MGLC has the largest Slovene collection of fine art prints and original publications produced after the Second World War. It is the only public collection of modernist prints in Slovenia, containing more than 10,000 pieces.
The majority of the collection is represented by the donations of the artists that have exhibited at the International Biennials of Graphic Arts. Among them are members of the École de Paris, representatives of the COBRA avant-garde movement, artists of Eastern Europe and other internationally renowned artists. The collection also contains the complete or partial print oeuvres of Vladimir Makuc, Janez Bernik, Danilo Jejčič, Bogdan Borčić, Jože Ciuha, Lojze Spacal, Andrej Jemec, Tinca Stegovec, as well as others.
An important part is represented by the collection of art publications, which accounts for about 4,000 pieces – artists’ books, book works, art journals and magazines, newspaper projects, posters and invites, photographic publications, postcards, stamps, stickers, prints, photocopies, sound art CDs, as well as accompanying literature. The collection was formed in 2001 when the Institut Français loaned 378 works by the avant-gardes artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
MGLC also holds in its collection 425 units from the museum in progress collection of original newspaper projects published in Der Standard newspaper between 1990 and 2002.
Boris Jesih: Connections
30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018
Boris Jesih (1943) established himself as an artist at the end of the 1960s as part of the expressive figuration circle of painters. Under the influence of pop art, he responded to the characteristics of the spirit of the time with his geometric transformation of everyday objects, later also turning predominantly to landscape. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. As a prize winner of the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979 (special prize for a young artist), he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Beside the lithographs, the retrospective exhibition also presents drawings, paintings and photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and his works.
Boris Jesih: A Doors (1983, color lithography).
Watch out! Wet print! #10
Tanja Radež: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
5. 12. 2017–8. 1. 2018
TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica (opposite Glasbena matica)
Tanja Radež often finds herself in a quandary over the sense of creating national symbols. The symbolic emblems of national identity are often only adornments and no longer support the construction of a bright future. However, the symbols and colours persist through a changing history, since man must quite clearly lay the boundaries of his existence and mark the sovereignty of the group to which he belongs.
Tanja Radež: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.
14. 12. 2017–4. 1. 2018
Thursday, 14 December, at 5 pm., Švicarija Creative Center (ground floor)
The Copying project in the form of an artists' book, presents 11 artists, who have each developed and created their own view of copying and the copy.
Artists: Kate Bingaman-Burt, Tate Foley, JULM (Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler), Leah Mackin, Test Print (Amze Emmons), Garret Orr, Nez Pez, Nika Rupnik, Grace Synder, RL Tillman, Breanne Trammell
From the Švicarija studios
Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen
Thursday, 14 December, at 7 pm, Švicarija Creative Centre (1st floor)
at 18.00, guided tour of the exhibition with Maria Mojca Pungerčar and curator Nina Jeza
A transitional period is foreseen is a project in which artist Marija Mojca Pungerčar stems from a selection of photographs documenting private events that represent or indicate important turning points in life over a prolonged period of time.
Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen.