Graphic Cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, 08. 02. 2017 - 08. 02. 2018
The current installation of the artworks on paper, where a selection of Bogdan Borčić‘s rich opus of graphics is exhibited chronologically, presents drawing as means of expression of the artist. The reason for the installation is the donation of drawings to the Gallery by author’s widow Ida Borčić. The donated artworks are also described in the accompanying publication. The exhibited works were selected in collaboration with Lana Razpotnik, an art historian and artist’s granddaughter, who also authored the text in the catalogue.
Bogdan Borčić Graphic Art Room, 26. 09. 2014 - 8.1.2017
Following a break from graphic works that lasted several years, this year, Bogdan Borčić received a commission from the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site. He created the Dachau graphic folder, a series of eight graphics in seven prints. This is Bogdan Borčić’s final showdown, and it therefore comes as no surprise that in it, he returned to the concentration camp. Only this time, it was not a fenced-off view through, but rather a direct confrontation. Although there are no people in Borčić’s depictions, which only contain the artist’s characteristic series of objects and atmospheres, the works present an eye-to-eye view, a look into the eyes of the civilization man has built.
Works had been introduced by curator Goran Milovanović. Opening speech had been delivered by Mrs. Špela Spanžel, Director-General of the Cultural Heritage Directorate at the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.
Bogdan Borčić - Graphic Art Room, 3. December 2013
Bogdan Borčić - Graphic Art Room,
1. December 2012
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, December 3rd, 2011
The 7th exhibition marked ten years of the first big donation of 806 prints which Bogdan Borčić donated to Božidar Jakac Art Museum, adding new works every year, as well as the artist 85th anniversary. The important component of prints reflecting transition form 20th to 21st Century is the space between two graphic plates which at the same time function as a junction. Artist joint the plates of ways: they either face each other or are turned against each other, with which he achieved the effects of the negative which seem very attractive to the viewer’s eye.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, October 3rd, 2008
In his 6th exhibition the artist stayed in the realm of minimalistic art, building visual field by experimenting different techniques and applying them to graphic plates; the changes of the rhythm, black and white contrasts, turns around the axis and mirroring of the plates.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, December 1st, 2007
On the occasion at exhibition opening a discussion with Bogdan Borčić had been organized and moderated by Goran Milovanović, cabinet’s curator. The exhibition presented works made during 1984/85, with some made in the last part of the eighties. Dialogue enabled more detailed introduction to the exhibition, as well as the artist’s work as a whole.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, November 30th, 2006
At the occasion of artist’s donation of hundred drawings and sketches to ta Museum, exhibition of selected works was organized. As an accompanying event, a monograph ‘Bogdan Borčić – Sketches and Drawings’ was introduced.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdana Borčića, December 2005
The selection of 27 prints from ‘The Omen’ series.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, September 2004
The selection of 26 prints from the beginning of the 80’ had been presented.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, March 1st, 2003
Second exhibition presented a series ‘Shell’. For this exhibition, Bogdan Borčić selected 30 art prints.
Graphic cabinet of Bogdan Borčić, October 4th, 2001
At the occasion of print donation, a cabinet had been established presenting Borčić‘s early graphic with Komiža motives. Works were selected by Bogdan Borčić; the artist was introduced by Zoran Kržišnik, PhD. Accompanying programme featured Dane Zajc. Opening speech had been delivered by Andreja Rihter, a Culture Minister.