Guided tour of the exhibition Beautiful painting is behind us
UGM | Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6 
Saturday, 8 September 2012, at 11:00
guided by: Andreja Borin, senior curator UGM

The exhibition Beautiful painting is behind us presents works by thirty-six Slovene and French artists and talks about the power of contemporary painting which leaves no one cold and unaffected; it speaks about the generation of artists who have grown and formed themselves under the influence of television, computers, comics, film and the great classic treasure chest of art, and for whom the painting has remained a relevant medium. Each with their own expressive language the artists bear witness to the violence of the modern world. Their return to figurative art reflects a brilliant and at the same time distressing picture of our time in which numerous references to history, painting and the world in general blend into an interpretation of reality and reveal an often visionary interpretation of our contemporary myths and society.