The family open house week runs from 15 to 22 May. On the International Day of the Museums (18 May) we organize a flea market, workshops and animations which will take place in the courtyard in front of MGLC.
Through Play to Heritage
A joint campaign by Slovene museums and galleries for children and families takes place in the Week of the Child at the beginning of October. During this time, MGLC offers free admission to view the exhibitions, discussions, games and workshops.
SOCREA (SOcializing and CREAting) is a print art workshop for children, families and adults, where small prints are created under the guidance of an education curator and a master printer. During the festive season, holiday greeting cards are produced.
5 EUR/person for adults and free for children
The Stories of Ljubljana’s Castles
These are the stories that are made up of Ljubljana Castle, Tivoli Mansion – the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Fužine Castle – the Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), and Cekin Mansion – the National Museum of Contemporary History.
A single ticket gives access to see the current displays in all four castles. The ticket is valid for three days. Available to purchase at the respective castles’ points of sale and at the Ljubljana Tourist Information Centres (TIC).
Information on the presentation and programme of the participating castles and institutions can be obtained from the websites of the institutions, as well as in the special brochures entitled The Stories of Ljubljana’s Castles, published in Slovenian and in English, which can be found at information points in Ljubljana and across Slovenia.
Ljubljana Tourism and DPG are partners in the project.
Lecture: Robertina Šebjanič & Gjino Šutić: aqua_forensic
Thursday, 28 February, at 6 pm, Švicarija
As part of the year-long programme at Švicarija pursuing the motto community, art and nature, whose focus in 2019 rests on the analysis of the state of independent journalism and the issue of the right of the public to information, the artists and researchers Robertina Šebjanič (Ljubljana) and Gjino Šutić (Zagreb/Dubrovnik) will prepare a lecture on the subject of invisible water pollution.
Through a profound lecture, the artists and researchers will present their research project entitled aqua_forensic that exists at the intersection of art and science. Within this framework, they illuminate and reflect upon the invisible anthropogenic pollutants in the world’s water habitats (heavy metals, oils, antibiotics, leftovers of phytopharmaceutical products) and open up a discussion on human empathy towards (sub)aquatic habitats. The project therefore raises questions on so-called aquafarming in the period of the Anthropocene and on so-called terrafarming, i.e. the human imprint on the waters. But more than that, the artists raise the crucial question: How do the oceans feel our impact?
GUIDED TOUR WITH KATE SUTTON, THE CURATOR OF THE EXHIBITION FAIR GAME
Tuesday, 26 February at 5 pm
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
NATHALIE DU PASQUIER, FAIR GAME
30. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
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.
ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME TO THE EXHIBITION
Nathalie Du Pasquier: Mensola piena, 2011, oil on canvas.
MILTON GLASER, POSTERS
23. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
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).
Accompanying Programme to the Exhibition
Milton Glaser, Posters, 2018.