Saturday, 7. 5. 2022

Plečnik's Year: a photo exhibition at the Gallus Embankment

As part of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of the great architect Jože Plečnik, an exhibition of photographs by Miran Kambič Plečnik's Monuments to the National Liberation Struggle will be on view from 9 May to 9 June 2022 at the Gallus Embankment.

The exhibition offers an insight into Plečnik's opus on the design of memorials and monuments dedicated to the fallen in World War II in Ljubljana and other places in Slovenia. The introductory text by curator Ana Porok is complemented by 15 photographs by renowned architectural photographer Miran Kambič.

Architect Jože Plečnik devoted part of his creative opus to the design of monuments, the most extensive of which are memorials and monuments dedicated to the fallen in World War II, which he began to create at the initiative of the then Minister of Education Ferd Kozak. The theme of the monument to the national liberation struggle became one of the central assignments of his school at the Faculty of Architecture, and he designed a series of monuments with the assistance of his students.

The exhibition's curator, Ana Porok, adds: »As a patriotic Slovene, Plečnik highlighted national identity and supported the Liberation Front, and he was personally strongly affected by World War II. In Plečnik's office at the faculty, among other things, still hangs a memorial plaque to students who fell in the war, designed by Plečnik in 1946.«