Programme of the Synagogue


The Life and Work of Bogdan Borčić

Online lecture

1. April 2021, at 18:00

We invite you to watch the online lecture The Life and Work of Bogdan Borčić.

You can watch the lecture on the Slovenian academic painter and graphic artist on Thursday, April 1, 2021, at 18:00 on our YouTube, Facebook and website. Curator and art critic Mario Berdič Codella will give the lecture.

Bogdan Borčić (1926, Ljubljana–2014, Slovenj Gradec) studied at the painting school of Matej Sternen and drawings school of France Gorše in Ljubljana in 1943/44. In 1944 he was imprisoned in Dachau concentration camp. He studied at the Academy of Fine Arts Ljubljana where he later worked as a Professor, and in Paris. In 2005, he received Prešeren award for his life opus. He is one of the most important artists of contemporary Slovene painting and one of the main representatives of Ljubljana School of Graphic Art. His work clearly shows the development of Modernist painting, starting with realistic representations and evolving through the phases of gradual disintegration of the object towards complete minimalistic – and, finally, associative – abstraction, with thoroughly present spirit of existentialism.

Borčić’s exhibition of graphics and drawings In principio erat Dachau will be on display at Synagogue Maribor only until 16th of April 2021.


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