Publish Date: 09.02.2015

Category: News from the University

Three students of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design (ALUO), Tia Avsec, Neža Knez and Tomislav Blažević, have set up an exhibition in the Balcony Hall of the University of Ljubljana which will be open until March 27, 2015.

The cultural programme at the opening of the exhibition was enlivened by the students of stage acting from the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT), Iztok Drabik Jug and Gregor Prah. Rector prof. Dr. Ivan Svetlik stated that he is very pleased, after recently witnessing the 2D presentation of the works by students of ALUO at a painting exhibition, to be able to see the third dimension, namely the exhibited sculptures. The dean of ALUO, associate prof. Boštjan Botas Kenda expressed the wish for all departments of the academy to be presented in such a way. According to him, no fear is necessary for the future of art at ALUO, despite the difficult conditions in which the academy is operating. Namely, at a recent semester exhibition where they exhibited work made in the previous semester, students have displayed very quality work and demonstrated dedication to their studies.

The head of the Sculpture Department at ALUO, assistant prof. Alen Ožbolt said the goal of studying sculpture is to provide students as extensive and as diverse ideas, conceptual, theoretic and actual practical experience as possible and various basics about materials and techniques and technical capabilities. In his words, sculpture should be understood as a wide and open field, without limitations in terms of ideas and approach, design and selection of materials. And the purpose of the exhibition is to show a small part of this to the wider public.