MGLC is a special but extrovert museum with a clearly emphasised identity, based on the heritage of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the 20th century art of printing. The museum is also an important producer of graphic and contemporary art. The museum does not merely seek its place within the existing art system, but goes beyond the prevailing Eurocentric direction with its collections and unique graphic arts Biennial. At MGLC we are well aware of the fact that the times in which we will seek the true essence of art will soon be upon us again. Our task is not merely to preserve the heritage for future generations, but to provide the conditions for art to be encountered, enjoyed and even created by the widest possible range of people.
MGLC will become an accessible, friendly, contemporary and internationally relevant museum of graphic arts of the present and the future, as well as a vibrant cultural and educational centre dedicated to the public in the broadest sense of the word.
ALEJANDRA PIZARNIK, NOCTURNAL SINGER
The book Cantora nocturna / Nocturnal Singer, which presents the work of the cult Argentinian poet Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972) in a bilingual Spanish-Slovenian edition, has been published. The book was one of the projects of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Art: Birth as Criterion.
It offers a representative selection of the poet’s work from all her poetry collections and from the poems that had not yet been collected into books, her essential prose Bloody Countess and notes in which she spoke about her work.
The editor of the book is Miklavž Komelj; its translators are Nada Kavčič and Miklavž Komelj. The essays on the poet and her creations have been contributed by Nada Kavčič, Miklavž Komelj and Yucef Merhi. The book was designed by Ivian Kan Mujezinović.
EVENING WITH MANCA KOŠIR: STORIES ABOUT BOOKS AND PEOPLE
Tuesday, 11 December, at 6 pm
Guests: multimedia artist Eva Petrič, scientist dr Miha Kos and translator Luka Krek
Music: duo Čemomka
Milton Glaser, Posters
23. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday 23 November, at 1 pm
The artist and his posters will be presented at the opening by the expert of visual communications, Petra Černe Oven, PhD.
Milton Glaser (1929, New York) is one of most important graphic designers in the world, who has designed hundreds of corporate images, magazines, newspapers, books, LP covers, and has created thousands of posters during his career spanning over fifty years. He has been inscribed into the world history of design with his iconic “I love NY” logo. Milton Glaser has decided to donate thirty-five original posters (created between 1966 and 2016) to the City of Ljubljana, which will enrich the collection of the International Centre of Graphic Arts after the exhibition.
A special thanks on the occasion of the exhibition goes to Mirko Ilić, who came up with the idea for the donation in 2017, when he was hosted at the Festival of Tolerance as a lecturer and the author of the TOLERANCE exhibition. The show is organised every year by Mini teater and the Ljubljana Jewish Cultural Centre with the support of the City of Ljubljana (MOL).
GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION BY Nathalie Du Pasquier
Tuesday, 18 December, at 5 pm
admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge
The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 5 pm) and in English (beginning at 5.30 pm), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
30. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday November 30, at 1 pm
The opening will be accompanied by a guided tour given by the artist Nathalie Du Pasquer and the curator of the exhibition Kate Sutton.
Nathalie Du Pasquier’s compositions transform the interiors of the International Centre of Graphic Arts into a series of immersive microenvironments, sampling from over three decades of the artist’s paintings, prints, drawings and murals, as well as a new series of silkscreen prints, which was produced precisely in the screen-printing studio of the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
Du Pasquier first made her name with vibrant, eye-catching graphics and textile prints shaped by the artist’s eclectic influences, boundless imagination and impulse towards experimentation. Since the late 1980s, she has focused primarily on painting, building up a tremendous body of work, much of which has yet to be exhibited publicly. Fair Game shuns a chronological ordering in favor of forging more intuitive formal affinities between the various series. Assorted elements or objects appear and reappear in different compositional configurations, like a card in a deck that takes on new powers and limitations with each hand dealt. This visual vocabulary is distilled in a new series of silkscreen printed modules – or as the artist calls it, “virtual furniture.”
Curator of the exhibition is Kate Sutton.
Nathalie Du Pasquier: Mensola piena, 2011, oil on canvas.