14. 11. 2018 - 15. 11. 2018

From Biennial to Biennial

28–30 November
International Centre of Graphic Arts and Švicarija Creative Centre

Books presentation
Nocturnal Singer by Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972)
Jure Detela, Selected Poems (1951–1992) 
Wednesday, November 28 at 6 pm
MGLC

A symposium
The Irrational in a Biennial
Thursday, November, 29 10.00–17.00
Švicarija Creative Center

Opening of exhibition
Nathalie du PasquierFair Game
curator: Kate Sutton
Friday, November 30, at 1 pm
MGLC

From Biennial to Biennial is a 3-day event which is a postponed reflection on the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion. Composed of a presentation of a book Nocturnal Singer by Alejandra Pizarnik, an international symposium The Irrational in a Biennial that will discuss and challenge the traditional biennial structure, and a solo exhibition by Nathalie Du Pasquier: Fair Game, the event attempts to bring together diverse mediums of perception.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

November 2018
12. 11. 2018 - 14. 11. 2018

EVENING WITH MANCA KOŠIR: STORIES ABOUT BOOKS AND PEOPLE

Tuesday, 13 November, at 6 pm

Guests: radio presenter Darja Štravs Tisu and painter Miha Štrukelj 
Music: singer Neža Vasle

12. 11. 2018 - 12. 11. 2018

Nathalie Du Pasquier

SOON

30. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday November 30, at 1 pm

The openin will be accompanied by a guided tour given by the artist Nathalie Du Pasquer and the curator of the exhibition Kate Sutton.

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 (“virtual furniture,” as the artist calls it), which she created in the MGLC screen-printing studio.

Curator of the exhibition is Kate Sutton.


Nathalie Du Pasquier: Mensola piena, 2011, oil on canvas.

 

 

12. 11. 2018 - 13. 11. 2018

Milton Glaser, Posters

SOON

23. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday 23 November, at 1 pm

The artist and his posters will be presented at the opening by the expert of visual communications, Petra Černe Oven, PhD.

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).


Milton Glaser, Posters, 2018.

07. 11. 2018 - 12. 11. 2018

Riko Debenjak, Retrospective Exhibition

LAST WEEKEND

9. 8.–11.11. 2018

Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec
Installation design: Damijan Kracina


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

07. 11. 2018 - 07. 11. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič

MARIJA SKOČIR: BETWEEN FAMILY LEGACY AND PROFESSIONAL CHALLENGE

Tuesday, 6 November, at 6 pm
admisssion: 2 eur

The conversation with Jerneja Batič, art historian and daughter of sculptor Stojan Batič, is led by Marija Skočir, co-curator of
Batič's retrospective exhibition at the Jakopič Gallery (2015).


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

October 2018
29. 10. 2018 - 29. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature with the project curators

Sunday, October 28, at 3 pm
admission: 2 EUR

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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.

Participating artists in the exhibition: Nika Autor, Stojan Batič, Dragica Čadež, Jure Detela, Meta Grgurevič, France Gruden, Sergej Kapus, Janez Lenassi, Karel Plemenitaš, Karel Putrih, Drago Tršar, Dušan Tršar, Lujo Vodopivec, Bilal Yilmaz.

Author of the project is Yasmín Martín Vodopivec.


Stojan Batič: Composition II (glass, bronze), 1977.
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

26. 10. 2018 - 26. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture
THE SCULPTURES OF TIVOLI

Thursday, 25 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 EUR

lecture by Gojko Zupan

Many sculptures have found their place in Tivoli, which tell the stories of prominent personalities and pivotal historical events. Furthermore, we can observe the development of sculptural thought through them and meet the artists behind it. In such a way, Jakopič tells us about the former exhibition pavilion, the Ballet sculpture about the art of movement, and the Little Shepherd about the forgotten Arcadia. Each has its own story and each connects with the green surroundings in a particular way.


Stojan Batič: Ballet, 1957.

25. 10. 2018 - 25. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Today's panel is cancelled.

The Secret Life of Books,
literary panel discussions
Nature, Society, People

Wednesday, 24 October, at 6 pm
free of charge

Book: James Lovelock, A Rough Ride to the Future

How are nature and society connected? Do people also create and build nature? What are the links between the environment and social change? How does nature affect an individual? The starting point for the discussion is drawn from the ideas of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project.

Guests: Janez Markeš, Mitja Pucer and Ajda Pistotnik, led by Nika Kovač.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

24. 10. 2018 - 07. 11. 2018

CONCLUDING GUIDED TOUR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY RIKO DEBENJAK AND PRESENTATION OF THE EXHIBITION BY MATJAŽ GEDER

TODAY

Tuesday, 6 November, at 6 pm
Admission payable to see the exhibition, the guided tour is free of charge.

We will be escorted around the exhibition by Breda Škrjanec, the author of the exhibition, and artist Damijan Kracina, who designed the exhibition.

After the guided tour, there will also be a presentation of the exhibition Matjaž Geder, Preparations for Improvisation. The artist’s work and exhibition will be presented by the curator of the exhibition, Božidar Zrinski.

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibiiton by Riko Debenjak

dr. Asta Vrečko, art historian: Riko Debenjak and the Social Setting of the First Half of the 20th Century

30 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

22. 10. 2018 - 22. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture
Olga Paulič: Tivoli Architecture

Thursday, 18 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 eur

The beginning of the architectural design of Tivoli Park is represented by the stately architecture of Tivoli Mansion and Leopoldsruhe Mansion (the Cekin Mansion of today). Later, buildings intended for leisure activities started to appear, especially sports and recreational facilities, as well as entertainment facilities. We must also not forget the important cultural buildings on the edge of Tivoli, which are, unfortunately, cut off from the rest of the park because of the railway line.


Tivoli Mansion.
Photo: Matevža Paternoster. MGLC Archive.

17. 10. 2018 - 12. 11. 2018

Matjaž Geder, Preparations for improvisations

LAST WEEKEND

17. 10.–11. 11. 2018

opening: Wednesday, October 17,
at 6 pm

Matjaž Geder is an art teacher at the Murska Sobota  II  Elementary School. It is precisely the pedagogical profession that has a profound influence on his creative world, which is constantly in passing from a direct and illustrative visual language to more complex conceptual and symbolically conceived images. He puts the rigid school system, which is based on a way of thinking that is both clichéd and indiscriminate, under critical comparison with the attitude towards the destigmatisation of mental illness, which come surprisingly close in his works.  A selection of works created in the recent years is on view, as well as a series of new prints, produced specifically for the exhibition.



Matjaž Geder: Step-ping, 2018, monoprint, 66 x 100 cm.

Concluding guided tour 

Tuesday, 6 November, at 6 pm
Admission payable to see the exhibition, the guided tour is free of charge.

After the guided tour of the exhibition by Riko Debenjak, there will also be a presentation of the exhibition Matjaž Geder, Preparations for Improvisation. The artist’s work and exhibition will be presented by the curator of the exhibition, Božidar Zrinski.

 

17. 10. 2018 - 17. 10. 2018

THEME-BASED GUIDED TOUR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY RIKO DEBENJAK

16 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition
The Karst World of Riko Debenjak and Zoran Mušič
dr. Nataša Ivanović,
art historian


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

16. 10. 2018 - 17. 10. 2018

ARTISTS ON A VISIT!

TODAY

Talk: Marie Lukačeva (Prague) and Fokus Grupa (Rijeka)

Tuesday, 16 October, at 6 pm
Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, free of charge

The talk presents the artists visiting Ljubljana, who are staying at the residency centres of Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC) and Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre (MGML). Currently resident and working at the Švicarija Creative Centre is artist Marie Lukačeva from Prague, whereas the Fokus Grupa duo from Rijeka is having its residential stay at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre. We will talk with the guests about creative practice, the emerging work as part of the residency stay and other related issues.

Marie Lukačeva is a participant of the two-month residency programme at the Švicarija Creative Centre, which is taking place as part of an inter-institutional exchange between the Futura Project, Prague and MGLC, Ljubljana.

Fokus Grupa is a duo that is being hosted as part of the residency programme of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and will present itself with an exhibition project at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre at the end of its stay on the 24 October of this year.

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Photo: Fokus Grupa.

16. 10. 2018 - 16. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

NI AMOS! / COMMUNITY, ART, NATURE

Experimental laboratory of performance, happening and popular culture, conducted by Uroš Kaurin, theatre actor
start: Sunday October 7, 14.00–18.00

Free of charge. Book to:  lili.sturm@mglc-lj.or petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si

Together, we will learn about the history and the present of the Švicarija Creative Centre.
Together, we will create its future or one of its futures.
Together, we will explore the performative possibilities and capabilities offered to us amid Tivoli Park. Together, we will create an event and offer it to the public.
With all responsibility and joy.

Public presentation: Saturday, 17 November 

15. 10. 2018 - 15. 10. 2018

Alja Košar, Point

12. 9.–14. 10. 2018
opening: Wednesday, September 12, at 7 pm

Alja Košar embarks upon researching the expressive possibilities of intaglio printmaking with technical expertise, patient preparation and precise implementation. She creates a unique pictorial world of her own through the two distinctively pictorial elements of point and line, upgrading this in her more recent works by using paint. Initially, a considered colour palette appeared only in her drawings, but later this was transferred into printmaking through points and lines. The exhibition presents a selection of fine art prints produced in the last two years as well as some graphic works created in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts specifically for this exhibition. Curator of exhibition is Božidar Zrinski.


Alja Košar: Untitled, 2018, aquatint and etching.

 

 

 

 

10. 10. 2018 - 12. 10. 2018

LECTURE AT THE EXHIBITION RIKO DEBENJAK

The Newly Discovered Fresco from the Period of Socialist Realism in the Former Dom Maksa Perca

Tuesday, 9 October, at 18.00

lecture at the exhibition, conducted by Gregor Dražil, art historian

During research on the work of Riko Debenjak, a large-scale wall painting was discovered in the building at Kotnikova 8 in Ljubljana following the citations in the artist’s catalogues. The exact location of the fresco had not been known till now, the date of its production, the author and subject matter of the painting were either lost or were inconsistently quoted in sources and expert literature. A photograph of this monumental piece from the period of so-called socialist realism will be shown in the presentation for the first time. The question of authorship and the role of Riko Debenjak in the creation of the fresco will be discussed and the circumstances of the work’s production will be highlighted.


Riko Debenjak and Maksim Sedej, The Fresco in the Former Dom Maksa Perca at Kotnikova 8 in Ljubljana, second half of the 1940s (detail). Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC archive.

04. 10. 2018 - 15. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

2–13 October

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič
ANDREJA RAKOVEC
THE MONUMENT TO BORIS KIDRIČ IN MARIBOR OR
AN EXAMPLE OF BOLD SCULPTURAL CONCEPTION
IN THE MONUMENT OEUVRE OF STOJAN BATIČ

Tuesday, October 2, at 6 pm,
admission: 2 eur

The monument to Boris Kidrič is Batič's most monumental
work in Maribor. It is marked by boldness in both composition
and technical execution. The lecturer illuminates the
circumstances surrounding the creation of the monument.


Stojan Batič, Monument to Borisu Kidriču, 1963, Maribor
Photo: Damjan Švarc, Umetnostna galerija Maribor.

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lectures
INES BABNIK, FROM THE GARDENS TO TIVOLI PARK

Thursday, 4 October, at 6 pm
admission fee: 2 EUR

In the 17th century, taking a walk became a popular way of
spending leisure time among the townspeople, so a necessity
also sprung up in Tivoli Park to create green spaces, especially
in the surroundings of Tivoli Mansion and Cekin Mansion. The
Latterman Avenue was formed between the two mansion
gardens in the 19th century and gradually Ljubljana also
received a city promenade and thus an official city park.


Photo: Matjaž Tančič. MGLC Archive.

HE BUDDING HUB

Friday, October 6, at 6

The exhibition is open until Sunday 7 October

The members of the Novi dijak student club (Association of
Ljubljana Gymnasium Students) are presenting themselves
in a one-day event with artworks that mirror their personal
attitude to nature. They have expressed their views in
various mediums such as illustration, video, photography,
installation ... The event will be rounded off by a recital
of original poetry and prose as well as an audio-visual
appearance with a projection of works and original
music. The participants of the project also publish a small
publication – a zine, which will integrate and connect
the individual original works into an artistic whole.

EVENING WITH MANCA KOŠIR: STORIES ABOUT BOOKS AND PEOPLE

Tuesday, 9 October, at 6 pm

Guests: visual artist Zora Stančič and architect Andrej Mercina
Music: violinist Nikola Pajanović

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture

Marko Dobrilovič: GREEN TIVOLI IN THE 20TH CENTURY

Thursday, 11 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 EUR

From the late 19th century onwards, Tivoli Park did not develop only in terms of content, but also in view
of landscape architecture. Here we can observe the considerations of several park designers, and can, therefore, follow the varying park designs and greenery arrangements. We can find stylistically diverse designs that range from secessionist motifs to the elements of the English landscape park.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Discussion
Thinking Tivoli – Challenges of Holistic Urban Park Management

Friday, 12 October, 9.00–16.00

The autumn discussion illuminates the multi-faceted significance of the central city park and encourages reflection on its holistic management. 

Discussion organizer: Slovenian Association of Landscape Architects

Theme-based Saturday public tours

IGOR GRDINA: THE ARRIVAL OF RUSSIAN IMMIGRANTS TO
LJUBLJANA AFTER THE EVENTS IN PETROGRAD
IN 1917

Saturday, 13 October, 16.30
admission: 2 EUR

The guided tour outlines the events in Švicarija after the closure of Tivoli Hotel. The building, which was in a decaying state in the 1930s, was handed out to Russian immigrants by the city municipality. They had fled to Ljubljana after the October Revolution.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

03. 10. 2018 - 03. 10. 2018

GUIDED TOUR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY RIKO DEBENJAK

Tuesday, 2 October, at 6 pm, admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge

The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.

The part of the guided tour is also the presentations of the exhibition Point by Alja Košar.


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Arhive.

 

 

01. 10. 2018 - 12. 10. 2018

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, September 30, at 3 pm
admission: 2 EUR

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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: urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Luka Prinčič: Jitakami v.2018

Friday, 28 September, at 8 pm, free of charge, Švicarija Creative Centre

The audio-visual and performative-choreographic performance is based on the research of the interaction between man and the computer, between nature and technology, with an area of interfaces between the two. Through movement choreography and a computer-generated audio-visual image, this interdisciplinary event exposes the traps of uncritical acceptance of technology, raising questions about the integrity of the human body in the all-encompassing digitisation of life.

Author: Luka Prinčič
Choreography and movement: Maja Delak
Visual-conceptual consultation: Maja Smrekar
Light design: Urška Vohar
Production: EMANAT Institute in collaboration with the International Centre of Graphic Arts

September 2018
26. 09. 2018 - 03. 10. 2018

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak and presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point

Tuesday, 25 September, at 6 pm, admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge

The tours of both exhibitions will be conducted by mag. Breda Škrjanec, the curator of the exhibition of Riko Debenjak.

The theme-based guided tours present Riko Debenjak as a person, his creativity, his relationship to printmaking, his place in the time and space of post-war modernism, connection to the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. Followed by a presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point.


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

24. 09. 2018 - 26. 09. 2018

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AN ARTIST RESIDENCY IN POUGUES-LES-EAUX

MGLC/Švicarija Creative Centre and the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre, Nievers, France, are announcing a public call for applications for an artist residency in Pougues-les Eaux in 2019. Visual and/or intermedia artists who come from Slovenia or live and work in Slovenia are invited to apply. The selected artist will attend a three-month artist residency at the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre.

The deadline for applications is
17 September 2018!

Candidates are applying for the time frame of 1 September–30 November 2019. 

Additional information:
miha.colner@mglc-lj.si or
+386 (0)30 708 469.

Click here for full details of the call for applications!

24. 09. 2018 - 26. 09. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018 AND DAYS OF EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE

Marathon of lectures on the architectural history, life in Švicarija and its renovation

Friday, 21 September, 17.00–19.00
Sobota, 22 September, 10.00–13.00

The cycle of lectures by conservators and restorers focuses on the architectural history and life in Švicarija. Also presented will be the conservation and restoration starting points for the refurbishment, with an emphasis on the renovation of the wooden architectural elements and stencil murals. The integral renovation of Švicarija took place between August 2015 and May 2017.

Lectures
Friday, September 21

17.00 TATJANA ADAMIČ:
THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY IN THE AREA OF TODAY'S ŠVICARIJA
An outline of the captivating history of the architectural activities on the plateau above Tivoli Mansion in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park from the first half of the 19th century to the construction of the Tivoli Hotel between 1908 and 1910.

18.00 ALEKSANDRA RENČELJ ŠKEDELJ:
LIFE IN ŠVICARIJA
Since its beginnings in the middle of the 19th century when a guest house was opened there up till its recent renovation, Švicarija has been a witness to a lively social and artistic life.

Saturday, September 22

10.00 MATEJ ZUPANČIČ:
CONSERVATION STARTING POINTS FOR THE RENOVATION OF ŠVICARIJA
The conservation plan serves as the starting point for a comprehensive renovation of a monument. The structure of the plan as well as the use of the results in the subsequent production of project documentation and the physical restoration of Švicarija will be shown.

11.00 JOŽE DREŠAR:
THE RESTORATION OF WOODEN ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN ŠVICARIJA
A special challenge in the renovation of Švicarija was to preserve as many original wooden architectural elements as possible from different types of wood for their original use.

12.00 ANKA BATIČ:
THE WALL PAINTINGS IN ŠVICARIJA
Would you like to learn more about sounding, detecting and documenting wall paintings? You are invited to the presentation of the finds that adorned some of the walls in Švicarija.

After the lecture, you can join us at the workshop for making stencil murals and take a piece of Švicarija home with you. 


Švicarija in the interwar period.
Source: SI ZAL LJU 342 Fototeka, G4-027-008.

20. 09. 2018 - 20. 09. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

The Secret Life of Books: Migrations

Wednesday, 19 September, at 6 pm

In the first autumn event of The Secret Life of Books cycle, we will discuss books dealing with migration issues. How do they appear in literary works? Can we break prejudice and spread empathy through literature? Or does literature only help to maintain the status quo? 

The focus is on the books Samira KentrićA Letter to Adna and Vesna LemaićWelcome.

Guests of the evening:
Samira KentrićVesna LemaićDino BaukDragan Nikčević.
The debate is led by: Nika Kovač.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

19. 09. 2018 - 19. 09. 2018

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak and presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point

Tuesday, 18 September, at 6 pm, admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge

The tours of both exhibitions will be conducted by mag. Boge Dimovski, Museum Councillor at MGLC.

The theme-based guided tours present Riko Debenjak as a person, his creativity, his relationship to printmaking, his place in the time and space of post-war modernism, connection to the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. Followed by a presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point.


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

17. 09. 2018 - 17. 09. 2018

ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE DAY

Saturday 15 September, 10.00–20.00

Open studio and socialising with the artists, studio users of the Švicarija Creative Centre
11.00–12.00 Guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature with the project curators Yasmin Martin Vodopivec and Vladimir Vidmar
15-00–17.00 Ni amos!, experimental laboratory, introductory meeting, conducted by Uroš Kaurin
17.00–18.00 Waitress Fani’s Tour of Tivoli Hotel, adventure guided tour
18.00–19.00 Eyewitnesses, talk with Dragica Čadež, led by Miha Colner 


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

ART IN YOU: THE STOJAN BATIČ MEMORIAL STUDIO
Workshop for people with dementia and their relatives

Sunday, 16 September, 10.00–12.30
The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Švicarija Creative Centre (Ground Floor)


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

13. 09. 2018 - 08. 10. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

4 – 11 September

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič

Tuesday, 4 September, at 6 pm
admission: 2 EUR, The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič

Stojan Batič: Journey to Ithaca, Accompanied by Music
Lecture by Svetlana Slapšak

Theme-based Saturday public tours
Saturday, 8 September, at 4.30 pm
admission: 2 EUR

Ljubljana between Ambition and Capability during the Decades before the First World War
conducted by Blaž Vurnik

Evening with Manca Košir: Stories about Books and People

Tuesday, 11 September, at 6 pm

Guests: dr. Glorjana Veber, winner of the Knight of Poetry title, and Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, painter and resident of the Švicarija Creative Centre. Music: Miha Debevec and Dejan Kušer accordion duo.

12. 09. 2018 - 12. 09. 2018

GUIDED TOUR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY RIKO DEBENJAK

Tuesday, September 11, at 6 pm
admission payable to see the exhibition

The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.
Occasionally also theme-based guided tours are organised, please follow www.mglc-lj.si.

Riko Debenjak
Retrospective exhibition

9. 8.–11.11. 2018

Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec
Installation design: Damijan Kracina

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

10. 09. 2018 - 24. 10. 2018

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak

TODAY

23 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition

Traces on Paper, Canvas, Wall ...
Tatjana Pregl Kobe, art historian

Riko Debenjak, illustration for the book Nikolaj V. Gogolj: Taras Bulba, 1948.

 

 

 

August 2018
27. 08. 2018 - 27. 08. 2018

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, August 26, 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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

24. 08. 2018 - 10. 09. 2018

GUIDED TOUR OF THE RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION BY RIKO DEBENJAK

Tuesday, September 4, at 6 pm
admission payable to see the exhibition

The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.
Occasionally also theme-based guided tours are organised, please follow www.mglc-lj.si.

The part of the guided tour is also the presentations of the exhibition The Anonyms by Tina Mohorović.

Riko Debenjak
Retrospective exhibition

9.8.–11. 11. 2018

Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec
Installation design: Damijan Kracina


Photo: urška Boljkovacl. Arhiv MGLC.

Tina Mohorović
The Anonyms

9.8.–9. 9. 2018

Tina Mohorović (1988) is devoted to the intaglio printing techniques, particularly etching, because of its special quality of line, which is produced by the resistance of the zinc plate when drawing with a needle and the subsequent manipulation with the timing and intensity of the etching process. The exhibition presents a series of fine art prints created by the artist in the most recent period as well as printed works produced in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts especially for the exhibition.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

TRUDE JOHANSEN & MARUŠA MEGLIČ

23. 8.–9. 9. 2018
Lectur Room, ground floor

Artists Trude Johansen and Maruša Meglič, who attended the first residency exchange between Norway and Slovenia, are presenting themselves in a joint exhibition as part of the inter-institutional cooperation between the Nordic Artists' Centre Dale and the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.

The exhibition showcases predominantly new works that have been produced as a direct result of temporary relocation and artistic creation in a new environment. The latter is also the central thematic link of the exhibition, which focuses on the idea of dislocation and the impact of an unfamiliar environment on artistic expression. The Lecture Room on the ground floor of MGLC hosts the works by the two artists produced in close collaboration in a variety of mediums and techniques – from found objects and images, fine art prints, drawings and artists' books, to textual interventions and installations.

Trude Johansen (1981) is an artist and printmaker whose particular emphasis is on the woodcut, however, she uses various creative media, such as appropriation of objects and images, art publishing and textual works in her art practice. She lives and works in Moss, Norway.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Maruša Meglič (1989) is an artist who works across different art media. Trained as a painter, she developed a distinctive practice based on sculpture and installation as well as on the appropriation of objects and materials. She lives and works in Ljubljana.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

 

16. 08. 2018 - 24. 08. 2018

Opening of exhibition: TRUDE JOHANSEN & MARUŠA MEGLIČ

TODAY

Thursday, 23 August, at 7 pm
(Lectur Room, ground floor)

On the night of the opening, the viewing time of the exhibition by Riko Debenjak and Tina Mohorović is extended till 9 pm.

23. 8.–9. 9. 2018

In frames of interinstitutional collaboration between Nordic Artists' Centre Dale and MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana a common exhibition of the artists, Trude Johansen and Maruša Meglič, who took part in the first residency exchange between Norway and Slovenia, will take place at Lecture Room in the ground floor of MGLC.

The joined exhibition will showcase predominantly new works that were produced as a direct result of temporary relocation and artistic creation in new environment. The latter is therefore central thematic focus of the show which focuses on the idea of displacement and impact of unfamiliar surrounding on the artistic expression. Based on joined constellation and close cooperation, diverse works of both artists – appropriation of found objects and images, printmaking, drawing, artist books textual interventions and installations – will be presented in the Lecture Room in the ground floor of MGLC.

Trude Johansen (1981) is an artist and printmaker whose particular emphasis is on woodcut; however, she uses various creative media such as appropriation of objects and images, art publishing and textual works. She lives and works in Moss, Norway.

Maruša Meglič (1989) is an artist who works across different artistic media. Trained as a painter she developed a distinctive practice based on sculpture and installation as well as on appropriation of objects and materials. She lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

01. 08. 2018 - 16. 10. 2018

ARTISTS ON A VISIT!

Talk: Marie Lukačeva (Prague) and Fokus Grupa (Rijeka)

 

Tuesday, 16 October, at 6 pm
Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, free of charge

The talk presents the artists visiting Ljubljana, who are staying at the residency centres of Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC) and Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre (MGML). Currently resident and working at the Švicarija Creative Centre is artist Marie Lukačeva from Prague, whereas the Fokus Grupa duo from Rijeka is having its residential stay at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre. We will talk with the guests about creative practice, the emerging work as part of the residency stay and other related issues.

Marie Lukačeva is a participant of the two-month residency programme at the Švicarija Creative Centre, which is taking place as part of an inter-institutional exchange between the Futura Project, Prague and MGLC, Ljubljana.

Fokus Grupa is a duo that is being hosted as part of the residency programme of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and will present itself with an exhibition project at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre at the end of its stay on the 24 October of this year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2018
30. 07. 2018 - 16. 08. 2018

Guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak

Tuesday, August 14, at 6 pm
admission payable to see the exhibition

The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil. Occasionally also theme-based guided tours are organised, please follow www.mglc-lj.si.

The part of the guided tour is also the presentations of the exhibition The Anonyms by Tina Mohorović.

On Wednesday, August 15, the MGLC Gallery is open (from 10 am to 6 pm).

Riko Debenjak
Retrospective exhibition

9.8.–11. 11. 2018

Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec

Riko Debenjak: Traces on Plaster XII, etching and aquatint, 51 x 66 cm.

Tina Mohorović
The Anonyms

9.8.–9. 9. 2018

Tina Mohorović (1988) is devoted to the intaglio printing techniques, particularly etching, because of its special quality of line, which is produced by the resistance of the zinc plate when drawing with a needle and the subsequent manipulation with the timing and intensity of the etching process. The exhibition presents a series of fine art prints created by the artist in the most recent period as well as printed works produced in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts especially for the exhibition.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski


Tina Mohorović: On the Back of the World, 2018, etching, 70 cm x 50 cm.

 

30. 07. 2018 - 24. 09. 2018

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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.

03. 07. 2018 - 02. 08. 2018

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.

The performans by Mala Kline, SONGI III/XII, due to take place on Tuesday, 31 July, is cancelled.

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

Sunday, 29 July, Platform of the Švicarija Creative Centre

Film cycle on Sundays: Films in the Woods21.00–23.00 + 
21.00: Film aperitif: Delirium Tremens Band
21.30–23.00: Les Ogres, 2015, French

June 2018
27. 06. 2018 - 12. 11. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Theme-based Saturday public tours

MARTINA MALEŠIČ:
ŠVICARIJA AND THE COFFEE SHOPS OF LJUBLJANA IN AROUND 1900

Saturday, 10 November, at 4.30 pm

On a walk, we present Švicarija as a speciality in a series of Ljubljana coffee shops, a phenomenon in around 1900,
in which both fashionable interior design and social circumstances were reflected.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

EVENING WITH MANCA KOŠIR: STORIES ABOUT BOOKS AND PEOPLE

Tuesday, 13 November, at 6 pm

Guests: radio presenter Darja Štravs Tisu and painter Miha Štrukelj 
Music: singer Neža Vasle

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 November 9, 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.

21. 06. 2018 - 21. 06. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

The Secret Life of Books, literary panel discussion
Wednesday, 20 June, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The literary panel discussion cycle consists of monthly meetings and debates. We touch upon current topics that are in one way or another connected to the Švicarija Creative Centre through the selected books.

Guest is writter and publicist Vladimir P. Štefanec, the debate is led by Nika Kovač.

20. 06. 2018 - 09. 07. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

Tuesday, June 19, at 6 pm.

On Tuesday, 19 June, at 6 pm, film publicist Stojan Pelko will give a guided tour of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage.

The starting point of Pelko's guided tour is: Can the knowledge of Lynch's films help us to enter his paintings – and what do we hear, once we have entered?

Admission payable.

The guided tour also announces the film cycle The Art Life with David Lynch in collaboration with The Slovenian Cinematheque.

The introductory film of the cycle is David Lynch: The Art of Life.

David Lynch: The Art Life
Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, USA, 2016, DCP, colour, 98', no subtitles
Thursday, 21 June, at 9 pm, The Slovenian Cinematheque

David Lynch: The Art of Life is a film imbued with Lynch's art, music and early films, illuminating the dark nooks and crannies of his world and offering the audience a better understanding of Lynch as a person and an artist. We are invited to join a private tour of Lynch's complex and studio in the hills high above Hollywood, during which Lynch tells lets us in on the personal stories from his past that unfold as scenes from his films.


David Lynch: Someone is in My House, 2014, lithography (detail).
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

18. 06. 2018 - 18. 06. 2018

Summer Museum Night in the Švicarija Creative Centre

Saturday, June 16, 6 pm–midnight

at 6 and 8 pm
first public presentation of sensorial workshop
Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams 

at 7 pm
adventure guided tour
Waitress Fani’s Tour of Tivoli Hotel

at 9.30 pm
musical-visual projection
VJ Ticho Pixel

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

18. 06. 2018 - 03. 07. 2018

Cycle of films by David Lynch at The Slovenian Cinematheque to accompany the exhibition Fire on Stage

The art of living with David Lynch

Thursday to Thursday, 21–28 June, The Slovenian Cinematheque (Miklošičeva 28)

Opening projection:
Thursday, 21 June, 21.00
In Slovenia for the first time!

David Lynch: The Art Life
Directed by: Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, USA, 2016, colour, 98'
Biographical documentary about David Lynch as a multifaceted artist.

Programme

Blue Velvet, 1986, 120', sp, Friday, 22 June, 20.00

Blue Velvet Revisited, documentary, Friday, 22 June, 22.15 
Directed by: Peter Braatz, Germany/Slovenia, 2016, 85', sp

Inland Empire, 2006, 180', sp, Saturday, 23 June, 20.00

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 1992, 135', sp, Sunday, 24 June, 20.00
Before the projection: Mirt Komel: The Golden Circle of Appetite and Satisfaction, lecture

Lost Highway, 1997, 135', sp, Tuesday, 26 June, 21.00

Dune, 1984, 140', sp, Wednesday, 27 June, 20.00

Eraserhead, 1977, 89', sp, Thursday, 28 June, 21.00

Admission payable

A ticket to the David Lynch exhibition comes with free admission to a chosen projection in the David Lynch film cycle. The holders of The Slovenian Cinematheque tickets for a film from the David Lynch cycle receive a 50% discount on the purchase of a ticket for the David Lynch exhibition.


