Discovery Tour – Plečnik and His Timeless Language of Forms
Jože Plečnik (1872-1957) was the most important and influential figure in Slovenian architecture in the first half of the 20th century. The upcoming exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery around Slovenia, introducing them to some of the key works of this exceptional architect, and above all shining a light on his numerous obscure and less well-known designs. A graduate of Otto Wagner’s class at the Vienna Academy of Fine Arts, Plečnik returned to his home country after a decade spent working as a teacher at a school of arts in Prague, where he also designed the architecture for the virtuoso adaptation of the city’s castle to accommodate the offices of the Czech President. Back in Slovenia, from 1921 onwards he created countless works throughout the country, which are impressively showcased in both the exhibition and the accompanying catalogue.
Ringturm Exhibition Centre
Schottenring 30, 1010 Vienna
Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, free admission
(closed on public holidays)