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.
Samuel Grajfoner: The Material Presence of the Mental Imprint
21. 1.–8. 3. 2022
MGLC - Tivoli Mansion
The exhibition presents large-format prints in the techniques of engraving and drypoint, created in recent years and mostly presented to the public for the first time. They reflect the artist's understanding of the creative process as a spontaneous, organic development of the preparation of the matrix, which materialises in an impression on paper or, for the first time, in bronze.
Opening of the exhibition: on Friday, 21 January 2022, at 6 pm, at the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
Samuel Grajfoner, Untitled (from the cycle Nothing), 2021, engraving
Adriena Šimotová: Encounter. Touch and Imprint.
10 December 2021 to 8 March 2022
You are welcome to visit the exhibition Encounter. Touch and Imprint. by Adriena Šimotová. This selective retrospective at MGLC features artworks in which Šimotová radicalized the existentially conceived topic of the human personality while engaging in an earnest determination of the conditions and relationships she found relevant.
Mi smo tisti, ki jih iščemo I–V, 2011–12, transparentni papir, pigment, pastel, grafit, 111 x 79 cm, Fundacija Adriene Šimotove in Jiříja Johna, Praga
Adrijan Praznik: --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US…
7. 1.−13. 2. 2022
Adrijan Praznik plays various roles in the world of art – he is a painter, illustrator, curator, producer and artistic director of Simulaker Gallery in Novo mesto. In January 2022, he completed a two-year artist residency at MGLC Švicarija. Upon his departure, he prepared the exhibition --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US... The spatial installation of two large-scale paintings raises questions that illustrate his work and research focus in 2021 particularly. Namely, he is concerned with the form and status of the artwork, the appropriation of the media image and the combination of pictorial means of expression as well as materials.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.