Artist talk / Slovene Archetypes in Art 
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6, Maribor, Slovenia
Tuesday, 15 July 2014, at 18:00
talk by: Marko Pogačnik, artist

The talk will be in Slovene language. 

Marko Pogačnik (1944, Kranj) was a member of the Conceptual group OHO (1965-1971). He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana (1963-1967). In 1971, together with his friends he began joining art and life (land art) and established a commune in Šempas in Vipavska valley. With his wife Marika and daughters Ajra, Nike and Ana he has developed a new artistic practice called »lithopuncture«. This involves positioning stone pillars on selected landscape points to balance the flow of energy in selected area. Special signs (called cosmograms) carved in the stones act on the consciousness of the space with vibrations of the carved information. Pogačnik has raised his lithopunctural points in Slovenia and abroad. For his 1991 retrospective exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana he was awarded with the Prešeren Fund Prize.