»OHO land art plus 50 years«
Lecture by Marko Pogačnik, UNESCO Artist for Peace
With their nature-based works the Slovenian artist group OHO (1965–1971) introduced a voice of nonconformity and autonomy into the sphere of Communist political power, confronting official party politics in the arts. Through their many projects in and with nature they made an independent contribution to the neo-avant-garde of the 1960s/70s. Based in Šempas, Slovenia, the Šempas Family artist collective originated in the OHO group and existed until the 1970s; it extended the nature-oriented and anti-materialistic ethos to their everyday life. In a lecture on the occasion of the mumok exhibition “Natural Histories – Traces of the Political,” Marko Pogačnik, artist and co-founder of OHO and the Šempas Family, tells of former aspirations and future workshops, which specialize in earth energy healing and lithopuncture, a method of earth acupuncture he developed.