Bojan Golija – a retrospective
Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6
opening: Friday, 15 September 2017, at 19:00

The first major posthumous overview of works by Slovene graphic artist and art educator Bojan Golija (1932-2014) offers an opportunity for a comprehensive evaluation of the artist's exceptional and varied opus, created during six decades of the second half of the twentieth century. Studies under the mentorship of Božidar Jakac, and a formative journey to Japan in 1957, inspired a life dedicated to the explorations of the possibilities of graphic arts and devoted to visual arts education, teaching at the Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor.

The exhibition was created in cooperation with the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, University of Maribor and Faculty of Education at the University of Maribor.

The exhibition features over 150 original prints and drawings from the collection of the Maribor Art Gallery and from the artist's estate, many of which are presented to the public for the first time. A rich 184-page catalogue has been published on the occasion of the exhibition, including texts by Marjeta Ciglenečki, Gaja Golija, Samuel Grajfoner, Milček Komelj and Breda Škrjanec, alongside 95 colour reproductions.

Curated by: Gaja Golija

About the exhibition

High resolution images:

No title, c. 1951, woodcut, 22 x 17 / 46 x 35 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
Self-Portrait, 1994, chalk, 49.7 x 69.5 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
Hayrack (Carinthian Hayrack), 1957, woodcut, 38 x 51.5 / 47.5 x 63.7 cm. Maribor Art Gallery. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, from the series From My World, 1982, combined technique, 59 x 46 / 61 x 48.5 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, 2001, combined technique, 76 x 56 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
Head of an Old Man, 1953/54, lithograph, 50.3 x 63.3 cm. Maribor Art Gallery. Photo: Jan Hecl
Japanese Boats, c. 1958, colour woodcut, 50.5 x 40.5 / 61 x 48.5 cm. Maribor Art Gallery. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, from the Ribnica cycle, 1984, combined technique, 98 x 65 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, 2001, combined technique, 76 x 56 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
Maribor at Night, c. 1954, lithograph, 34 x 44 / 50,3 x 63,3 cm. Maribor Art Gallery. Photo: Jan Hecl
Bullocks, 1963, colour woodcut, 60 x 45 / 64 x 47 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, from the series From My Garden, 1987, colour linocut, 22.5 x 30 / 31 x 40 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, from the series Quipus, 2006, combined technique, 100 x 70 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
In the Rain, c. 1954, aquatint and drypoint, 33 x 25 / 41.5 x 29.5 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
No title, 1977, combined technique, 59 x 59 cm. Photo: Jan Hecl
Bojan Golija, Working in the studio, 1982.
Bojan Golija, portrait, studio, around 1980
Bojan Golija, In Japan, 1957-1958
Bojan Golija, portrait, studio, around 2003