Families welcome

The International Centre of Graphic Arts understands a family as the categories including from one adult with one child, to two adults with three or more children. Admission is payable only by the accompanying adult(s). A cheaper family ticket is available during the Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Bobri
The Ljubljana Festival of Culture and Art Education takes place on the last week of January and first week of February. MGLC prepares tours of exhibitions and workshops. Admission free.

Slovene Cultural Holiday
Guided tours and workshops for families, 8 February. Admission free.

Familiy Day
In May, during Families Week, the Centre organizes a day of free of charge activities for parents and children – adapted exhibition tours, workshops as well as other activities.

Summer Museum Night
The Night at the Museum event is run on every third Saturday in June, just before the schools break up for the summer. An evening of art, events and social gathering takes place from 6 pm till midnight. Admission free.

PovezujeM/THE TIVOLI CREATIVE CIRCLE
Week-long workshops for primary school children during the school holidays. Organized by the following museum institutions: 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.
Admission: € 110/person (lunch as well as day care included)
Duration: 1 week, holiday time (every day from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm)
Dates: 9–13 July 2018 and 27–31 August 2018

Through Play to Heritage
October, during Children's Week, sees the now traditional campaign run by Slovenian museums when children and their parents and grandparents are invited to visit and join in the numerous activities without any charge.

New Year festive performance
Each year, during the Christmas holidays, we organise a festive performance and workshop as a gift to children and adults. This year, it will be The White Chrysanthemum or the Artist in Motion, on the programme on 28 December.

Saturday workshops
Saturday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us in Tivoli Park to take part in creative pursuits and visual games. Saturday workshops are run occasionally, follow the MGLC Facebook page.

SOCREA workshop
We SOcialise and CREAte. Art print workshop for families with a product at the end – in the form of a small fine art print.
Admission: € 5/adults, children free
Duration: 180 min

The Stories of the Mansions and Castles of Ljubljana
Viewing of four stately buildings: Tivoli Mansion (International Centre of Graphic Arts ), Cekin Mansion (National Museum of Contemporary History ), Fužine Castle (Museum of Architecture and Design) and Ljubljana Castle. They are marked by rich history, cultural heritage and contemporary art.

Admission: € 11/person, children under 7 years of age accompanied by parents free of charge
Duration: 3 days

For families with children with special needs
Entry to the ground floor of the 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. The MGLC at Hand multimedia guide is also available. There is no entrance fee for visitors with special needs and their companions. For assistance please call +386 (0)1 2413 800.

Birthday parties with catering and printmaking workshops at Tivoli Mansion

OPTION 1
Light chocolate cake or light fruit cake, or cake pop or “Ježek” cookie crumb ball

OPTION 2
Toast, light chocolate cake or light fruit cake, or cake pop or “Ježek” cookie crumb ball
Beverages: kids cocktail or a glass of apple or orange juice.

PRINTMAKING WORKSHOPS OF CHOICE:
THE TIVOLI TEE
Print your own motif on a T-shirt that you bring with you.
ZINE BOOKLET
Make your own art booklet, which can be a keepsake for the birthday girl or boy.
MONOTYPE
All the objects we find in Tivoli Mansion become part of our creations.

The workshop is conducted for at least 5 and no more than 20 children. Duration from 90 to 120 minutes.
Contact and further details: Marko Cerjan, Caffe Bienale, bienale@kaval-group.si

 

 

 

 

 

 

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NATAŠA BERK: 1ST UNLIMITED EDITION

2. 4.–19. 5. 2019

Opening:
2 April, at 7 pm
Švicarija

The exhibition is part of the year-long programme of Švicarija, which in 2019 focuses on the analysis of the state of independent journalism and the right of the public to information in pursuit of the slogan community, art and nature. The participating artists question the credibility of images and their meanings at a time of the oversaturation with visual impulses and analyse the ambiguity of media messages on the world wide web.

The spatial intervention by Nataša Berk and the group of artists at Švicarija presents their diverse visual production, which usually takes place in the virtual space of the world wide web and social networks. On this occasion, it has moved into a physical space. Together, they explore the phenomenology of the image within public circulation and its impact on the perception of reality. In ironic ways, they address the norms of the advertising industry, the tendencies of the mass media, voyeurism and the social convention of the individual’s appearance. Thus, works devoted to the consideration of the nature of the image in everyday life are presented as part of the exhibition. In such a way, photographs, videos and collages open up the questions of understanding visual culture in an era when the public space has become saturated with contents and images, questions about the manipulation of the image and the ambivalence of its meanings.    

Curator: Miha Colner


Photo: Nataša Berk.

