Tomaž Šalamun

° 1941

Born in Zagreb (Croatia), lives in Ljubljana (Slovenia).

Tomaž Šalamun (1941, Slovenia, lives in Ljubljana) is considered the leading contemporary poet in Slovene, and he has been translated into many languages. He initiates the publishing of the first OHO book, EVA (1966), an anthology of concrete, experimental and visual poetry. Trained as an art historian, Šalamun works with OHO as a visual artist in 1968–1970, creating installations with natural materials. Hay, Cornhusks, Bricks (1969), now recreated for the Van Abbemuseum, is first created for the exhibition Great-Grandfathers in Zagreb. In 1970 Šalamun participates in the legendary Information exhibition at MoMA, as a member of OHO.

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