Forma viva

permanent exhibition

in short

More then 100 sculptures are on display in natural environment nearby art museum/former cistercian monastery in Kostanjevica na Krki.
Forma viva_pogled z zahoda, Foto Goran Milovanović, Fototeka GBJ
© Goran Milovanović, Galerija Božidar Jakac

Visitor entrance

Former Cistercian Monastery - FONS BEATAE MARIAE
Grajska cesta 45
8311 Kostanjevica na Krki

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Galerija Božidar Jakac

in detail

The International Sculpture Symposium Forma Viva was established in 1961 at the initiative of sculptors Jakob Savinšek and Janez Lenassi. It first took place in Seča near Portorož and Kostanjevica na Krki and then spread to the other two locations. In accordance with the natural resources of the individual sites, the symposium in Kostanjevica na Krki focuses on sculpting oak wood, Seča near Portorož focuses on stone, Ravne na Koroškem on metal while in Maribor the focus is on concrete. During the first few years symposiums have been organized every year, but after the enthusiastic start the initiative slowed down. By the end of the 80’s Forma Viva symposium had ceased to exist at all sites except Seča near Portorož. After a ten years pause, Kostanjevica na Krki witnessed the re-emergence of Forma Viva Symposium which, as the biennial event, continues to exist in the present day.
Entrance fee:
adults 4,00 EUR, children and students 1,50 EUR, family ticket 5,00 EUR,

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Opening Times

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Opening hours:
Tuesday – Sunday, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m., (November 1st – April 1st, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.)

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