Courtesy by Film Constellation and Slovenka kinoteka

18. 06. 2018 - 11. 07. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

SUMMER MUSEUM NIGHT
Saturday, June 16, 6 pm–midnight

20.00: Public guided tour 
Conducted by painter and printmaker Silvester Plotajs Sicoe.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

14. 06. 2018 - 14. 06. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

Tuesday, June 12, at 6 pm.

Every Tuesday in May and June
at 6 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.

11. 06. 2018 - 11. 06. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

theme-based guided tour
Tivoli – A Park for People’s Use
conducted by Ana Kučan
Saturday, June 9 at 4.30 pm

We will take a stroll along the tree-lined avenues and fields of meadows to the garden motifs, including the garden in front of the Švicarija Creative Centre, and learn about the characteristics of Tivoli as a park for people's use.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

05. 06. 2018 - 18. 06. 2018

NI AMOS! / COMMUNITY, ART, NATURE

Experimental laboratory of performance, happening and popular culture

Together, we will learn about the history and the present of the Švicarija Creative Centre.
Together, we will create its future or one of its futures.
Together, we will explore the performative possibilities and capabilities offered to us amid Tivoli Park. Together, we will create an event and offer it to the public.
With all responsibility and joy.

Programme
• First introductory meeting: Friday, 15 June, 16.00–17.30
• Second introductory meeting: Friday, 7 September, 16.00–17.30
• Workshops: October
• Public presentation: Saturday, 17 November 2018

The programme is intended for ages 15+ (priority is given to KUL abonma subscribers), participation is free of charge.
Places are limited. Book yours by writing to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

The programme is part of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project.

You are invited to the Children's Studio at the Švicarija Creative Centre!

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

You can let us know of your visit by sending an e-mail to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

May 2018
30. 05. 2018 - 30. 07. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

LAST WEEKEND OF THE EXHIBITION

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018 

Take advantage of the last few days to see the exhibition and purchase some Lynch souvenirs at the Museum Shop with a 30% discount.

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. What all the displayed works have in common is the intertwining of the surrealistic, expressive and grotesque, by which a Lynchian atmosphere is established. This is followed in the exhibition set-up with a stage-like feel conjured up by set designer Branko Hojnik.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

THE LAST GUIDED TOUR

Tuesday, 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. 

28. 05. 2018 - 27. 06. 2018

Programme of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project in June

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian, conducted by Matic Ferlan
Sunday, June 24, at 3 pm

theme-based guided tour
Jože Plečnik and Tivoli Park
conducted by Darja Pergovnik
Thursday, June 21, at 4.30 pm

Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

25. 05. 2018 - 25. 05. 2018

THE ŠVICARIJA: COMMUNITY, ART AND NATURE PROJECT

The Secret Life of Books, literary panel discussion

Wednesday, 23 May, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The literary panel discussion cycle consists of monthly meetings and debates. We touch upon current topics that are in one way or another connected to the Švicarija Creative Centre through the selected books.

Ivan Cankar also lived, created and socialised in Švicarija. This time we will present him as a political activist and thinker, but
we will also take a peek into his private life.

The following invited guests are taking part in the debate: Marjetka Krapež and Andrej Koritnik; the debate is led by: Nika Kovač.

The books selected for debate is A Bouquer of Cankar's Letters.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

22. 05. 2018 - 28. 05. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 27 May at 3 pm

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan
admission: 2 eur

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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.

Warmly invited!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

21. 05. 2018 - 06. 06. 2018

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.

LEARNING ABOUT PROFESSIONS THROUGH THE CAMERA

22. 5.–6. 6. 2018

Lecture Room (MGLC ground floor)

The photographic exhibition Learning about Professions through the Camera arose as part of the photographic project Through My Eyes, organised for the fourth year in a row by the City Association of Friends of Youth Ljubljana under the guidance of Tanja Povšič and in cooperation with photographers Tina Ramujkić and Polona Ponikvar.

 

09. 05. 2018 - 09. 05. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič
Barbara Savenc, From the First Studio to Švicarija

Tuesday, 8 May, at 6 pm
The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič (ground floor)
admission fee: 2 eur

The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič at the Švicarija Creative Centre is the reconstruction of the sculptor's studio at Svetčeva ulica in Ljubljana's Rožna dolina district. The lecturer explains what this insight into the sculptor's hidden world reveals to us.

The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič is not only open to view but also to use. It is fitted with the artist's sculptures and the work tools from his bequest. It hosts lectures which reveal a thorough insight into the artist's life and work, as well as two sculpture courses that continue the spirit of the author's creativity.

Stojan Batič (1925–2015) was one of the artists to work in the studio at Švicarija between 1954 and 1959. In 1959, Batič moved into a new studio at Svetčeva 1, and his work followed a new direction under the influence of Ossip Zadkine. The current studio reconstruction revives the atmosphere and set-up of exactly this studio. It provides us with the opportunity of becoming acquainted with the sculptural oeuvre – both, the drafts for the famous monument works, and the small sculpture pieces upon which Stojan Batič bestowed his undivided attention.  


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC.Archive.

08. 05. 2018 - 23. 05. 2018

Promenade Family Festival and the Voices of Tivoli, storytelling about Švicarija

Saturday, 19 May, 10.00–20.00
Švicarija Creative Centre, Tivoli Park, free of charge

How did they dress in the past, how did they carry themselves, what did they say and what did they do? Ljubljana Promenade, Tivoli and Švicarija in the past and today! The Promenade Family Festival consists of two all-day workshops and a conclusion in the form of storytelling. It is intended for children, families and all generations!

Creative workshops at which we explore the social history of Švicarija, 10.00–17.00

The Promenade like Once Upon a Time
A scenographic workshop at which we produce mini-scenes – the scenery of the former promenade life in Tivoli.
Concept: Samo Lapajne, academy-trained painter, set and costume designer.

Seeing and Placing Oneself on View
We make large-scale paintings, which we then place into the space.
Concept: Ana Sluga, Švicarija Creative Centre studio user, painter, photographer and video artist.

Closing event of the day at 18.00

The Voices of Tivoli, recounting true stories about Švicarija
Tivoli is full of stories, the wildest and juiciest are only known to the trees, never to be passed on to you. But some have remained written down, some have been told and some are being whispered about. We have dug up some special ones about the restored Švicarija. They will be given original interpretations by narrators and musicians who are known to many from the radio waves of Radio Študent and from the CDs Za 2 groša fantazije.

Stories recounted by: Ciril Horjak – dr. Horowitz, Boštjan Napotnik- Napo, Katja Preša, Srečko Meh and Ana Ličina. Music: Andrej Fon.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Visiting artists!
Public talk: Declan Clarke (Berlin) and Nikita Kadan & Anna Zvygintseva (Kijev)

Tuesday, 15 May at 5pm
Švicarija Creative Centre

You are kindly invited to attend public talk of the artists who are currently part of two 'artists in residency' programmes in Ljubljana; they are hosted by Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre (MGML) and Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC).

At Švicarija Creative Centre currently resides Berlin-based artist Declan Clarke, while Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre hosts artist's tandem Nikita Kadan and Anna Zvygintseva from Kyev.

Public talk will be moderated by Alenka Gregorič (MGML - Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana) and Miha Colner (MGLC - International Centre of Graphic Arts). The guest artists will present their creative practices, showcase the works which are in the making during the residency period, share their world views and much more.

Declan Clarke is the laureate of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana (2013) and is now included in the programme of research residency programme at Švicarija Creative Centre.

Nikita Kadan & Anna Zvygintseva, current residents at Museum and Galleries of Ljubljana, will showcase their new exhibition project at Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre at the end of the month.

The talk will be held in English language!


Declan Clarke: Group Portrait with Explosives (2014).
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

 

04. 05. 2018 - 08. 05. 2018

Animation workshop as part of the David Lynch exhibition programme for young people of 12+

Sunday, 13 May, 11.00–14.00

The workshop is free of charge, advance bookings must be made by writing to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Socialising, playful creativity and meeting with the giant of film art! All this and more is coming up in the creative animation workshop, which is intended for young people of 12+ and their accompanying parents as part of the David Lynch, Fire on Stage exhibition programme.

In the company of gallery mentor Petra Derganc, we will view a series of five short animated and experimental films at the exhibition, which have been created by the cult director and multifaceted artist David Lynch. We will also visit the Lynch Lab, a gallery studio that provides visitors with an opportunity for an active and creative response.

This will be followed by a stop-motion animation workshop (filming image by image), where we will create a collective animated film under the guidance of mentors Andreja Goetz and Jelena Dragutinović. The workshop is the last in the series of animation workshops for this school year, which have been run by the Slon Society at the MGLC exhibitions.

What the products – the animated short films – look like can be seen by following the links:

Animated film of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

Animated film to accompany the exhibition Boris Jesih, Connections

The workshop is also part of the Magic Day in Tivoli Sunday event.

Welcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

03. 05. 2018 - 22. 05. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Presentation of The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion workshop

Saturday, May 12, at 1.30 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre, we are starting on the 1st floor (at the end of the hallway on the left), free of charge

Presentation of the workshop with a concluding guided tour of the first part of the creative process From Image to Form. Through the creative process, children conceived a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum, doing so in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and producing moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different. The workshop is conducted by director and puppeteer Barbara Bulatović.

You are invited to join us for the concluding part of the creative workshops with music, strawberries and a group photo!


Photo: Barbara Bulatović.

Theme-based Saturday public tours
Aljoša Harlamov: The Slovenian Modernist Novel and the (Non)Subject of Modernism

Saturday, 12 May, 4.30 pm
Taking Slovenian modernist novels as examples, Aljoša Harlamov explains the process of desubjectivisation of the subject and the context of antihumanism, into which it is integrated as such.


Dragica Čadež: Story of a Tree, installation, 2018.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

03. 05. 2018 - 30. 05. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

David Lynch is a Slovenian
Round table on the influence of David Lynch on the Slovenian identity.

Tuesday, 24 May, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre
admission free

When the whispers started in public that MGLC was organising an exhibition of David Lynch in Ljubljana and, in fact, his first presentation as a visual artist in Slovenia, the first and foremost question was: Is he coming? At one of the preparatory meetings, we also presented the project to Marcel Štefančič Jr, who, among other things, immediately found the answer to the frequently asked question: But, he's already here! In an instant, the idea was born that David Lynch was actually a Slovenian. So, how much of the Slovenian is there in Lynch, and how much of Lynch is there in the Slovenian?

We will discuss this and similar questions in a talk with the following participating guests: Marcel Štefančič, Jr, film critic, television presenter and publicist; Mirt Komel, philosopher, sociologist and writer; Stojan Pelko, philosopher and sociologist, and Ana Jovanovič, philosopher and sociologist.

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. What all the displayed works have in common is the intertwining of the surrealistic, expressive and grotesque, by which a Lynchian atmosphere is established. This is followed in the exhibition set-up with a stage-like feel conjured up by set designer Branko Hojnik.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

(Psychodrama) Encounter with Lynch

Sunday, 27 May, 11.00–16.00

The workshop is part of the programme of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage.

The experiential workshop involves becoming acquainted with the main ideas about creativity from Lynch's book Catching the Big Fish along with psychodrama techniques. It is intended to actively explore one's own creativity through enactment. Would you like to (as you put yourself into their role) meet with your own ocean as well as the big and small creative fish in it, or perhaps even with Lynch himself?

The workshop is conducted by Tomi Janežič, theatre director and associate professor at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT).

The workshop will be held in two parts with one break. Participants must be present from beginning to end. The number of applicants is limited. Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Admission fee: 5 EUR (ticket to view the exhibition)

Welcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGCL Archive.

International Museum Day 

Friday, 18 May, 10.00–18.00

Free entrance on the exhibition
David Lynch, Fire on Stage.

April 2018
26. 04. 2018 - 03. 05. 2018

MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre are open during the public holidays

The International Centre of Graphic Arts and the Švicarija Creative Centre are open during the May Bank Holiday (27 April, 1 May and 2 May).

Closed on Monday, 30 April.

You are invited to view the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage at MGLC, and the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature at the Švicarija Creative Centre every day between 10 am and 6 pm.

26. 04. 2018 - 26. 04. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

TOUCH AND FEEL BOOK ABOUT ŠVICARIJA

Wednesday, 25 April, 11.00–13.00, Švicarija Creative Centre
Lecture and workshop, conducted dr. Aksinja Kermauner

The public lecture with workshop is an introduction to the process of making a touch and feel book about the Švicarija Creative Centre.

To participate in the workshop, which will take place in the second part of the meeting, please book due to limited space by writing to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si .

How do people with visual impairment see? Who are they? How to provide them with as friendly a life as possible in an environment that is not adapted for them? The lecture and workshop will be an attempt to overcome stereotypes, prejudices, fears ... since the participants, wearing black blindfolds and simulation glasses, will try to touch the world of the blind and the visually impaired, and at the same time experience themselves what could be improved.

Dr. Aksinja Kermauner is writer, poet and teacher, as well as specialist teacher for the blind and visually impaired.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

23. 04. 2018 - 07. 05. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia.
The Fire on Stage exhibition offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. What all the displayed works have in common is the intertwining of the surrealistic, expressive and grotesque, by which a Lynchian atmosphere is established. This is followed in the exhibition set-up with a stage-like feel conjured up by set designer Branko Hojnik.

Curator of the exhibition is Božidar Zrinski.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

20. 04. 2018 - 25. 04. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

TODAY

Guided tour of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage

Tuesday, 24 April, 18.00, admission payable to see the exhibition

Conducted by the curator of the exhibition, Božidar Zrinski.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

19. 04. 2018 - 19. 04. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

The Secret Life of Books, literary panel discussion
The House – The Woman Artist Today

Wednesday, 18 April, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The literary panel discussion cycle consists of monthly meetings and debates. We touch upon current topics that are in one way or another connected to the Švicarija Creative Centre through the selected books.

The event, as part of The Secret Life of Books cycle, will make us question the position of the artist in the society of today. For many years, Švicarija represented a shelter to many artists, who created, organised themselves and worked there. Do we know of any such place in the contemporary times? Can art even provide a decent living nowadays? 

The following invited guests are taking part in the debate: Ivana DjilasDan Juvan, Petra Meterc; the debate is led by: Nika Kovač.

The books selected for debate are: Dubravka UgrešićEurope in SepiaKazuo IshiguroThe Remains of the DayIvana DjilasThe House.

 

 

 


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

16. 04. 2018 - 16. 04. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Theme-based Saturday public tour: Švicarija in Time and Space
Jaka Železnikar: Interweaving the Word and Image in Švicarija

Saturday, 14 April, at 16.30

Švicarija Creative Centre, admission: 2 EUR

We will take a stroll around the building of the Švicarija Creative Centre through the eyes of a fictional couple who eventually met at Švicarija and fell in love. But this is not just a love story since we will take a look at Švicarija through their eyes and see Ljubljana in a time of the past. The guided tour, with a focus on the period around 1910, will not be a strictly art-historical or sociological portrayal, it will be accompanied by various anecdotes about the famous people of the time, with a surprise or two thrown in.

Jaka Železnikar is an e-literature author and a web artist. He will take us through the building of the Švicarija Creative Centre, the meeting place of many different artists in the hustle and bustle of social events.

You are invited to join us for a documentary about the Švicarija building, real and fictional at the same time. There are no repeats, so don't miss it!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

16. 04. 2018 - 23. 04. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

11th Cultural Studies Symposium on Truth
Post-reality

Friday, 20 April, 17.00–20.00, Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The 11th Cultural Studies Symposium will be held in Ljubljana from 18 to 20 April, this time on the subject of truth, entitled Post-reality, and organised by the Kult.co cultural studies society. You are invited to listen in on the Art and Truth panel on the closing day of the symposium.

•lectures (in Slovenian language) and performances
•participating guests: Maja Burja, Urška Aplinc, Bor Bevc, Vesna Liponik, Bojana Vasića, Marija Glavaš, Teja Tegelj, Bara Kolenc

 

 


 

 

 

12. 04. 2018 - 16. 04. 2018

ABOUT NOON – Opening day

David Lynch, Fire on Stage

Friday, 13 April, 12.00

12.00: Opening guided tour by the director of MGLC Nevenka Šivavec and the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski.
21.00: an evening audio-visual live performance with jesusonecstasy + izland, Švicarija Creative Centre.
Where drawing, movement and mechanics meet, this is where the Izland + jesusonecstasy duo come in and a special fluid atmosphere starts to flow.

Admission free to both events.

The exhibition is open to view between 12.00 and 21.00.
Admission.

 

06. 04. 2018 - 03. 05. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 29 April, at 3 pm,
admission: 2 eur

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

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: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

04. 04. 2018 - 20. 04. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project takes us through the prism of cultural history, architecture and visual art into the past of the building, revealing the recent renovations and presenting the activities of the artists working there. The multifaceted exhibition is complemented by a variety of educational activities for children, young people, adults and families with an inclusive, innovative and engaging approach to visitors. We are bringing Švicarija's heritage to the fore through lectures, guided tours, talks and other events, in such a way becoming a part of its new life.

March 2018
26. 03. 2018 - 12. 04. 2018

Residency programme

Navid Navab: tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis

Thursday, April, 5, at 19.30
Švicarija Creative Center, free od charge

Navid Navab, interdisciplinary artist and researcher from Montreal, will showcase the first prototype of his recent work in process entitled tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis which is being developed during his “artist in residence” at Švicarija Creative Centre in Ljubljana. It will be the pre-premiere of (the prototype of) the piece which will be premiered this September in Linz.

tangibleFlux φ plenumorphic ∴ chaosmosis is a sensorial installation inhabited by the playful dance of entities that invite participants to intimately encounter the material ontogenesis of vital patterns—organic formation of patterns and objects out of continuous material-energy fields. In search for hidden mysteries of matter at the borders of experimental art, table-top astrophysics, and natural fiction, Navab’s audiovisual-haptic compositions orchestrate states of sensory access to the phenomenological emergence of order out of chaos. A series of dynamic microcosms compositionally investigate entanglements between pattern and uncertainty, percepts and the-stuff-of-forms, topological semblance and orbital resonance. The microcosms might resemble laser-esque hologram trying hard to defy a perception of depth; however, the spectators may recognize the kinetic event in all its messy realness: objects under flux, seeking a minimum-energy state… gasps of life, dissolving into upheavals at the edge of chaos. In recent years, complexity sciences have shown us that at certain thresholds, order can spontaneously arise out of chaos. 

Navid Navab is a media alchemist, multidisciplinary composer, audiovisual sculptor, phono-menologist, perSonifier, gestureBender, and interdisciplinary artist-researcher. Interested in the poetics of schizophonia, gesture, materiality, and embodiment, his work investigates the transmutation of matter and the enrichment of its inherent performative qualities. Navab currently directs the Topological Media Lab (TML), where he where he fuses phenomenological studies with a multitude of other disciplines and practices. He lives and works in Montreal, Canada.


Photo: Navid Navab.

26. 03. 2018 - 05. 04. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

TODAY

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič
History and Myth in the Sculptural Oeuvre of Stojan Batič

Delivered by Miklavž Komelj

Tuesday, April 3, at 6 pm

The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič (ground floor), entrance fee: 2 EUR

Lecturer Miklavž Komelj will focus on how a vivid engagement in the social processes of the time and a fascination of the mythological intertwined in the oeuvre of Stojan Batič. Both of these aspects interlace in a particularly interesting way in his monuments dedicated to the National Liberation Struggle. He saw them as a tribute to the historical events in which he was actively involved as a soldier, while they were at the same time also a part of a visual definition of a new mythology. Batič was aware of just how important large-scale monuments were for creating social bonds, but was also one of the first in Yugoslavia to link the making of such monuments to the elements of modernist aesthetics. His oeuvre is profoundly tied to society and its goings-on during the entire second half of the twentieth century – even in those works that at first glance appear as most removed from any such events.

A warm welcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

19. 03. 2018 - 16. 04. 2018

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. By interweaving the sombre and the mysterious, which overflow his entire spectrum of art, a Lynchian atmosphere is created, which will be followed in the installation by the multi-award-winning set designer Branko Hojnik.


David LynchA Parting Kiss, 2007, lithography.
Curtesy: Item Éditions.

KINODVOR FOR THE WEEKEND - FILM PROGRAMME TO ACCOMPANY THE EXHIBITION

Blue Velvet Revisited
Sunday, 15 April, 19.00, Kinodvor

Documentary on the filming of Lynch's cult thriller Blue Velvet.
Directed by: Peter Braatz, Germany/Slovenia, 2016, 85', sp

Admission payable

19. 03. 2018 - 26. 03. 2018

THE ŠVICARIJA: COMMUNITY, ART AND NATURE PROJECT

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 25 March, at 3 pm,
admission: 2 eur

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

15. 03. 2018 - 30. 03. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams
A sensory approach to learning about cultural heritage

● Workshops take place from March to May.
● introductory sensorial workshop, Saturday 24 March,
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00
Sunday, 25 March, 
10.00–14.00 15.00–19.00

● Summer Museum Night, 16 June, first public guided tour by the participants of the project
● Advance bookings to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si or senzorium@gmail.com
● The closin date for application is 15 March

The art education programme includes a sensorial workshop with a final presentation for the public. In the first stage, participants are introduced into the sensory tools of communication and staging. In the second stage, we connect with the cultural heritage of Tivoli Hotel, the so-called Švicarija, which was the gathering place of the Ljubljana bourgeoisie at the beginning of the 20th century. Workshop participants explore and listen to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensory perception. In the final stage of research, visitors are taken through the originally staged snippets of its history.

Concept and implementation: Barbara Pia Jenič, founder of the Senzorium Theatre, author and director.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

● Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to alenka.mikuz@mglc-lj.si

Spring part: From Image to Form
● Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

15. 03. 2018 - 19. 03. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sculpture-making Course
Myths and Fantasy Captured in Sculpture

starting on 19 March
March–May, once a week on Mondays, 17.00–20.00 

The fantastic creatures of Damijan Kracina cruise between art, science and imagination. The notion of the fantastic is also the starting subject of the course. Participants learn about the basic principles of working with clay and produce their own original sculpture, inspired by mythology and fantasy. The course starts with a public lecture.

Conducted by: Damijan Kracina, sculptor and Švicarija Creative Centre studio user.
We accept a maximum of 8 participants.
Participation fee: 180 EUR.
Advance bookings to alenka.mikuz@mglc-lj.si

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

12. 03. 2018 - 20. 03. 2018

Searching for Beauty

LAST WEEKEND

1. –18. 3. 2018

Opening on Thursday,
1 March, at 1 pm.

Using animation, the artists Michaela Čopíková and Veronika Obertová (working under the name of Ové Pictures have created several interactive installations that focus on the central motif of searching for beauty in new contexts. They make use of historical optical toys such as the zoetrope, flip book and diorama in their projects, transforming them into a more current interactive variation. The exhibition expresses the authors’ understanding of “new beauty”.

Curator: Mária Rišková, Design Centre in Bratislava

The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Slovak Republic and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

12. 03. 2018 - 15. 03. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

The Secret Life of Books, literary panel discussions
About the World Here and Now

Wednesday, 14 March, at 6 pm

Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The cycle of literary panel discussions consists of monthly meetings and talks. Current topics, which are tied to the Švicarija Creative Centre in one way or another, are touched upon through the selected books.

Ali Žerdin (editor of Sobotna priloga of Delo newspaper) and activist Simon Maljevac are taking part in the talk, which is led by Nika Kovač (Mladinska knjiga).

The books selected for discussion are:
Carolin Emcke, Against Hate, Jan-Werner Müller, What is Populism?, Naomi Klein, No Is Not Enough.

We will try to answer questions like:
What kind of a world do we live in? How do the contemporary times differ from the golden period of Švicarija? What parallels can be drawn and what are the fundamental differences? What is the role of the individual?


Foto: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

February 2018
28. 02. 2018 - 12. 03. 2018

Boris Jesih: Connections

LAST WEEKEND

Concluding guided tour

Sunday, 11 March, at noon

Conducted by the curator of exhibition Breda Škrjanec.

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. 


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Searching for Beauty

1. –18. 3. 2018

Opening on Thursday,
1 March, at 1 pm.

Using animation, the artists Michaela Čopíková and Veronika Obertová (working under the name of Ové Pictures have created several interactive installations that focus on the central motif of searching for beauty in new contexts. They make use of historical optical toys such as the zoetrope, flip book and diorama in their projects, transforming them into a more current interactive variation. The exhibition expresses the authors’ understanding of “new beauty”.

Curator: Mária Rišková, Design Centre in Bratislava

The exhibition is being held on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Independence of the Slovak Republic and the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Slovenia.

The exhibition is organised in cooperation with Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic and Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic.

27. 02. 2018 - 12. 03. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Švicarija in Time and Space:
Theme-based Saturday public tours
Aleksander Bassin, Uncovering the Personal Memory of Švicarija

Saturday, 10 March, at 16.30
Švicarija Creative Centre,
admission fee: 2 eur

Aleksander Bassin takes us through his memories of Švicarija. He often listened to the Russian language of some strollers as he walked up to Rožnik Hill, while he began to visit even more frequently after the generations of sculptors moved into Švicarija. 


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Today's lecture is cancelled.
The lecture will take place on Tuesday May 8 at 6 pm.

Cycle of Lectures on Stojan Batič
Barbara Savenc, From the First Studio to Švicarija

Tuesday, 6 March, at 6 pm
The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič (ground floor)
admission fee: 2 eur

The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič at the Švicarija Creative Centre is the reconstruction of the sculptor's studio at Svetčeva ulica in Ljubljana's Rožna dolina district. The lecturer explains what this insight into the sculptor's hidden world reveals to us.

The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič is not only open to view but also to use. It is fitted with the artist's sculptures and the work tools from his bequest. It hosts lectures which reveal a thorough insight into the artist's life and work, as well as two sculpture courses that continue the spirit of the author's creativity.

Stojan Batič (1925–2015) was one of the artists to work in the studio at Švicarija between 1954 and 1959. In 1959, Batič moved into a new studio at Svetčeva 1, and his work followed a new direction under the influence of Ossip Zadkine. The current studio reconstruction revives the atmosphere and set-up of exactly this studio. It provides us with the opportunity of becoming acquainted with the sculptural oeuvre – both, the drafts for the famous monument works, and the small sculpture pieces upon which Stojan Batič bestowed his undivided attention.  


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

 

26. 02. 2018 - 28. 02. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Worskhop for children
The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion 

Workshops are held on Saturdays in two parts, from March to May and from September to December.
● The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum is a synthesis of the workshops, Friday, 28 December.

The White Chrysanthemum is a work written by Ivan Cankar during his residence at Švicarija. The controversial essay is still surprisingly topical today. And what message does the author convey to the young people of today? 

The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion project consists of workshops for the production of movable sculptures (mobiles) lasting several months long, two guided tours of the workshop participants around the Švicarija Creative Centre and the concluding New Year's performance. The workshops connect several artistic disciplines and are based on various dimensions of creating.

●Concept and implementation: Barbara Bulatović, director and puppeteer.
●For children from 8 years of age and over.
●Free of charge.
●Advance bookings to alenka.mikuz@mglc-lj.si

Spring part: From Image to Form
Saturdays: 10 and 24 March, 7 and 21 April, 5 May, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Saturday, 12 May.

Through the creative process, children conceive a character of their own choice from the passages of The White Chrysanthemum. They approach their chosen character in various creative ways (visual, technological, dramaturgical and handcrafted) and produce moving figures that are similar to puppets, yet different.

Autumn part: Storyline in the Space
● Saturdays: 29 September, 13 and 27 October, 10 and 24 November, 10.00–14.00; concluding guided tour, Sunday, 2 December.

At the beginning of the second part, the children prepare a storyline together for The White Chrysanthemum New Year's performance. In the process of working on the interpretation of the character placed in the space, we use the manipulation, animation, dramaturgy and scenographic approach defined in the storyline.

The final performance of The White Chrysanthemum, which represents the synthesis of the year-round workshops, will be put on during the festive time, on Friday, 28 December.

The workshops are part of the Saturday Workshops programme run by RogLab, Stripburger magazine, Trajekt Institute, MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

23. 02. 2018 - 15. 03. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Introductory lecture on the sculpture course

About Fantasy and the Fantastic

Tuesday, 13 March, 18.00, free of charge

Lecture by: Jakob J. Kenda, literary historian and translator
Open to the public. 

Sculpture-making Course
Myths and Fantasy Captured in Sculpture

March–May, once a week on Mondays, 17.00–20.00 (starting on 19 March)

The fantastic creatures of Damijan Kracina cruise between art, science and imagination. The notion of the fantastic is also the starting subject of the course. Participants learn about the basic principles of working with clay and produce their own original sculpture, inspired by mythology and fantasy. The course starts with a public lecture.

Conducted by: Damijan Kracina, sculptor and Švicarija Creative Centre studio user.
We accept a maximum of 8 participants.
Participation fee: 180 EUR.
Advance bookings to alenka.mikuz@mglc-lj.si


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 


 

19. 02. 2018 - 26. 02. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 25 February, at 3 pm

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan.

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: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture 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.


Dragica Čadež: Story of a Tree, 2018.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

13. 02. 2018 - 19. 02. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Švicarija in Time and Space
(Theme-based Saturday public tours)

Maruša Zorec, Transformation of Švicarija in Ljubljana

Saturday, 17 February, at 4.30 pm, admission fee: 2 eur

The former hotel on the outskirts of the city has undergone countless transformations in over a hundred years of existence. At the guided tour we will see the most exciting corners of the building and get to know the different images of its transformation over time.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

09. 02. 2018 - 16. 02. 2018

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Eyewitnesses series of talks:
Dušan Tršar

Thursday, 15 February, at 5 pm
The Memorial Studio of Stojan Batič, Švicarija Creative Centre

admission fee: 2 eur

We will be talking to renowned sculptor Dušan Tršar, whose activities and presence have been part of the local and international art scene since the mid-1960s. Tršar worked in Švicarija for a good part of his mature career, and he will present his life and work within this informal art community through his own personal spectrum.

The talk is led by Miha Colner.

Dušan Tršar (1937) received his Bachelor's and Master's degree in Sculpture from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana. He became established at the end of the 1960s and in the 1970s with his typical light objects, which combined the traditional sculptural expression with more modern materials and seeming kinetic effects. Later he went on to use more solid materials, especially bronze, which is still his basic material. Tršar, who remained a pedagogue and independent artist throughout his career, lives and works in Ljubljana.

*The Eyewitnesses series of talks invites you to join the public talks with the former Švicarija residents and users, who will conjure up the former atmosphere of this iconic building in Tivoli, as based on their own experiences and perspectives. The co-speakers are visual artists who have left a mark on the local art scene in various ways.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

FROM THE ŠVICARIJA STUDIOS

Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen

guided tour of the exhibition with Maria Mojca Pungerčar
Thursday, 15 February, at 6 pm, Švicarija Creative Centre (1st floor)

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.

05. 02. 2018 - 27. 02. 2018

Watch out! Wet print! #12

Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Interference 3/1

6. 2.–5. 3. 2018

Opening: Tuesday, 6 February, at 5 pm
TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica (opposite Glasbena matica)

Ivian Kan Mujezinović, designer, photographer, member of the Ee Grupa design group, bass player and vocalist of the Čao Portorož music group. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards for providing integral design solutions,


Ivian Kan Mujezinović:
Interference 3/1.

