Prof. Dr. Jožef Muhovič

Office hours: Torek od 10. do 11. ure
Location: Erjavčeva cesta 23
  • 1973-1981 study of painting, art graphics and philosophy at the University of Ljubljana.
  • 1977 diploma from the painting department of the Academy of Fine Arts (acad. painter; mentors: prof. Janez Bernik and doc. dr. Milan Butina).
  • 1980 diploma in the postgraduate study of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts (acad. paint. spec.; mentor: prof. Janez Bernik and prof. dr. Milan Butina).
  • 1981 diploma in the postgraduate study of art graphics (acad. graph. spec.; mentor: prof. Bogdan Borčič and prof. dr. Milan Butina).
  • 1981 Master of Philosophy from the Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana (M.Sc., MA; mentor: Prof. Dr. Frane Jerman).
  • 1986 PhD (Doctor of Philosophy, PhD; field: aesthetics; mentor: Prof. Dr. Frane Jerman).
  • 1983-1986 Assistant for Art Theory at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana.
  • 1987-1993 Assistant Professor ibid.
  • 1993-1994 guest assistant professor at the Otto-von-Guericke Universität in Magdeburg (Institut für Philosophie; research group of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Welsch).
  • 1994-1996 researcher at the Freie Universität in Berlin (Institut für Philosophie, Fachrichtung Hermeneutik; research group of Prof. Dr. Albrecht Wellmer).
  • 1883-1998 Associate Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts, University of Ljubljana.
    full Professor of Art Theory since 1998 ibid.
  • Professional titles: Professor of Art Theory (University of Ljubljana, Academy
    of Fine Arts and Design); Doctor of Philosophy (PhD); Master of Philosophy (MA); acad. paint. spec. (MA); acad. graph. spec. (MA); acad. painter (BA).

 

Areas of teaching:

Art theory, methodology of artistic research, formal art analysis, art semiotics, hermeneutics of sacral space.

 

Research areas:

  • Painting,
  • art graphics,
  • art theory,
  • art semiotics,
  • art terminology,
  • aesthetics,
  • philosophy of art.

Memberships and guest lectures:

  • 1993-1994 – research scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Otto-von Guericke-Universität Magdeburg, Institut für Philosophie (Fachrichtung Ästhetik), mentor: prof. dr. Wolfgang Welsch; 1. 12. 1993 – 1. 6. 1994.
  • 1994-1995 – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship (continued): Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Fachrichtung Hermeneutik; mentor: prof. dr. Albrecht Wellmer); 1. 10. 1994 – 1. 3. 1995; 1. 7. 1995 – 1. 12. 1995. Hochschule der Künste Berlin, Institut für Kunstwissenschaft und bildnerische Erziehung, mentor: prof. dr. Karlheinz Nowald, 1. 7. 1995 – 1. 12. 1995.
  • 1995-1996 – Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship (continued): Freie Universität Berlin, Institut für Philosophie, Fachrichtung Hermeneutik; mentor: prof. dr. Albrecht Wellmer); 1. 7. 1996 – 1. 12.1996.Technische Universität Berlin, Arbeitsstelle für Semiotik, mentor: prof. dr. Roland Posner, 1. 7. 1996 – 1. 12. 1996.
  • In 2017, he was elected an associate member of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts.

 

Scientific monographs:

  • MUHOVIČ, Jožef & SNOJ, Vid: Diaphania. Conversations on fine and literary arts, Ljubljana: Literary and Artistic Society Literatura, 2020 (Collection New Approaches: 76) (printing).
  • BASSIN, Aleksander, MUHOVIČ, Jožef & BIZJAK, Tina: Franc Novinc – monograph, Ljubljana: Modrijan, 2019, p. 15-25 (J. Muhovič, The World Through the Dioptre of a “Midsummer Night”: Archetype as an attractor, colour as finesse. Reflections on Franc Novinc’s Painting, p. 15-21 / The World Through the Dioptre of a “Midsummer Night”: Archetype as an Attractor, Colour as a Finesse. Reflections on the Painting of Franc Novinc, p. 22-25);
  • Visible and Invisible. Introduction to Formal Art Analysis: Theory, Examples, Methods, Ljubljana: New Review Institute. Institute for the Humanities, 2018 (the book was published in March 2019 with year 2018);
  • Art and Religion (Electronic book collection of KUD Logos, e-15). Electronic ed. Ljubljana: KUD Logos, 2017
  • Lexicon of Art Theory. Dictionary of art-theoretical terms with equivalents from English, German and French terminology, Celje-Ljubljana: Celjska Mohorjeva družba, 2015 (896 pages, illustrations).
  • With Eye-to-Eye Painting. Ten sessions, Ljubljana: Research Institute of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, 2012.
  • MUHOVIČ, Jožef & FRELIH, Črtomir (ed.): Art / Visual. Essays on Fine and Visual Arts, Ljubljana: University of Ljubljana – Faculty of Education, 2012.
  • KOCIJANČIČ, Gorazd, MUHOVIČ, Jožef & SNOJ, Vid: Über das Geistige in der Kunst – zum zweiten Mal, Berlin–Münster–Wien–Zürich: LIT Verlag, 2010.
  • MUHOVIČ, Jožef (ed.): Kunst und Form. Was heisst »Form« in einer postmodernen Kunst?, Phainomena XVII / 66-67 (November 2008; international edition).
  • MUHOVIČ, Jožef, MAJETSCHAK, Stefan (ed.): Art and form, Ljubljana: Research Institute of the Academy of Fine Arts & Nova Revija Institute. Department of Humanities, 2007.
  • Art and Religion, Ljubljana: KUD Logos, 2002.

