Accompanying programme to the exhibition Ludvik Pandur: A Retrospective

On the occasion of the first big retrospective exhibition of Ludvík Pandur's paintings at the UGM, we are preparing an accompanying programme dedicated to an in-depth introduction to the work of the esteemed Maribor painter. For the first time in one place, the exhibition presents the artist's work from his first graduation works to his most recent paintings, some taken down from the easel just a few weeks before the opening of the exhibition. The installation follows a series of cycles, complete thematic and formal wholes, thus offering a journey through the many highlights of the artist's career. The painter's work is characterised by eternal transitions between figure and landscape, between mimetic and abstract, between the lyrical and the epic, between the intimate and the mythological.

Saturday, 29 January 2022, 11:00
Guided tour of the Ludvik Pandur retrospective exhibition

The focus of the first public guided tour of the retrospective exhibition of Ludvík Pandur's paintings will be the artist's central fields of interest, his artistic and conceptual starting points, the elements of the figure and landscape, and the artistic trace of Western painting from the Baroque to the Modern. The curator of the retrospective will present the concept of the installation and talk about the process of preparing the exhibition.

Tuesday, 8 February, 10:00-18:00
Slovenian cultural day
On Prešeren Day, the Slovenian cultural day, the Maribor Art Gallery opens its doors widely and invites you to embrace art! Due to epidemiological circumstances, a limited number of visitors will be admitted at the same time, and the principle will be "one out, one in". Reservations are not possible. We will keep you updated on social media about any waiting times outside the gallery. We will not be offering a live programme on the day, but it is possible to visit the exhibitions on your own with a printed guide, which can be obtained from the gallery's ticket office.

Saturday, 26 February 2022, 11:00
Guided tour with Ludvik Pandur
The first guided tour of the exhibition in the company of the painter Ludvik Pandur is an exceptional opportunity to experience the works of art with a vivid narration by the artist himself. The artist will undoubtedly serve up vivid descriptions of his creative states, anecdotes from his student days and many travels, and insights into the background of his remarkable paintings.

Tuesday, 8 March 2022, 18:00
Artist talk with Ludvik Pandur
The talk with the painter Ludvik Pandur will be an opportunity to get to know the artist's life story in addition to the retrospective presentation of his work. Flipping through the artist's photo album, we will follow Pandur's development from his childhood near the magical Maribor park, through his travels from Spain to New York, to his recent period of self-isolation, when his latest series of paintings, Transitions, was created. 

Saturday, 19 March 2022, 11.00
Final guided tour with Ludvik Pandur
Before the end of the exhibition, you are invited to take a final walk through the nine rooms of the Maribor Art Gallery in the company of painter Ludvik Pandur. This time we will focus on the artist's painting cycles, we will learn about tables, stands and events, La Serenissima, mythology, enchanted parks, Parsifal, flower girls, the shadows of plane trees and more.

Advance registration is required. Please send your application to or call 02 229 46 93. Guided tours are included in the ticket price. The program will be conducted in accordance with the instructions of the NIPH.