 

01. 02. 2018 - 09. 02. 2018

Slovenian Day of Culture at MGLC

Thursday, 8 February, 10.00–18.00, free of charge

10.00–18.00 Free admission to view the exhibition Boris Jesih, Connections
11.00 Guided tour for families with printmaking workshop, conducted by museum counsellor Lili Šturm, Katja Kovše and Petja Kolenko.
15.00 Public guided tour with the author of the exhibition, mag. Breda Škrjanec and artist Boris Jesih

A warm welcome!


Photo: Katja Kovše. MGLC Archive.

January 2018
26. 01. 2018 - 23. 02. 2018

ŠVICARIJA: COMMUNITY, ART AND NATURE

8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019

Opening, 8 February, at 12 noon

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project takes us through the prism of cultural history, architecture and visual art into the past of the building, revealing the recent renovations and presenting the activities of the artists working there. The multifaceted exhibition is complemented by a variety of educational activities for children, young people, adults and families with an inclusive, innovative and engaging approach to visitors. We are bringing Švicarija's heritage to the fore through lectures, guided tours, talks and other events, in such a way becoming a part of its new life.

Slovenian Cultural Holiday and Švicarija Creative Centre Day

Thursday, 8 February, 12.00–20.00
12.00 Opening of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project
Musical-visual backdrop: VJ Ticho Pixel.
13.00 Viewing of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature with studio open day and socialising with the artists – studio users in the Švicarija Creative Centre.

The exhibition and studios will be open until 8 pm on that day.
Free of charge.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

24. 01. 2018 - 29. 01. 2018

MGLC AT THE YOUTH ARENA

Friday and Saturday, 26 and 27 January, 9.00–18.00,
Ljubljana Exhibition and Convention Centre

Morning: prize game
Afternoon: workshop of screen printing on bags and T-shirts (bring your T-shirt with you!)
We will be making free-of-charge prints with the special motif of Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature.

Last year, MGLC received the Švicarija Creative Centre into its care, which now forms a new educational, social, cultural and artistic hub in Tivoli Park. The newly established centre is primarily a residential space for artists. With its diverse history, it also offers excellent starting points for organizing exhibitions, workshops, concerts, films, lectures and presentations – especially for young people!

The spirit of the refurbished Švicarija lives with the slogan Community, Art, Nature. A particularly rich programme on the subject will be run in 2018, which we are also sharing in the Arena! 

18. 01. 2018 - 01. 02. 2018

BOBRI – 10th Ljubljana Festival of Culture and Art Education

20. 1.–8. 2. 2018

LANDSCAPE – MISTSCAPE
How do we see the landscape?

Viewing of the exhibition and workshop at the Connections exhibition by Boris Jesih for organized groups of children from kindergarten and the first three-year age range of primary school. Conducted by Nika Rupnik. Organised by prior arrangement during the course of the festival. (some places are still available).

Connections / Animation workshop at the exhibition of Boris Jesih
Sunday, 28 January, 11.00–15.00

The workshop is intended for children over the age of 9; parents can also join in getting creative. In collaboration with the SLON Society.
(the workshop is already full)

12. 01. 2018 - 19. 01. 2018

Guided tour of the exhibition Connections by Boris Jesih

TODAY

Thursday, 18 January, at 5 pm.
conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts

The tour will be an attempt to gain an insight into the understanding of the connection of the artist's work with the concurrent state of society, which is latently (rather than directly) present in Jesih's creative process.

In his vision, contemporary man is losing his original connection to nature, since the development of civilization has alienated his understanding of its secret powers, their connection as well as possession. This experience has been replaced by the artificial, culturally conditioned perception of the natural environment. Jesih visually separates nature from the viewer, doing so by placing signs – obstacles in front of the illusion of the landscape and in front of the viewer. These are the artist's internal reactions to social events, to everything that disturbs him when he gazes through the window of his studio, where nature awakens into quiet mornings, whereas the reality of people in other places on Earth is completely different. His works are witnesses and a document of today's understanding of the world and man's role in it.


Boris Jesih: Waves (1995, acrylic, egg tempera)

09. 01. 2018 - 12. 01. 2018

From the Švicarija studios

Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen

opening:
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.

08. 01. 2018 - 05. 02. 2018

Watch out! Wet print! #11

LAST WEEKEND

Katja Felle:
Update Gobelin

9. 1. –5. 2. 2018

Opening: Tuesday, 9 January, at 5 pm
TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica (opposite Glasbena matica)

Katja Felle is interested in the glitches in communication that arise during the transmission of information through various media agents. The project entitled Update Gobelin is based on a glitch in the perception of a poster, as the artist has updated images of old and found gobelin tapestries with contemporary computer icons and other well-known signs and symbols from the electronic environment.

Katja Felle: Update Gobelin (detail).
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

December 2017
21. 12. 2017 - 05. 01. 2018

Festive Opening Times

MGLC is open until 2 pm on Sunday, 24 December and Sunday,
31 December.

Closed: Monday, 25 December 2017 and Monday, 1 January 2018.

The Švicarija Creative Centre is closed from Thursday, 21 December 2017 until Wednesday, 3 January 2018.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

THE MGLC MUSEUM SHOP IN DECEMBER

The shop with the unique ideas

You are kindly invited to drop in at the MGLC Museum Shop during these festive days, where the prices of fine art graphic prints and publications issued by MGLC have been reduced for the month of December.
A 30% discount awaits you.

The shop is open until 2 pm on Sunday, 24 December and Sunday,
31 December.

Closed: Monday, 25 December 2017 and Monday, 1 January 2018.

15. 12. 2017 - 05. 01. 2018

Festive workshop and performance

Friday, 29 October, 11.00–13.00

Festive workshop and performance
Art workshop at the exhibition of Boris Jesih, Connections
Conducted by Nika Rupnik, academy-trained painter and art historian Tina Boc. (60 min)

Kamišibaj gledališče: The Boy on the Cloud and Other Stories
The stories in images and words are told by Irena Rajh. (40 min)

MGLC presents  the festive workshop and performance to children and everyone they love as a gift, therefore anyone from the age of 2 till 90 is warmly invited!

Kamišibaj gledališče: The Boy on the Cloud and Other Stories, told by Irena Rajh

A boy called Darko lived in a tall house with a rooftop terrace. One day, he was walking to and fro deep in thought, when a small white cloud floated by. Darko had a string with him and caught the cloud just like a kid goat, pulling it to himself. He climbed onto it and they sailed over the city...

Darko and the cloud will be joined by other stories tied to Ljubljana, Tivoli Park and the castle. Kamishibai Theatre is a Japanese form of storytelling with pictures on a small wooden stage.

08. 12. 2017 - 09. 01. 2018

Copying

14. 12. 2017–7. 1. 2018

opening:
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

Curator: Printeresting


Photo: Printeresting.

From the Švicarija studios

Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen

opening:
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.

04. 12. 2017 - 08. 01. 2018

Watch out! Wet print! #10

LAST WEEKEND

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.

November 2017
27. 11. 2017 - 04. 12. 2017

ON THIS HAPPY DAY OF CULTURE AT MGLC

3 December 2017, at 12 noon – open day of Slovenian culture,

About noon: The first – opening – stroll through the exhibition and talk between the author of the exhibition mag. Breda Škrjanec and the artist Boris Jesih.

Free viewing of the exhibition Boris Jesih, Connections.

The gallery is open from 10.00 to 18.00.

 

13. 11. 2017 - 12. 02. 2018

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).

06. 11. 2017 - 08. 12. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #9

Pri Zlatem stegnu (Nataša and Katja Skušek): Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go

7. 11.–4. 12. 2017

opening event:
Tuesday, 7 November, at 5 pm
the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

Pri Zlatem stegnu, they play about with taste. In fact, they play about with the taste for food and the taste for art.
Pri Zlatem stegnu is an art project by Nataša and Katja Skušek, which has been ongoing since 2004 in various forms, from spatial installations, to video works, objects, photo-collages, fine art graphic prints, drawings and performances. The project brings the questions related to food preparation and eating as the basic human need to the forefront in a humorous and light manner. 


Pri Zlatem stegnu: Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go.

06. 11. 2017 - 06. 11. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

LAST WEEKEND

The Biennial is open until Sunday,
5 November.

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion in MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre are open (10.00–18.00).

Until Sunday, 5 November is open exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever in Jakopič Gallery (10.00–18.00).

Wellcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

02. 11. 2017 - 02. 11. 2017

Welcome to the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts during the holidays

MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre are open (10.00–18.00) on 31 October (Day of the Reformation) and on 1 November (Day of the Remembrance of the Dead).

You are invited to view the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

October 2017
28. 10. 2017 - 27. 11. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

THE PRIZES OF THE 32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED

The Grand Prize winner of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is Alejandro Paz, for the work Hypodermic (2017, intervention), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The recipient of the Research Residency Award is Carlos Monroy, for the work Baphomet. One single birth made incarnate. (2017, performance and video installation), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The jury of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts:
Anne Barlow, Mike Cooter, Bige Örer in Maruša Sagadin.

The recipient of the Audience Award of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is american artist Christopher Myers, for the work Detritus of Dreams (2016).


Alejandro Paz: Hypodermic (2017).
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

23. 10. 2017 - 28. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

The Biennial is open until 5 November.

This Week at the Biennial

FULL BLAST
Tuesday, 24 October, 15.00–18.00, Švicarija Creative Centre 
Guided tour with interventions of movement for KUL abonma subscribers, lead by Anja Guid.

Meta Grgurevič: Silenzio, eternal loopholes and braided lines
Saturday, 28 October,
2 pm–5 pm, 
Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge
performance

Final guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts
Saturday, 28 October, 3 pm, 
MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion is conducted by the members of Biennial collective

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 28 October, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 29 October, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Arhiv.

18. 10. 2017 - 13. 11. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion has run its course.

APPOINTING THE MGLC DIRECTOR TO THE IBA BOARD

MGLC Director Mrs. Nevenka Šivavec is a new member of the Board of the International Biennial Association (IBA), which met at the 4th General Assembly between 25 and 28 September at the Yokohama Triennial in Japan.

Detailed presentation 

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS FOR THE BEGINNERS COURSE IN PRINTMAKING TECHNIQUES AND THE COURSE IN INTAGLIO PRINTING TECHNIQUES

The beginners 50-hour course that runs from November to March gives you a practical know-how of the printmaking techniques of screen-printing, woodcut, lithography and drypoint, under the guidance of renowned mentor artists.

Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at MGLC, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, or via e-mail to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are eligible for a special discount.

The advanced 50-hour course that runs from November to March gives you an introduction to the techniques of intaglio printing, as well as the techniques of aquatint, etching, vernis-mou, mezzotinta, under the guidance of renowned mentor artists.

Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at MGLC, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, or via e-mail to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are eligible for a special discount.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

16. 10. 2017 - 23. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

The Biennial is open until 5 November.

This week at the Biennial

TRAPPED IN PERCEPTION?
Tuesday, 17 October, 5 pm, 
MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion is conducted by art historian Tina Boc
The guided tour will also be given in Slovenian Sign Language, interpreted by Tanja Giuliatti Davinić.

Awaken your senses with urban yoga: artwork, space and yoga
two-day workshop for all generations, admission with a ticket
of the Ljubljana 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts,
Švicarija Creative Centre
Friday, 20 October, 16.00–20.00
Saturday, 21 October, 14.00–18.00
Advance booking to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 21 October, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 22 October, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language


Biennial artist Nora Turato during her performance at the opening of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts
(16 June 2017).
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

11. 10. 2017 - 18. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

TODAY

TRAPPED IN PERCEPTION?
Tuesday, 17 October, 5 pm, MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion is conducted by art historian Tina Boc
The guided tour will also be given in Slovenian Sign Language, interpreted by Tanja Giuliatti Davinić.

The main Biennial exhibition Birth as Criterion is the core of this year's 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts. It is on view at MGLC – the International Centre of Graphic Arts and the renovated Švicarija Creative Centre in Tivoli Park. The exhibition presents the works of 27 international artists inspired in their work by the poem Birth as Criterion by Slovenian Modernist poet Jure Detela.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner – a place for animation, child care and workshop activities for children – will be open during the course of the guided tour. Free of charge.


Biennial artist Nora Turato during her performance at the opening of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts
(16 June 2017).
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

 

09. 10. 2017 - 11. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

TODAY

Was it a puddle or chewing gum?
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion
Conducted by Irena Borić, member of the Biennial collective, in company with the biennial artist Riley Harmon.
Tuesday, 10 October, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at the Švicarija Creative Centre

The guided tour is conducted in the English language.
The guided tour is included in the admission fee of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The guided tour of the exhibition Birth as Criterion will this time begin with the presentation of the piece by Riley Harmon Was it a puddle or chewing gum? The artwork will be discussed by artist Riley Harmon and Irena Borić, member of the Biennial collective. The work reflects the current state in which an ordinary object, such as a backpack, can become "dangerous". After a short conversation, visitors will be invited to view the exhibition with an emphasis on the works that deal with language.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner – a place for animation, child care and workshop activities for children – will be open free of charge during the course of the guided tour.


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

09. 10. 2017 - 16. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

The Biennial is open until 5 November.

This week at the Biennial

Was it a puddle or chewing gum?
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion
Conducted by Irena Borić, member of the Biennial collective, in company with the biennial artist Riley Harmon.
Tuesday, 10 October, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at the Švicarija Creative Centre
The guided tour is conducted in the English language.

Vlado Škafar: A Girl and a Tree
film projection
Friday, 13 October, at 7 pm,
The Slovenian Cinematheque
Free of charge with 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts tickets.
Holders of The Slovenian Cinematheque tickets for the films from the Birth as Criterion and Film cycle receive a 50% discount on the purchase of tickets for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 14 October, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 15 October, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

02. 10. 2017 - 06. 11. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #8

LAST WEEKEND

Nejc Korenič: All My Heroes are Forgotten

5. 10.–6. 11. 2017

opening event:
Thursday, 5 October, at 5 pm
the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

Nejc Korenič (1987), with his authentic creative style, dedicates his attention to exploring and discovering the cultural history of visual expression and reflection on art, which is intended for spiritual enjoyment, the perception of the world and personal pleasures. He is inspired by ancient cultures, folk tales, stories, legends, customs, preserved or forgotten folklore.


Nejc Korenič: All My Heroes are Forgotten.

02. 10. 2017 - 09. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Experimental animated film, workshop for young people 13+
Saturday, 7 October, 11.00–14.00,
MGLC, free of charge

Cycle of Guatemalan Film at The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Sunday, 8 October, 16.00–20.00,
Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The cycle of eight documentary, fiction and short films shows the turbulent history of Guatemala: The period of the Civil War, the postwar period and the experimental age of Guatemalan film. 

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on Sunday 8 October.

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 7 October, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 8 October, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language


Photo from the film Anatomically Correct

 

September 2017
25. 09. 2017 - 02. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

TRAPPED IN PERCEPTION?
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion, conducted by Hana Ostan Ožbolt.
Tuesday, 26 September, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at MGLC

Presentation The 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion  at the Festival of the Third Age
Thursday, 28 September, Cankarjev dom

Švicarija–Ljubljana’s “Nest of Art”
On the European Cultural Heritage Days 2017, we invite you to join us in Tivoli Park at the Švicarija Creative Centre for a lecture on the history of this historic building and guided tour of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (in the company of art historian Gregor Dražil). The history of the so-called Švicarija will be presented by Tatjana Adamič and Aleksandra Renčelj Škedelj
Saturday, 30 September, 11.00–13.00, Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

Playful Prints
creative family workshop
Saturday, 30 September, 15.00–18.00, Jakopič Gallery, € 15 per family

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 30 September, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 1 October, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

22. 09. 2017 - 02. 10. 2017

Švicarija–Ljubljana’s “nest of art”

On the European Cultural Heritage Days 2017, we invite you to join us in Tivoli Park at the Švicarija Creative Centre for a lecture on the history of this historic building and guided tour of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.

Saturday, 30 September, 11.00–13.00, Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The history of the so-called Švicarija will be presented by Tatjana Adamič and Aleksandra Renčelj Škedelj, conservators of the Ljubljana Unit of the Slovenian Cultural Heritage Protection Institute (ZVKDS), which also actively participated in the renovation of the building.

The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion in the company of art historian Gregor Dražil

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is open during the guided tour. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

22. 09. 2017 - 28. 09. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

Trapped in perception?
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion, conducted by Hana Ostan Ožbolt
Tuesday, 26 September, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at MGLC

Hana Ostan Ožbolt will present her view of this year's 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts through the guided tour, highlighting those art projects that have attracted her attention.

Hana Ostan Ožbolt graduated in Comparative Literature and German Studies, and is currently completing her master's degree in the Department of Art History. She was part of the 15th generation of the School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art. Based between Ljubljana and Berlin, she has held many positions and jobs within the field of contemporary art in the recent years. She also writes about the subject at times.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is open during the guided tour. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

18. 09. 2017 - 25. 09. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Film projection
Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari, 1953),
Wednesday 20 September at 8 pm,
The Slovenian Cinematheque (Miklošičeva 28)

Workshop for young pepople 14+
Experimental animated film
Thursday, 21 September, 16.30–19.30,
Švicarija Creative Centre

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 23 September, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 24 September, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language

The 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts on a guest visit in Prague
Saturday, 23 September, Prague (Czech Republic)
We are being hosted at the Ljubljana presentation of the architect Jožef Plečnik in the Czech capital.


Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari, 1953),

11. 09. 2017 - 02. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Trapped in perception?
Tuesday, 12 September, at 5 pm
MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
The guided tour is included in the admission fee of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion. Conducted by Asta Vrečko, researcher at the Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, and member of the Biennial collective.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is open during the guided tour. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.

Ištvan Išt Huzjan: Measures,
until September 17,
last week for the exhibition

The last public guided tour of the exhibition of winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts. Conducted by Alenka Gregorič, curator of the exhibition.
Thursday, 14 September, 5 pm, City Art Gallery Ljubljana, free of charge

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION
MARIA BONOMI: PRINTMAKING FOREVER
 (JAKOPIČ GALLERY)

Sunday, 17 September, at 5 pm
conducted by Breda Škrjanec, curator of the exhibition

The guided tour is included in the admission fee of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Ištvan Išt Huzjan: Measures.
Photo: Andrej Peunik. City Art Gallery Ljubljana Archive.

 

 

 

 

11. 09. 2017 - 22. 09. 2017

EXPERIMENTAL ANIMATED FILM, WORKSHOP FOR YOUNG PEOPLE 14+

Thursday, 21 September,
16.30–19.30, Švicarija Creative Centre

Socializing, playful creativity and training of the Slovenian language! All this and more is expected at the socially-integrative and creative workshop connecting young people from the asylum home with other young people. The viewing of the Biennial exhibition is followed by a workshop on the stop motion animation technique using a wide variety of materials.
The workshop is suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
In collaboration with the SLON society.

The workshop is free of charge.
Advance booking to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

04. 09. 2017 - 02. 10. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #7

LAST WEEKEND

Borut Krajnc: Truth and Lies: the Refugee Case

6. 9.–2. 10. 2017

opening event:
Wednesday, 9 August,
at 5 pm

the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

The International Centre of Graphic Arts and TAM-TAM invite you and your friends to attend the opening of the seventh exhibition in the cycle Watch out! Wet print! #7, Borut Krajnc: Truth and Lies: the Refugee Case, which will be held on Wednesday, 6 September, at 5 pm.

Borut Krajnc (1964, Ljubljana) is a documentary photographer and photojournalist who used to work for various Slovenian newspapers, such as Tribuna and Demokracija, and Mladina where he has been working since 1991. Krajnc has developed exceptional sensibility for local and global sociopolitical phenomena. His in-depth treatment of the relationship between politics and the economy is based on conceptual as well as documentary photography approaches. In 2015, he was following closely the refugee and migrant wave that crossed Slovenia as well.

Borut Krajnc: The child and the Horse: Rigonce, 27 October 2015.

04. 09. 2017 - 11. 09. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Literature that Changes the World That Changes Literature
Wednesday, 6 September, 19.00–21.00,
Švicarija Creative Centre

The main event of the 32nd Vilenica International Literary Festival.

The Šum Study Seminar: Birth as Criterion

Saturday, 9 September, 11.00–17.00, Švicarija Creative Centre

The Šum Study Seminar at MGLC is this year taking place in the context of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts. The set of lectures will therefore be devoted to reflecting upon certain notions, concepts and contexts tied to the specific structure introduced by this edition of the Biennial exhibition "without curator".

The contributions will explore and expand – from philosophical, literary, (culturally) political, economic, curatorial and other perspectives – on the issues of making selections in rhizomatic, self-organized, collective, self-generated, automated, decentralized and other similar ways.

Prepared by: the research collective of ŠUM magazine (Tanja Pogačar on its behalf) in cooperation with MGLC.
Participating: Izidor Barši, Marko Bauer, Jernej Kaluža, Kaja Kraner, Primož Krašovec, Domen Ograjenšek and Andrej Tomažin.

FAMILY WORKSHOP: All the Biennial animals
Sunday, 10 September, 11.00–14.00,
MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
The day will be devoted to viewing the works and a workshop, followed by a thematic viewing and stroking of selected animals. 

Advance booking to
lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 9 September, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 10 September, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language

04. 09. 2017 - 11. 09. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

FAMILY WORKSHOP: All the Biennial animals
Sunday, 10 September, 11.00–14.00, MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Even though the weather forecast for Sunday is rainy, the programme will still be run in adapted form from 11 am to 2 pm: viewing of the exhibition and printing workshop on T-shirts (bring them with you!).

Animals are lead players in this year's Biennial. They make appearances in the artworks, the secessionist ornamentation of Švicarija, whereas Jure Detela also bestows the most noble and loving attitude towards them in his poetry. The day will be devoted to viewing the works and a workshop, followed by a thematic viewing and stroking of selected animals at Ljubljana Zoo. And during the course of all this, also a vegan picnic on the grass!

Advance booking to
lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Experimental Animated Film, workshop for young people 14+

Thursday, 21 September,
16.30–19.30,
MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Socializing, playful creativity and training of the Slovenian language! All this and more is expected at the socially-integrative and creative workshop connecting young people from the asylum home with other young people. The viewing of the Biennial exhibition is followed by a workshop on the stop motion animation technique using a wide variety of materials.
The workshop is suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
In collaboration with the SLON society.

The workshop is free of charge.
Advance booking to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

August 2017
30. 08. 2017 - 04. 09. 2017

NEW RHAPSODY

TODAY

Due to the unfavourable weather conditions, the concert today will be held in the main hall of the Švicarija Creative Centre.

An Afternoon of Music in Tivoli Park

NOVA Philharmonic

Friday, 1 September, at 5 pm, Plečnik Auditorium, Tivoli Park, the concert is free of charge
Four-legged friends are welcome. Bring a blanket to make yourself comfortable while listening.

Programme
Andrej Misson: Meditation on the theme Smoke on the Water
Richard Strauss: Concert for Horn and Orchestra no. 1 in E flat major, op. 11, Allegro – Andante – Allegro
Modest P. Musorgski (orchestration Leo Funtek): Pictures at an Exhibition
Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, S. 359/2(4)

As the most complex form of art, music has the wonderful capacity of being able to add sound to a range of different ideas, which is exactly what is outlined by tonight's programme. Ideas can, among other things, also migrate between genres (classical-rock-classical: Misson; and folk-classical: Liszt), composition techniques (classicism-romance: Strauss), or mediums (painting-music: Musorgski). 

FAIRY TALES OVER THE CITY

31 August at 6 pm, courtyard of Tivoli Mansion, free of charge

The fairy tales over the city represent a new type of fairy tale expedition, an adventure to discover one’s own city and find new ways of seeing it. The aim of the project is to get to know Ljubljana from different perspectives. We will take pleasure in the views of the Slovene capital from above and discover other hidden nooks and crannies: Ljubljana Castle, the garden of the Plečnik House, the National and University Library (NUK) ... We will even clamber up on the terrace of Tivoli Mansion. But all this will not be just simple storytelling. We will take the wooden stages of the kamishibai theatre with us to overlook the city and stage all the stories in words and pictures. Seeing the kamishibai show exactly where the story is actually taking place will be a special experience for both children and adults. The event is being prepared by the House of Children and Art

Fairy tale programme
Poems for Children by Župančič, told by Breda and Darko Kočevar
My Umbrella can Turn into a Balloon, told by Irena Rajh
Cow, told by Breda Kočevar
The Devil Driving the Dormice to Pasture, told by Simona Kavčič
The Eyes on the Tree, told by Irena Rajh

28. 08. 2017 - 04. 09. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is active in front of the Švicarija Creative Centre. It is open every day from 10.00 to 13.00, until the start of school. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.

Cycle of Guatemalan Film at The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Tuesday, 29 August, 17.00–21.00,
Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The cycle of eight documentary, fiction and short films shows the turbulent history of Guatemala: The period of the Civil War, the postwar period and the experimental age of Guatemalan film. 

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 9 pm on Tuesday 29 in August.

Leja Jurišić: The most beautiful moments are the shortest
Performative installation about the self-conception of negating the subject 

Ministry of Culture Republic of Slovenia,
until 31 August

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 2 September, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 3 September, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language


Leja Jurišić: The most beautiful moments are the shortest.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

23. 08. 2017 - 09. 10. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

CYCLE OF GUATEMALAN FILM AT THE 32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS

Sunday, 8 October, 16.00–20.00
(repeat screening), Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge.

The cycle of eight documentary, fiction and short films shows three views of the turbulent history of Guatemala: The period of the Civil War, the postwar period and the experimental age of Guatemalan film. The selector of the cycle is Alberto Rodríguez Collía, a participating artist in the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Film evening programme
Mary Ellen DavisThe Devil's Dream 
Luis Argeta: Guatemalan Christmas 
Diego SagastumeMy Mom Rules
Evelyn Price in Loco González: Anatomically Correct
Julio Hernández Cordón: Dust 
Teatro de los Vagos: The Intertidal Zone 
Juan Brenner in Byron Mármol: Joy Vincio
Carlos Amorales: Orellana's Fantasy

There is one break with refreshments during the cycle.
The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on Sunday 8 October.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is openig during the film evening. The Corner is place for animation, babysitting and workshop active. Free of charge.


Photo from the film The Devil's Dream

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Was it a puddle or chewing gum?

Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion
Conducted by Irena Borić, member of the Biennial collective
Tuesday, 10 October, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at the Švicarija Creative Centre

The guided tour is conducted in the English language.
The guided tour is included in the admission fee of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The guided tour of the exhibition Birth as Criterion will this time begin with the presentation of the piece by Riley Harmon Was it a puddle or chewing gum? The artwork will be discussed by artist Riley Harmon and Irena Borić, member of the Biennial collective. The work reflects the current state in which an ordinary object, such as a backpack, can become "dangerous". After a short conversation, visitors will be invited to view the exhibition with an emphasis on the works that deal with language.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner – a place for animation, child care and workshop activities for children – will be open free of charge during the course of the guided tour.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

21. 08. 2017 - 28. 08. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday, 22 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by Tina Boc), and in the English language (conducted by Gregor Dražil), MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. (Bring the T-shirts with you!) Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on every Tuesday in August.

Public guided tours of the exhibition Ištvan Išt Huzjan: Measures (City Art Gallery Ljubljana)
Grand prize of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts
Thursday, 24 August, at 17.00, conducted by Alenka Gregorič, curator of the exhibition

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 26 August, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 27 August, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner will start its work on Monday, 28 August, in front of the Švicarija Creative Centre. It is open every day from 10.00 to 13.00, until the start of school. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

14. 08. 2017 - 21. 08. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday, 15 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by Gregor Dražil), MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. (Bring the T-shirts with you!) Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on every Tuesday in August.

Hot off the press!
Biennial map Birth as Criterion for Children and Families
Children, families, you may arrive at the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts exactly when there is no guided tour or workshop. You may well like to "have a chat" with the artworks, but you don’t know where to start?! We suggest that you use the map, which will direct your steps around the main Biennial exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC and at the Švicarija Creative Centre, in an interactive and brain-twisting way, through the witty illustrations by Anja Jerčič Jakob, who has portrayed the artworks as "little art potatoes".
Available as a free publication at the exhibition venues of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts and at certain info points across Ljubljana.
Authors: Anja Jerčič Jakob (drawings) & Lili Šturm (text)

Public guided tours of the exhibition Mario Bonomi: Printmaking Forever 
Saturday, 19 August, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 20 August, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

07. 08. 2017 - 04. 09. 2017

WATCH OUT! WET PRINT! #6 Jaka Babnik

LAST WEEKEND

Jaka Babnik: Top Location

9. 8.–4. 9. 2017

opening event: Wednesday, 9 August,
at 5 pm

the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

As signs of development and local progress, roundabouts have become the subject of public debates on effective traffic regulation, modernization and the economic progress of a particular town, immediately also accompanied by discussions on their aesthetic and urban potential. With the construction of roundabouts, a new type of space has appeared as a target for the gaze in the Slovenian traffic and cultural landscape – a top location. This has been recognised by the local authorities as an excellent opportunity to express the identity of their town and its surroundings. They have embarked upon designing and arranging roundabouts quite seriously, perhaps even overzealously at times, in many cases making the top location a space presenting the stereotypical image of the town and expression of the homelike mindset, which is hard to grasp by those driving by. The series of photographs entitled Top Location is a photo-documentary contribution to the discussion on the aesthetic values that we shape collaboratively by using the public space.


Jaka Babnik. Top Location.

07. 08. 2017 - 14. 08. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday, 8 August

17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by Tina Boc) and in the English language (conductec by Katarina Šavora), MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. (Bring the T-shirts with you!) Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on every Tuesday in August.

Hot off the press!
Biennial map Birth as Criterion for Children and Families
Children, families, you may arrive at the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts exactly when there is no guided tour or workshop. You may well like to "have a chat" with the artworks, but you don’t know where to start?! We suggest that you use the map, which will direct your steps around the main Biennial exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC and at the Švicarija Creative Centre, in an interactive and brain-twisting way, through the witty illustrations by Anja Jerčič Jakob, who has portrayed the artworks as "little art potatoes".
Available as a free publication at the exhibition venues of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts and at certain info points across Ljubljana.
Authors: Anja Jerčič Jakob (drawings) & Lili Šturm (text)

Public guided tours of the exhibition Mario Bonomi: Printmaking Forever 

Saturday, 12 August, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 13 August, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

July 2017
31. 07. 2017 - 07. 08. 2017

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday, 1 August

10.00: opening of the Švicarija Cafe.

17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by Tina Boc) and in the English language (by art historian Gregor Dražil), MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. (Bring the T-shirts with you!) Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on every Tuesday in August.

Public guided tours of the exhibition Mario Bonomi: Printmaking Forever 
Saturday, 5 August, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 6 August, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

 

18. 07. 2017 - 31. 07. 2017

32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS: BIRTH AS CRITERION

This week at the Biennial

Poetry Point of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts
Konzorcij Book and Stationery Store, July–August

The book island, dedicated to the poet Jure Detela, presents books that correspond to his thought and view of art. The selection was prepared by Miklavž Komelj.

