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Guided tour of the exhibition Jože Brumen, modernist designer and art connoisseur
UGM, Strossmayerjeva 6
Saturday, 3 June 2023, 11:00

led by: Petra Černe Oven, researcher, expert and promoter of the work of Jože Brumen

You are invited to a guided tour of the first retrospective and academically designed exhibition of Jože Brumen, led by Petra Černe Oven, researcher, expert and promoter of the work of Jože Brumen.

It is the result of numerous interviews with his relatives, contemporaries, students, and experts who worked with him and by his side. The research involved analysis of his work, the information and texts published so far, but we also had the privilege of gaining access to private archives, which enabled us to reconstruct how certain projects developed and thus gain a better insight into the concepts that shaped them.

Jože Brumen is considered one of Slovenia’s most prominent designers, having established himself as the leading post-war graphic designer of books and publications, especially in the field of literature and arts, posters, and visual identities. One of his seminal works is the design of Srečko Kosovel's famous poetry collection Integrali'26, which was published in 1967.

Alongside the already well-known works the exhibition features projects from his early period as well as conceptual designs that have never been presented in public before. Numerous study drawings, sketches, conceptual designs of early projects, and competition materials showcase Brumen’s outstanding artistic talent. Through his study years his aptitude grew, enriched with analytical thought and research that shaped him into a mature and insightful planner of diverse design projects.

The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Architecture and Design, the Brumen Foundation and Pekinpah Association.

Guided tours are free of charge on payment of the entrance ticket.