Galleries busy with retrospectives
Ljubljana, 5 December - Galleries in Slovenia were busy with retrospectives of various artists throughout the year. The Museum of Modern Art put on display an exhibition on 50 years of work by Andraž Šalamun, a self-taught painter and a member of the influential Slovenian avant-garde artist group OHO between 1966 and 1971. The Museum of Contemporary Art, associated with the Museum of Modern Art, launched the first retrospective of three artists who in 2007 changed their names to Janez Janša - the name of the then prime minister and the leader of the Democrats (SDS). Cankarjev dom featured an exhibition on the work of acclaimed war photographer and co-founder of Magnum Photos agency Robert Capa and a display on the life of early-20th century world traveller and writer Alma Karlin. The National Gallery overhauled a permanent exhibition of works by Slovenia's most internationally acclaimed painter, Zoran Mušič (1909-2005). Just recently, Mušič made headlines as an Italian researcher presented 23 drawings from his Dachau series from 1945 he found last year in an archive in Trieste, Italy.