The Metabolic Museum-University offers an experimental educational program to all visitors of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, as well as visitors of participating museums in Ljubljana.
Over seven days, selected exhibitions are transformed into an unusual and ironic clash between a museum, a university and a body. Unique furniture based on a home-camping style provides visitors with the means to sit down, read, write, and take part in lectures, conversations, experiments, and exercises. Special metabolic chairs have their own table, light and mini-beamer enabling participants to spam the hang by projecting their own visuals into the gaps between artworks.
Each of the seven days corresponds to an Organ of the Week and is directed by a Faculty Member of the Metabolic Museum-University. In addition, innovative Stimuli prepared by guest artists and scientists interrupt the daily sessions with creative and intellectual impulses.
Children’s Studio at Švicarija: Hedgehog draws, prints and rolls about!
Every Friday during the Biennial, 10.00–12.00, Švicarija, Tivoli Park
We carry out relief printing workshops for our youngest group of “hedgehogs” (4–12 years old), tell each other jokes and talk about large-scale exhibitions.
Free of charge, bookings for organised groups to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
TUESDAY GUIDED TOURS
Short guided tours in Slovene and English
Every Tuesday in July at 18.30: of MGLC and Švicarija (meeting point at MGLC).
Every Tuesday in August at 18.30: of the galleries in the city centre (meeting point at Equrna Gallery).
Guided tour with reflection on the Biennial
Tuesday, 17 September, 17.00
Guided tour starts at MGLC
Admission payable, guided tour free of charge
HOW TO BE AN ARTIST AND AN ENTREPRENEUR?
We invite you to take part in a one-day workshop:
Business School for Artists: A Creative Approach to Business Planning
The workshop programme encompasses addressing business as a creative practice, being a step ahead of others, taking into account resources, time and costs, analysis of profitability, business plan as a narrative aid, as well as conclusion and questions. The workshop is led by Amy Whitaker, Assistant Professor at New York University. She completed her postgraduate studies in Management at Yale School of Management and postgraduate studies in Painting at the Slade School of Fine Art. She is the author of the books Museum Legs (2009) and Art of Thinking (2016).
SUMMER IN TIVOLI
In July, every Tuesday and Thursday, at MGLC and Švicarija
Tuesday concerts at 20.00, MGLC courtyard.
A public guided tour of the Biennial will be held before the concert, starting at 18.30 at MGLC, in Slovene and English.
MGLC and Švicarija are open till 20.00 on Tuesdays.
Thursday concerts at 21.00, Švicarija Great Hall.
Free admission to all events.
RAINBOW PRINTMAKING WORKSHOP
This time, we are inviting you to Švicarija for a rainbow-coloured printmaking workshop, since the Pride Parade takes place in June, when we join forces to support the LGBTQ+ community. The two-hour printmaking workshop will be held on Wednesday, 26 June, at 4 pm, at Švicarija.
Summer Museum Night at MGLC
Summer Museum Night at MGLC!
Saturday, 15 June, 18.00–24.00
MGLC and Švicarija, Tivoli Park
18.00–21.00: Children’s Studio, workshops for children, Švicarija
21.00–22.00: Guided tour of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, the tour starts at MGLC; held by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC
22.00–22.30: Stand-up performance, Jan Kreuzer, Švicarija
Illustration by Janja Kosi.
Opening of the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts
Satire is the main theme of this year’s 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts organised by the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC). The opening will take place on Friday, 7 June 2019, in Švicarija (Tivoli Park). The selection of participating artists is undersigned by the Slavs and Tatars art collective, while the Biennial that bears the title Crack Up – Crack Down will be on show at nine venues across Ljubljana and will be open till the end of September.