David Lynch: Fire on Stage
In April, we are preparing the first presentation of the American director, screenwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. Lynch gained cult status as a filmmaker, but it is less known that his path to film bypassed painting, which he studied in the 1960s. Later, during the various fertile periods of his career, he dedicated his attention to visual art in greater and lesser extents.
Zines! Contemporary zine production
The exhibition of zines continues the series of shows focusing on various examples of contemporary 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
Boris Jesih, Connections
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 features of "advertising" or trendy art with geometric transformations of everyday objects, but later focused predominantly on landscape (following the principles of hyperrealism and conceptualism), on images in pastel colours, and a dashed build up of the image. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. The retrospective exhibition featuring the oeuvre of Boris Jesih, which highlights his prints and works on paper, is the first show of this type by the artist. As the recipient of a special prize for a young artist at the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979, he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Alongside his lithographs, other works by the artist are also presented: drawings, paintings, photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and in his works. Some of Jesih's most recent works are also being exhibited for the first time.
Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec
Printeresting is a collaborative project founded and organized by Amze Emmons, RL Tillman and Jason Urban in 2008. The goal of Printeresting, which originally existed as an art blog, was to analyse the role of print in contemporary culture, drawing new connections between art, design and current events. The blog aimed to reframe the discourse surrounding the fine art print, by clarifying the many ways in which print is central to contemporary art.
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.
Watch out! Wet print! #11 Katja Felle: Update Gobelin
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.
Ivian Kan Mujezinović: Interference 3/1
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.
GREEN GO HOME
The story of GREEN GO HOME is part myth and part folklore. It is also partially a misunderstanding and to some degree, an invention of the imagination. The term gringo – commonly used in Latin America to describe a Western foreigner – has been assumed by many to have etymologically originated with the phrase “Green go home!”
The prints and texts – the graffiti that cover the portraits – come from the collaborative installation by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Colombian-American library in Bogotá. Wherever the installation GREEN GO HOME is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, the repressive government. Each figure represented by the portraits is revolutionary – revealing itself to the viewer as someone addressing the condition of the graffiti text. GREEN GO HOME is a wall of resisters, and of resistance.
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation
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.