Tuesday, 25 July

19.00–20.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by art historian Gregor Dražil) and in the German language (by student of art from Vienna and volunteer of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, Katarina Šavora), Švicarija Creative Centre
20.00–21.00: Summer at MGLC: concert: The TAH and Le Baron, pop, MGLC

Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever

Public guided tours of the exhibition
Saturday, 29 July, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 30 July, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

 

13. 07. 2017 - 23. 08. 2017

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion: Guided tours

Guided tours for the main exhibition of the32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

TODAY

Tuesday, 22 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre 

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is today open until 8 pm

Biennial TOP 10

Guided tours of selected Biennial works and printing workshops.
One-hour-long guided tours of selected works of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.
Free admission with a Biennial ticket or the Urbana tourist card.

Printing workshops are free of charge.

Tuesday, 1 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 8 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and German language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 15 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre 


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

10. 07. 2017 - 18. 07. 2017

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday: 11 July
19.00–20.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in Slovene ( conducted by Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor) and English (by Gregor Dražil)
20.00: concert: The Erič Brothers (Wacky Blues Professors), blues, rock, country 

THIS IS NOT A NAME
closing: Sunday, 16 July, Škuc Gallery (13.00–21.00)
THIS IS NOT A NAME is an exhibition that raises questions on how to think about art outside the protocols of contemporary art. It seeks to provide a fresh perspective on the experimental format of this year's Biennial, while at the same time insisting on works that can not be fully captured by any context.
Artists: Anonimus Artist, 1st century AD, Viktor Bernik, Dragica Čadež, Karel Destovnik - Kajuh, Jure Detela, Athanasius Kircher, Marko Pogačnik, Marko Ristić & Koča Popović, Tomaž Šalamun
Curators: Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Nevenka Šivavec and Vladimir Vidmar
Venue: Škuc Gallery

Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever
Public guided tours of the exhibition
Saturday, 15 July, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 16 July, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

THIS IS NOT A NAME.
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

05. 07. 2017 - 10. 07. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

The Void, 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts Print Portfolio of Artists
closing, Thursday, 6 July, Kresija Gallery (10.00–18.00)
Artists: Jarrett Key, Moon Kyungwon, Ebecho Muslimova, Alberto Rodríguez Collía and Jennifer Schmidt
Curator: Tevž Logar

Ištvan Išt Huzjan: Measures
Exhibition of the winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts
Guided tour of the exhibition

Thursday, 6 July, at 17.00, City Art Gallery Ljubljana
The guided tour of the exhibition is conducted by Alenka Gregorič.

The birth of Birth as Criterion – On the genesis and protocols of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts
Discussion to accompany the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME
Thursday, 6 July, at 18.30, Škuc Gallery
The curators of the exhibition and members of the Biennial Collective are taking part: Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Vladimir Vidmar and Nevenka Šivavec. The discussion will be moderated by Miha Colnar.

Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever
Public guided tours of the exhibition
Saturday, 8 July, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 9 July, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language

Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv MGLC.

 

04. 07. 2017 - 07. 08. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #5 freštreš

LAST WEEKEND

freštreš: ČŠŽ

4. 7.–8. 8. 2017

opening event: Tuesday, 4 July,
at 5 pm

the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

The freštreš art collective has prepared three posters, which are interlinked by the concept of the generational evolution of the style of video games over the last four decades. Each of the posters explores one of the three typical periods of the formation of the "covers" and "screenshots" of the games during this time interval. The first poster covers the period of pixel art of the 1980s and 1990s. The second poster passes into the awkward phase of the "low poly" models of the 1990s and is especially inspired by the "anime" art of the time. The third poster explores and caricatures the hyper-realistic three-dimensional renders of modern consoles.  

The project entitled ČŠŽ explores the aesthetic values of the mentioned periods and plays with the social context of design and illustration through a recognizable humorous and critical freštreš approach.

freštreš: Beyond, we go.

June 2017
29. 06. 2017 - 07. 07. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

TODAY

BIRTH AS CRITERION: DISCURSIVE PROGRAMME

The birth of Birth as Criterion – on the genesis and protocols of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Thursday, 6 July, at 18.30, Škuc Gallery, free entrance

Discussion on the basic ideas, rhizomatic structure, process of work, development of the exhibition, as well as all the dilemmas and decisions taken during the organisation of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts at the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME at the ŠKUC Gallery. The exhibition offers a condensed insight into the making of this year's experimental format of the Biennial and, along with the presented works, attempts to awaken thinking and pondering, doubts and concerns, and to provide a different view of the Biennial's main exhibition and its emergence in the light of the central endeavour of this year's Biennial edition: searching for new ways of conceiving exhibitions.
The debate will involve Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Vladimir Vidmar and Nevenka Šivavec, the members of the Biennial Committee and the curators of the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME.
The discussion will be moderated by Miha Colner.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

19. 06. 2017 - 13. 07. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

THE BIENNIAL FOR CHILDREN ... be lively, green and creative in July

During the holidays, daily BIENNIAL WORKSHOPS for primary school children are organised in Tivoli Park in front of the renovated Švicarija Creative Centre and Tivoli Mansion (MGLC). These take place every weekday in July, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm. Applications can be made to the City Association of Friends of Youth ZPM Ljubljana, tel. +386 (0)1 434 03 24, info@mzpm-ljubljana.si.

The workshops interconnect historical myths, the plant and animal kingdom and the nature of Tivoli, movement and play, as well as artistic expression into a whole. The workshops are conducted by academy trained painter Nika Rupnik.

Children can also join the PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle, which is organized by the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), the National Museum of Slovenia (NMS), the Museum of Modern Art (MG), the National Gallery of Slovenia (NG) and the National Museum of Contemporary History (MNZS). Through play, creative pursuits and socialization, children learn about museums, history and art in a slightly different way. Workshops take place from 10 to 14 July, from 8 am to 4 pm (lunch included). Applications to: natasa.robeznik@muzej-nz.si.

17. 06. 2017 - 20. 06. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

THE BIENNIAL OPENING DAYS

16 June – 18 June 2017

Join us at the numerous events of the Biennial opening weekend from Friday to Sunday.

programme

15. 06. 2017 - 19. 06. 2017

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

Carlos Monroy: Baphomet. One single birth made incarnat.

Friday 16 June, 7 pm–midnight,
Tivoli Park, courtyard of MGLC
Saturday 17 June, 7 pm–midnight,
Tivoli Park, courtyard of MGLC

We are announcing a special performance by Carlos Monroy on Friday and Saturday. The performance will begin at 7 pm in Tivoli Park and continue at 8 pm in the courtyard of MGLC. The artist, in the role of the Kurent, will take over the base in the courtyard of Tivoli Mansion until 10.30 pm, at which time it will be replaced by other figures. The performance will finish at midnight.

12. 06. 2017 - 20. 06. 2017

The Museum Summer Night

Saturday 17 June, from 6 pm to midnight

17.00–18.20
Cultural Neighbourhood event:
Stories in the Grass, literary reading in Slovenian and English. Lidija Dimkovska, essayist and translator, will read in the Slovenian language, and Asuka Ohsawa, participating artist of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, will read in the English language, courtyard of the Švicarija Creative Centre.

18.00–22.00
Print on paper, bag and T-shirt workshop: Mobile Printmaking Studio, Kresija Gallery

19.00
Opening performance:
Ištvan Išt Huzjan: From Here to Here, exhibition by the prize winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, City Art Gallery Ljubljana

19.00–24.00
Performance:
Carlos Monroy: Baphomet. One single birth made incarnat.
Tivoli Park, courtyard of MGLC

21.30
Lecture-performance: Slavs and Tatars: The Tranny Tease, Švicarija Creative Centre

You are kindly invited to join the biennially tinted Summer Museum Night!

06. 06. 2017 - 17. 06. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

16 June – 29 October 2017

Opening: Friday, 16 June, 6 pm,
Švicarija Creative Centre

Friday, 16 June

18.00
Opening of the venues of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts 

18.00–19.00
Introductory performances by the artists of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Nora Turato: Show Personality not Personal Items,
International Centre of Graphic Arts
Jarrett Key: Hair Painting,
Švicarija Creative Centre
Mario Santizo: 33,
Švicarija Creative Centre

19.00–24.00
Performance:
Carlos MonroyBaphomet. One single birth made incarnat.
Tivoli Park, courtyard of MGLC

19.00
Opening of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, courtyard of the Švicarija Creative Centre

20.30
Performance, installation: Meta Grgurevič: Silenzio, eternal loopholes and braided lines,
Švicarija Creative Centre

22.00–24.00
Projection of Erica Ferrari on the façade of Tivoli Mansion: To whom does this architecture belong?, International Centre of Graphic Arts

The Biennial exhibition venues will be open from 18.00 to 22.00 on the night of 16 June 2017.
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Švicarija Creative Centre, City Art Gallery Ljubljana, Jakopič Gallery, Kresija Gallery, Škuc Gallery

 

THE BIENNIAL OPENING DAYS

Join us at the numerous events of the Biennial opening weekend from Friday to Sunday.

16 June – 18 June 2017

programme

05. 06. 2017 - 04. 07. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #4

LAST WEEKEND

LEALUDVIK: In the waters on Leviathan; I would go poof!

6. 6.–3. 7. 2017

opening event: Tuesday, 6 June,
at 5 pm

In the waters on Leviathan is an alternative version of the project I would go poof! – it only replaces the forest for the sea, and bites harder into occult symbolism. "I would go poof" came the smiling response from Charles Manson to the question posed by the judge about his plans in the event of parole. The assumption of man as a free being is a delusion. We live in fear, endless routine, helplessness. We are trapped in an "open" prison. Freedom is an illusion. Due to all the effort, man's desire for freedom, "parole", exit or at least passage to another state, is becoming all the more common. As a result, most people seek a magic solution—> to disappear without a trace: Poof!

LEALUDVIK: Ceremonies.

 

May 2017
26. 05. 2017 - 29. 05. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

Last week of exhibition
24. 2.–28. 5. 2017

The exhibition of zines Zines!, Contemporary Zine Production continues the series of shows focusing on the various phenomena of contemporary print production. Printed zines have remained present despite modern information technology. Nowadays they appear with new and original contents, providing artists with a greater degree of independence and speed in creating their works, while retaining a feel for the ephemeral and the personal. The exhibition is conceived as a current presentation of zine art production, its differentiation and networking among artists.

Artists: Beli sladoled, freštreš, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Marko K. Gavez, Matjaž Wenzel & Rene Maurin, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenič, Nevena Aleksovski, Nez Pez, Simon Kocjančič, Tadej Vaukman, Zoran Pungerčar

Curators: Lara Plavčak, Božidar Zrinski

23. 05. 2017 - 12. 06. 2017

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

You are invited to participate in creating the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts as part of the project To whom does this architecture belong? by artist Erica Ferrari!

This is an invitation to write your thoughts about the the city of Ljubljana, the public treatment of the architecture, heritage, sculptures, tourism. What do you think about how the city is evolving/changing? How does this affect you, your relation with the city, your daily routine. 

The sentences will be part of an artistic project by a Brazilian artist at the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts and will be written on the facade of Tivoli Mansion.

Please answer back this e-amil with one or more sentences it will stay in total anonimity you can write in english or slovenian.

We count with your thoughts! Thank you

 

22. 05. 2017 - 26. 05. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

Spring ZINE Excursion to the House of Culture in Pivka

Saturday, 27 May, 15.00–22.00

At the end of the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production, you are invited to join the spring ZINE excursion to the House of Culture in Pivka. We will visit the zine reading room and attend the opening of the zine exhibition JUST ZINES! in the zine studio ZINKO TIČEK. Our host is Leon Zuodar, head of the reading room and studio.

The programme lasts from 3 pm to about 10 pm and includes:
• Opening of the new Zinko Tiček studio for zine exhibitions
• Exhibition of all the zines at Zinko Tiček that were produced during the exhibition at MGLC from 24 February to 28 May 2017
• Picnic on the patio

Transport to Pivka is organised in own cars. We are meeting on 27 May at 3 pm in the House Culture, Snežniška cesta 2, Pivka,

Obligatory advance bookings (which are necessary for the organization of the programme and picnic) are accepted until 25 May at lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

19. 05. 2017 - 24. 05. 2017

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.

11. 05. 2017 - 19. 05. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

TODAY

Z-Day at MGLC
Thursday, 18 May, 10.00–19.00, International Museum Day, Open Day

10.00–19.00: Free admission to view the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production in the gallery and presentation of the workshop works at the Zine Site in the MGLC Lecture Room
10.00–17.00: Production of the collective ZINE OF THE DAY
17.00–18.00: Individual guided tour of the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production
18.00–19.00: Presentation of the exhibition's new ZINE-MISCELLANY 

Discounts of the Museum Day:
30 % publications
15 % prints

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.

10. 05. 2017 - 05. 06. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #3

LAST WEEKEND

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.

08. 05. 2017 - 12. 05. 2017

Švicarija Creative Centre

Community, nature and art

Yesterday, on the eve of Victory Day, the renovated Švicarija building was inaugurated by the Mayor of Ljubljana, Mr Zoran Janković.

This year, the International Centre of Graphic Arts received a new unit into its management, the Švicarija Creative Centre, which has been renovated by the Municipality of Ljubljana. Together, we make up a new cultural, educational and social centre in Tivoli Park. This year, Švicarija will host a part of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.

Photo: Urska Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

05. 05. 2017 - 12. 05. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

TODAY

Lecture by mag. Jasna Babić
Subculture is dead, long live subculture!

Wednesday, 10 May, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (MGLC ground floor), admission free

The lecture will provide an insight into how the definitions and concepts of subcultures have shaped and changed, also touching upon the highlights of the individual research periods from the mid-1990s to the present day. More specifically, the lecture will address how the contemporary (sub)cultural practices, postsubcultural studies and subcultural symbolic interactionism continue the tradition of classical subcultural theory, or move away from it, and what impact the new concepts have had on the theory.

Photo: Katja Kovše. MGLC Archive.

April 2017
24. 04. 2017 - 05. 05. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

TODAY

Presentation of the art publication Last Mango in Paris

Thursday, 4 May, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (MGLC ground floor)

The publisher Look Back and Laugh is announcing the release of a new art publication entitled Last Mango in Paris. The book deals with the visual exploration of the hidden and strange world of plants and greenery. It contains the work of twenty-two local and foreign fine artists. Their graphic compositions, printed in the risograph technique, invite you to enter the bizarre corners of the green forest with them, which your parents warned you about when you were a child.

20. 04. 2017 - 26. 04. 2017

MEET THE ARTIST – 32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS ARTIST TALKS: CARLOS MONROY

Tuesday, 25 April, at 6 pm,
Lecture Room (MGLC ground floor)

Carlos Monroy from Colombia is coming on a research visit. On the artist talk he will present his art practice. 

His work is mainly based on performance, within which he explores the potential of the body that turns into a political and aesthetic tool at the moment it becomes conscious of its own revolutionary potential to criticize, praise and reveal the ways in which the state, capital and violence, as well as social pressure, affect our lives. Carlos Monroy develops work in various mediums with these notions in mind. He lives and works torn between Bogotá and São Paolo.

Carlos Monroy: Sabedoria.

18. 04. 2017 - 24. 04. 2017

WELCOME TO THE ZINE WORKSHOPS ON SUNDAY

Sunday, 23 April

10.00–12.00

Do It with Us: Zine Workshop for Children

The workshop will begin with a guided tour of the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production, where we will be joined by poet, scientist and storyteller Alja Adam, who will also share some stories with us.

The workshop will be conducted by Anja Guid and Nika Rupnik.

In the programme of the Cultural Neighbourhood and the Slovenian Book Days

13.00–18.00

Zine workshop with public guided tour of the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production for students

Viewing of the exhibition: 13.00–14.00, conducted by Anja Guid, postgraduate student of Art History
Zine workshop: 14.00–18.00, conducted by Nez Pez, exhibiting artist, assisted by Nika Rupnik

The workshop connects the production of graphic prints and a zine into an original collaborative piece. Participants create an A6 format 16-page zine composed of two sheets of A4 paper. Each participant makes three lino prints in the size of 8 x 10 cm for the cover. Beside the creative charge, the workshop provides a clear demonstration of the linocutting process, which can be used by the workshop participants at any time later without the infrastructure and support of the graphic workshop.

Information
Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, Custodian Pedagogue
MGLC Education Department, tel. +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Photo: Petja Kolenko. MGLC Archive.

13. 04. 2017 - 24. 04. 2017

ZINES! Contemporary Zine Production

TODAY

Lecture by dr. Milko Poštrak:
What are the various ways in which the notion of subculture can be considered today?

Thursday, 20 April, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor of MGLC), admission free

What are the various ways in which the notion of subculture can be considered today? The lecture will highlight the notion of the so-called subcultures, which can be addressed in a variety of ways and from different vantage points. The sociological, anthropological and cultural, but also in terms of the sciences of politics and social work. Furthermore, today these considerations can additionally be placed in the context of modern technologies, particularly the World Wide Web.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

10. 04. 2017 - 29. 06. 2017

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.

 

 

04. 04. 2017 - 13. 04. 2017

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION ZINES! CONTEMPORARY ZINE PRODUCTION & ArtISTIC INTERVENTION BY THE FREŠTREŠ COLLECTIVE

Wednesday, 12 April, at 5 pm

The tour will be conducted by the exhibition curator Božidar Zrinski. The freštreš collective will contribute a special artistic intervention in the exhibition space.

The guided tour will also be given in Slovene Sign Language by interpreter Tanja Giuliatti.

Zines most often take the form of self-published DIY publications, produced in small editions and with low production costs. In the exhibition at MGLC, this pocket-format has expanded into the space and has been transformed into spatial installations. Through their installation, the freštreš collective are also presenting their view on zine creativity. The collective, which is active in various fields, from installations to performances, music and literature, will interpret their eight exhibited zines in the guided tour – freštreš, Ego, Future, Vacation, 5, Surveillance, Sale, Blackout – and enact an interactive entrance into the contents and meanings of the topics opened up by the mentioned zines. The overall impression of this juxtaposition, as seen by the members of the freštreš collective, comes close to the invention of American cartoonist Rube Goldbergthe Rube Goldberg Machine – a contraption that entertains with an overly complicated way of performing basic tasks.

The freštreš collective is currently represented by Peter Ferlan, Aljaž Glaser, Blažka Jurjavčič, Emil Kozole, Dorijan Šiško and Dorotea Škrabo.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

03. 04. 2017 - 10. 04. 2017

ARTIST TALK WITH ALEJANDRO PAZ

TODAY: Wednesday, 5 April, at 6 pm,
Lecture Room (ground floor)

Alejandro Paz, one of the visiting artists of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, will present his art practice as part of the programme. Because of the open structure of this year's Biennial, Alejandro Paz is currently in Ljubljana exploring the context within which he will position his work for the Biennial.

Alejandro Paz is an artist and architect who lives and works in Guatemala. He has carried out projects within the field of architecture and design in the United States, Guatemala and Central America. His art practice deals with the political and social aspects of constructing individual and collective identities. He often expresses himself through socially sensitive performances and installations, carried out in the public space. For his performance Guardaespaldas (April 2002), he hired a bodyguard to protect a tramp during his "work day" on the streets of Guatemala City. He has exhibited in solo and group exhibitions, at the Biennial in Havana and São Paulo. Alejandro Paz was chosen to participate in the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts by Regina Jose Galindo, winner of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Alejandro Paz: Guardaespaldas (2002).
Courtesy of the artist.

03. 04. 2017 - 19. 04. 2017

ZINE WORKSHOP WITH PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION ZINES! CONTEMPORARY ZINE PRODUCTION

Sunday, 9 March, 13.00–18.00

VIEWING OF THE EXHIBITION AND ZINE WORKSHOP
Viewing of the exhibition:
13.00–14.00, conducted by Anja Guid, postgraduate student of Art History
Zine workshop: 14.00–18.00, conducted by Nez Pez, exhibiting artist, assisted by Nika Rupnik

Viewing of the exhibition is free of charge for students.

The minimum fee for the workshop is 2 EUR per person (a contribution towards the cost of materials). Participation is limited to a maximum of 13 persons.

Welcome!

Further information: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, Custodian Pedagogue
MGLC Education Department, tel. +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Nez Pez: VOID, 2017.
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

March 2017
29. 03. 2017 - 03. 04. 2017

Zine Guest Visit

Friday–Sunday, 31 March–2 April, 10.00–18.00
Zine Site (Lecture Room, ground floor), admission free

The French artist collective Super Terrain, which is currently on the Gutenberg Galaxy world tour, is being hosted at the Zine Site. The collective is promoting the practice of print and design across Europe, looking for new daring creations using a risograph printer.

Join us for some unbridled creativity!

 

28. 03. 2017 - 08. 05. 2017

WATCH OUT! WET PRINT! #2

LAST WEEKEND

Mina Fina: Za vse je pravi čas / If only for the joy of my sadness

4. 4.–9. 5. 2017, the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

opening event:
Tuesday, 4 April, at 5 pm

The project Za vse je pravi čas / If only for the joy of my sadness is based on the visual density of the space formed by the artist with the silhouettes of plants and human bodies. The plants, with their pristine appearance, simplicity of form, intertwining and complexity build up impassable, overgrown and lush landscapes in a contrasting environment of light and shadow. They include the flat and empty silhouettes of human figures, stripped of detail, but with an emphasised body language, in unnatural and played-out poses.

Mina Fina: This mess we’re in.
Photo: Žiga Mihelčič. MGLC Archive.

 

 

 

14. 03. 2017 - 23. 03. 2017

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION ZINES! CONTEMPORARY ZINE PRODUCTION

Wednesday, 22 March 2017, at 5 pm

Lara Plavčak, Leon Zuodar and Zoran Pungerčar will guide you through the exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production.

The art of zines and their scene will be presented by the co-curators of the exhibition, Lara Plavčak, who thoroughly devoted herself to the subject in her degree thesis, and two of the exhibiting artists, who are firmly established in all areas of zine culture. Visual artist Leon Zuodar is the head of the Zinko Tiček zine reading room in the gallery of the House of Culture in Pivka. Together with Miha Perne they make up the Beli sladoled group and lead the zine publisher of the same name. Zoran Pungerčar works in illustration, painting, printmaking and graphic design. He publishes art zines and artists' books through his publisher Look Back and Laugh and also organizes the Caffeine Hours annual zine fair.

Come and see the show in the company of the protagonists of the zine scene!

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

07. 03. 2017 - 06. 04. 2017

Exhibition by Prešeren Fund Award Winner Tinca Stegovec

Opening, Friday, 10 March, at 6 pm, Gallery of the Prešeren Award Winners, Kranj

10 March–15 April 2017

You are cordially invited to the opening and viewing of the exhibition of prints by Tinca Stegovec, academy-trained painter and printmaker, and Prešeren Fund Award winner for 1976. The artist and her work will be presented at the opening by dr. Milček Komelj and mag. Breda Škrjanec. The exhibition includes 45 fine art graphic prints from the period between 1964 and 1984.

The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the International Centre of Graphic Arts on the occasion of the artist's life jubilee.

Tinca Stegovec is a Slovene painter and printmaker, a follower of the Ljubljana School of Graphic Arts. In 2010, she donated her entire printmaking oeuvre together with matrices and four drawings, as well as a large portion of her specialist library, to MGLC. The exhibition Tinca Stegovec, Prints and Drawings from the MGLC Collection followed a year after that, which was the first comprehensive presentation of the artist's printmaking oeuvre, placing her in the historical canon of modern Slovenian printmaking, within which the excellence of her colour aquatints had not come to full force in the past. In addition to her aquatints, the display also included woodcuts, lithographs, etchings, soft-ground etchings, matrices and drawings.

Tinca Stegovec: In the Harbour, 1974, etching and aquatint.

02. 03. 2017 - 04. 04. 2017

Watch out! Wet print! #1

Last week to see the exhibition:

Matjaž Wenzel: Men Face Down

7. 3.–3. 4. 2017, the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

opening event: Tuesday, 7 March, at 5 pm

The exhibition begins the third season of the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica in Ljubljana. In 2017, its curatorship has been taken on by the International Centre of Graphic Arts. Through our selection of artists and works, we are highlighting contemporary printed art. The cycle has been curated by Božidar Zrinski. In the past two years, twenty-five artists have been presented as part of the By The Way cycle under the auspices of Kino Šiska. On this occasion, a concluding catalogue to the project, Street Gallery LJ2016, will also be available to view.

The photographic project Men Face Down explores the phenomenon of the human figure lying-down in the public space and its effect within it, as the figure omits to take the usual vertical/standing pose, but finds itself in a horizontal – lying-down position. The depicted subjects include anonyms as well as carefully selected people from the public and cultural life. Their attitude towards the environment is expressed within an intimate, hermetic relationship in some cases, and as a recognizable commentary in others. The selection of the locations of the stagings stems either from the artist's suggestion or the choice of the subject, who experiences the chosen space as a place invested with an emotional or intellectual relationship.

Matjaž Wenzel (1973) is an artist working in the field of photography, video and graphic design. He has designed many books and book covers. He was the recipient of the best book design award in 2007 and 2016, and the Glazer Award in 2011. His photographic works have been presented in several solo and selected group exhibitions at home and abroad, and he was also a finalist for the OHO Award in 2007. He lives and works in Maribor. He is currently also showing his work in the Zines!, Contemporary Zine Production exhibition.

In co-operation with TAM-TAM Company.

February 2017
27. 02. 2017 - 13. 03. 2017

MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES OPEN WEEK

6–12 March, free of charge for students

The ŠOU Month of Culture in Ljubljana is opening the doors of both museums and galleries.

We invite you to visit the newly opened exhibition Zines! Contemporary Zine Production

The exhibition of zines continues the series of shows focusing on the various phenomena of print production. Printed zines have remained in the forefront despite modern information technology. Nowadays they appear with new and original contents, providing artists with a greater degree of independence and speed in creating their works, while retaining a feel for the ephemeral and the personal. The exhibition is conceived as a presentation of current zine art production, its differentiation and networking among artists. The artists in the exhibition are presented in relation to the different contexts from which they stem in their work – from sketch, drawing, print, painting, photograph, video to installation.

Artists: Beli sladoled, freštreš, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Marko K. Gavez, Matjaž Wenzel & Rene Maurin, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenič, Nevena Aleksovski, Nez Pez, Simon Kocjančič, Tadej Vaukman, Zoran Pungerčar

Curators: Lara Plavčak, Božidar Zrinski

16. 02. 2017 - 15. 03. 2017

We recommend a viewing of the exhibition at DobraVaga

ZINE VITRINE | Leon Zuodar: Zinko Tiček
Zine exhibition
21. 2.–18. 3. 2017

project presentation: 
Tuesday, 21 February 2017, at 7 pm

Zinko Tiček is a small zine reading room at the Pivka House of Culture that was born from the ongoing and longstanding personal archive of fanzines, graphic books and comics by leader of the project and visual artist Leon Zuodar, who will present it as part of the Zine Vitrine programme.

16. 02. 2017 - 27. 02. 2017

Invitation to About Noon

Friday, 24 February, at 12 noon 

Opening of the exhibition Zines!, Contemporary zine production and a guided tour conducted by its curators, Lara Plavčak and Božidar Zrinski, in the company of the participating artists.

09. 02. 2017 - 16. 02. 2017

MGLC is taking part in the Give Us a Blue Heart campaign

The Slovenian Association of Friends of Youth is supporting the project focused on social responsibility, which aims to educate children from socially disadvantaged circumstances, for the eleventh consecutive year.
This year, the staff of the International Centre of Graphic Arts are also joining in the Blue Hearts, with their wishes for the children's brighter future.

09. 02. 2017 - 01. 03. 2017

Upcoming exhibition

Zines!
Contemporary zine production

24. 2.–28. 5. 2017

Opening & About Noon:
Friday 24 February, at 12 noon

Event 13+
Friday, 24 February, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor)
Audio and video performance by Marko Batista and Boštjan Čadež as well as socializing with the participating artists of the exhibition

The exhibition of zines continues the series of shows focusing on the various phenomena of print production. Printed zines have remained in the forefront despite modern information technology. Nowadays they appear with new and original contents, providing artists with a greater degree of independence and speed in creating their works, while retaining a feel for the ephemeral and the personal. The exhibition is conceived as a presentation of current zine art production, its differentiation and networking among artists. The artists in the exhibition are presented in relation to the different contexts from which they stem in their work – from sketch, drawing, print, painting, photograph, video to installation.

Artists: Beli sladoled, freštreš, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Marko K. Gavez, Matjaž Wenzel & Rene Maurin, Mina Fina, Nejc Korenič, Nevena Aleksovski, Nez Pez, Simon Kocjančič, Tadej Vaukman, Zoran Pungerčar

Curators: Lara Plavčak, Božidar Zrinski

03. 02. 2017 - 09. 02. 2017

On view until Wednesday, 8 February:

The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and CooperationOn the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of its foundation, the International Centre of Graphic Arts has prepared an exhibition in cooperation with two similar institutions in Belgrade – Centar za grafiku i vizuelna istraživanja and Philadelphia – The Print Center. The exhibited works reflect the latest trends in the field of the graphic arts followed by the centres.
The exhibition was curated by: Božidar Zrinski (MGLC, Ljubljana), John Caperton (The Print Center, Philadelphia), Ljiljana Tašić ("Akademija" Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches, Belgrade)

GREEN GO HOME
The story of the exhibition of GREEN GO HOME is part myth and part folklore. Wherever the installation is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, or the repressive government.
Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Arhive.

 

January 2017
30. 01. 2017 - 09. 02. 2017

8 February – MGLC Open Day

Wednesday, 8 February, 10 am–6 pm, free entrance
Last day for exhibitions The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation and GREEN GO HOME

10.30–11.00 guided tour of the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation, conducted by Museum Counsellor Lili Šturm
11.00–13.00 printing T-shirts at the exhibition GREEN GO HOME, conducted by master printmaker Slavko Pavlin and academy-trained painter Nika Rupnik
15.00–16.00 public guided tour of the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation is conducted by the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski in the company of e-literature author and pioneer of web art Jaka Železnikar, who will this time take us around the exhibition and its tour through the twitter social network at @mglc_ljubljana
16.00–18.00 printing T-shirts at the exhibition GREEN GO HOME, conducted by master printmaker Slavko Pavlin and academy-trained painter Nika Rupnik

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

 

 

16. 01. 2017 - 03. 02. 2017

PRINTING ON T-SHIRTS AS PART OF THE GREEN GO HOME EXHIBITION

Thursdays: 26 January and 2 February, between 4 pm and 6 pm

You can print six designs, which can be freely combined, and to which you can add an activist slogan.

Bring the t-shirt with you!

Nika Rupnik, academy-trained painter, will be making the prints with you.

In 2013, Tomas Vu participated in the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts and received the Audience Award for the series Songs from the Beatles' "The White Album", presented for the first time. The story of the exhibition of GREEN GO HOME is part myth and part folklore. Wherever the installation is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, or the repressive government.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

10. 01. 2017 - 30. 01. 2017

9TH LJUBLJANA FESTIVAL OF CULTURE AND ART EDUCATION BOBRI

21 January–8 February 2017

At the 9th edition of the Bobri festival, whose central theme is multiculturalism, we will be discovering and exploring the riches of various cultures around the world. We will be talking about the importance of cultural diversity and the richness it brings to the understanding and coexistence with other cultures. We will also touch upon topics such as respect for diversity, (in)tolerance, migration and exile. We will meet artists and migrants, who come from foreign countries.

