Become A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL

A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL receives the following benefits in 2019:

• Free admission to all exhibitions.
• Free of charge art excursion.
This time we will be heading to the Gorenjska region, more precisely to Škofja Loka and its surroundings. We will be taking a look at the Loka Castle collections, the Škopar House, the Grohar Gallery and the granary with the works of Mihelič.
At the end, we will also visit Visoko, Tavčar’s source of inspiration for writing the historical novel The Visoko Chronicle. The 17th-century rustic mansion lies in the embrace of the surrounding hills and forests, not far from the Poljanska Sora river. With the beginning of the 20th century, the former Kalan Estate became known as the Tavčar Manor after the Slovenian writer and politician Ivan Tavčar. Besides the former residential building, which houses permanent exhibitions and a beautiful wedding hall, there is an extensive outbuilding with a typical double hayrack. The writer had a chapel with a family tomb placed at the edge of the forest, where he was buried himself. There is also a striking bronze statue of the writer close by, with gaze directed towards Poljane, his place of birth.
• Viewing of a selected artist's printmaking studio.
Tanja Pak, artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, who completed her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London, is inviting us to join her in her studio at Švicarija. She dedicates her attention to sculpture, spatial art installations and design of useful objects. Her favourite medium is glass, through which she passes on her stories and feelings since it remains a persistent challenge to her precisely because of its variable and elusive nature. She says that they are constantly searching and trying each other out. She exhibits all over the world and her works are included in international collections and publications.
• Pre-festive workshop making original New Year's greeting cards. The workshop is conducted by Admir Ganić, printing master.
• New Year's greeting card – a small fine art graphic print by an invited artist.
• 30% discount on all MGLC publications
• 15% discount on all workshops and courses
• 15% discount on purchases of fine art graphic prints.
• A fine art graphic print from the MGLC Print Studios upon the recommendation and signing up of a new member.
• 10% discount on the renewal of membership.
• A welcome gift when signing up.
•  12-month membership fee: 25 €
• 12-month membership fee for those aged 60 years and over, 14 years and under, pupils and students: 15 €

You can join the Club of the Friends of the Biennial of the International Centre of Graphic Arts by filling in the Membership Form and presenting your identity card and pupil/student ID card at the MGLC Ticket Office and paying the appropriate membership fee. Your Membership Card will be sent to you within 14 days of joining, or can alternatively be picked up at the MGLC Ticket Office. The membership card is valid for one year from the date of joining.

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METABOLIC MUSEUM-UNIVERSITY

25th July 2019 – 2nd August 2019

Various Venues

The Metabolic Museum-University offers an experimental educational program to all visitors of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, as well as visitors of participating museums in Ljubljana.

Over seven days, selected exhibitions are transformed into an unusual and ironic clash between a museum, a university and a body. Unique furniture based on a home-camping style provides visitors with the means to sit down, read, write, and take part in lectures, conversations, experiments, and exercises. Special metabolic chairs have their own table, light and mini-beamer enabling participants to spam the hang by projecting their own visuals into the gaps between artworks.

Each of the seven days corresponds to an Organ of the Week and is directed by a Faculty Member of the Metabolic Museum-University. In addition, innovative Stimuli prepared by guest artists and scientists interrupt the daily sessions with creative and intellectual impulses.

The Metabolic Museum takes place from Friday 26th July 2019 until Friday 2nd August 2019 between 14.00–18.00, except for Sunday 29th July when it runs all day from 11.00–13.00 and 14.00–18.00. On Monday 30th July 2019 there is no session.

The Metabolic Museum-University is open and free to all visitors with entry tickets to the Biennial venues and museums. It encourages participants to take part in all sessions for the full week if possible, but sporadic visits are also welcome. Sessions will be held in English.

SCHEDULE

 

Children’s Studio at Švicarija: Hedgehog draws, prints and rolls about!

Every Friday during the Biennial, 10.00–12.00, Švicarija, Tivoli Park

We carry out relief printing workshops for our youngest group of “hedgehogs” (4–12 years old), tell each other jokes and talk about large-scale exhibitions.

Free of charge, bookings for organised groups to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

TUESDAY GUIDED TOURS

Short guided tours in Slovene and English

Every Tuesday in July at 18.30: of MGLC and Švicarija (meeting point at MGLC).

Every Tuesday in August at 18.30: of the galleries in the city centre (meeting point at Equrna Gallery).

Guided tour with reflection on the Biennial

Tuesday, 17 September, 17.00

Guided tour starts at MGLC

Admission payable, guided tour free of charge