The “Stele mit den in Eisen gegossenen zweisprachigen Ortsnamen“is located in the park of the university. On the one hand, it is an endeavour to hold up a mirror to Carinthian and Austrian politics reminding them about their omissions, and on the other hand, to preserve opressed Carinthian cultural assets that are in danger of being forgotten.
Campus West, on the way to the Lakeside Park
Valentin Oman: Stele with place names, 2000
Valentin Oman was born in St. Stefan near Villach in 1935. From 1958 to 1962 he studied at the Academy of Applied Arts in Vienna with Hilda Schmid-Jesser, master class for painting and completed a special course in printmaking with Riko Debenjak in Ljubljana in 1963. Oman lives and works as freelance artist in Vienna and Carinthia. In 1995 he was honored with the honorary doctorate of the University of Klagenfurt. He is holder of the Cross of Honour for Science and Art 1st class as well as a member of the Slovenian Academy of Science and Art.