Organiser of the festival: Municipality of Ljubljana; executive producer: Mladinsko Theatre

Visitors to theatre, dance and music performances as well as films can collect their tickets on Saturday, 14 January, between 11 am and 4 pm (or until available) at Festivalna dvorana at Vilharjeva 11, Ljubljana.

Bobri for kindergartens and the first three years of primary school at MGLC

Bobri for 11+ at MGLC

Bobri website

Bobri catalogue

03. 01. 2017 - 28. 03. 2017

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03. 01. 2017 - 09. 02. 2017

Adapted experience of the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation for the blind and the visually impaired

A guide through the exhibition adapted for the visually impaired and a guide in Braille are both available to accompany the exhibition.

The International Centre of Graphic Arts has prepared an exhibition in cooperation with two similar institutions from Serbia and the US. The Print Centre from Philadelphia, founded in 1915, is taking part with works by contemporary artists paired up with artists that have an important historical connection to their organization. The "Akademija" Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches, founded in 1995, is part of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. The exhibition presents a selection of prints from its own production with an emphasis on artists of various artistic expressions, to whom printmaking represents an additional opportunity for exploration. The focus of the International Centre of Graphic Arts in the show is on works from the collection and current production, which have investigated the status of the graphic arts during the thirty years of the institution's functioning, placing it in dialogue with contemporary artistic trends. 

Curators: Božidar Zrinski (MGLC), John Caperton (The Print Center, Philadelphia) and Ljiljana Tašić ("Akademija" Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches, Belgrade).

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

03. 01. 2017 - 17. 01. 2017

A new exhibition

Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija: GREEN GO HOME

20. 12. 2016–8. 2. 2017

In 2013, Tomas Vu participated in the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts and received the Audience Award for the series Songs from the Beatles' "The White Album", presented for the first time. The story of the exhibition of GREEN GO HOME is part myth and part folklore. Wherever the installation is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, or the repressive government.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija:
GREEN GO HOME, MGLC Ljubljana.
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

December 2016
22. 12. 2016 - 03. 01. 2017

The MGLC Museum Shop in december

The shop with the unique ideas

You are kindly invited to drop in at the MGLC Museum Shop during these festive days, where the prices of fine art graphic prints and publications issued by MGLC have been reduced for the month of December. A 30% discount awaits you

The shop is open
from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am. and 6 pm.
The shop will be open until 2 pm on Saturday, 24 December and Saturday, 31 December.
It will be closed on Sunday, 25 December 2016 and Sunday, 1 January 2017.

 

19. 12. 2016 - 22. 12. 2016

The Centres of Printmaking festive art workshop and shadow-puppet theatre performance of The Stonemason for children and families

Thursday, 29 December, 11.00–13.00, free admission (bookings not required)

MGLC presents the festive workshop and performance to children and everyone they love as a gift, therefore anyone from the age of 2 till 90 is warmly invited!

The Centres of Printmaking exhibition at MGLC can be a real adventure for children. Here we can learn how printmaking is done, why the calendar becomes part of art, meet Popeye, count geometric shapes and search for colours, flip through a very special book, and at the end, spin the wheel of fortune to determine the starting point for the art print workshop of frottage.

The workshop is conducted by Tina Konec and Sandra Vaupotič from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana.

The workshop is followed by The Stonemason, a puppet-shadow theatre performance. The show is an adaptation of the eponymous fairy tale about a simple stonemason who longs for a more comfortable life. A fairy makes his wish come true, but the stonemason becomes greedier and greedier, wanting more and more. The show is a story about the search for happiness, which the main character finds, but not in the place he was looking.

Performed by: Rada Kikelj Drašler (Čarna žena/Fairy, shadow puppets) and Polona Prosen (shadow puppets).

A production of the IKA OKA Theatre.

Photo: Matevž Paternoster. MGLC Archive.

12. 12. 2016 - 03. 01. 2017

About Noon

You are invited to join About Noon, alongside the opening of the exhibition GREEN GO HOME by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija, today at 12 noon.

Tomas Vu will be giving a performance and writing graffiti at the opening, and we will be making prints on T-shirts with activist slogans all together.

05. 12. 2016 - 03. 01. 2017

Upcoming exhibition

Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija: GREEN GO HOME

20. 12. 2016–8. 2. 2017

In 2013, Tomas Vu participated in the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts and received the Audience Award for the series Songs from the Beatles' "The White Album", presented for the first time. The story of the exhibition of GREEN GO HOME is part myth and part folklore. Wherever the installation is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, or the repressive government.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

The opening of the exhibition GREEN GO HOME, will be held on Tuesday, 20 December 2016, at 12 noon* in Lecture room (groundfloor), and will be accompanied by a performance by Tomas Vu, writing graffiti and printing T-shirts together with visitors.

*ABOUT NOON
At MGLC we have decided on a new format of opening with added content, which will be held at midday.

Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija: GREEN GO HOME.

01. 12. 2016 - 09. 01. 2017

Festive Opening Times

MGLC in open until 2 pm on Saturday, 24 December and Saturday, 31 December.
Closed: Sunday, 25 December 2016 and Sunday, 1 January 2017.

Festive Tree Decorations: Gal Košnik, academic sculptor (intaglio and matrices, 2016).
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

 

 

 

November 2016
24. 11. 2016 - 05. 12. 2016

This Happy Day of Culture at MGLC

Saturday, 3 December, from 10 am to 6 pm, free admission

To accompany the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation, presenting the three graphic arts centres, The Print Center (Philadelphia, United States), the "Akademija" Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches (Belgrade, Serbia) and the International Centre of Graphic Arts (Ljubljana, Slovenia), we invite you to join us at:

11 am: for a guided tour of the exhibition for families and children with Museum Counsellor Lili Šturm

and

3 pm: for a public tour of the exhibition with the exhibition curator, Božidar Zrinski and printing master, Slavko Pavlin.
Poet Ksenija Jus will be presenting her poetry during the tour.

At the same time you are also invited to view the travelling exhibition Be an Artist – Play with Me, prepared by the pupils of the Special Education Centre Janez Levec and the pupils of grade 2.B of the Prežihov Voranc Elementary School in Ljubljana.

 

21. 11. 2016 - 28. 11. 2016

INVITATION TO ATTEND a guided tour of AN exhibition ON International Graphic CREATIVITY

The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation

Thursday, 24 November, at 5 pm, conducted by the exhibition curator, Božidar Zrinski, accompanied by some Slovenian artists

Božidar Zrinski will present the exhibition, which represents more than fifty artists of various expressions and showcases the full diversity of classical and contemporary fine art printmaking, the surpassing of the classical medium, the complexity of the graphic print, as well as the charm of exploration and experimentation in printmaking.

The guided tour will also be given in Slovene Sign Language by interpreter Tanja Giuliatti.

Viewing of the exhibition and guided tour are free of charge for members of the Friends of the Biennial Club, for the deaf and hard of hearing, as well as other visitors with sensory impairments.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

21. 11. 2016 - 12. 12. 2016

The Exhibition BE AN ARTIST – PLAY WITH ME is making a guest appearance at MGLC

On view: 17. 11.–11. 12. 2016, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 am to 6 pm, free admission

The travelling exhibition that was produced on the basis of an international call for submissions during 2015–2016 represents an important element of social integration and inclusion among children with special needs and the mainstream population, which has been built upon over several years by the Association of Inclusive Culture and the Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana.

The exhibition has been installed by the children themselves. The pupils of the Special Education Centre Janez Levec and the pupils of grade 2.B of the Prežihov Voranc Elementary School in Ljubljana took part in the opening as well as in the setting up of the exhibition.

The show was also an accompanying event to the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation, and was complemented by a selection of works produced by the children at the opening event upon their visit to this exhibition as based on their impressions.

Mentors: Nika Rupnik, Tina Konec, Sandra Vaupotič, Katja Kovše
Project leader at MGLC: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor
Project leader of Be an Artist – Play with Me: Boris Kononenko (www.igrajsezmano.eu)

Organisers: International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Association of Inclusive Culture
Participating educational institutions: Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana, Prežihov Voranc Elementary School in Ljubljana

14. 11. 2016 - 22. 11. 2016

The exhibition BE AN ARTIST – PLAY WITH ME is making a guest appearance at MGLC

Opening event: Thursday,
7 November, 10.00–12.00
, Lecture Room (ground floor)
On view: 17 November–11 December, from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00–18.00, free admission

The travelling exhibition BE AN ARTIST – PLAY WITH ME represents an important element of social integration and inclusion among children and adolescents with special needs and the mainstream population of all generations, which has been built upon over the years through the PLAY WITH ME project by the Association of Inclusive Culture and the Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana.

The exhibition was produced as a result of an international art competition in 2015–2016, to which 328 institutions, 914 mentors and 6,289 artists responded, together creating 6,073 artworks. It represents a part of the international festival year with many activities and guest appearances at schools, libraries, centres and other institutions across Slovenia as well as abroad. The show at MGLC will present a selection of fifty-five artworks. It is an accompanying event to the exhibition The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation.

Opening event, 17 November, 10.00–12.00

The exhibition BE AN ARTIST – PLAY WITH ME at MGLC will be installed on the day of the opening by the children from the Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana – OŠPP Levstikov trg 1 Organizational Unit, together with pupils from Prežihov Voranc Elementary School in Ljubljana. The opening will also include an art workshop, which will take place after the viewing of the exhibition at MGLC, The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation. The art products from the workshop will be added to the selected works in the project.

The activities are conducted by Mentorice: Nika Rupnik, Tina Konec, Sandra Vaupotič, Katja Kovše.

Organisers: International Centre of Graphic Arts, Association of Inclusive CultureParticipating educational institutions: Special Education Centre Janez Levec Ljubljana, Prežihov Voranc Elementary School in Ljubljana

03. 11. 2016 - 01. 12. 2016

The ŠUM Study Seminar at MGLC

wednesday, 30 November, at 6 pm
Živa Božičnik Rebec: Spirit level

The ŠUM Study Seminar at MGLC is a series of meetings or talks focusing on the contemporary art practices and their strategies of the mainly (but not exclusively) younger generation of artists from the local area. It is prepared by the research collective of ŠUM magazine in collaboration with the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The seminar is coordinated by Domen Ograjenšek and Tjaša Pogačar.

October 2016
21. 10. 2016 - 04. 09. 2017

ŠUM STUDY SEMINAR AT MGLC

Wednesday, 2 November, 6 pm
Tomo Stanič: Still-life

The ŠUM Study Seminar at MGLC is a series of meetings or talks focusing on the contemporary art practices and their strategies of the mainly (but not exclusively) younger generation of artists from the local area. It is prepared by the research collective of ŠUM magazine in collaboration with the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The seminar is coordinated by Domen Ograjenšek and Tjaša Pogačar.

20. 10. 2016 - 14. 11. 2016

THEIR HOMES HAVE NO HOUSE NUMBERS

Free-living plants 
and animal in Ljubljana, 
photography exhibitions

25 October – 13 November, Lecture Room (ground floor), free entrance
Tuesday – Sunday, 10.00 – 18.00

Environmental diversity has enabled the area of Ljubljana to be inhabited by different naturally occurring plants and animals. Most of them, however, have not been registered and counted as yet, but they certainly run into thousands, if not even ten thousands. The city centre itself is home only to the species accustomed to human company, whereas in its immediate surroundings some more timid, rare and endangered species can be found. To see the rare species »live« may one day even become part of the city's tourist attractions which, however, will not be to the liking of every guest, as they are not easily found at all. This means that much patience and knowledge is needed, as their homes have no house numbers at which one could have a good look at them. 

Exhibition enabled by Ljubljana municipality, Department of Environmental Protection
Author Davorin Tome and collaborators

 

 

 

14. 10. 2016 - 21. 10. 2016

Concluding Auction of the Abandoned Plants Sanctuary: Autumn Shelter at MGLC

Thursday, 20 October, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor), free admission

The Abandoned Plants Sanctuary is a project, which was conceived by two young artists, Anamari Hrup and Eva Jera Hanžek, as an interactive artistic experiment with ecological, social, economic and spiritual connotations. For the last month, the sanctuary established a temporary shelter at MGLC, where people were able to visit the discarded potted plants, bring a plant or adopt one. The sanctuary was also widely frequented by children, pupils and senior citizens.

Upon completion of the project at MGLC, the two artists decided to draw up a charity auction of drawings and prints with the motifs of the plants – the protégés of the sanctuary. The entire proceeds go to fund the development and operation of the sanctuary, while at the same time promoting the idea of the art event as well as the humanistic spirit of the project.

You are kindly invited to attend and participate in the auction!

You can visit the Abandoned Plants Sanctuary: Autumn Shelter at MGLC until 21 October 2016.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac.

14. 10. 2016 - 20. 10. 2016

ŠUM STUDY SEMINAR AT MGLC

Wednesday, 19 October, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor), free admission

Blaž Miklavčič, Untitled

The fourth meeting of the ŠUM Study Seminar at MGLC will be devoted to discussing the art research project by Blaž Miklavčič. With regard to the context within which the project takes place, in connection to other art practices (Ljubljana Notes by artist Minna Henriksson), and the previous seminar meetings (the performative piece Variable by artists Urška Aplinc and Maja Burja), as well as certain debates on the logic of the organisation of the contemporary art system, models of operation and conditions of work within the cultural field, we will reconsider its approaches, method of research and presentation of the latter.

05. 10. 2016 - 22. 11. 2016

The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the exhibition*, which will be held on Tuesday, 11 October, at 12 noon, at the International Centre of Graphic Arts. It will be accompanied by a guided tour of the exhibition in the company of the curators, Božidar Zrinski (MGLC), John Caperton (The Print Center, Philadelphia) and Ljiljana Tašić ("Akademija" Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches, Belgrade).

The exhibition is being organized in collaboration with two similar institutions from Belgrade and Philadelphia. The Print Center from Philadelphia (US), founded in 1915, is taking part with works by contemporary artists paired up with artists that have an important historical connection to their organization. The "Academija" Center for Graphic Arts and Visual Researches, founded in 1995, on the other hand, is part of the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade. It presents a selection of prints from its own production with an emphasis on artists of various artistic expressions, to whom printmaking represents an additional opportunity for exploration.

*ABOUT NOON
At MGLC we have decided on a new format of opening with added content, which will be held at midday.

Boja Bem: Swimmingpool, 2014, mixed technique.

September 2016
22. 09. 2016 - 17. 10. 2016

Saturday Workshop: Art and Mathematics and Art Event

Saturday, 24 September, from 11 am to 3 pm, MGLC and Tivoli Park, free of charge

The workshop is intended for children and families. In the event of rain, the workshop will be held on the premises of MGLC. It is advisable that participants bring along some protective clothing.

The art event is open to all visitors and will be cancelled in the case of rain.

The workshop will connect and explore the relationship between art and mathematics through spatial geometry, computer graphics, mazes, 3D spaces and objects, anamorphoses, perspective, polyhedra and grids, patterns, optical effects and visual games.

The workshop is conducted by the Recyclers group, sculptor Primož Seliškar and landscape architect Urša Steiner.

The workshop is part of the Saturday Workshops programme.

The art event, delivered by Rinus Roelofs, takes place at the same time as the workshop. After studying Applied Mathematics, Rinus also completed studies in Sculpture and is a pioneer of digital sculpture.

The workshop and art event are part of the programme of the 3rd International Conference on Mathematics and the Arts of the European Society for Mathematics and Art (ESMA), organized by the Faculty of Mathematics and Physics in Ljubljana and Mathema – Institute for the Popularization of Mathematics.

The project is part of The Tivoli Forum: The Green Heart of the City – the events at MGLC celebrating Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016.

19. 09. 2016 - 17. 10. 2016

Simple, fun and dangerous – Prints from the MGLC studios

Mladen Stropnik and Small but dangers

20 September–1 October 2016, Gallery of Center for Graphic art & Visual Researches

Opening on Tuesday 20 September at 7 pm

The invitation to host the exhibition Simple, fun and dangerous – Prints from the MGLC studios in Belgrade is the fruit of cooperation spanning over several years between two institutions from the region, the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) from Ljubljana and the Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches from Belgrade, established in 1995 under the auspices of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The curator of the Belgrade exhibition, Božidar Zrinski selected two completed series: the Beć print portfolio by Mladen Stropnik and the Thin Line series of prints by the Small but dangers duo, printed in the MGLC Print Studios. The conceptually conceived series demonstrate that the graphic medium has always been and still is open to exploration and different ideas.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski.

Small But dangers: Thin Line, silkscreen, 2016.

Mladen Stropnik: Beć – I You, silkscreen and embossing, 2011.

19. 09. 2016 - 17. 10. 2016

ABANDONED PLANTS SANCTUARY: AUTUMN REFUGE AT MGLC

22 September–21 October 2016, Lecture Room (ground floor)

Opening of the project: Thursday, 22 September, at 7 pm

Closing auction: Thursday, 20 October, at 6 pm

Abandoned Plants Sanctuary is an interactive art experiment set up by artists Anamari Hrup and Eva Jera Hanžek about a year ago. The two artists are committed to helping abandoned plants in urban spaces. The sanctuary takes care of potted plants that are discarded by flower shops and supermarkets as soon as they begin to wither and become unattractive to buyers. Saving abandoned plants left by people in rubbish bins, on the streets or anywhere ... is also their job. The sanctuary also accepts plants into its care, which for whatever reason, can no longer be taken care of by their owners. All plants are documented and kept at home by the authors of the project. When their capacities are full, they establish cooperation with various public spaces (bars, shops, companies, institutions). Individual plants may be adopted by interested parties at all points.

The project is part of The Tivoli Forum: The Green Heart of the City – the events at MGLC celebrating Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016.


Archive of the Abandoned Plants Sanctuary.

 

19. 09. 2016 - 07. 10. 2016

Last weekend of the exhibition of Karel Zelenko Be who you are and keep to it and Aleksandra Zalokar Linocuts

Presentation of the exhibition and products from the linocut workshop
Saturday, 24 September, at 12.00

Conducted by the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski and the artist Aleksandra Zalokar.

KAREL ZELENKO IN THE NLB AND MGLC COLLECTIONS

opening, Wednesday, 10 August, 11 am
10. 8.−28. 9. 2016, NLB Gallery Avla

The exhibition is the artist's 100th solo show.
On the occasion of the retrospective exhibition by Karel Zelenko Be who you are and keep to it, the accompanying exhibition Karel Zelenko in the NLB and MGLC Collections is also being presented at the NLB Gallery Avla.

The NLB collection holds 16 of Zelenko's prints and one painting. Most of the exhibited prints come from the original art decor of the NLB building at Trg republike 2. In 1971, dr. Zoran Kržišnik made a selection of works for the new complex at Trg revolucije, as it was then called. The exhibition is complemented by 6 prints from the MGLC collection.

Karel Zelenko: Pendulum, 1991, etching.

15. 09. 2016 - 19. 09. 2016

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION KAREL ZELENKO, BE WHO YOU ARE AND KEEP TO IT ON THE OCCASION OF THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY OF THE CULTURAL NEIGHBOURHOOD

Saturday, 17 September, at 4 pm, free admission

The guided tour will be conducted by the author of the exhibition, Museum Counsellor, mag. Breda Škrjanec, whereas art and word will be intertwined by writer Cvetka Bevc of the Slovene Writers' Association.

The programme to celebrate the first anniversary of the Cultural Neighbourhood

09. 09. 2016 - 15. 09. 2016

Printmaking workshop to accompany the exhibition by Aleksandra Zalokar

An invitation to join an intensive 3-day workshop with the artist and master of the linocut, Aleksandra Zalokar. The workshop will acquaint you with the classical linocut in a new experimental way.
Linocuts is taking place from Friday to Sunday, 16, 17 and 18 September, from 10 am to 4 pm, in the Print Studio of the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC). It is conducted by the artist herself and is intended for lovers of art, artists and connoisseurs. The items produced in the workshop will be presented at the guided tour of the exhibition with artist and curator of exhibition Božidar Zrinski, on Saturday, 24 september, at 12 noon.

The number of participants in the workshop is limited to a maximum of eight people. Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si, +386 (0)1 2413 818. Registered participants should bring three of their existing works to the workshop on the first day.

Photo: Nuša Ema Miklavec.

08. 09. 2016 - 19. 09. 2016

Film night at Slovenska kinoteka - Film screening to accompany the exhibition by Karel Zelenko

Monday, 12 September, at 9.15 pm, Umberto D., dir. Vittorio De Sica (1952, 35 mm, 1.37, black and white, 89 min, Slovenian subtitles), free admission

Italian neorealism and attitude towards the world as shown by these films had a strong influence on the oeuvre of Karel Zelenko. Neorealist films are critical and have a special feel for ordinary man, and as said by Zelenko himself, this is where his basic idea for his prints and artworks stems from.

In cooperation with Slovenska kinoteka

August 2016
30. 08. 2016 - 09. 09. 2016

A warm welcome to all schoolchildren and teachers at the beginning of the new school year!

There is still time until 25 September to see the retrospective exhibition by the doyen of Slovenian visual art, Karel Zelenko, on view at the MGLC gallery, NLB Gallery Avla and in the intervention and reflection by the young artists of the Independent Biennial VS Zelenko. Karel Zelenko is an outstanding storyteller, so do not miss the exceptional exhibitions of his oeuvre!

Also on view until 25 September, are the linocuts by Aleksandra Zalokar, an artist of the younger generation, who is closely engaged with the exploration of the expressive possibilities of this technique. By prior arrangement, the viewing can be supplemented by a 45-minute demonstration of the linocut technique with the execution of a print, carried out by the artist herself.

The price of viewing all the exhibitions for groups of schoolchildren is 2 EUR/person. Viewing of the exhibition and demonstration of the linocut technique: 3.50 EUR/person.

24. 08. 2016 - 08. 09. 2016

The "Queen Sonja Print Award 2016" Award Ceremony

The "Queen Sonja Print Award 2016" award ceremony was held in Bergen on Friday, 26 August. Rhe recipient of the "Queen Sonja Print Award 2016" is Tauba Auerbach. This is an award founded by Queen Sonja of Norway, who shares a love for printmaking herself. The prize is being awarded by the Queen Sonja Art Foundation, established in 2011. Its objectives are the promotion and development of graphic art. The prize, which is given out every other year, was awarded in 2012 for the first time. MGLC Director, Nevenka Šivavec was invited to nominate a Slovenian artist and selected painter and printmaker Mojca Zlokarnik. This year, thirty exceptional artists from around the world have been nominated for the prize by museum directors, curators and artists. The jury members are: Starr Figura (curator of Drawings and Prints at MOMA, New York), Ute Meta Bauer (curator and Director of the NTU Centre, Singapore) and Martin Puryear (American printmaker and sculptor).

The nominees also include Nazgol Ansarinia and the Slavs and Tatars art collective, whose work could be viewed in Ljubljana in the Systems and Patterns exhibition at MGLC in 2012. The exhibition was curated by Nevenka Šivavec.

On the photograph: Mojca Zlokarnik: Evening, 2014, colour linocut. Photo: Urška Boljkovac.

18. 08. 2016 - 22. 08. 2016

Last weekend of the Répétition show – the reprise of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts – at the Villa Empain in Brussels

The basic idea of the exhibition – which is conceived as a circulatory system in which images, objects and bodies move through the exhibition space – is repetition. It is complemented by works from the MGLC collection. The show is curated by Nicola Lees (curator of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts) and the villa's artistic director, Asad Raza.

Artists in the exhibition: Sophia Al-Maria, Becky Beasley, Will Benedict, Andrea Büttner, Shannon Ebner, Konstantin Grcic, Joana Hadjithomas & Khalil Joreige, Sanya Kantarovsky, Heinz Peter Knes, David Maljkovic, Radenko Milak, Anna Ostoya, Roman Uranjek, Abbas Akhavan, Nairy Baghramian, castillo/corrales, Mike Cooter, Dexter Sinister, Latifa Echakhch, Deanna Havas, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, Hilary Lloyd, Jumana Manna, Otobong Nkanga, Lydia Ourahmane, Zin Taylor, Erika Vogt.
Artists from the MGLC collection: Karel Appel, Jim Atlan, Getulio Alviani, Max Bill, Danilo Jejčič, Kosuke Kimura, Lojze Logar, Roberto Matta, Ivan Picelj, Robert Rauschenberg, Gino Severini, Tinca Stegovec, Edvard Zajec and others.

Photo: Villa Empain Archive.

10. 08. 2016 - 25. 08. 2016

PovezujeM/THE TIVOLI CREATIVE CIRCLE

invites you to join the museum workshop programme, which is organized by the museums and galleries in and around Tivoli Park, which are: the National Museum of Slovenia (NMS), the Museum of Modern Art (MG), the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), the National Museum of Contemporary History (MNZS) and the National Gallery of Slovenia (NG). The workshops will be held from Monday to Friday, 22 to 26 August, 8 am to 4 pm – in a different museum every day. At the five-day workshops, we will learn about art and history in a slightly different way – by playing, creating and socializing – and will discover the things that connect the museums, and the things that make us different and special as people. The workshops are intended for children from 6 to 12 years of age.

The cost of the holiday week is 110 EUR per child, bookings are being taken up till the available quota at arheozabava@nms.si or +386 (0)51 384 888. The price includes VAT, entrance fees, guided tours, day care and art materials, as well as lunch. Bookings for individual days are not possible. The number of children is limited to 15. The organisers reserve the right to cancel the holiday week in the event of an insufficient number of bookings.

03. 08. 2016 - 19. 09. 2016

Independent Biennial VS Zelenko

The last week of exhibition

Opening on 19 July at 7 pm., lecture room,
on view until 18 September

Independent biennial VS Zelenko is an accompanying exhibition with a selected range of Independent authors and comes as an independent intervention to the retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko in its visual as well as content form.

The artists, who drew inspiration from Zelenko's oeuvre, have in their own unique and contemporary way presented their story using mixed media: animation, digital graphics and video, exploring the possibilities of illustration as part of the context of the contemporary and the classic. The collaboration between MGLC and the Independent Biennial, who prepared the exhibition, is the first of its kind.

Participating artists: KITSCH NITSCH, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Mina Fina and ROK MAR

In collaboration with the Biennial of Independent Illustration, Tretaroka.

Karel Zelenko in the NLB and MGLC Collections

opening, Wednesday, 10 August, 11 am
10. 8.−28. 9. 2016, NLB Gallery Avla

The exhibition is the artist's 100th solo show.
On the occasion of the retrospective exhibition by Karel Zelenko Be who you are and keep to it, the accompanying exhibition Karel Zelenko in the NLB and MGLC Collections is also being presented at the NLB Gallery Avla.

The NLB collection holds 16 of Zelenko's prints and one painting. Most of the exhibited prints come from the original art decor of the NLB building at Trg republike 2. In 1971, dr. Zoran Kržišnik made a selection of works for the new complex at Trg revolucije, as it was then called. The exhibition is complemented by 6 prints from the MGLC collection.

Karel Zelenko: Pendulum, 1991, etching.

 

 

 

 

01. 08. 2016 - 15. 09. 2016

Opening of exhibition Aleksandra Zalokar, Linocuts

Opening on 9 August at 8 pm

Aleksandra Zalokar (1985) is a representative of the youngest generation of artists who is intensely devoted to exploring the expressive possibilities of the classical linocut printmaking technique. Her artistic expression is primarily reflected in the analytical approach to the preparation of the matrix and experimentation in the printing process. By generating abstract motifs of linear and geometric structures she explores the dynamic relations between line, point and colour that occur as a result of the permutation of the matrix – the printing of one and the same matrix on the same paper by rotating and changing the colour. By using the matrix in such a way, the play of contrasts between light and dark surfaces, as well as the layering of similar structures into more or less complicated constructions of the pictorial plane, also come to light. The exhibition presents a selection of the artist’s latest prints produced in the last two years.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Aleksandra Zalokar: Dimension, 2016, linocuts.

July 2016
11. 07. 2016 - 19. 09. 2016

Independent Biennial VS Zelenko

opening on 19 July at 7 pm, Lecture Room, on view until 18 September.

Independent biennial VS Zelenko is an accompanying exhibition with a selected range of Independent authors and comes as an independent intervention to the retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko in its visual as well as content form.

The artists, who drew inspiration from Zelenko's oeuvre, have in their own unique and contemporary way presented their story using mixed media: animation, digital graphics and video, exploring the possibilities of illustration as part of the context of the contemporary and the classic. The collaboration between MGLC and the Independent Biennial, who prepared the exhibition, is the first of its kind.

Participating artists: KITSCH NITSCH, LEALUDVIK, Leon Zuodar, Mina Fina and ROK MAR

In collaboration with the Biennial of Independent Illustration, Tretaroka.

08. 07. 2016 - 13. 07. 2016

The public guided tours on exhibition Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers 2011–2016

Tuesday, 7 July, 8 pm

The exhibition of Stojan Brezočnik will be presented by Marko Košan – art historian and curator from Koroška galerija likovnih umetnosti Slovenj GradecArtist Stojan Brezočnik will also join us. Welcome!

Photo: Urška Boljkovac.

 

June 2016
20. 06. 2016 - 01. 08. 2016

Summer at MGLC

Every Tuesday in July, 18.00–21.00

Exhibitions

Karel Zelenko, Be who you are and keep to it, retrospective exhibition
Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers, 2011–2016

Selfie Postcard on the Tivoli Balcony
Visit the exhibition, take a step onto the balcony, choose a heart-frame, and make yourself a green selfie!

Photo. Urška Boljkovac

Workshops of artistic recycling
18.00–19.30
conducted by Anja Guid, Nika Rupnik and Jasna Zabel

5 July: Leaving Traces, printing with the body
12 July: Rolling Bottles, monotype with bottles
19 July: Auto-Mobiles, from the auto to the mobile
26 July: Colour Spray Pictures from packaging for detergents and colour substances

Concerts
20.00–21.00

5 July: Didiwa, ethno rock 
12 July: Wild Strings Trio, ethno, Balkan
19 July: Ambrosia, jazz, blues
 26 July: Narcis in Eho, gypsy, ragtime, swing

5 and 26 July, 19.30–20.00
Dance performance on the Tivoli balcony and on the base of the monument. Conducted by Fourklor; choreography by Branko Potočan; performed by Tajda Podobnik and Katarina Krapež.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac

12 July at 18.00
Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers, 2011–2016; guided tour by art historian Marko Košan.

19. July at 19.00
Independent Biennial VS Zelenko
opening of the accompanying exhibition to the retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko.

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The exhibitions are on Tuesdays view till 21.00, free admission can be enjoyed from 20.00 to 21.00. There is no charge for the events, activities and workshops.

18. 06. 2016 - 08. 07. 2016

Workshop of Handmade Papermaking from Japanese Knotweed

Thursday, 7 July, 17.30–20.00
Japanese knotweed is one of the hundred most invasive plants in the world, increasingly spreading also in the local environment. Let us learn to identify and remove this invasive plant species, let us get to know the ways of using it as well as the basics of hand-made papermaking from the pulp of the Japanese knotweed. The workshop is conducted by the Re-generacija collective and is suitable for all ages as well as families. Advance bookings taken up till the available quota (maximum 25 participants) at lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

15. 06. 2016 - 23. 06. 2016

AngartFilm at MGLC: Environmental issue, round table and film night

Wednesday, 22 June 2016, at 6 pm

How to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and stop global warming as a result? Do we need to radically change our habits and the structure of society and the economy if we want to halt the looming ecological and climate crisis of extreme proportions?

