Marjetica Potrc | the artist
The artist Marjetica Potrc
Born 1953, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Lives and works in Stockholm and Ljubljana, .
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Hugo Boss prize 2000
The Slovenian artist Marjetica Potrc (born 1953) – originally trained as an architect – is known for her 'case studies' of improvised buildings all over the world. Using analytical drawings and self-constructed buildings, Potrc shows how local inhabitants come up with and realise solutions that sometimes function better than the plans originating from the urban developer's drawing board…
…Most positively of all, Potrc finds a commonality between the utopianism of the Barbican, with its high-walks and monolithic raised dwellings, and the inspired strategies of a community on the other side of the world…