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.
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
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.
Watch out! Wet print! #10 Tanja Radež: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018
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.
WATCH OUT! WET PRINT! #9 Pri Zlatem stegnu (Nataša and Katja Skušek): Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go
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.
Watch out! Wet print! #8 Nejc Korenič: All My Heroes are Forgotten
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.