Guided tour of the exhibition Almost Spring / 100 Years of Slovene Art
UGM | Maribor Art gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
Saturday, 8 December 2012 at 11:00
guided by: Andrej Smrekar PhD

Andrej Smrekar will introduce the artists from the first half of the 20th century, presented at the exhibition Almost Spring / 100 Years of Slovene Art. The 20th century follows the chronological overview of Slovenian art, starting with the Impressionists and continues all the way to the end of the century. The first half of the century is presented by artists such as Rihard Jakopič, Matija Jama, Ivan Grohar and Matija Sternen, Božidar Jakac, Fran Berneker, Fran Stiplovšek, Veno Pilon, Olaf Globočnik, Ivan Čargo, Lojze Dolinar, France and Tone Kralj, Miha Maleš, Zoran Mušič, Nikolaj Pirnat, Maksim Sedej, Karla Bulovec Mrak, Ivan Kos, Ante Trstenja and others.

Andrej Smrekar (b. 1954), after MA in Art History at the University of Ljubljana (1981), worked for the International Symposium of Sculptors Forma viva, as a curator and later Director of the Božidar Jakac Museum of Art (1977 to 1991, with interruptions). In 1983 he entered the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Harvard with full tuition and scholarship from the university. His doctoral thesis on reception of Surrealism in Paris 1925−1928, was submitted in 1991. He is the author of a number of articles on Slovenian Expressionists and Impressionists, and on contemporary Slovenian abstract artists. As Director of the National Gallery of Slovenia between 1991−2005, his work focused on the history of the institution and its collections. He served as President of the Slovene Museum Society (2003-12), and has been the President of the Board of Trustees, Božidar Jakac Museum of Art since 2004.