The topic of the bachelor's thesis is a discussion about the problem of preserving and exhibiting contemporary artworks with the stress on the chosen painting by the artist Andraž Šalamun.
The painting that is the subject of the thesis was created in 1980 and belongs to the early period of Šalamun's abstract painting. The artist created the painting in the modes of action painting and dripping, in his characteristic large format. The dimensions of the selected work are 294 × 453 cm. The carrier is made of untreated jute, which is not primed and is not stretched on the sub-frame.
The chosen painting, together with other works, which were mostly borrowed from different cultural institutions and private collectors, was presented on a retrospective exhibition in the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana (Moderna galerija v Ljubljani) in 2017.
When setting up the exhibition, the greatest issue were the paintings from the early period of Šalamun's creative work (1976–1980). All the listed works were created in a large format and were not stretched on the sub-frame.
In terms of content, the bachelor's thesis focuses on the methodological dilemmas of preserving and transporting, as well as on ethical dilemmas of exhibiting the works of art, which we faced during the process of setting up the exhibition.