Ištvan Išt Huzjan participated in the preparation of publication The Secret Life of Švicarija with an artistic intervention by opening the doors of the studios in the corridors of Švicarija and holding them open with wedges made of Podpeč marble. He entered the historical narrative of the spaces and connected the architecture of the building with artistic creation. With the help of a medium who can step into the afterlife, he also tried to unravel the "mystery of Cankar's room". Ivan Cankar was a hotel guest in the winter of 1909/10 when he wrote the socially critical essay The White Chrysanthemum here. It is not known in which room he stayed. It emerged during the session that Cankar was torn between social life and writerly solitude, and his spirit was most present in two spaces. The intervention stepped with artistic autonomy beyond the attested historical sources into the invisible past of Švicarija.
Cankarian Wedge, Podpeč marble, 2022.
Curator of the commissioned work: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec