FAMILIES WELCOME

 

Contact person: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Educational programmes and activities are carried out by the gallery pedagogues: Tina Boc, Petra Derganc and Petja Kolenko.

 

Programme:

Children’s Studio – Day for Kindergartens

The Children’s Studio is the former peasant room at Švicarija in Tivoli, which is now a children’s meeting point. Special guided tours of exhibitions, workshops as well as viewing of MGLC and Švicarija are organised for groups visiting before noon. You are most welcome to visit us on Fridays from May to October, during the BOBRI Festival and at any time by prior arrangement. Free of charge.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhiv: MGLC.

BOBRI

During the Ljubljana festival of culture and art education in January and February, we invite children from 3 to 10 years of age to join our workshops and see the current exhibitions. 

 

Animation Workshops

The three-hour workshops are tied to the subject matters of the temporary exhibitions at MGLC. The messages from the exhibitions are transferred to the medium of animated film. The workshops are conducted by the SLON Society and are intended for children from 9 years of age. In the autumn, these take place in cooperation with the Bravo Society – Society for Helping Children and Adolescents with Specific Learning Difficulties. Free of charge.

 

PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle

Holiday workshops for primary school children which are organised together by the museums within Tivoli Park, including the International Centre of Graphic Arts, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Slovenia. The programme takes place in a different museum every day.

Monday–Friday, 8.–12. 7. and 26.–30. 8., 8.00–16.00

€ 120

 

Saturday Workshops

Saturday and Sunday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us at Tivoli Park to take part in some artistic pursuits. In 2019, these take place in the autumn to accompany the exhibition by Victor Vasarely. Topic: colour labyrinths. Free of charge.

 

Birthdays at MGLC

We organise birthday parties for children with a party and an art-print workshop of choice (Artist's Books or The Whole World is a Studio – monotype with found objects). During the course of the party, parents can view the exhibition free of charge.

€ 9.50/11.00

Further information and registration: bienale@kaval-group.si

 

Doors Open Days

With their lively goings-on, these can be a great starting point for interesting conversations between children and parents.

Families, do make time for:

Slovenian Day of Culture, 8 February

International Museum Day, 18 May

Summer Museum Night, 15 June, from 18.00 till midnight

This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

 

For visitors with special needs

We carry out adapted guided tours of exhibitions, guided tours with sign language interpreters and 2-hour poster workshops using the subjects of the temporary exhibitions as starting points, conducted by painter Janez Goršek.

Accessibility:

Entry to the ground floor of the MGLC building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance. Toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map.

Švicarija has a lift to facilitate access to all floors. Toilets are located on the ground floor. A blind and visually impaired audio and audio guide is available from March.

There is no admission fee for visitors with special needs and their companions.

For assistance please call +386 1 2413 800.

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The Centenary of the Birth of Zoran Kržišnik

A hundred years have passed since the birth of Zoran Kržišnik, the initiator and longtime director of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

Zoran Kržišnik has left an indelible mark on Slovenian post-war art, especially in the field of printmaking.


The openning of the 17th International Biennial of Graphic Arts, 19 June 1987.
Moderna galerija Ljubljana Archive.

He was born on 26 January 1920 in Žirovnica in the Gorenjska region. After completing his studies in Art History at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, he became the first warden of the Museum of Modern Art in 1947. In 1957, he became director of the Museum of Modern Art and held the position until 1986. Kržišnik was one of the initiators and the longtime director of the International Biennial of Graphic Arts, which functioned under the auspices of the Museum of Modern Art between 1955 and 1986. In 1986, the organisation of the Biennial of Graphic Arts was taken on by the International Centre of Graphic Arts, which was established upon the initiative of Zoran Kržišnik and the Biennial Secretariat, receiving its spaces in Tivoli Mansion. Kržišnik was the director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts from its foundation until his retirement in 2000.

He is the co-founder of the Grupa 69 art group. He is also credited with the globally accepted term of the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. For many years, he was a member of various international juries in reputable institutions, commissions and committees around the world. He also published extensively, wrote numerous pieces on contemporary art and presented Slovenian artists in comprehensive monographs and exhibition catalogues. He made a huge contribution to the promotion of Slovenian and Yugoslav printmaking across the world. He received numerous national and international accolades for his work, including the Valvasor Award, the Silver Honorary Badge of Freedom of the Republic of Slovenia and the French Legion of Honour. Zoran Kržišnik died on 2 July 2008 in Ljubljana. In 2011, a memorial sculpture dedicated to the life and work of Zoran Kržišnik by academy-trained sculptor Matjaž Počivavšek was unveiled in front of the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

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OPEN CALL!, CRITIC IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2020

MGLC Švicarija in collaboration with the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, both based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, invites art critics or cultural journalists to apply for a fully-funded, one-month residency in Ljubljana in October 2020.

Deadline for applications: 17 February 2020

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Arhive.

 

Openning of the exhibition

Helena Tahir, Somewhere Near

Friday, 31 January, at 1 pm, MGLC

The opening will include a guided tour by the artist Helena Tahir and the exhibition curator Božidar Zrinski.


Helena Tahir: Print (4),
from the series In the Whirl
(90 x 65 cm, linocut, 2017).

Helena Tahir represents the youngest generation of artists to deliberately explore the properties of classic printmaking techniques both in terms of form and content, hence actively co-creating the image of contemporary graphic creativity on the Slovenian art scene. The exhibition presents drawings and prints made over the recent years, some of which are here presented to the public for the first time. Helena Tahir’s graphic prints are characterised by the loquacious interweaving of various images stemming from the imagination, brimming with meaningful associations and historical references that must be carefully observed in order to make them easier to understand.