The event will address the impending threat of climate change as well as other environmental problems that we are facing in the global world: the proliferation of toxic substances in the environment, destruction of land for the purpose of agricultural activities, deforestation, fracking, etc.

In addition to the members of the Angart collective, philosopher and environmental analyst, and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Luka Omladič, PhD, and student and member of the Iskra student organization, Izidor Ostan Ožbolt, will take part in the round table.
The short film No Fracking Way! Frack Off!, produced by the Angart Institute, will also be screened.

AngartFilm is an open platform for engaged social, cultural and artistic practices. It explores contemporary social issues through the critical analysis of the performative, musical, visual and intermedia arts.

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The event is part of The Tivoli Forum: The Green Heart of the City, which includes the events at MGLC celebrating Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016.

13. 06. 2016 - 18. 06. 2016

SATURDAY WORKSHOP: Circus in the Park

Saturday, 18 June, 2 pm–6 pm, admission free

Creative artmaking fun for families in Tivoli Park

Slovenian artist Karel Zelenko, who was the source of inspiration for the workshop, is a great worshiper of nature. At the same time he also has a good ear for fellow man and his "quirkinesses" – like circuses and carnivals. This is why the workshop will focus on the body and drawing in specific ways: with extended hands, with the fingers and toes, on an elastic, with the tummy, on mobile objects. Children should bring protective clothing with them. Led by sculptor Primož Seliškar and landscape architect Urša Steiner.

The workshop is part of the Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016 programme.

The products and creations made will be presented to the public on Museum Summer Night (18 June), between 6 pm and 7 pm.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac.

06. 06. 2016 - 09. 06. 2016

ŠUM Study Seminar

Wednesday, 8 June, at 6 pm, free admission

The event is transferred to the Rog Autonomous Zone.

The ŠUM magazine research team, in cooperation with MGLC, is preparing a study seminar, which will be held until the end of the year as a series of meetings/conversations focused on contemporary artistic strategies and practices primarily (but not exclusively) of the younger generation of artists from the local arena. The seminar aims to investigate the surfaces of "the personal" and the role as well as implication that this has in the reflection, presentation, practice and critique of contemporary art.

The introductory meeting will, in a self-reflective manner, host the performance of Urška Aplinc and Maja Burja, who will present a performative piece entitled Variable.

The seminar is coordinated by Domen Ograjenšek and Tjaša Pogačar.

01. 06. 2016 - 27. 06. 2016

Lighting Guerrilla Festival in Tivoli Park and Lighting GuerrillaLaboratory, workshop

Park Tivoli, near MGLC (Tivoli Mansion)

Marko A. Kovačič: Hybaria, light installation (until 3 July)
Parasite, results of workshop (until 3 July)
Tilen Sepič: Light Oscillator, light installation (until 18 June)

In Co-operation with Strip Core/Forum Ljubljana

Fantastic Vegetation
Saturday, 11 June, 10.00–17.00

The workshop, led by architects Katja Paternoster and Petra Gosenca (Gumb Association), is intended for young participants, from eight years of age and over. Under the guidance of their mentors, the workshop members will think about the nature of the light that shines at night from the tree tops and bushes, and the type of vegetable world that wakes up at night. By recycling materials that can be found in many households as well as existing lights, they will recreate a world that will be awakened in their imagination.
The workshop is free of charge (children should bring their own drinks/snacks).
The produced works will be presented in the park beside Tivoli Mansion (MGLC). The presentation of works will take place on Summer Museum Night, Saturday, 18 June, at 9.30 pm; on view until 3 July.
Bookings: Lili Šturm, +386 1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

 

01. 06. 2016 - 06. 06. 2016

Last weekend for the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

On view until Sunday, 5 June.

Artworks by Ivo Prančič, Alen Ožbolt and Rudolf Kotnik are on view in The Tàpies Educational Lab until 5 June.

Last workshop for children, Sunday,
5 June , 10.00–12.00

How can art objects be made out of boring boxes?
Workshop of printing, collage, drawing, painting and sculpture – all in one object!

Antoni Tàpies often combined different techniques and materials in his works. This is exactly the type of explorers we will be in the last workshop accompanying his exhibition in Ljubljana. We will be using old cardboard boxes (from shoes, cosmetics, food ...) – bring them with you! – and we will be turning them into artworks in object form. We may even create a collective sculpture.

The workshop is suitable for children over the age of five as well as adults. We will meet in the courtyard of Tivoli Mansion if the weather is nice, and in The Tàpies Educational Lab in the case of bad weather. The workshop is conducted by Nika Rupnik and Anja Guid. Free of charge, bookings requested by writing to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Tip for parents: Breakfast with Art (Sunday breakfast in the Caffe Bienale coffee shop and viewing of the exhibition by Antoni Tàpies – the last day !, price 5 EUR)

Photo: Jasna Zabel.

 

May 2016
30. 05. 2016 - 01. 07. 2016

Marina Paulenka: The Other Home

LAST WEEK

2–30 June 2016, Tuesday–Sunday, 10.00–18.00, Lecture Room, free entrance
Opening, Thursday, 2 June, at 19 pm

The solo exhibition of Marina Paulenka, last-year's award-winner of Photonic Moments' portfolio review, showcases her recent documentary-based project entitled The Other Home reflecting the crude reality of a female penitentiary in Požega, Croatia. This is the only female prison in Croatia where more than 130 inmates serve their sentences of six months or more.

Exhibition is in the Programme of Photonic Moments – Month of Photography 2016.
Organisation and produciton: Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography.

Marina Paulenka: The Other Home

 

20. 05. 2016 - 30. 05. 2016

Green Ljubljana through my eyes – thinking ecology through photography

opening, Friday, 20 May, at 5 pm

20 May–1 June, Tuesday–Sunday, 10.00–18.00, Lecture Room

The exhibition of children's photographs has been produced as part of the photographic project of the Ljubljana City Association of Friends of Youth, under the guidance of Tanja Povšič, in collaboration with photographers Tina Ramujkić and Polona Ponikvar. The central theme of this year's project is ecology since it is our wish to draw the attention to responsible waste management. Furthermore, this year, Ljubljana has also been given the title of European Green Capital 2016. 

Exhibiting: Klara Kmetič, Hugo Artur Košorok, Maja Mihelič, Gaja Rozman, Zoja Rutar, Nal Trobec, Patricia Aldžič, Eva Cerar, Luka Debevec, Kim Modrijan, Tia Peternel, Blaž Šepič, 
Špela Šepič, Trina Zajc, Matic Založnik, Ajda Zdešar. 

19. 05. 2016 - 23. 05. 2016

Exhibition of works produced at the workshop "Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art"

Saturday, 21 May, 13.00–18.00, façade of Tivoli Mansion

Presentation of works produced in various printmaking techniques by the participants of the workshop "Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art". The workshop was based on the use of the carborundum technique, which was often utilised by Tàpies in his graphic works. Participants set off on a four-week journey through Tàpies' ideas and techniques, employing symbols from their daily lives and simple graphic and printing resources. The workshop was lead by Spanish artist Damiàn Vega Velasco.
Exhibiting: Joe Cox, Mojca Gazič, Maria Karnar-Lemeschewa, Ana Kuščer, Anamarija Ludvik, Mia Paller, Vida Praznik, Ana Lucija Šarič, Diana Šercer Stojanović, Hana Tavčar, Marko Vrbič, Bruna Pezzi Zupan, Lara Zupan.

16. 05. 2016 - 23. 05. 2016

The Sun as the Ultimate Capital

Workshop of Lighting Guerrilla

Saturday, 21 May, MGLC, 10.00–18.00

Participants of the workshop, conducted by dr. Špela Petrič, will learn about the process of photosynthesis and its visual effects by printing their own images on plant leaves using an iodine solution. The first meeting (21 May) will be devoted to printing with the iodine solution and photo-oxidation onto plant leaves, whereas the following meeting (17 June) will serve as an opportunity to review the work produced and prepare for the exhibition. The resulting works will be shown in a one-day exhibition as part of Summer Museum Night 18 June outside MGLC. Intended for participants of 16 years of age and over. Špela Petrič will be assisted by Andrej Štular.
Information and registration: Lili Šturm (MGLC), T: +386 (0)1 2413 818, E: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

16. 05. 2016 - 01. 06. 2016

Lecture Series: Tàpies and Art in Slovenia

A series of lectures on the influence of Antoni Tàpies on Slovenian artists who were touched by Art Informel.

Tuesday, 31 May, at 6 pm, The Tàpies Educational Lab

dr. Nadja Gnamuš: Matter, Object and Subject in Slovenian Painting. From the Reprise of Art Informel to the Recontextualisation of the Material after Modernism

Especially for the occasion of the lecture, artworks by Ivo Prančič, Alen Ožbolt and Rudolf Kotnik will be exhibited. They will be on view until 5 June, until the closing of the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987.

11. 05. 2016 - 19. 05. 2016

International Museum Day in MGLC - Open day

Coffee time with Tàpies in the company of art historian dr. Irene Mislej

Wednesday, 18 May, at 5 pm, free entrance

Guided tour of the exhibition, Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987followed by a discussion in the Caffe Biennale between visitors and dr. Irene Mislej on the themes of the exhibition and modernist art.
Antoni Tàpies is one of the most famous representatives of Catalan Art Informel – an art direction that in the 1950s soon spread from France throughout Europe, becoming particularly popular in Spain and Italy (as well as in Yugoslavia). This, otherwise distinctly European artistic phenomenon, in turn had a strong resonance in the countries of Latin America.
Dr. Irene Mislej, art and cultural historian, born in Buenos Aires, met with Art Informel and the influence of Antoni Tàpies already in her degree thesis. Before her arrival in Slovenia in 1978, she also co-authored a retrospective exhibition on Art Informel in Argentina's Buenos Aires city museum.

Installtion view at MGLC. MGLC Archive. Photo: Jaka Babnik.

09. 05. 2016 - 03. 08. 2016

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts on Tour: Répétition

The Villa Empain, Brussels, Belgium

13 May – 21 August 2016

Répétition is an exhibition curated by Asad Raza and Nicola Lees, Conceived as a circulatory system by which images,objects, and.bodies move through the Villa Empain, the exhibition-traces the global distribution of graphica rt across cultural boundaries, focusing on the productive power of accidents. The exhibition will bring together over thirty artists, drawn from Belgium, France, Germany, Iran, Lebanon, Mexico, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Slovenia, UK, USA, transforming the Villa into a site for producing and distributing images. Artists include the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Grand Prize winner Ištvan Išt Huzjan and works on loan from the MGLC Collection, including: Karel Appel, Jim Atlan, Getulio Alviani, Max Bill, Danilo Jejčič, Kosuke Kimura, Lojze Logar, Roberto Matta, Ivan Picelj, Robert Rauschenberg, Gino Severini, Tinca Stegovec, Edvard Zajec among others.

The renovated Villa Empain, which is a unique example of Art Deco architecture in Brussels, was opened by the Boghossian Foundation in 2010. It has become an important cultural centre of dialogue between the cultures of the East and West.

Installation view at Villa Empain. Archive MGLC. 

09. 05. 2016 - 16. 05. 2016

Saturday Workshop: The Soil and Waste – family workshop

Saturday, 14 May, from 11 am to 3 pm, Tivoli Park, Tivoli Mansion

The starting point of the workshop is the mysterious world of the famous Antoni Tàpies, who was an artist attracted to old objects or things found on the floor, such as dust, sand, soil, fragments of paper and waste. This sandpit of objects and natural materials, a truly wonderful concoction for a child's soul, will be a source of inspiration for the making of large scale collages à la Tàpies. We will be able to apply colour with balls, criss-cross glue all over the place, sprinkle sand around, draw patterns with rollers and mud ...

Lead by the small Recyclers group.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

03. 05. 2016 - 09. 05. 2016

Workshop for children: "Leaving Traces", printing by using the parts of the body

Sunday, 8 May, from 10 am to 12 noon

Antoni Tàpies often depicted parts of the human body in his artworks: eyes, ears, imprints of hands, fingers, feet ... Following the example of the artist, we will be using our own feet and hands to make our very own artworks in this Sunday's workshop.

Suitable for children over the age of five as well as adults, courtyard of Tivoli Mansion. Conducted by Nika Rupnik and Anja Guid. Free of charge, bookings are requested to be made by writing to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

 

03. 05. 2016 - 11. 05. 2016

THE PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR ON EXHIBITION ANTONI TÀPIES, PRINTS 1959–1987 in the english language

Saturday, 7 May, at 4 pm

The guided tour will be conducted in the English language. Led by art historian Renske Svetlin.

April 2016
25. 04. 2016 - 11. 05. 2016

LECTURE SERIES: TÀPIES AND ART IN SLOVENIA

A series of lectures on the influence of Antoni Tàpies on Slovenian artists who were touched by Art Informel. The lectures will also feature a one day display of especially selected artworks.

Barbara Borčić: A Great Tribute to a Great Artist

Tuesday, 10 May, at 6 pm, The Tàpies educational lab, free admission 

Bogdan Borčić: Tàpies (2011).

25. 04. 2016 - 03. 05. 2016

Gallery is open on Wednesday 27 April and on Sunday 1 May, 10 am–6 pm.

Installation view of exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987.

Archive MGLC. Photo: Jaka Babnik.

08. 04. 2016 - 04. 05. 2016

Benedikt Terwiel: Measuring a location in units of time

Exhibition of the artist's book is open until 30 April, Thursday–Sunday, 10 am–6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor)

The artist's book by Benedikt Terwiel takes us on a 50-kilometer route across Berlin, which runs along the cartographic points permanently installed in the landscape.

The exhibition is have been co-produced with the GalerijaGallery, a new art space in Ljubljana. The multiple is on sale in the MGLC Museum Shop and at the GalerijaGallery. Partner: The International Centre of Graphic Arts.

06. 04. 2016 - 25. 04. 2016

Continuation printmaking workshop to accompany the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art" – Part 2

The successful printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' printmaking techniques in March offered a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. This prompted us to continue with another experimental workshop of Tàpies' printmaking techniques in April and May, which will run over the following four Saturdays: 16 April (4 pm–8 pm), 23 April (11 am–6 pm), 30 April (11 am–6 pm) and 7 May (11 am–6 pm).

The workshop is lead by Spanish artist Damiàn Vega Velasco.The workshop will be conducted in English.

The second workshop is also based on the use of the carborundum technique that was often utilised by Tàpies in his graphic works. This time, the process in the workshop will focus on exploring different materials, methods of printing and combinations of carborundum techniques with collagraph techniques, relief printing, as well as other experimental printmaking processes. 

The number of participants in the workshop is limited, advance bookings up till the available quota: info@mglc-lj.si

More about workshop

05. 04. 2016 - 13. 04. 2016

Lecture Series: Tàpies and Art in Slovenia

A series of lectures on the influence of Antoni Tàpies on Slovenian artists who were touched by Art Informel. The lectures will also feature a one day display of especially selected artworks.

dr. Jožef Muhovič: Art Informel, Tàpies and the Slovenes

Tuesday, 12 April, at 6 pm, The Tàpies Educational Lab, free admission

04. 04. 2016 - 08. 04. 2016

Opening of the exhibition and presentation of the artist's book

Benedikt Terwiel: Measuring a location in units of time

Thursday, 7 April, at 6 pm, Lecture Room (ground floor)

The artist's book by Benedikt Terwiel takes us on a 50-kilometer route across Berlin, which runs along the cartographic points permanently installed in the landscape.

The exhibition and event have been co-produced with the GalerijaGallery, a new art space in Ljubljana, where the opening of the exhibition Last of the lands and the first by Benedict Terwiel will also take place on the same day at 8 pm. The exhibition is based on the new artist's multiple Keno – Lotto created by the artist under the auspices of the MadeinChina project. The multiple will be on sale in the MGLC Museum Shop and at the GalerijaGallery. Partner: The International Centre of Graphic Arts.

Benedikt Terwiel: Measuring a location in units of time (2014/15), edition of 200 

March 2016
30. 03. 2016 - 04. 04. 2016

Workshop for children

"Vibrant Houses"

Sunday, 3 April, 10.00–12.00, The Tàpies Educational Lab

As an artist, Antonio Tàpies was attracted to old and discarded objects, or things found on the floor, such as dust, sand, paper, burnt pieces of wood, old clothes ...  This wonderful sandbox of materials and ideas will serve as inspiration for the creative workshops for children, which will be held every first Sunday of the month during the course of the exhibition (8 May and 5 June, 10.00−12.00). At the second workshop on 3 April, we will be using paper pulp to create houses, apartment blocks, skyscrapers ... which we will also colour, together creating an imaginary rainbow city.

The workshops are conducted by Nika Rupnik and Anja Guid. Free of charge.

29. 03. 2016 - 04. 04. 2016

MGLC hosted at the Cultural Bazaar

Thursday, 31 March, from 1 pm to 1.45 pm, Second Foyer (Cankarjev dom)

SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP, conducted by printmaking master Slavko Pavlin and Alenka Močnik.
The workshop is a brief presentation of the fine art printmaking technique of screen-printing with an impression made on paper, plastic bag, fabric, etc.

21. 03. 2016 - 08. 07. 2016

The public guided tours on exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

Thursday, 24 March, at 5 pm
The exhibition of Antoni Tàpies will be presented by Museum Counsellor mag. Breda Škrjanec. Slovene Sign Language interpreter Tanja Giuliatti Davinić will be present at the exhibition tour for deaf and hard of hearing visitors.

Saturday, 26 March, at 4 pm
The guided tour will be conducted in the English language. Led by art historian Renske Svetlin.

16. 03. 2016 - 22. 03. 2016

Art Escapes

Poetry, collage and monotype workshop to accompany the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

Sunday, 20 March, 10.00–12.00

The workshop will make a brief introduction into the concept of visual poetry, which pushes the boundaries of textual art into the spaces of non-textual art. Through an understanding of the art of Tàpies, characterized by an insight of the human condition and a love for the small, discarded, found and even used objects, the workshop will proceed to address the concepts of migration, path, departure, home, journey ... We will put thoughts into words and depict the resulting motifs in the mixed media of collage and monotype.
The workshop is suitable for children and families.
It is conducted by the gallery animators, Nika Rupnik and Anja Guid.
Bookings are requested by contacting:
Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

The workshop is part of the Cultural Neighbourhood programme.

14. 03. 2016 - 07. 04. 2016

TÀPIES PERSONAL

An art and writing competition in collaboration with Ventilator of Words (Ventilator besed) magazine for culture and education.

We have prepared a competition on the occasion of the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987, inviting young people between the ages of 3 and 30 to send in their visual or written impressions of the exhibition in the form of drawings or written descriptions. The competition is open from 15 March till 1 June 2016.

You are kindly invited to participate!

07. 03. 2016 - 17. 03. 2016

A Week of Student Culture at MGLC

You are invited to view the exhibition of Antoni Tàpies, one of the greatest Spanish artists of the second half of the 20th century. Also visit The Tàpies Educational Lab, where you can listen to the music that influenced his creativity and thinking, and make the acquaintance with the literature that he liked to read.

Free admission to the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987 for students.

Tuesday−Sunday, 8 − 13 March

 

01. 03. 2016 - 07. 03. 2016

Workshop for children

"Things find me", colour monotype
Sunday, 6 March, 10.00–12.00, The Tàpies Educational Lab

As an artist, Antonio Tàpies was attracted to old and discarded objects or things found on the ground, such as dust, sand, paper, burnt pieces of wood, old clothes ...  This wonderful sandbox of materials and ideas will serve as inspiration for the creative workshops for children, which will be held every first Sunday of the month during the course of the exhibition (3 April, 8 May and 5 June, 10.00−12.00). At the first workshop on 6 March, we will be making colour monotypes by using objects found in Tivoli Mansion (MGLC).

The workshops are conducted by Nika Rupnik and Anja Guid. Free of charge.

February 2016
25. 02. 2016 - 25. 04. 2016

Become a Friend of the Biennial

The Friends of the Biennial Club connects enthusiasts of art and printmaking, and all those that want to take on a more active role and keep closer tabs on the programme of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

19. 02. 2016 - 08. 07. 2016

Guided tour of the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987 with its curator

Curator Núria Homs will take visitors around the exhibition today on, 24 February, at 11 am.

10. 02. 2016 - 17. 03. 2016

Programme for school groups to accompany the exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

An excellent opportunity for primary and secondary school pupils to learn about one of the greats of Catalan art – painter, printmaker and sculptor Antonio Tàpies, who took part in the International Biennial of Graphic Arts several times. Tàpies received the Grand Prix in 1967 and had a significant impact on a generation of Slovenian artists, including Janez Bernik, Bogdan Borčić and Andrej Jemec.

Guided tours of the exhibition for organised groups from primary and secondary schools are prepared by the Centre. By prior arrangement, the guided tours can also be supplemented with workshop activities and printmaking demonstrations.

Further information: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

09. 02. 2016 - 08. 03. 2016

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP TO ACCOMPANY THE EXHIBITION ANTONI TÀPIES, PRINTS 1959–1987

"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art"

Printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' printmaking techniques offers a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. It is run over the four Saturdays in March: 5, 12, 19 and 26 March, from 11 am to 5 pm. The workshop is lead by Spanish artist Damiàn Vega Velasco. Participants of the workshop will go on a four-week journey through Tàpies' ideas and techniques, making use of symbols from their daily lives and simple graphic and printing resources. The workshop is based on using the carborundum technique.
The workshop will be conducted in English. Suitable for beginners and lovers of printmaking. No prior knowledge of printmaking or the graphic arts is required.

The number of participants in the workshop is limited, advance bookings up till the available quota to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

More about the workshop

Photo: Lolo Menéndez.

03. 02. 2016 - 10. 02. 2016

The Slovene Cultural Holiday at MGLC – 8 February

10.00–18.00: Free guided tour of the exhibition MGLC Collection – New Acquisitions (2013–2015)
10.00–13.00: SOCREA family workshop
SOcializing and CREAting workshop as part of the BOBRI festival programme!
We will be creating small fine art prints in the screen printing technique with motifs of Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016.
Advance bookings: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si
16.00–17.30: Behind the scenes of museum collections
Public guided tour of the exhibition MGLC Collection – New Acquisitions (2013–2015), conducted by mag. Breda Škrjanec and dr. Mateja Kos
The MGLC collection, which is one of the largest within the field of the graphics arts and original artists' publications in the Slovenian arena, comprising 10,974 pieces, will be presented by the Centre's Museum Counsellor, mag. Breda Škrjanec.

Collecting artworks in a museum is not a job that takes place in a haphazard way. The shroud of mystery will be removed from the set of issues relating to this aspect of museum work by dr. Mateja Kos, Museum Councillor at the National Museum of Slovenia. She also deals with the mobility of collections, so several items of interest within this field – which is today defined quite differently than in the past – will also be presented during the guided tour.

Exhibition set up in MGLC.

January 2016
20. 01. 2016 - 03. 02. 2016

Guided tour of exhibition MGLC COLLECTION – NEW ACQUISITIONS (2013–2015)

Guided tour of the exhibition cancelled due to illness.

Tuesday, 2 February, 5 pm.

Guided tour in the company with exhbition custos mag. Breda Škrjanec.

Exhibition set up at MGLC.

18. 01. 2016 - 24. 02. 2016

UPCOMING exhibition Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987

23 February−5 June 2016

Painter, sculptor, printmaker and theoretician Antoni Tàpies (1923−2012) was born in Barcelona and is today one of the most famous Catalan artists since the Second World War. The exhibition, which is being prepared in collaboration with the Fundació Antoni Tàpies in Barcelona, will provide the Slovenian public with a clear presentation of the artist's graphic oeuvre produced between 1959−1987. It will be complemented by art objects from the late 1980s.

Curator: Núria Homs
Coordinators: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, mag. Breda Škrjanec

Antoni Tàpies at the Foto-Repro workshop, Barcelona, c. 1959. © Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona

04. 01. 2016 - 11. 02. 2016

The MGLC Museum shop offers 15% discount

You are kindly invited to drop in at the MGLC Museum Shop with its graphic views, where a sale exhibition of fine art prints from the MGLC production has been prepared for all those with a sense of curiosity and a love of art. All publications in the MGLC publishing programme can be purchased with a 15% discount.

The shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

December 2015
10. 12. 2015 - 20. 01. 2016

We are preparing a new exhibition MGLC Collection – New Acquisitions 2013–2015

19 January–14 February

Artists participating in the exhibition
artist’s books:
Authors of Face-to-Face, Vesna Črnivec, Simone Forti, Susan Hiller, Ron Preinfalk, Tjaša Rener, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha, Emir Šehanović, Elia Torrecilla
fine art prints:
Janez Bernik, Jože Ciuha, Zdenka Golob, María Elena González, Ištvan Huzjan, Danilo Jejčič, Kosuke Kimura, Adriana Maraž, Robert Rauschenberg, Emil Schumacher, Jože Spacal, Roeland Tweelinckx, Min Je Zhang in Mei Yu Zhou

Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec

María Elena González: Camo Boogie Woogie

 

 

 

08. 12. 2015 - 04. 01. 2016

The MGLC Museum Shop

You are kindly invited to drop in at the MGLC Museum Shop with its graphic views during the festive days of December, where a sale exhibition of fine art prints from the MGLC production has been prepared for all those with a sense of curiosity and a love of art. All publications in the MGLC publishing programme can be purchased with a 15% discount during December.

The shop is open from Tuesday to Sunday, between 10 am and 6 pm.

The festive opening times of the Museum Shop
On Thursday, 24 December, the shop will be open till 2 pm.
On Friday, 25 DecemberThursday, 31 December, and Friday, 1 January 2016, the shop will be closed.

The MGLC Gallery is being prepared for the next exhibition and will be closed until January 2016.

 

08. 12. 2015 - 11. 12. 2015

Presentation of books from the collection Ljubljana Personal, Alternative City Guide

Wednesday, 9 December, at 5 pm, Caffe Bienale, Tivoli Mansion (MGLC)
You are warmly invited to attend the presentation of the books Zora Stančič: Zora Was Here and Anunciada Fernández de Córdova and Mina Fina: The Stations of the Seasons in Ljubljana.

The books will be presented by Mina Fina, Zora Stančič, Marjeta Drobnič, Arven Šakti Kralj Szomi, as well as the editors of the collection, Nevenka Šivavec and Mojca Zlokarnik.

04. 12. 2015 - 08. 12. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts has finished. You were with us at more than eighty events. Take a look at the Biennial video!

 

 

04. 12. 2015 - 08. 12. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Over you/you

The recipient of the Audience Award of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is slovene artist Meta Grgurevič, for the work Timekeepers (2015), the work was made for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts.

 

03. 12. 2015 - 25. 01. 2016

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you

THE PRIZES OF THE 31ST Biennial of Graphic Arts HAVE BEEN AWARDED
The Grand Prize winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is Ištvan Išt Huzjan.
The award of the jury (research residency) was given to Declan Clarke, the special mention of the jury to Pilar Quinteros and Peter Gidal received the lifetime achievement award.

The recipient of the Audience Award of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is slovene artist Meta Grgurevič, for the work Timekeepers (2015), the work was made for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts.

November 2015
30. 11. 2015 - 04. 12. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you

The last day OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS

The main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you can be viewed at MGLC, Museum of Modern Art, Jakopič Gallery, Jakopič Promenade and on the façade of the Mahr House up till today. Welcome!

25. 11. 2015 - 04. 12. 2015

THIS HAPPY DAY OF CULTURE 2015 AT MGLC

Thursday, 3 December, from 10 am to 6 pm, free admission
17:00 Take a Spoonful of the Biennial: intervention by the participants of the Schema for a School art project
The experiential approach to participating in the last hour of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts will be held alongside a culinary ritual of soup consumption and group dialogue, which will be lead by the participants of the Schema for a School art project together with visitors to the event. Schema for a School is the temporary experimental school of the 31 Biennial of Graphic Arts, an art project by Asad Raza, which he co-created with D. Graham Burnett, Jeff Dolven and Mitja Velikonja. The following participated in the art project and the school: Ana Lucija Sarič, Bojan Albahari, Isidora Todorić, Jasna Zabel, Jerica Šemerl-Harmel, Lara Reichmann, Špela Cvetko, Špela Jakulin, Tereza Prepadnik, Tina Boc and Žan Debevec.
17:30 literary reading with Uroš Zupan – performance by poets on the Open Day of the Cultural Neighbourhood
18:00 announcement of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Audience Award

23. 11. 2015 - 03. 12. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS OVER YOU/YOU– ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

OPEN DAY OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Tuesday, 24 November, between 10 am and 6 pm
Viewing of the main exhibition at MGLC, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jakopič Gallery and at NUK is free of charge.

Presentation of art book from the project Face-To-Face: Blind Date and publications of Endless Editions
Tuesday, 24 November, at 18 p. m., MGLC
The event will feature the artist’s book produced during the course of the workshop. Publications by Endless Editions from New York will also be available to view.
Artists: Neja Tomšič, Primož Zorko, Dorijan Šiško, Vuk Čuk, Leon Zuodar, Laura Blüer, Slavko Djuric, Lesley Wamsley, Effi Ibok.

In collaboration with Tretaroka, Kino Šiška in Endless Editions.

On view until Friday, 27 November.

Biennial tour in National and University Library (NUK)
Thursday, 26 November, at 5pm
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition (Becky Beasley) and the National and University Library at the same time. Conducted by Žiga Cerkvenik.

ŠUM TALK: OVER YOU/YOU, 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Friday, 27 November, between 11 am and 1 pm, admission free, MGLC Gallery
The talk will be followed by a guided tour of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts.
This time, the ŠUM Talk will be devoted to the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts and will pinpoint the discourse opened by the Biennial with its title Over you/you.
The following will join the discussion on the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts:
Uroš Prah, poet and editor of the literary magazine Idiot,
Domen Ograjenšek, Bachelor of Philosophy and writer on the contemporary arts, and
Tjaša Pogačar, artist and publicist for the contemporary arts.

The talk is organized by ŠUM magazine for the criticism of contemporary art in cooperation with Idiot magazine and MGLC.

THE BIENNIAL ARTIST’S BOOK, family workshop
The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is being hosted at Cicifest, in the programme of the 31st Slovenian Book Fair.
Sunday, 29 November, between 1 pm and 3 pm, Cankarjev dom, Grand Reception Hall
The artist’s book is not a book or picture book about art, but an artwork in book form. The International Centre of Graphic Arts holds the largest collection of artists’ books in Slovenia. On the basis of samples from the collection and the current 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana, children and accompanying adults produce a Biennial Artist’s Book.

GUIDED TOUR OF THE BIENNIAL’S MAIN EXHIBITION
Sunday, 29 November, between 3 pm and 5.30 pm, meeting point in front of MGLC
The tour of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you at MGLC (at 3 pm) and at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) will be conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC. The tour will be continued at the Jakopič Gallery at 5 pm by Renske Svetlin.

SUNDAYS AT MGLC
With every ticket purchased for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts at the MGLC Ticket Office on a Sunday, we will pamper you with a free coffee and croissant at the Caffe Bienale in Tivoli Mansion. Welcome!

