Following the example of sculpture symposiums of
the second half of the 20th century, which were novelties at the time, four
work sites under the common title of Forma Viva (Living Form) resulted from it.
These were Kostanjevica na Krki, Seča near Portorož, Ravne na Koroškem, and
Maribor. Their common goal was to create an internationally-oriented sculpture
collection based on local traditional sculpture materials.
In Ravne na Koroškem, the foundation for the seven
sculpture symposiums called Forma Viva in Steel was represented by the
iron-making industry, originating from over a 300 year-old tradition of
Forma Viva is the most important modern open-air
sculpture collection in Koroška. It comprises 28 sculptures, set in the urban
environment of Ravne na Koroškem, Prevalje, Mežica, and Črna na Koroškem, and
can be visited at any time.
Reproduced from: Koroška Regional Museum