Boštjan Kavčič: The return of the Goddess Isis

18.06.2022 - 31.08.2022

Boštjan Kavčič and his statuettes of Isis

Isis, the goddess of many names (Izida in Slavic countries, Aset or Eset among Egyptians, as well as other derivatives), has returned to the Posočje region with the artistic help of Academy-trained sculptor Boštjan Kavčič. The statuette of the goddess, the protector of women, mothers and female crafts, was once given to the Iron Age shrine on Berlotov rob at the plateau of Šentviška planota by a worshipper. Soon after its discovery, it was bought by the amateur antique collector Jakob Della Bona from Gorizia more than a century and a half ago. Sincethen, every trace of it has been lost.

This is the story of the return of Isis, in its new art creation. There are 13 works of art, colourful versions of Isis made of different materials (stone, bronze), and – as author Boštjan Kavčič put it – each  with its own feminine character and named with a Latin name that express her unique character.

 

About the author

Boštjan Kavčič was born in Šempeter pri Gorici in 1973. He attended primary school in Tolmin and secondary school for electrical engineering in Nova Gorica. In 1997, he graduated in Banking and Finance from the Faculty of Economics and Business in Maribor.
Between 1997 and 2003 he studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana (ALUO). During his studies, he received the University Prešeren Award for Sculpture and graduated in the class of Prof. Lujo Vodopivec. From 2003 to 2005, he was a scholarship holder of the Ministry of Culture for his postgraduate studies in Video at ALUO, obtaining his master's degree under the supervision of Prof. Srečo Dragan in 2007. He has presented himself in numerous solo and group exhibitions. He has participated in various international symposia and has installed many public works.
Since 2007, he has been working as an independent cultural worker under the auspices of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia. He lives and works in Rodine in Bela krajina. He is a member of the Society of Visual Artists of Dolenjska, Bela krajina and Posavje and a member of the Slovenian Association of Fine Arts Societies (ZDSLU).

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