Jože Barši: Learning and Forgetting
Learning and Forgetting (City Art Gallery Ljubljana, 2021) was the first major solo presentation by the architect, sculptor and educator Jože Barši since 2013. It provided an insight into the artist's most recent art production and also refered to his earlier creative work, which contributed significantly to the development of Slovenian contemporary art after 1990.
Barši's art practices have always been conceptually oriented in the direction of expanding the boundaries of understanding the work of art. In recent years, he has negated the notion of the work of art as a representative aesthetic object and has become more concerned with the questions of how human thought presents itself as an autonomous art object and how one can view, think and read such a work of art. In his latest project, as part of his research into the workings of human thought, he touches on two important factors – learning and forgetting, which he juxtaposes in the exhibition in their indispensable interdependence.
Published by: Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana / City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Represented by: Blaž Peršin
For City Art Gallery Ljubljana: Barbara Sterle Vurnik
Editor: Barbara Sterle Vurnik
Text: Barbara Sterle Vurnik
English translation: Arven Šakti Kralj Szomi
Slovenian copy editor: Mirjam Furlan Lapanja
Photographs: Andrej Peunik
Design and layout: Ajdin Bašić
Printed by: Cicero d.o.o. Ljubljana
Print run: 300
Price: 30 €