(1962, Jesenice) - after finishing grammar school and national service,
he enrolled at the department of art history of the Faculty of Arts in
Ljubljana in 1982, graduating in 1988. Subsequently he worked as a critic,
editor-in-chief of the magazine M'ars (1990-1993) and artistic director
of Škuc Gallery (1990-1992). Since July 1992 he has worked as a curator
for medieval art at the National Museum of Art in Ljubljana.
With regard to the good name the Škuc
Gallery acquired in the eighties, and with regard to the crisis
in which it has found itself since, it was necessary to recreate
a space which would prove to be promising through the quality and
diversity it offered. I imagine the Škuc Gallery as a merging point
of vital fine art ideas, and primarily as a space enabling communication
between coming generations and those generations which have already
proved their capabilities, but have remained innovative enough to
introduce new ideas with every exhibition.
The programme was determined by postmodern
conditions in which all contemporary tendencies are equalled and
there is a pluralism of individual orientation. It is essential
in such circumstances for a programme selector to possess a sense
of quality which is not bound to any trend, but is marked by an
innovative, new, contemporary way of thinking - a consistent apprehension
of the relation between the artist and society. In my opinion, ŠKUC
is a dynamic gallery with every prospect of remaining that way.
Namely, this is the gallery of the Student Culture & Art Centre,
and thus by definition dedicated to younger generations - those
that are to come. The programme, designed in cooperation with Alenka
Pirman, deliberately did not trace a particular trend, but was composed
as a survey of all that is topical. And this fact obliges the gallery
to continue to prepare a topical, interesting and qualitative programme.
Based on interview with Tomislav Vignjević,
respectively, put down on paper by Alenka Pirman..