Safet Zec: Exodus and embraces

26.03.2021 – 26.09.2021

Piran: Tartini Theatre, Baptistery of Saint John, Saint Mary of Health Church, Saint Mary the Comforter Church, Saint Peter Church, Tartini House.

Portorož: Former Salt Warehouse Monfort

Dear visitors,

We kindly inform you that the play “Maids" will take place twice on August 17th and 18th at the Tartini Theater in Piran

and therefore it will not be possible to see the exhibition of Safet Zec during these days.

Thank you for your understanding and best regards.

From the end of March, the paintings of the Exodus and Embraces series of the master Safet Zec will be on show in eight different locations distributed among Piran and Portorož. The exhibition is the most relevant solo show ever held in Slovenia by the artist. Both series were created during the last twenty years, inspired by some of the most dramatic moments of contemporaneity, like the Srebenica genocide, the tragedy of Boško and Admira (also known as Romeo and Juliet in Sarajevo), and the problem of human migration, which also afflict children and innocents.

An exhibition catalogue accompanies the show, with texts by Giandomenico Romanelli and Nives Marvin, curated by Hana Zec.

Promoters: Piran Coastal Galleries, Travel Agency Maona Piran, “Friends of the Treasures of St. George” society

In partnership with: Piran Municipality, Italian Community “Giuseppe Tartini”, Piran Parish, Portorož Auditorium, Tourist Board Portorož

Safet Zec (1943, Rogatica, Bosnia and Herzegovina) studied painting at the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts but started living abroad since the beginning of the 80s. In 1992, because of the surge of the Bosnian War, he initially fled to Udine, and later moved to Venice. Throughout his career, he realized paintings and graphic works that were displayed in more than 100 exhibitions in Europe and in the United States, and was awarded with various prizes (among which, in 2007, was admitted as Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres)

Due to the current situation regarding the containment measures of COVID-19, the dates of collateral events will be promptly conveyed.

Contact: Nives Marvin 041 630 689, Polona Senčar 031 630 680

Caption: Exodus – Barka (boat) (polyptich), 2017, tempera on paper and canvas, 340 x 1100 cm (detail)