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.
Watch out! Wet print! #3
Tadej Vaukman: Heaven is a place on Earth
11. 5.–5. 6. 2017, the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)
opening event: Thursday, 11 May,
at 5 pm
Tadej Vaukman is a photographer in the right sense of the word. He lives with the camera and for photography. He loves chaos, truth and daily reality. While strolling around town, driving a car or riding a bike, during a concert, in his living room, or when visiting his grandma and grandpa, he always finds time to take pictures of naked reality. He shoots exactly what he sees without any subsequent corrections and unnecessary comments.
Tadej Vaukman, installation view on exhibition Zines!, Contemporary zin production.
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.
32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion
16 June – 29 October 2017
In addition to the main exhibition Birth as Criterion (MGLC, Švicarija and ŠKUC Gallery), the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts also presents the traditional exhibition of the winner of the Grand Prize of the previous Biennial, this time Ištvan Išt Huzjan, a presentation of work by Peter Gidal, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the 31st Biennial, a project by the winner of the Audience Award of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Meta Grgurevič, a Maria Bonomi retrospective at the Jakopič Gallery, as well as a vibrant discursive programme with an international symposium. As far as other projects are concerned, there is also the international billboard project a good neighbour in cooperation with the Istanbul Biennial, the book presenting the work of Argentinean poet Alejandra Pizarnik, as well as the print portfolio of the artists included in the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts on display at the Kresija Gallery.
ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production
Family week at MGLC
Sunday, 21 May, from 11 am to 1 pm, free of charge
DO IT WITH US!, zine workshop with viewing of the exhibition
We will be making our own mini art booklets in the techniques of collage, stencil printing, painting and drawing at the workshop.