VOTE FOR THE BEST ARTIST OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRIZE DRAW
You can submit your vote through Facebook or place it in one of the Biennial boxes, which can be found at the venues of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The Audience Award is given by the Kaval Group from Ljubljana.

 

 

19. 11. 2015 - 26. 11. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts: Over you/you

OPEN DAY OF the 31ST Biennial of Graphic Arts
Tuesday, 24 November, between 10 am and 6 pm

Viewing of the main exhibition at MGLC, the Museum of Modern Art, the Jakopič Gallery and at NUK is free of charge.

 

 

 

16. 11. 2015 - 19. 11. 2015

The advanced course in printmaking techniques

The advanced 50-hour course that runs from November to March gives you an introduction to the techniques of intaglio printing, as well as the techniques of aquatint, etching, relief etching, vernis-mou, reservage and drypoint, under the guidance of renowned mentor artists.

Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at MGLC, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, or via e-mail to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are eligible for a special discount.

13. 11. 2015 - 16. 11. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Over you/you

The Jakopič Gallery is closed on Sunday, 15 November, therefore the public guided tour of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts exhibition Ljubljana, 1955 is cancelled. We apologize for any inconvenience caused and invite you to join the guided tour on the following Sunday, 22 November, at 5 pm.

13. 11. 2015 - 23. 11. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS OVER YOU/YOU– ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Tuesday, 17 November, 4.30–6 pm, in front of Moderna galerija
Mitja Velikonja, PhD (Sociology), lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, and Sandi Abram, cultural anthropologist

ASU Seminar: sara-grieg-chocolate
Tuesday, 17 November, at 6.30 pm, MGLC, free admission
We will present a video piece by Urška Aplinc (temporarily) entitled sara-grieg-chocolate (length 16'51''). A brief introduction and some starting points for the discussion that will follow will be prepared by Tjaša Pogačar.

Critical reflection on the diversity of practices and strategies of contemporary art in the local arena as part of The Spaces
and Practices of Contemporary Art project by the Galerija Boks society. The seminars are organized by ŠUM – magazine for the criticism and theory of contemporary art.

IMPRO – SPANISH FOR ALL GENERATIONS
(a guest workshop by Pionirski dom – Children’s Cultural Centre)
Wednesday, 18 November, between 4.30 pm and 5.30 pm, Caffe Bienale, MGLC, free admission
The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts is also hosting Spanish-speaking artists, which is why this workshop will take us to Spain. On the cultural and linguistic trip to the Spanish capitals, we will also get to know Gaudí, one of the most famous architects and artists. We will have fun with creating his artworks, find out interesting facts about Spanish culture together, and learn some Spanish words at the same time. The workshop is intended for all generations and is lead by Maša Kastelic from Pionirski dom – Children’s Cultural Centre.

SATSHOP: VIEWING OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS AND WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, 21 November, between 10 am and 1 pm, meeting point at the Museum of Modern Art, free admission
We will look at the work of artists in the Museum of Modern Art, Tivoli Park and the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in an amusing way, concluding the tour with a brief printmaking workshop in screen printing at MGLC. Conducted by Anja Guid and Nika Rupnik.
Suitable for primary school children (6+), booking is requested by writing to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

PUBLIC TOUR
Sunday, 22 November, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC
A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

SUNDAYS AT MGLC
With every ticket purchased for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts at the MGLC Ticket Office on a Sunday, we will pamper you with a free coffee and croissant at the Caffe Bienale in Tivoli Mansion. Welcome!

VOTE FOR THE BEST ARTIST OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRIZE DRAW
You can submit your vote through Facebook or place it in one of the Biennial boxes, which can be found at the venues of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The Audience Award is given by the Kaval Group from Ljubljana.

09. 11. 2015 - 16. 11. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS OVER YOU/YOU– ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

Forward to the Past: About the Emergence and Development of the International Biennial of Graphic Arts
Thursday, 12 November, at 5pm, Moderna galerija
Led by dr. Marko Jenko.

PUBLIC TOUR
Sunday, 15 November, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC
A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm). 

SUNDAYS at MGLC
With every ticket purchased for the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts at the MGLC Ticket Office on a Sunday, we will pamper you with a free coffee and croissant at the Caffe Bienale in Tivoli Mansion. Welcome!

VOTE FOR THE BEST ARTIST OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS AND PARTICIPATE IN A PRIZE DRAW
You can submit your vote through Facebook.

The Audience Award is given by the Kaval Group from Ljubljana.

Public guided tour
Tuesday, 17 November, 4.30–6 pm
Mitja Velikonja, PhD (Sociology), lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences in Ljubljana, and Sandi Abram, cultural anthropologist

02. 11. 2015 - 09. 11. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS OVER YOU/YOU

TAKE A NEW LOOK!
CHILDREN’S GRAPHIC PRINTS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF PIONIRSKI DOM
4 November–3 December, Venues: Pionirski dom – center za kulturo mladih and Art Center
Collateral exhibition

WOMEN WITH THREAD IN THEIR HANDS
Workshop and exhibition, carried out by Oloop
Workshop: Tuesday, 10 November, from 6-9pm, MOTO Cointainer, Tivoli Park (Next to MGLC)
The exhibition is on display until Sunday 15 November.
Hand embroidery workshop in which the motifs of the nude female body from the fine art prints of Petra Varl will serve as the base. Participants will upgrade them into their own artworks by adding their personal memories.

PUBLIC TOUR
Sunday, 8 November, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC
A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

October 2015
28. 10. 2015 - 02. 11. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS OVER YOU/YOU

THE EXHIBITION BY THE RECIPIENT OF THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE 30TH BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS MARÍA ELENA GONZÁLEZ: THE TREE TALK SERIES 
The exhibition at the Cankarjev dom Gallery is on view only until Sundday, 1 November.

On Sunday, 1 November the two venues of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts: MGLC and the Cankarjev dom Gallery are open, the other exhibition venues are closed: Museum of Modern Art and the Jakopič Gallery.

Future events in November

TAKE A NEW LOOK!
CHILDREN’S GRAPHIC PRINTS FROM THE ARCHIVE OF PIONIRSKI DOM
4 November–3 December, Venues: Pionirski dom – center za kulturo mladih and Art Center
Collateral exhibition

WOMEN WITH THREAD IN THEIR HANDS
Workshop and exhibition, carried out by Oloop
Workshop: Tuesday, 10 November, from 6-9pm, the exhibition is on display until Sunday 15 November
Hand embroidery workshop in which the motifs of the nude female body from the fine art prints of Petra Varl will serve as the base. Participants will upgrade them into their own artworks by adding their personal memories.

26. 10. 2015 - 30. 10. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

The Meeting of Gazes
Wednesday, 28 October, 11am-4pm, Thursday, 29 October, 11am-2pm, MGLC Library
What, how and in what way do we actually see? A workshop on exploring the gaze is lead by Neža Knez, a postgraduate student at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, whose intensive research focuses on our perception through the various senses.
Advance booking to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

On Sunday, 1 November the two venues of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts: MGLC and the Cankarjev dom Gallery are open, the other exhibition venues are closed: Museum of Modern Art and the Jakopič Gallery.

Future events in November

Take a New Look!
Children’s graphic prints from the archive of Pionirski dom
4 November–3 December, Venues: Pionirski dom – center za kulturo mladih and Art Center
Collateral exhibition

Women with Thread in their Hands
Workshop and exhibition, carried out by Oloop
Workshop: Tuesday, 10 November, from 6-9pm, the exhibition is on display until Sunday 15 November
Hand embroidery workshop in which the motifs of the nude female body from the fine art prints of Petra Varl will serve as the base. Participants will upgrade them into their own artworks by adding their personal memories.

 

23. 10. 2015 - 28. 10. 2015

31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS, TWO EVENTS AT THE EXHIBITION OF MARÍA ELENA GONZÁLEZ: THE TREE TALK SERIES

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION BY THE RECIPIENT OF THE GRAND PRIZE OF THE 30TH BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS MARÍA ELENA GONZÁLEZ: THE TREE TALK SERIES and MusicAL EVENT
Tuesday, 27 October, Cankarjev dom
at 5 pm, Gallery of Cankarjev dom, public guided tour of the exhibition, lead by curator Božidar Zrinski
at 6 pm, Duša Počkaj Hall, concert as part of the exhibition, performed by Boštjan Gombač

At the special musical event, the multitalented Slovenian musician Boštjan Gombač will present the score by Cuban artist María Elena González, which was produced when the artist scanned and digitally translated samples of the bark of a fallen birch tree, before cutting them into rolls for the mechanical piano.

MGLC Archive. Photo: Jaka Babnik.

21. 10. 2015 - 26. 10. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

GUIDED TOURS OF THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Friday, 23 October at 2 pm, National and University Library (NUK)
A guided tour of the Biennial exhibition by Becky Beasley and at the same time also of the National and University Library.

Tuesday, 27 October, Cankarjev dom
at 5 pm, Cankarjev dom Gallery: guided tour of the exhibition María Elena González: The Tree Talk Series, conducted by curator Božidar Zrinski
at 6 pm, Duša Počkaj Hall: concert as part of the exhibition, performed by Boštjan Gombač

Every Sunday during the running of the Biennial (except 1 November), between 3 pm and 5.30 pm, meeting point in front of MGLC
Guided tour of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts. The tour starts with the viewing of the exhibition at MGLC (at 3 pm), followed by visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm).

On 25 October there is a tour with an interpreter for the deaf.

On Sunday, 1 November the two venues of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts: MGLC and the Cankarjev dom Gallery are open, the other exhibition venues are closed: Museum of Modern Art and the Jakopič Gallery.

ART EVENT WHITE ON WHITE 
Tuesday-Sunday, 20-25 October, 4-6 pm, Coffe Shop of Moderna galerija
AVA students: Zala Kobe, Vanja Erjavec, Ana Jagodic, Nina Oblak, Sanja Vatič, Evelina Hägglund, Gregor Rozman, Luka Savić.

shirting 06
The shirting 06 project exhibition is on view till Sunday, 25 October at the MGLC Library.

20. 10. 2015 - 21. 10. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME, 20 OCTOBER

PUBLIC GUIDED TOUR
Tuesday, 20 October, 4-5.30 pm, in front of Moderna galerija
Miran Mohar, visual artist and vice-dean of the AVA Academy of Visual Arts

ART EVENT WHITE ON WHITE 
Tuesday, 20 October, 4-6 pm, Coffe Shop of Moderna galerija
AVA students: Zala Kobe, Vanja Erjavec, Ana Jagodic, Nina Oblak, Sanja Vatič, Evelina Hägglund, Gregor Rozman, Luka Savić.

PROGRAMME OVER YOU/YOU
Tuesday, 20 October, at 8.30 pm, Kinodvor – City Cinema
Reza Abdoh – Theater Visionary, documentary film, director: Adam Soch

American director and playwright known for his large-scale, experimental theatrical productions. A prolific artist even in his
short, creative life, Abdoh died of AIDS in 1995 at the age of 32, having created an impressive body of stage spectacles
known for their sensory overload, ferocious energy and hallucinatory dreamscapes. This documentary is offering an intimate
portrait of the world and work of Reza Abdoh and his company, Dar a Luz.

16. 10. 2015 - 23. 10. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

shirting 06
on view until Sunday, 25 October, MGLC Library

shirting is a new model of clothing that represents an alternative to the dominant fashion system and highlights the
responsibility, connection and creativity of all the protagonists involved. The sixth in a row – shirting 06 – connects design and art. Each of the participating fashion designers has in such a way designed a unique shirt with a motif of a selected artwork, which they will wear as their first user at the opening ceremony.Participating: Jelena and Svetlana Proković, (JSP ), Tanja Zorn Grželj, Ana Jelinič, Nika Ravnik (niOka), Maja Štamol and Elena Fajt.

MGLC Archive. Photo: Urška Boljkovac.

12. 10. 2015 - 16. 10. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts

Bureau of Loose Associations presents LUXUS: Even More Aggressive Innocence

The exhibition at the Kresija Gallery is on view only until Thursday, 15 October.

Opening hours: 10 am-6 pm.

12. 10. 2015 - 20. 10. 2015

THE 31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME, 12 – 20 OCTOBER

PERFORMATIVE GUIDED TOUR AT KRESIJA GALLERY
Tuesday, 13 October, at 5 pm, Kresija Gallery, free admission
Bureau of Loose Associations presents LUXUS: Even More Aggressive Innocence
What do Hello Kitty, Garfield and a battery-operated kitty cat have in common with the exhibition? You will need a toy in the form of a cat, the size of an open hand for the guided tour. Bring it along, if you have one at home or find one anywhere. Bookings are advisable by writing to info@so-delujem.com, as the number of visitors is limited to 15 persons.

The guided tour is organised by the Cooperate Creative Bureau Group – for bringing culture closer to all, in collaboration with the Kresija Gallery.

ASU Seminar
Tuesday, 13 October, at 5pm, MGLC Library, free of charge
Critical reflection on the diversity of practices and strategies of contemporary art in the local arena as part of The Spaces and Practices of Contemporary Art project by the Galerija Boks society. The seminars are organized by ŠUM – magazine for the criticism and theory of contemporary art.

shirting 06
Project presentation
Thursday, 15 October, at 6 pm, MGLC Library, free of charge
shirting is a sustainable fashion project that has been ongoing for over a year. It establishes a new model of dressing with different approaches and values in the process of production and use.

On view until Sunday, 25 October.

PUBLIC tour
Sunday, 18 October, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC
A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

Public guided tour
Tuesday, 20 October, 4-5.30 pm, in front of Moderna galerija
Miran Mohar, visual artist and vice-dean of the AVA Academy of Visual Arts

ART EVENT WHITE ON WHITE 
Tuesday, 20 October, 4-6 pm, Coffe Shop of Moderna galerija
AVA students: Zala Kobe, Vanja Erjavec, Ana Jagodic, Nina Oblak, Sanja Vatič, Evelina Hägglund, Gregor Rozman, Luka Savić.

Programme Over you/you
Tuesday, 20 October, at 8.30 pm, Kinodvor – City Cinema
Reza Abdoh – Theater Visionary, documentary film, director: Adam Soch

12. 10. 2015 - 13. 11. 2015

Applications taken for beginners and advanced courses in printmaking techniques

The beginners 50-hour course that runs from November to March gives you a practical know-how of the printmaking techniques of screen-printing, woodcut, drypoint and lithography, under the guidance of renowned mentor artists.

Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at MGLC, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, or via e-mail to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are eligible for a special discount.

The advanced 50-hour course that runs from November to March gives you an introduction to the techniques of intaglio printing, as well as the techniques of aquatint, etching, relief etching, vernis-mou, reservage and drypoint, under the guidance of renowned mentor artists.

Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at MGLC, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, or via e-mail to: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are eligible for a special discount.

05. 10. 2015 - 12. 10. 2015

The 31st biennial of graphic arts – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME, 6 – 11 October

PERFORMATIVE GUIDED TOUR at KRESIJA GALLERY
Tuesday, 6 October, at 5 pm, Kresija Gallery, free admission
Bureau of Loose Associations presents LUXUS: Even More Aggressive Innocence
What do Hello Kitty, Garfield and a battery-operated kitty cat have in common with the exhibition? You will need a toy in the form of a cat, the size of an open hand for the guided tour. Bring it along, if you have one at home or find one anywhere. Bookings are advisable by writing to info@so-delujem.com, as the number of visitors is limited to 15 persons. The last performative tour will take place on 13 October at 5 pm.

The guided tour is organised by the Cooperate Creative Bureau Group – for bringing culture closer to all, in collaboration with the Kresija Gallery.

DIY WORKSHOP – Do It Yourself!
Wednesday, 7 October, 10 am to 12 noon, 3 pm to 5 pm, Lecture room (ground floor), free admission

Conducted by the BridA art group / Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, Tom Kerševan.

CREATIVE SCREEN-PRINTING WORKSHOP AT NAMA DEPARTMENT STORE
Thursday, 8 October, 10 am to 11 am (children’s corner, 5th floor – aimed at children)
5 pm to 6 pm (ground floor of the department store), free admission

Conducted by printing master Slavko Pavlin and Alenka Močnik.

SUNDAY AFTERNOON IN TIVOLI
Sunday, 11 October, at 2 pm, in front of the Museum of Modern Art and the beginning of the Promenade guided tour of Tivoli Park with mag. Darja Pergovnik, Conservation Adviser at the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage (ZVKDS), continued at 3 pm in front of MGLC with the viewing of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, Over you/you. The viewing at MGLC is followed by a tour of the exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and at the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm).

Conducted by curator Lili Šturm.

September 2015
28. 09. 2015 - 06. 10. 2015

31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

Forward to the Past: About the Emergence and Development of the International Biennial of Graphic Arts 
Tuesday, 29 September, at 5pm, Moderna galerija
led by dr. Marko Jenko 

Animation workshops for children 
Tuesday, 29 September, at 5pm, Moderna galerija

Book a place by writing to: izobrazevanje@mg-lj.si

PERFORMATIVE RECREATIVE TOUR FOR BLIND AND SIGHTED PEOPLE
Wednesday, 30 September, at 5pm, Galerija Kresija
Applications to ksudec@gmail.com, galerija@ljubljana.si, www.so-delujem.com
Bureau of Loose Associations: Even More Aggressive Innocence
Performative re-creative tour of the exhibition, conducted by the CO operate Creative Bureau Group. Suitable for the
blind and partially sighted. Sighted people are also welcome to participate.

Book a place by writing to ksudec@gmail.com, galerija@ljubljana.si

LIBRARY UNDER THE TREETOPS VISITS THE BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Saturday, 3 October, between 10 am and 6 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge
The Library under the Treetops and the MGLC Library invite you to MOTO for a good old read. The producer of the Library under the Treetops is Divja misel in collaboration with Vodnikova domačija Šiška.

There can be dog days
Saturday, 3 October, at 4pm
Viewing of the Biennial part of the exhibition at the Jakopič Promenade for the four-legged friends and their owners,
in cooperation with dog trainers.

PUBLIC TOUR
Sunday, 4 October, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC
A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

21. 09. 2015 - 28. 09. 2015

31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

Street festival The right mix does the fix: The Biennial of Graphic Arts, travels through all the arty parts!
Tuesday, 22 September, Eipprova ulica
public print workshop

Pixilation Workshop
Wednesday, 23 September, between 4-6pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

THE BIENNIAL IN A SUITCASE
Thursday, 24 September, at 6pm, Oton Župančič Library, Ljubljana
Lecture

Satshop
Saturday, 5 September, 11 am to 1 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge
Workshop for childrena and families.

PERFORMATIVE RECREATIVE TOUR FOR BLIND AND SIGHTED PEOPLE

Sunday, 27 September, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC

A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

An interpreter is available for the deaf.

Book a place by writing to ksudec@gmail.com, galerija@ljubljana.si

THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

15. 09. 2015 - 21. 09. 2015

31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

MOTO TALK
Tuesday, 15 September at 5 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

MOTO was conceived as a project and a building-container as part of Affordable Living at BIO 50. It is the original work of a group of artists: Mika Cimolini, Uroš Babnik, Aleš Ogorevc, Adrian Friend, Lee Ivett, Staša Dabič Perica. A talk with the artists and their guests will explore the possibilities for the creative uses of public spaces (concept by Mika Cimolini).

PUBLIC TOUR BECKY BEASLEY: Sleep is when you grow 
Wednesday 16 September, 5 pm, Galerija ŠKUC
Vladimir Vidmar, the exhibition curator will be conducting the guided tour of the exhibition.

LIBRARY UNDER THE TREETOPS VISITS THE BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS
Saturday, 19 September, between 10 am and 6 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

The Library under the Treetops and the MGLC Library invite you to MOTO for a good old read. The producer of the Library under the Treetops is Divja misel in collaboration with Vodnikova domačija Šiška.

BLIND MATERIAL, experimental typography and relief printing workshop
Sunday, 20 September, between 10 am and 12 noon, tipoRenesansa, studio for relief printing (Breg 22), free admission

The workshop is conducted by Marko Drpić, calligrapher and head of the tipoRenesansa studio.
The event is part of Blind Material, an accompanying exhibition to the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts (on view until 28 September).

PUBLIC TOUR
Sunday,20 September, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC

A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

07. 09. 2015 - 15. 09. 2015

31ST BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS – ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

PUBLIC TOUR BECKY BEASLEY: Sleep is when you grow 
Wednesday 9 September, 5 pm, Galerija ŠKUC
Vladimir Vidmar, the exhibition curator will be conducting the guided tour of the exhibition.

Literary evening: Listi z roba
Thursday, 10 September, at 5 pm, MGLC Gallery, free of charge

A new book published by Mladinska knjiga centres on the correspondence between Izidor Cankar and Veno Pilon, supplemented with essays by Alenka Puhar and Irena Mislej. Alenka Puhar and Irena Mislej are taking part in the literary evening, moderated by editor, Nela Malečkar.

Library under the Treetops visits the Biennial of Graphic Arts
Saturday, 12 September, between 10 am and 6 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

The Library under the Treetops and the MGLC Library invite you to MOTO for a good old read. The producer of the Library under the Treetops is Divja misel in collaboration with Vodnikova domačija Šiška.

Public tour
Sunday,13 September, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC

A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

MOTO TALK
Tuesday, 15 September at 5 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

MOTO was conceived as a project and a building-container as part of Affordable Living at BIO 50. It is the original work of a group of artists: Mika Cimolini, Uroš Babnik, Aleš Ogorevc, Adrian Friend, Lee Ivett, Staša Dabič Perica. A talk with the artists and their guests will explore the possibilities for the creative uses of public spaces (concept by Mika Cimolini).

THE ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

 

August 2015
31. 08. 2015 - 07. 09. 2015

31st Biennial of Graphic Arts – two events from the accompanying programme

The first Satshop
Saturday, 5 September, 11 am to 1 pm, Moto Container, Tivoli Park (next to MGLC), free of charge

Satshops are Saturday workshops for children and families inviting you to the park for creative pursuits and visual games. They are carried out by sculptor Primož Seliškar and landscape architect Urša Steiner from the Recyclers group.

We will be drawing artistic designs with strings and by using – a hammer (bring it with you!).

First public tour
Sunday, 6 September, at 3 pm, in front of MGLC:

A guided tour is being conducted of the main exhibition of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts Over you/you. We meet at 3 pm in front of MGLC, view the exhibition at MGLC, which is followed by a walk through the Jakopič Promenade and visits to the exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art (at 4 pm) and the Jakopič Gallery (at 5 pm). 

ACCOMPANYING PROGRAMME

 

27. 08. 2015 - 31. 08. 2015

The Biennial Opening Days

Join us at the numerous events of the Biennial opening weekend from Friday to Sunday.

programme

10. 08. 2015 - 12. 10. 2015

The 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts: Over you/you

Main exhibition: Over you/you, curator: Nicola Lees, curator assistants: Stella Bottai and Laura Mclean-Ferris

Becky Beasley: Sleep is when you grow, curator Vladimir Vidmar (ŠKUC Gallery and NUK)

Giles Round: Ljubljana, 1955 (2015) (Jakopič Gallery), artistic interpretation of the history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts

Exhibition of the winner of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: María Elena González: The Tree Talk Series (Cankarjev dom Gallery)

More than 40 artists and more than 60 public art events will take place at 13 venues.

July 2015
29. 07. 2015 - 10. 08. 2015

Last Weekend for the Exhibitions

Janez Knez, Retrospective Exhibition of Printmaking

The show presents all of the artist’s paths and side paths, his creative output in printmaking and drawing, which is complemented by individual paintings and sculptures as highlights of his multifaceted engagement.
Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec

Graphics of Capitalist Realism 

Displayed are the prints from the Graphics of Capitalist Realism print portfolio from 1967 and the Weekend portfolio from 1972, both by Edition Block from Berlin. Today, the artists of the works are established and world-fames names in the art world: Joseph Beuys, René Block, KP Brehmer, KH Hödicke, Peter Hutckinson, Arthur Köpcke, Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Wolf Vostel. Curator: René Block

27. 07. 2015 - 28. 08. 2015

The Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts through the Poster

6 August – 3 December

Thursday, 6 August, at 11 am, exhibition opening

NLB Gallery Avla

The exhibition presents an important segment of the Biennial archive – the poster for the event. The organizers were well aware of the importance of catalogue and poster design already from the outset. The 1950s and 1960s are known to be a period during which Slovenian graphic design flourished, which was, similarly to Slovenian printmaking, in the mainstream of European events.

5th International Exhibition of Graphic Arts, author Ivan Picelj

22. 07. 2015 - 27. 07. 2015

Cathedral of Freedom

Pre-biennial event by Chilean artist Pilar Quinteros

Saturday, 25 July, at 10 am

Starting point: The boat barrier on the Ljubljanica River at the Mortuary Bridge
Course of navigation: Mortuary Bridge – Butchers’ Bridge – Mortuary Bridge

The project seeks to reconstruct the model of Plečnik’s Cathedral of Freedom and will be installed on a raft produced by the artist herself, which she will release on the Ljubljanica River. Hence the building will not only be the first volumetric presence in the city, but will also “visit” different places without having to be anywhere for too long, since there is no room for it in the city’s urban plan.

In cooperation with the Ljubljana Association of River Captains.

Sketch for the Cathedral of Freedom project by artist Pilar Quinteros. MGLC archive.

More about the project

22. 07. 2015 - 30. 07. 2015

SUMMER AT MGLC

Every Tuesday in July between 6 pm and 9 pm

WORKSHOPS
In front of Tivoli Mansion from 6 pm to 8 pm

28. 7.Tivoli Puppet, recycling

The workshops are suitable for children, families and tourists.
In case of bad weather, they will be held inside the mansion.

MINI GUIDED TOURS OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
MGLC gallery from 7 pm to 8 pm, in Slovene and in English

Janez Knez, Retrospective Exhibition
Graphics of Capitalist Realism

The exhibitions will be on view until 9 August 2015.

MUSIC EVENINGS
MGLC gallery at 8 pm

28. 7.: Alkimia, pop, chanson

June 2015
30. 06. 2015 - 22. 07. 2015

Summer at MGLC

 

Every Tuesday in July between 6 pm and 9 pm

WORKSHOPS
In front of Tivoli Mansion from 6 pm to 8 pm

21.7.: Tivoli Mansion, monotype

The workshops are suitable for children, families and tourists.
In case of bad weather, they will be held inside the mansion.

MINI GUIDED TOURS OF THE CURRENT EXHIBITIONS
MGLC gallery from 7 pm to 8 pm, in Slovene and in English

Janez Knez, Retrospective Exhibition
Graphics of Capitalist Realism

The exhibitions will be on view until 9 August 2015.

MUSIC EVENINGS
MGLC gallery at 8 pm

 21. 7.: Jasmine Café, gipsy jazz, bossanova


Admission to all events is free of charge. There is no admission fee to the gallery from 8 pm to 9 pm.

 

 

22. 06. 2015 - 22. 07. 2015

BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS AT THE EXPO 2015

26 – 30 June 2015

Ljubljana in three images!, screen-printing performance

Performed by the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) and Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.

We have combined printing in an improvised printing studio and comicbook narrativity. The visitors of Expo will be able to print humorous moments from the green capital of Europe, which also keeps a close watch over its own sustainable development and life in its watercourses. Monochromatic graphics will be printed on paper and T-shirts by the print masters SlavkoPavlin and Lili Šturm (MGLC) and the authors of comic book motifs David Krančan and BojanAlbahari as the representatives of the Stripburger magazine – a reference point on the international comic book map.

15. 06. 2015 - 22. 06. 2015

Museum Summer night

Saturday, 20 June, 6 pm – 12 pm, admission free

6 pm – 8 pm: Courtyard – fine arts playground: Promenade. Workshops for all generations with the closing presentation in the courtyard of the Tivoli Castle
8 pm – 9 pm: Guided tour of the exhibition Janez Knez, Graphics Retrospective Exhibition of Printmaking, guided by DejanKnez
9 pm – 9:30 pm: Guided tour of the exhibition Graphic Prints of Capitalist Realism, guided by Božidar Zrinski
21.30 pm – 22.25 pm, Courtyard of Tivoli Mansion: Laurie Anderson: On Performance, documentary film, 2001, 55 min

Programme

04. 06. 2015 - 02. 12. 2015

Become a FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL

Membership of the Friends of the Biennial Club brings you a number of benefits:

- Free admission to the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts (28 August – 3 December 2015) and other exhibitions
- A yearly excursion
- Viewing of a selected artist’s studio
- Christmas card in the form of an original fine art print
- Booklet with the annual programme
- Guided tours of the exhibitions
- Invites to openings and events
- 15% discount on all MGLC publications
- 15% discount on all workshops and courses
- 15% discount on purchases of fine art prints
A welcome gift when signing up.

Members of the Friends of the Biennial Club are welcome to join the art excursion To the Zasavje Districts – Along the Paths of Creativity of Janez Knez free of charge.

May 2015
21. 05. 2015 - 17. 06. 2015

TWO EVENTS TO ACCOMPANY THE EXHIBITION JANEZ KNEZ, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PRINTMAKING

Tuesday, 9 June 2015, 6 pm: guided tour of the exhibition conducted by Aleš Gulič – Leko, a longstanding friend and expert on the life and work of Janez Knez (introduction to the excursion)

Friday, 12 June 2015: art excursion to the Zasavje districts, along the paths of creativity of Janez Knez
 

Programme: a visit to the Trbovlje Zasavje Museum and the permanent exhibition Good Luck … Black Valleys, as well as the Trbovlje Workers’ Home (DDT), a presentation of activities and viewing of the current First of June exhibition at the New Gallery of the Trbovlje Workers’ Home: The Frescoes of Knez on the Trbovlje Municipality Building, the frescoes in the lobby of the Trbovlje Mine and the mining spaces, followed by a tour of the valley of industrial buildings and proletarian barracks.

Price 10 EUR (includes bus transportation and organization of the excursion)

Information and registration: +386 (0)1 2413 800/802/818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

The excursion is free of charge for members of the Friends of the Biennial Club.

More about the excursion

19. 05. 2015 - 04. 06. 2015

NEW EXHIBITION

Graphics of Capitalist Realism 

Displayed are the prints from the Graphics of Capitalist Realism print portfolio from 1967 and the Weekend portfolio from 1972, both by Edition Block from Berlin. Today, the artists of the works are established and world-fames names in the art world: Joseph Beuys, René Block, KP Brehmer, KH Hödicke, Peter Hutckinson, Arthur Köpcke, Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Wolf Vostel. Curator: René Block

More

18. 05. 2015 - 01. 06. 2015

INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM OF FORMA MGLC

The power of new media: A dialiy challenge for cultural institution

Friday, 29 May 9.00−17.30, MGLC Lecture Room (Ground Floor)
9:30–10:00, Introduction and presentation of FORMA MGLC programme
10:00−11:00, Lecture: Cultured on the Web, Peter Šepetavc, Digital Strategist,
11:15−12:30, Lecture: Ten thoughts about New Technologies, Social Media and Innovative Approaches within Cultural Institutions, David Gauntlett, Professor at Faculty of Media, Arts and Design, University of Westminster
13:30–14:30, Lecture: The New Cultural Communicators – Web Personalities or Employees?, Lenart J. Kučić, newspaper journalist and researcher
14:45–16:30, Lecture: Culture on net. Day by day of a cultural community manager, Rebeca Hermo, journalist and community manager at Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (City of Culture in Galicia), Santiago de Compostela
16:15–17:30, Debate moderated by Domen Savič

Saturday, 30 May, 10.00−13.00: Saturday workshop: Cultural Institutions engaging with the Public – a LEGO Workshop,
lead by David Gauntlett

Participation in the symposium is free of charge, but an online application is required to sign up.

