The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation
11. 10. 2016−8. 2. 2017
On 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)

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 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

Contemporary zine production

24. 2.−28. 5. 2017
The exhibition presents an overview of the concurrent production of zines, artist's books and special graphic editions by local and foreign authors as well as publishers, and questions why handmade fanzines are still so popular.
Curators: Lara Plavčak, Božidar Zrinski

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Births as Criterion
16. 6.–5. 11. 2017
The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts presents its main exhibition and traditional exhibition by the recipient of the Grand Prize of the previous Biennial, Ištvan Išt Huzjan, as well as a retrospective exhibition by Maria Bonomi. This year's Biennial will not take the format of a curated exhibition as was the case up till 1999. It is conceived as a rhizomatic structure and on the principle according to which artists select artists. In terms of content, the starting point of this edition of the Biennial is poetry, which raises the question: are words precisely those new images that are turning art movements towards language, reading, writing as well as performance and illustration of the written?

Boris Jesih, Connections
30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018
A retrospective exhibition of the artistic oeuvre by Boris Jesih with an emphasis on printmaking. Alongside his lithographs, the exhibition will also present drawings, paintings and photographs, as well as most recent works, mainly painting triptychs, some for the first time.
Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec

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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.

Upcoming exhibition

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).

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion


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.