Dušan Kastelic: retrospective exhibition (or How I wasted my first 50 years)
Born in a small mining town in central Slovenia. As a sickly child, he was unable to carry on the family tradition and get a decent job as a miner. He spent most of his childhood reading and drawing comics. He had his first comic strip published in secondary school. After completing the Faculty of Education, he started working as a teacher in the local primary school. But he soon realised that being a teacher is a serious and responsible job. So he ran off and started working as a freelance illustrator and comic author, certain that he couldn’t do a lot of damage in that area. In the next couple of years his works appeared in various Slovenian magazines. Mostly in the Mladina political magazine, where two of his best known comics were published: The Partisans and JBTZ affair. In his old age (in his 40s) he became interested in computer animation. Two of his most prominent short films are Perk and Chicory ’n’ Coffee. His films were shown at more than 200 festivals and have won him over 20 awards.
4th to 11th December - Museum of Modern Art, Cankarjeva 15