Sign up for the Saturday workshop (20 places): online application

12. 05. 2015 - 19. 05. 2015

International Museum Day

A range of diverse events from Saturday, 16 May 2015, to Monday, 18 May 2015

Saturday, 16 May 2015, 11.00−14.00: Family Art Colony – art-making in Tivoli (a set of workshops for children and adults), admission free
Sunday, 17 May 2015, 11.00−13.00: guided tour of the Janez Knez exhibition and open doors to the print studios with a presentation of printmaking techniques delivered by mag. Boge Dimovski, admission free
Monday, 18 May 2015 at 7 pm, opening of the exhibition Graphics of Capitalist Realism. Displayed are the prints from the Graphics of Capitalist Realism print portfolio from 1967 and the Weekend portfolio from 1972, both by Edition Block from Berlin. Today, the artists of the works are established and world-fames names in the art world: Joseph Beuys, René Block, KP Brehmer, KH Hödicke, Peter Hutckinson, Arthur Köpcke, Manfred Kuttner, Konrad Lueg, Sigmar Polke, Gerhard Richter and Wolf Vostel. Curator: René Block

The gallery is open on Monday,
18 May 2015.

Prints by Janez Knez and the Laibach group purchased from Saturday to Monday receive a 15% discount.

11. 05. 2015 - 18. 05. 2015

Public relations and networking within the arts

In the last of the four lectures we will focus on the process of preparing and implementing a communication strategy for a cultural or artistic event. We will systematically work out the key foundations for a communication strategy, define the set of communication tools relevant to the target groups that we wish to involve in communication, and explore ways of creating or connecting into international art networks.

Saturday: 16 May, at 10 am, MGLC Lecture Room (Ground Floor)

Lecturer: Jadranka Jezeršek Turnes, communication expert

April 2015
20. 04. 2015 - 28. 04. 2015

The new economies and the empowerment of artists

The new economic concepts like coworking and crowdfunding are based on co-sharing and co-creation, whereas social capital, along with time and money, also has a role to play in the success of the idea, according to the lecturer.Through theory and examples of good practice, the lecture will explore the background of the development of these concepts, focusing on the opportunities that they bring to creative individuals and the community.

Saturday, 25 April, at 10 a. m. in the MGLC Lecture Room (ground floor)

Lecturer: Luka Piškorič, developer and lecturer on new economic models with many years of experience in the various fields of the creative industries

 

20. 04. 2015 - 24. 04. 2015

Guided tour of Janez Knez, Retrospective Exhibition of Printmaking

Thursday, 23 April 2015, at 6 pm, Book Night

Guided tour in the company of Matjaž Kmecl, longstanding Professor of Slovenian Studies at the University of Ljubljana, literary historian, writer and ambassador of Slovenian literature, as well as compatriot and friend of Janez Knez.

Exhibition set up at MGLC.

07. 04. 2015 - 14. 04. 2015

How to successfully unite new media and culture?

The first lecture of the Forma MGLC programme will provide an insight into the communication channels of the new media and guidelines for conceiving and implementing a complete web presence of a brand name within culture.

Saturday, 11 April, at 10 am in the MGLC Lecture Room (ground floor)

Lecture by: Domen Savič, communication expert, strategist and manager of online media

02. 04. 2015 - 11. 08. 2015

Biennial in a Suitcase

The project presents the rich history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and its activities to art lovers across Slovenia. The suitcase reveals a number of anecdotes and stories behind the scenes of intertwining culture and art, held by the extensive Biennial archive. The Biennial in a Suitcase is making its way across Slovenia and can be viewed in libraries between April and September 2015.

March 2015
06. 03. 2015 - 20. 04. 2015

New exhibitions

JANEZ KNEZ, RETROSPECTIVE EXHIBITION OF PRINTMAKING 
The show presents all of the artist’s paths and side paths, his creative output in printmaking and drawing, which is complemented by individual paintings and sculptures as highlights of his multifaceted engagement.
Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec

More at: http://www.mglc-lj.si/eng/exhibitions_and_events/
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JASMINA CIBIC, SPIELRAUM − GIVE EXPRESSION 
TO THE COMMON DESIRES

Video installation focusing on the question of how long is the lifespan of the visual image of a nation, and what happens to it when the latter dies.
Curator: Anna Gritz

More at: http://www.mglc-lj.si/eng/exhibitions_and_events/
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06. 03. 2015 - 13. 07. 2016

The last weekend of the exhibition Alenka Pirman – Collected Works

Sunday 8 March 2015, at 3 pm: concluding guided tour and socialising with the curatorial team consisting of Barbara Borčić, Alenka Pirman, Nevenka Šivavec, Božidar Zrinski

Not to be missed!

February 2015
13. 02. 2015 - 06. 03. 2015

FORMA MGLC JOB VACANCIES

 

 

 

12. 02. 2015 - 15. 06. 2015

Forma MGLC

FORMA MGLC is an educational platform and work placement aiming to establish new professions and the use of digital tools within the field of culture. It will take place between 16 March and 16 June 2015.

January 2015
19. 01. 2015 - 11. 10. 2017

Slovene Printmaking

Check Point Paint Art Gallery, Trieste (Via Castaldi 3)
23 January – 6 February 2015, opening on Friday, 23 January at 6 pm

The exhibition presents the works from the MGLC Collection produced between 2009 and 2014, showcasing the small series of works by selected artists of various generations. The series by the more mature artists display a carefully constructed concept, whereas the series by the younger artists have a more experimental air to them, focusing on the artistic exploration of the graphic medium and printmaking techniques, which together contribute to the diversity of the exhibition as a whole.
Artists: Mina Fina, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić, Ana Ida Mordej, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Lina Rica, Mladen Stropnik, Petra Varl, Kamila Volčanšek, Mojca Zlokarnik, the G3 group (Boris Beja, Adrijan Praznik, Jan Tomažin) and the Laibach group.The exhibition was curated by Denis Volk.

Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Sexy Heart, colour silkscreen, 2009.

13. 01. 2015 - 12. 10. 2015

Herman Pivk: Photography + Dane Zajc: Poetry

14. 10.−2. 11. 2014

The exhibition is dedicated to the 85th anniversary of the birth of Dane Zajc. Works by a renowned Slovenian visual artist, characterized by a very unique type of photography, and one of the most important Slovenian writers of the second half of the 20th century will be presented in the exhibition. The poems created before the poet’s death during 2000−2004 were inspired by the photographs of Herman Pivk. The joint work is the result of the symbiosis between the two artists, who have in their own unique way shed light on our view of life and death.

Further Information: Herman Pivk, herman.pivk@gmail.com, www.hermanpivk-foto.si

 

 ©Herman Pivk, Yes-No, language from the earth, 2000
 mixed technique on photo paper

 

 

December 2014
05. 12. 2014 - 03. 01. 2017

The Museum Shop MGLC

The Museum Shop opened its doors on the ground floor of MGLC in November. This is where you can find art prints by young and established artists, publications (Biennial catalogues, more recent and award-winning books), as well as posters of the exhibitions and the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts.
To accompany the current exhibition Alenka Pirman, Collected Works, various witty art objects have been prepared together with the artist: postcards, car stickers, a comic strip album, T-shirts, hand stamped daily calendar for 2015, a kitchen skateboard, publications, prints and gold toothpicks, which are available to suit every budget, priced from 1 to 90 EUR.

The shop is open during gallery opening hours, every day except Mondays, between 10 am and 6 pm.

November 2014
06. 11. 2014 - 27. 11. 2014

Nicola Lees appointed curator of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana

http://www.mglc-lj.si/files/data/72_31_graficni_bienale.pdf

06. 11. 2014 - 06. 03. 2015

We opened the Exhibition Alenka Pirman, Collected Works

18. 11. 2014–1. 3. 2015

The first major solo exhibition by Alenka Pirman features an overview of her projects that have marked the Slovenian cultural arena in the last twenty-five years. The exhibition highlights the techniques, tactics and methods of research and distribution of her artistic ideas tied to various situations that are specific in terms of space and subject, to which she has often responded with irony, sarcasm and doubt. The collected works thus offer new readings and interpretations, which make them relevant also in this moment of time.

Curatorial team: Barbara Borčić, Alenka Pirman, Nevenka Šivavec, Božidar Zrinski

Co-authors of the exhibited works: Tibor Bolha, Vuk Ćosić, Damijan Kracina, Jani Pirnat, Maja Šubic, Darja Vuga, Irena Wölle

 

 

 

 

October 2014
23. 10. 2014 - 12. 11. 2014

EXHIBITION OPENING

Črtomir Frelih, Foxes are here

4 November at 12.00 (until 11 November) at MGLC Lecture room.

 

September 2014
01. 09. 2014 - 23. 10. 2014

OCTOBER AT MGLC

NEW EXHIBITION OPENING, PUBLIC TOUR AND WORKSHOP

from 13 until 23 October 2014

Tuesday, 14. 10., 19.00: new exhibition opening: Herman Pivk: Photography + Dane Zajc: Poetry

Thursday, 16. 10., 18.00: Public tour at the exhibition This mess we´re in, led by Mina Fina

Saturday, 18. 10., 9.00-18.00: Silk screen workshop - workshop is allready fully booked!

Wednesday, 22. 10., 18.00: Public tour at the exhibition Geometry and Handwriting 1967-1983 by Andrej Jemec, led by prof. dr. Wolfgang J. Bandion from Vienna

Tour will be in German language but  interpreted in Slovene. Admission free.

Wednesday, 22. 10., 14.20: MGLC & Tivoli T-shirt at Students arena (Gospodarsko razstavišče, 21.-23. 10.)

http://www.mglc-lj.si/files/data/ajemec_vabilo_vodstvo_prof_bandion_nem.pdf


 


 


 


 

 

July 2014
29. 07. 2014 - 29. 07. 2014

MGLC AT HAND

In our museum you can enjoy free audio guide with QR code.

More at: http://izi.travel/browse/726a2828-0618-4e4e-b466-834f4f88134c?lang=en&skip_cache=true

17. 07. 2014 - 28. 07. 2014

Exhibitions opening

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of exhibitions
on Tuesday, 29 July at 8 p.m.

Andrej Jemec, Geometry and handwriting 1967-83

Mina Fina, This mess we´re in 

June 2014
09. 06. 2014 - 09. 06. 2014

Wedding at Tivoli Mansion

Let your day be unforgetable!

More at: petra.klucar@mglc-lj.-si

 

 

May 2014
28. 05. 2014 - 16. 12. 2014

distURBANces

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the exhibition entitled distURBANces on Thursday, 5 June 2014, at 7 p.m., at the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The distURBANces project, cooperatively initiated by the partner cities Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris and Vienna, presents artistic positions that offer new perspectives on urban, technological and political developments. Initiated as a kind of tribute to the American science fiction writer Philip K. Dick, whose novels situate the theme of simulacra (Jean Baudrillard) into artificial environments and artefacts, distURBANces was developed to question today’s urban-and landscape representation paradigm by focusing on the distortion and the perversion of reality in our globalised world. 

In cooperation with:  Photon Gallery, Photonic moments - Month of photography 2014, European Month of Photography

12. 05. 2014 - 14. 05. 2014

Opening of the exhibition Crossings

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the exhibition entitled Crossings on Thursday, 15 May 2014, at 7 p.m. with a performance of Ištvan Išt Huzjan.

The artist will make a performance from 8 a.m. on which refers to both art graphic production and the major natural disaster which was caused by hoar frost and glaze ice this year in Slovenia.

Near the MGLC Ljubljana a tree will be cut down, which will serve as a template for woodcut in the MGLC's graphic workshop.

 

07. 05. 2014 - 07. 05. 2014

ZDENKA GOLOB DONATION

We are very gratefull to Ms. Zdenka Golob, who has donated all the works included in the exhibition Zdenka Golob, Prints to the permanent collection of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

March 2014
17. 03. 2014 - 07. 05. 2014

MADE IN CHINA project

 
25. 2.–21. 6. 2014

Series of multiples by selected Slovenian artists

A travelling exhibition project, which offers artworks by local artists at very affordable prices. This very topical project for our times sheds light on finding appropriate paths for art to reach its audience.

 

 

February 2014
18. 02. 2014 - 19. 02. 2014

The City after Facebook

Are you interested in what happens if you put Facebook on the street?

Do not miss an artistic event with a Spanish artist from the Password: Printmaking residential project, which will take place this Friday, 21 February at 1 p.m. at Prešernov trg (Prešeren square) in Ljubljana.

Kindly welcome!


The project has been funded with the support of the European Commission.

14. 02. 2014 - 10. 03. 2014

International Conference: Password / Printmaking

Friday, 7th March, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Moderna galerija (Museum of Modern Art), Tomšičeva 14, Ljubljana

Organized by: Mednarodni grafični likovni center, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, www.mglc-lj.si

The conference will be held in English.

more at: 
http://www.password-printmaking.eu/

January 2014
08. 01. 2014 - 14. 02. 2014

GUIDED PUBLIC TOUR

The last tour of the current exhibition, Zdenka Golob – Prints, scheduled on Sunday, 16 February at 12 noon, has been cancelled due to the unforeseen sick leave of the curator of the exhibition, mag. Breda Škrjanec.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Welcome to visit it anyway.

Photo: Sunčan Stone

The retrospective exhibition provides an excellent opportunity to view the entire oeuvre of the artist, whose works have not yet been dealt with thoroughly by the art-historical profession and have not yet been shown in any major public presentations. 

December 2013
06. 12. 2013 - 13. 02. 2015

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.

 

October 2013
23. 10. 2013 - 28. 11. 2013

FRIENDS OF THE BIENNIAL

A Friend of the Biennial receives:
-    Free admission to the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts and all the exhibitions at MGLC up till 31 December 2014
-    Invites to the openings and all events at MGLC
-    Booklet with the annual programme
-    Guided tours of the exhibitions at MGLC
-    15% discount on all MGLC publications
-    15% discount on all workshops and courses
-    Christmas card in the form of an original fine art print
-    New Year social gathering

SIGNING UP:

by filling in the Membership Form and presenting your identity card and/or student ID card at the MGLC Ticket Office to pay the appropriate membership fee:

15-month membership fee: 25 EUR
15-month membership for those aged more than 60 years, less than 14 years, as well as pupils and students: 15 EUR

A welcome gift when signing up.

Additional activity for those aged 60 or more:
As part of the Friends of the Biennial Club, we will be developing the special programme, Meeting with the Past of the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Tivoli Mansion. We would like to invite any senior ladies and gentlemen from Ljubljana to explore the oral, written and pictorial sources that will contribute to revealing interesting and yet to be fully discovered fragments of the history of Tivoli Mansion and its environs. This will be followed by a public presentation. Activities are due to start in 2014. Contact person: Lili Šturm, Senior Custodian, t: 01 2413 818, e: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

08. 10. 2013 - 16. 10. 2013

Vandalized art works of Charles Juhász-Alvarado

Late on Saturday night, on 13 October 2013, unknown vandals damaged a large part of the exhibition by Charles Juhász-Alvarado on the Jakopič Promenade in Tivoli Park, in the centre of Ljubljana. The piece was prepared specifically for the Jakopič Promenade upon the request of Dr Deborah Cullen, curator of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts. With its aesthetic perfection and poetic resonance, the project highlights the necessity of working together and forging common connections. Not only was this required in the process of its creation, but is also essential for the understanding of the artwork itself.

Entre Manos (From Hand to Hand): Cipher, Knot, Nebula is a series of images and words that create a melody in the form of poetry and sign language. Karen Albors, whose parents are deaf, took part in the creation of the piece, whereas the expression in sign language is articulated in a unique way in the image of the artwork. The author’s text was translated from Spanish to English by writer and translator Emeshe Juhász-Mininberg, and into Slovene by local artist Mina Fina. In today’s world, in which we increasingly rely on international integration and cooperation, this project emphasizes empathy and mutual understanding. The series of images in life-size format shows the animated gestures, rhythms and images that spring to life with the participation of the audience strolling along the promenade.

We deeply regret the vandalism and the resulting damage, and believe that this attack is a reflection of a general intolerance whose roots are set deeply within today’s society. As a cultural institution we can only respond to the situation by repairing the damage and re-installing the exhibition, which will communicate the message of the artwork to all visitors. As said by Dr Deborah Cullen, the curator of the Biennial: “The senseless destruction of Charles Juhász-Alvarado’s work – and indeed even the existing billboard structure – who was invited to Ljubljana to participate in the internationally renowned Graphic Biennial, is shocking and shameful. This is especially so because his piece addresses the necessity we have, now more than ever, to try to understand each other, by paying close attention to the beauty of all languages and cultural expressions.”

September 2013
24. 09. 2013 - 01. 10. 2013

Guided tours of the Biennial exhibitions

30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption

Guided tours in Slovenian language of the exhibition venues MGLC, Švicarija building, Jakopič Promenade, Museum of Modern Art (Moderna galerija) (the tour starts at MGLC)

Sundays at 16.00:
6 October: Brane Kovič, critic and art historian
20 October: Vuk Čosić, exhibiting artist
10 November: Branko Franceschi, art historian and director of the Avantgarde Museum in Varaždin
24 November: Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC, tour on the last day of the exhibition

 

The Biennial of Graphic Arts – Serving You Since 1955

Cankarjev dom Gallery
The series of events entitled Interruption by Viktor Bernik will take place during the exhibition tours.

Thursdays at 17.00:
3 October: Petja Grafenauer, curator of the exhibition
10 October: Mitja Rotovnik, Direktor of Cankarjev dom
7 November: Iztok Premrov, art historian and journalist–editor of TV Slovenija
14 November: Petja Grafenauer, curator of the exhibition
21 November: A conversation with Goranka Vrus Murtić, the wife of the late painter Edo Murtić. The conversation will be conducted by Aleksander Bassin.

Regina José Galindo: The Anatomy Lesson
Jakopič Gallery

Sundays at 16.30:
13 October: Barbara Korun, poet
17 November: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, curator of the exhibition

03. 09. 2013 - 26. 11. 2013

Best artists of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption

The Grand Prize of the Biennial awarded by the jury: Tevž Logar (president), Chema de Francisco, Sally Tallant and Dusica Kirjakovic received María Elena González for her work The Tree Talk Series.

The jury also gave an Honourable Mention to Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic for their project GalanterieMécanique / Fil d'argent.

The Audience Award for the best artist of the biennial received Tomas Vu-Daniel with the work Songs from The Beatles - The White Album 1986

Artist Statement: Tomas Vu- Daniel: 

"I am so honored to be the recipient of the Audience Award at the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana. It has been a delight to participate in this Biennial and the rich dialogue it has fostered. I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful event, and even more so to receive the Audience Award. I would like to extend my thanks to the organizers, participants, and attendees for making this Biennial such an excellent experience."

July 2013
31. 07. 2013 - 16. 09. 2013

Grand prize Winner of the 30 Biennial of Graphic Arts

Grand prize of the 30 Biennial of Graphic Arts receves the artist María Elena González for her work The Tree Talk series.

Members of jury are: Tevž Logar (president), Chema de Francisco, Sally Tallant and Dusica Kirjakovic.

María Elena González (1957), born in Havana, Cuba, lives and works in New York and Basel, Switzerland.

Best known for sculptural installations that are architecturally as well as personally informed, one of González’s most recent series, Tree Talk, was inspired by her encounter with a fallen birch tree in the woods of the summer artist colony the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. She collected and flattened its bark, made drawings and rubbings, and then scanned its striated patterns to see what kind of sounds would result. She digitally translated the bark patterns and had them laser-cut into a roll for a player piano. When played, the scroll has an unexpected ‘score’: the phrasing, polyphony, and rhythms seem deliberately composed and modern. This project allows us to hear the ‘music’ of the birch tree and reminds us of the inherent logic that exists in all of nature’s patterns.

The jury also annonced a specion mention to Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic for their work GalanterieMécanique/Fil d’argent.

The collaborative and complex installation projects of Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic are based on a multimedia vocabulary that explores the boundaries between stage and gallery installations. Galanterie Mécanique/Fil d’argent [Mechanical Trinkets/Silver Thread], is a symphony of kinetic objects, video, performance and music that contemplated the relationship between man and machine, collaboration and cooperation between individuals, and the position of the individual within wider social relationships. The work referenced both Charlie Chaplin’s critique of modernity as expressed in the 1936 film Modern Times and its embrace in the Russian theatre system of Vsevolod Meyerhold. These anxieties and enthusiasms continue to be reflected in the new industrial age, in which everyone has to do their part in order for the functioning system to continue as a complex, living organism.

June 2013
26. 06. 2013 - 26. 06. 2013

Summer at the MGLC

July

PETER BRÖTZMANN SOLO, Works 1959−2013
An exhibition of one of the most important European representatives of contemporary improvised music and visual artist.
From 2 July until 25 August.

The MGLC gallery will be open till 9 pm on Tuesdays

CHILDREN´S WORKSHOPS
9, 16, 23 and 30 July from 6 pm in front of Tivoli Mansion

FILM SCREENINGS
Linked to the Biennial, its events and exhibitions of the graphic arts – a series of programmes entitled Podoba podobe (The Image of the Image) by author Iztok Premrov and the contributions of Jože Hudeček.

9, 16, 23 and 30 July 2013, from 8 pm in the MGLC lecture room

Admission to all events is free of charge. There is no admission fee to the gallery from 8 pm to 9 pm.

MGLC v sodelovanju z: RTV Slovenija, Jazz festival, Cankarjev dom, Senzorium Zavod

26. 06. 2013 - 28. 11. 2013

Closing of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana

This year’s Biennial in Ljubljana put on show the works of more than 60 international artists who presented themselves in 9 exhibitions at 11 exhibition venues at the museums and galleries of Ljubljana and one in Madrid. We have recorded a very good visit from school groups, a considerable interest for the main Biennial exhibition Interruption particularly, and the Slovenian artists in Madrid, as well as a partial presentation at other European biennials: at the Contour Biennial (Mechelen), the Göteborg International Biennal for Contemporary Art and the Liverpool Biennial.

It is estimated that during the 10-week period more than 25,000 people visited the exhibitions and events, which enthralled a wide audience, from families with children, to students and young people, experts and amateur connoisseurs of graphic and contemporary art. Additionally, we have recorded high numbers of visitors to the exhibitions at the tourist locations of Ljubljana Castle and the Jakopič Promenade.

 

05. 06. 2013 - 12. 06. 2013

SUMMER AT THE MGLC

June

PRODUCTION 2010-2012
The MGLC gallery will be open till 9 pm on Tuesdays
An exhibition of artists’ works printed in the MGLC printing studios between 2010 and 2012.
The selected artists are presented in the exhibition along with their latest production. From 4 June until 25 June.

LE PETIT FABRIQUE DE ESPERANZA (The Small Factory of Hope) of the Senzorium Institute
11, 18 and 25 June 2013, from 8 pm in the MGLC gallery
An interactive sensorial theatre project by the Senzorium Institute, which focuses on smell as the essence and soul of the work.

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July

PETER BRÖTZMANN SOLO, Works 1959−2013
The MGLC gallery will be open till 9 pm on Tuesdays
An exhibition of one of the most important European representatives of contemporary improvised music and visual artist.
From 2 July until 25 August.

CHILDREN´S WORKSHOPS
9, 16, 23 and 30 July from 6 pm in front of Tivoli Mansion

FILM SCREENINGS
Linked to the Biennial, its events and exhibitions of the graphic arts – a series of programmes entitled Podoba podobe (The Image of the Image) by author Iztok Premrov and the contributions of Jože Hudeček.

9, 16, 23 and 30 July 2013, from 8 pm in the MGLC lecture room

Admission to all events is free of charge. There is no admission fee to the gallery from 8 pm to 9 pm.

MGLC v sodelovanju z: RTV Slovenija, Jazz festival, Cankarjev dom, Senzorium Zavod

May 2013
Monday, 27. May

PRODUCTION 2010-2012

opening of the exhibition on 4 June 2013

An exhibition of artists’ works printed in the MGLC printing studios between 2010 and 2012.
The selected artists are presented in the exhibition along with their latest production.

Thursday, 23. May

Sunday 26 May – the last chance to see the exhibitions Password: Printmaking and Miran Kreš, Illuminations

Public tour of the exhibition Password: Printmaking
at 12.00: led by mag. Črtomir Frelih, painter and graphic artist

 

Making Prints for kids (4+)
from 11.00 to 13.00 in front of Tivoli Mansion: workshops led by Anja Zver and Meta Škoflek, admission free.

 

The events accompany the programme of the exhibition Password: Printmaking, 17. 4.-26. 5. 2013.
The exhibition is part of the project Password: Printmaking, Travelling Exhibition and Art Residencies (2012–2014).
The project has been funded with the support of the European Commission.

April 2013
22. 04. 2013 - 22. 04. 2013

PASSWORD: PRINTMAKING What's going on in May

Sunday public tours of the exhibition Password: Printmaking
Printmaking is closely engaged in contemporary art terminology, while it is the same time a medium of distinct skill. So what is the printmaking password today – how much artistic power of the reflection of the world does it possess?

12 May at 12.00: led by mag. Breda Škrjanec, museum counsellor
26 May at 12.00: led by mag. Črtomir Frelih, painter and graphic artist

Print Flea Market on Museum Day
Saturday, 18 May, admission free

10.00 – 13.00: The best print flea market of publications and Tivoli T's, and a special family screen-printing workshop, where you will be making your own prints on T-shirts (have the T-shirt with you!)

10.00: Children’s guided tour of the exhibitions

11.00: Public guided tour of the exhibitions

10.00 – 18.00 exhibitions on view: Password: Printmaking; Miran Kreš, Illuminations; S. M. S. (Shit Must Stop); presentation of MGLC’s award-winning catalogues

Making Prints for kids (4+)
Sundays 12 May and 26 May from 11.00 to 13.00 in front of Tivoli Mansion: workshops led by Anja Zver and Meta Škoflek, admission free

Artists Books in 3D for teenagers (8+)
Friday 24 May from 16.00 to 20.00: workshop led by artist Mladen Stropnik; 3D printing in collaboration with RogLab, 5 EUR, please register by writing to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

For families
From 15 to 22 May: open week for families; a special free stencil printing workshop at the Print Flea Market (18 May)

Tivoli T's for the older generation
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt led by master Slavko Pavlin; admission free, date by prior arrangement, please call 01 2413 800/818

The events accompany the programme of the exhibition Password: Printmaking, 17. 4.-26. 5. 2013.

The exhibition is part of the project Password: Printmaking, Travelling Exhibition and Art Residencies (2012–2014).

 

22. 04. 2013 - 22. 04. 2013

FORTHCOMING EXHIBITION

Production 2010-2012

4. 6.–25. 6. 2013

Ever since the establishment of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, the printmaking studios were conceived as one of the core activities of the Centre. The studios are aimed at local and foreign authors as a form of laboratory for research and experimentation, to further their knowledge and expand their research within the printmaking field in the techniques of intaglio, woodcut, linocut, lithographs and screen-printing. Between 2010 and 2012 more than twenty artists worked in the studios and their very diverse works are included in the MGLC collection. The selected artists are presented in the exhibition along with their latest production.

January 2013
07. 01. 2013 - 09. 04. 2013

Change the Colour!

25 September 2012 – January 2013, Traffic Gallery, Bergamo, Italy
BridA (Sendi Mango, Jurij Pavlica, Tom Kerševan)

The Change the Colour! exhibition was the first comprehensive exhibition of the BridA art group, which was presented by MGLC together with an extensive catalogue in 2011. The transfer of the exhibition to the Traffic Gallery in Bergamo continues the concept of the Ljubljana exhibition, for the first time offering a comprehensive overview of the group’s work in an environment where they have continuously exhibited over the last few years, but only by individual project. The exhibition was produced in collaboration with the Traffic Gallery in Bergamo.

December 2012
05. 12. 2012 - 22. 04. 2013

New Exhibitions

17. 4.–26. 5. 2013

Password: Printmaking

The exhibition is part of the project Password: Printmaking, travelling exhibition and art residencies (2012–2014), which is supported by European Union funding and connects artists, theoreticians, art institutions and academies across Europe, and focuses on contemporary printmaking, reproducible art practices and the exchange of experts. MGLC is the first stop of the travelling exhibition, presenting the works of twenty-four artists from the participating countries.

Miran Kreš, Illuminations

Slovene artist Miran Kreš explores visual forms whereby colours and shapes are slowly becoming increasingly minimalist, yet intense in their incidence, since they are reminiscent of projections and lasers, which give the viewer a unique perception of the gallery space.

05. 12. 2012 - 14. 02. 2013

PRESENTING THE CURATOR OF THE 30th BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS

The curator of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts is Dr. Deborah Cullen, director and chief curator of the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University in New York. In 2012, she was chief curator of the triennial El Panal/The Hive: 3ra Trienal Poligráfica de San Juan: América Latina y el Caribe in Puerto Rico. Before that, she was director of curatorial programmes at El Museo del Barrio in New York. This is what she had to say about her participation: “It’s a great honor to be asked to participate in the proud tradition of Ljubljana, and to focus on how graphic processes continue to invigorate the contemporary field.” The thirtieth edition of the Biennial will be an opportunity for some serious self-reflection, which is why we are also preparing an accompanying exhibition in the gallery of Cankarjev dom. Together with experts from the fields of art history, political history, sociology and cultural studies we will focus on the position of society, the effects and impact of the Biennial within the local as well as international context. The exhibition is being curated by Dr. Petja Grafenauer.

05. 12. 2012 - 14. 02. 2014

AWARD FOR THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SLOVENE BOOK

The award for the best designed book of 2012 in the category of art and photo-monographs, collector's editions and the title of Most Beautiful Slovene Book was in all categories awarded to the catalogue Tinca Stegovec, Prints and Drawings from the MGLC Collection, designed by Robert Žvokelj, DAK, and edited by the exhibition curator, mag. Breda Škrjanec. The catalogue accompanied the exhibition of artist Tinca Stegovec, which was on show at MGLC between 1 December 2011 and 8 February 2012.

November -0001
00. 00. 0000 - 05. 04. 2018

PUBLICATION OF exhibition catalogue ALENKA PIRMAN – COLLECTED WORKS

The exhibition catalogue presents an integral overview of the artistic oeuvre of Alenka Pirman with presentations of works, interpretative texts and comprehensive documentation. It is distinguished by its editorial invention since it departs from the customary presentation of contemporary art in catalogues. It is divided into rounded-off presentations of individual artworks which are arranged in a reverse chronological order.
Editorial board: Barbara Borčić (ed.), Alenka Pirman, Nevenka Šivavec, Božidar Zrinski
Authors of the texts: Barbara Borčić, Chantal Crousel, Dušan Dovč, Marko Jenko, Jani Pirnat, Helena Pivec, Gregor Podnar, Nevenka Šivavec, Igor Zabel
Design: Ivian Kan Mujezinović

More about the catalogue: http://www.mglc-lj.si/eng/product/alenka_
pirman_zbrana_dela/436