Tivoli mansion

Tivoli Mansion is the oldest building in the area of today’s Tivoli Park. It connects to the city through the Jakopič Promenade, which was widened in the 1930s by architect Jože Plečnik, who planted a new border of trees on each side. The history of the mansion itself dates back to the 13th century, when a tower stood over the current location, which was demolished in 1442 by the Counts of Celje in the battles with the Austrian Emperor Frederick III to gain power over Ljubljana. Baron George Apfaltrern had a new court built on the present location, which was purchased in 1601 by the Ljubljana Jesuits and replaced with a new mansion building. The Jesuits purchased the neighbouring plots of land and the surroundings of the mansion became a pleasant promenade, whereas the natural amphitheatre behind the building was used to stage plays by the Jesuit students. When the Jesuit Order was dissolved in 1775, the mansion became the summer residence of the Ljubljana Bishop. Later it was passed on into the hands of the Provincial Estates and served as a hospital, warehouse and army barracks, which severely damaged the building. Emperor Franz Joseph had the mansion restored in May 1853 and gave it to Marshal Radetzky and his wife for lifelong use. Radetzky renovated the surroundings and opened the park to the public, for which the grateful people granted him honorary citizenship in 1882 and erected a statue in front of the mansion. The fountain with the statue of a boy that is so famous in Slovenia today was erected in the park in April 1870, and this was probably also the time when the striking four large bronze dogs without tongues by Anton Dominik Fernkorn were also installed on the steps in front of the mansion. At this point investments into the mansion ceased. Initially, city officials were housed in the mansion, and then tenants after the Second World War, who lived there until 1986, when renovation work began on the building for the opening of the International Centre of Graphic Arts. The Tivoli Mansion building is listed as a protected monument.

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Summer in Tivoli

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian, conducted by Matic Ferlan
Sunday, July 29, at 3 pm

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: HistoryThe Stojan Batič Memorial StudioArchitecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO IN THE ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE!

Creative workshops, animations and guided tours of the building are held for children every Friday. The studio operates free of charge every Friday from May to October, from 10 am to 1 pm. The activities are led by the gallery mentors Petra Derganc, Tina Boc, Petja Kolenko and Katja Kovše.

You may like to book your visit by writing to the following e-mail: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

SUMMER IN TIVOLI

In July at MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre

We have taken care to pamper the body and spirit in the city park this year too, given that the Summer in Tivoli traditionally fills the warm and carefree summer evenings with a rich array of cultural events. Visit us on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday.

Tuesday, 17. July: International Centre of Graphic Arts

19.00–20.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage in English and Slovenian
18.00–21.00: Extended viewing of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage and STOP AND GO, The Art of Animated GIFS exhibition
20.00–21.00: concert Vladimir Kuzman

Tuesday, 24. July: International Centre of Graphic Arts

19.00–20.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage in English and Slovenian
18.00–21.00: Extended viewing of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage and STOP AND GO, The Art of Animated GIFS exhibition
20.00–21.00: concert Jakob Kobal

Thursday, 19 July, Švicarija Creative Centre

20.00–21.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian
21.00–22.00: Concert of contemporary electronic and hybrid music: Futurski

Thursday, 26 July, Švicarija Creative Centre

20.00–21.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian
21.00–22.00: Concert of contemporary electronic and hybrid music: Kukushai

Sunday, 15 July, Platform of the Švicarija Creative Centre

Film cycle on Sundays: Films in the Woods, 21.00–23.00 + 
21.00: Film aperitif: 'КУКЛА' (Kukla) 
21.30–23.00: Wild roses, 2017, Polish

Sunday, 22 July, Platform of the Švicarija Creative Centre

Film cycle on Sundays: Films in the Woods, 21.00–23.00 + 
21.00: 
Film aperitif: Federmaister
21.30–23.00: Twilight Portrait, 2011, Russian

 

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

Tuesday, July 17 and 24, at 7 pm

Every Tuesday in July at 7 pm.
Guided tours in Slovenian and English, conducted by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.

Admission payable.

Occasionally also guided tours by curators and guests; please follow www.mglc-lj.si.


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

CONCLUDING EVENT TO THE EXHIBITION

Friday, 20 July, 19.00–21.00

Admission to the exhibition (5, 2.5 EUR for both events)

19.00 David Lynch and Transcendental Meditation, presentation,
conducted by dr. Andrej Rus, teacher of transcendental meditation
20.00 Miroslav Karić: Under the surface ... Lynch as a Visual Artist. Interweaving of pictorial and film motifs, lecture of the exhibition Fire on Stage. (The lecture is in the Serbian language.)

RABBITS
puppet show

Friday, 29 June, 21.00

The gallery is open till 9 pm on that day.
Admission 5 EUR (ticket for the exhibition)

Rabbits are a conceptual puppet interpretation of Lynch's comedy-horror-sitcom internet TV series Rabbits (David Lynch, 2002).

Author: Patricija Šošter
Puppets: Barbara Stupica
Set: Marko Turkuš
Directed by: Mirt Komel
Animation: LG Patana
Sound: Samo Pavlica - Linč
Voices: Marija Glavaš, Mirt Komel, Ana Šega


Photo: Patricija Šoštar.

EXHIBITION: BLUE VELVET REVISITED

The photographs from the film Blue Velvet are back on view at Kinodvor from 1 June.

To accompany the exhibition
David Lynch: Fire on Stage you are invited to the Kinodvor Gallery, where the photographs from the shooting of the film Blue Velvet taken by Peter Braatz will be on view again.


Photo: Peter Braatz.