EVENING WITH MANCA KOŠIR: STORIES ABOUT BOOKS AND PEOPLE

Tuesday, May 14, at 6 pm

On the second Tuesday of May, on 14 May, LOVE will colour the subject of debate, starting at 6 pm. Manca’s guests will be television host Ana Tavčar Pirkovič, PhD, with the book by D. Ladinsky Love Poems from God and Željko Čurić, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, who is fascinated by the work of F. M. Dostoevsky. Saxophonist Vida Vatovec will add a musical touch to the evening.

ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Sunday, May 19, 11.00–14.00,
Švicarija

After a brief viewing of Švicarija and the exhibition by Nataša Berk, 1st Unlimited Edition, we will create a video in the world of pixelation by using our own bodies. Mentor Jelena Dragutinovič will lead us through the process.

This workshop is the last in the series of animation workshops during this school year, which are run by the Slon Society in cooperation with MGLC.

Suitable for young people aged 8+. Free of charge.

Obligatory booking; https://bit.ly/2vl5BqZ

ANNOUNCING THE 33RD LJUBLJANA BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS: CRACK UP – CRACK DOWN

7. 6.–29. 9. 2019

Curator:
art collective Slavs and Tatars
35 artists on 9 venues in Ljubljana

Crack Up – Crack Down will take an expansive view of the genre of satire today, featuring works by historical and contemporary international artists, as well as interventions by activists, new media polemicists, performances by stand-up comedians, and others. For the 33rd edition of the Biennial, Slavs and Tatars consider ‘the graphic’ not as a medium, but as an agency. They question how graphic language engenders a form of infra-politics via irony and ridicule as a particularly resilient and contemporary form of critique. Purported to speak truth to power, satire has proven itself to be a petri dish in a world of post-truth bacteria

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POVEZUJEM/TIVOLI CREATIVE CIRCLE

The PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle
programme
, which is organised by the museums around Tivoli Park, will take place again during the summer holidays.

Two time-frames are available:
8–12 July and 26–30 August,
from 8 am to 4 pm. 

Further details will be available soon!

You can pre-book your place by writing to: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si

Part of the circle: National Museum of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia and International Centre of Graphic Arts.

SYMPOSIUM ON THE EXHIBITION JAPAN, YUGOSLAVIA AND THE BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS: DOCUMENTS OF COLLABORATION

Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 May, 14.00–18.00, 
International Centre of Graphic Arts

Symposium timeline
13:45 Introductory Speech
14:00 Gregor Dražil: An Outline of Collaboration between Japan and Slovenia in the Area of Printmaking
*14:40 Bert Winther-Tamaki: The Wood Aesthetic of the “Creative Prints” Movement of Japan, 1945 to 1965
15:20 Wiktor KomorowskiFrom Washi to Politics: Printmaking and the Cold War Japonisme
16:00–16:20 Break
16:20 Marjeta Ciglenečki: Forma Viva in Slovenia and Japanese Artists
17:00 Noriaki Sangawa: The Japanese Art Group Ryu and Its Collaboration with the Slovenian Moderna galerija and the Biennial of Graphic Arts

Visiting lecture
*Bert Winther-Tamaki: What Happens to Contemporary Art Made in Japan When Exhibited Outside of Japan?
*The lecture will take place on Monday, 13 May, at 18:00 at the Faculty of Arts, room 343. The lecture is co-organised by the Department of Art History.

The symposium will be held in English.

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

The Family fold’r 

Dear families, you are kindly invited to explore the MGLC gallery!
We have again prepared the Family fold’r for you, which you receive free of charge when you purchase a family ticket to view the exhibition.
This time, some curious cards are waiting for you inside, and they need to find their places in the gallery with your help and the help of your children.

Good luck!

 

 


 

opening:
Friday, March 22, at 6 pm

22. 3.–19. 5. 2019

The exhibition is made up of two sections. The first, bearing the title Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s, is dedicated to Japanese printmaking of the 1970s and was organised by the Japan Foundation, while the second, the documentary section, is entitled Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration and has been prepared by the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The travelling exhibition Photographic Images and Matter, with a selection of the most representative artists, presents the orientations within Japanese printmaking of the 1970s, which was the golden age of the print medium in Japan. The curator of the exhibition Kyoji Takizawa has made an attractive selection of artists, who have received many awards within the international arena and form the core of the modernist and avant-garde scene of the 1970s.

The documentary exhibition Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration, on the other hand, illuminates one of the many socio-artistic chapters tied to the history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Through the selection of pictorial, archival, photographic and other material, it aims to show the communication between the geographically and politically disparate countries as part of an ambitious international art event like the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Exhibition authors are Nevenka Šivavec and Gregor Dražil.

The exhibition is accompanied by an international symposium under the same title, taking place in the month of May.

Exhibition design: Ivian Kan Mujezinović and Mina Fina.


Tetsuya Noda: Diary, September 11, '68 (woodcut and silkscreen).