Touring art show
sine cera . cum cera
Matjaž Počivavšek - Arts and Crafts Museum in Zagreb
A major Zagreb museum, the Arts and Crafts Museum in Zagreb will launch an exhibition of sculptures by Matjaž Počivavšek. The project has been devised within the context of the international and inter-institutional collaborative partnership established in 2013 between the Arts and Crafts Museum in Zagreb and Cankarjev dom. So far, the artistic exchange has included exhibitions of the latest works by Slovenian painter Ivo Prančič in Zagreb and a show by Croatian painter Vatroslav Kuliš in Ljubljana. Following the exposition of paintings by Zlatan Vrkljan in Ljubljana, the Arts and Crafts Museum is to host an exhibition by Slovenian sculptor and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design Ljubljana, featuring works made over the last ten years and giving prominence to his latest innovative wax sculptures. Featuring the techniques of wax on paper and a combination with iron, the works were made in various series, including nesos / island, which was on view last year at the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana.
The catalogue accompanying the show in Zagreb includes an essay by Dr Jure Mikuž titled Image Not Made By Hand (acheiropoieton – imago non manufacta).
Matjaž Počivavšek has presented his works in Zagreb at several venues, including the Arteria Gallery in 1998 and at the Forum Gallery in 2002, as well as the neighbouring Božidar Jakac Gallery in Kostanjevica na Krki. Director of the Arts and Crafts Museum, Miroslav Gašparović, described the art of Matjaž Počivavšek as being “sophisticated, discrete, foregoing extravagant gestures and loud rhetoric, but nevertheless strong, firm and contemplated, based on tradition and at the same time reflecting on the new.”