 

Artistic activity:

Individual exhibitions (selection)

2019

  • Ljubljana, Stane Kregar Gallery (Institute of St. Stanislav): Fingerprints, April-May 2019.
  • Maribor, University of Maribor, Faculty of Arts (Dean’s Office): Meeting – Painters and Theorists: Milan Butina, Marijan Tršar, Jožef Muhovič, 6 June – 6 October, 2019.
  • Ljubljana, Celica Gallery (Srečišče Gallery): Meeting – Painters and Theorists: Milan Butina, Marijan Tršar, Jožef Muhovič, Jurij Selan, 27 August – 20 September 2019.

2018

  • Domžale, Domžale Gallery: Humanum, 18. 6 July to 30 October 2018.

2013

  • Ljubljana, Ljubljana Castle – Kazemate: Reality (Č. Frelih, Z. Huzjan, J. Muhovič, T. Šušnik), 26 September – 8 December 2013.

2012

  • Ljubljana, Finžgar Gallery: Whisper of Insignificance, 7 March – 5 April, 2012.

2011

  • Škofja Loka, Ivan Grohar Gallery and Loka Museum: Time Interaction, September 8 – October 2, 2011.

2009

  • Ljubljana, Cankarjev dom: Art Critics Choose, 1. 6 July to 17 December 2009.
  • Ljubljana: Jožef Štefan Institute Gallery, 23 March – 7 April, 2009
  • Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota Gallery: Face to Face with Presence (review exhibition), 9. 6 July to 30 April 2009.

2008

  • Slovenj Gradec, Carinthian Gallery of Fine Arts: Face to Face with Presence (review exhibition), 21 February – 21 March, 2008.

2006

  • Laafeld, Pavelhaus: Muhovič – Graphisches Werk, 1 July – 31 September

2004

  • Vienna, Kleine Galerie: Druckgraphik aus Slowenien (J. Muhovič & Z. Stančić), April and May 2004.

2001

  • Kostanjevica na Krki, Božidar Jakac Gallery: On Transience (paintings and sculptures), 25 May – 26 August, 2001.

1998

  • Ljubljana, ZDSLU Gallery: Muhovič – Paintings, 31 August – 25 September 1998.

1992

  • Ljubljana: Bežigrad Gallery: Muhovič – Paintings and Drawings, 27 August – 20 October, 1992.

 

Group exhibitions (selection)

2019

  • Žalec, Institute for Culture, Sports and Tourism, Novo Celje Manor: Then and Now. An overview of art events in the 20th century and current artistic practices in the Savinja Valley, 24 May to 12 October 2019.
  • Kranj, Macedonian Cultural Society »Sv. Cyril and Methodius”, Regional meeting point of cultural societies Kranj – ZKD Kranj: Graphic works of representatives of the Ljubljana graphic school, 25 November – 5 December 2019.

2018

  • Ljubljana: National Gallery: Fine artists SAZU. On the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, 12 April – 3 June 2018
  • Kranj: Gorenjska Museum: Drawings and works on paper (E. Bernard, J. Bernik, B. Borčič, Š. Galič, H. Gvardjančič, A. Jemec, J. Muhovič, F. Novinc, B. Suhy, D. Tršar), 5 September – 2 October 2018.
  • Ljubljana: National Museum of Slovenia: May Salon – Graphics, 9 October – 4 November, 2018.

2017

  • Velenje: Gorenje Gallery: In Honour of the Picture (E. Bernard, B. Borčič, H. Gvardjančič, A. Jemec, J. Muhovič, F. Novinc, B. Suhy), 13 April – 13 May, 2017.

2016

  • Takamatsu (Japan): Takamatsu Art Museum: Art of Japan and Slovenia – Dynamism of Beauty, 5 January, 5 February 2016
  • Metlika: Kambič Gallery: In Honour of the Picture (E. Bernard, B. Borčić, H. Gvardjančič, A. Jemec, J. Muhovič, F. Novinc, B. Suhy), 2 February – 2 May 2016).

2015

  • Budapest: Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle: Slovenian Connection, 11 August – 27 September.

 

Book design

  • DEKLEVA, Milan & MUHOVIČ, Jožef (2021), Diptych: and everyone is enchanted by the moonlight (around the song) + Dawn and the Cricket (Lyrical opera for two voices), Ljubljana: House of Poetry (two poetry collections in a common cover; poetry by Milan Dekleva, art by Jožef Muhovič; illustrated).

 

Works in art collections

  • Berlin, Kunstbibliothek Berlin, Graphische Sammlung.
  • Vienna / Wien, Albertina Graphic Collection.
  • Dunaj / Wien, Kleine Galerie.
  • Dunaj / Wien, Künstlerhaus.
  • Flagstaff (USA), Northern Arizona University, Old Main Museum, Graphic Collection.
  • Graz, Landesmuseum Joaneum (painting collection of recent art).
  • Graz, Galerie City.
  • Kostanjevica na Krki, Božidar Jakac Gallery, Graphic Collection.
  • Ljubljana, Slovenian Academy of Sciences and Arts, graphic collection “Treasures of Slovenian Graphics”.
  • Ljubljana, University of Ljubljana (UL Art Collection).
  • Ljubljana, Graphic Collection of the National Gallery.
  • Novo Mesto, Graphic Collection of the Biennial of Slovenian Graphics.
  • Novo mesto, Graphic collection of the Novo Mesto Gymnasium.
  • Takamatsu (Japan): Takamatsu Art Museum (collection “Art in the 20th Century and Beyond in the World”).