphasis, in terms of content and motif, on the artist’s personal world, his dreams, visions.