For school groups

MGLC provides training and education in the field of modern and contemporary visual and graphic art by actively involving various target groups and age ranges in its events, exhibitions and programmes. The programme for children, school pupils, young people and students includes guided tours of the exhibitions, printmaking demonstrations, workshops as well as the organization of an Art Day in the Gallery. The programmes are tailored to different age groups, their needs and prior knowledge.

Visits should be arranged one week prior to the event being run.

Further details: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, Education and Events, t: +386 (0)1 2413 818, e: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME: GUIDED TOURS

Guided tours of temporary exhibitions are mostly suitable for the pupils of primary school and for the preschool children. By arrangement, these can be supplemented with worksheets, a short workshop, animation or activity from the regular programme of printmaking workshops and demonstrations.

The activities are conducted by the museum counsellor for education and events, gallery animators and print master.

duration: 45–90 minutes
entrance fee (guided tour included): 2 EUR/person
popular combination: guided tour of the exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques, 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

11 October 2016–8 February 2017
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation

The International Centre of Graphic Arts is celebrating 30 years of its existence. On this occasion we have prepared an exhibition in collaboration with two similar institutions from Belgrade and Philadelphia. The exhibition, which is conceived as an exhibition of (three smaller) exhibitions, presents the centres and the works from their collections as well as current production. The key themes of the visit are: presentation of the three centres of printmaking as the current state of creativity within the graphic arts, diversity of mediums and genres, as well as developmental directions of the visual and graphic arts. The viewing of the exhibition will be conceived interactively. We recommend this to be supplemented with an activity from the regular programme of workshops and demonstrations. The exhibition will also be adapted for viewing by visitors with special needs (sensory impairments).

20 December 2016–8 February 2017
Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija GREEN GO HOME

Tomas Vu is an American artist, who received the Audience Award of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts (2013).
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.

24 February–28 MaY 2017
(Fan)zines today?!

The exhibition will be a "live" presentation. It will change through its "gallery time" and "breathe" with its visitors, who will be invited to take an active role in attending, transforming and co-creating it.

And what is actually a fanzine or a zine? This is a "do it yourself" publication, which can be produced by anyone using low-cost technologies, such as photocopying, if only they possess the idea or desire to do so. Young people today are embarking upon production by adopting the following methods: DIY (Do It Yourself), DITO (Do It TOgether) and DIWO (Do It With Others).

During the course of the exhibition, a "fourth method" or programme is being introduced for school groups: DIU (Do It with Us). The guided tours and presentations will be spiced up by screen-printing and Risograph printing workshops, conducted by the authors. School groups visiting the exhibition will also be invited to create their own page of the fanzine. All pages will be included into a joint publication and will be announced publicly after the closing of the exhibition.

NEW – Change of date of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts will be on view from 16 June to 29 October 2017

This edition will be presented in the main exhibition condensed in its local Tivoli Park – at MGLC and in the renovated and newly opened Švicarija building. The traditional exhibition of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the previous Biennial, Ištvan Išt Huzjan will be held at the Ljubljana City Art Museum. Accompanying exhibitions will be organized by the city's galleries: Škuc Gallery, Jakopič Gallery and Kresija Gallery.

THE STUDIO PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

Printmaking Demonstrations
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Popular combination: Guided tour of the temporary exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques; 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

Printmaking Workshops
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Tivoli T-Shirt Workshop
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric.
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Presentation of Classical Printmaking Techniques
SS
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

The Contemporary Graphic Arts
Discursive presentation
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 1 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Art Day in the Gallery
Programme and timing structure by prior agreement.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

Plasto-Print
Workshop of printing on plastic bags.
PS/1, 2, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: 2 hours

Experimental Computer Printing
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
Three-day workshop of comic strips and printmaking. The programme is run according to previously announced timeframes.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 17 hours (3 days)

ABC Artist’s Books
Presentation and workshop
PS/1, 2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: up to 2 hours

The Mobile Printmaking Studio
Upon the invitation of schools, we join classes to carry out a visiting printmaking workshop with a brief presentation on printmaking and demonstration.
entrance fee: reimbursement of travel expenses and costs of the contractor
duration: min. 45 minutes (or longer) 

FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Kindergarten Day
Viewing and programme as arranged, free of charge

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS AND MENTORS

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2016–March 2017, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Tuesdays
courses: screen-printing, lithography, drypoint and woodcut
mentors: Slavko Pavlin, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Ana Pečnik, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2016–March 2017, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Wednesdays
courses: etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint
mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Zora Stančič, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

The participants of the workshops and courses receive a certificate of participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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WATCH OUT! WET PRINT! #6 Jaka Babnik

Jaka Babnik: Top Location

9. 8.–4. 9. 2017

opening event: Wednesday, 9 August,
at 5 pm

the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

As signs of development and local progress, roundabouts have become the subject of public debates on effective traffic regulation, modernization and the economic progress of a particular town, immediately also accompanied by discussions on their aesthetic and urban potential. With the construction of roundabouts, a new type of space has appeared as a target for the gaze in the Slovenian traffic and cultural landscape – a top location. This has been recognised by the local authorities as an excellent opportunity to express the identity of their town and its surroundings. They have embarked upon designing and arranging roundabouts quite seriously, perhaps even overzealously at times, in many cases making the top location a space presenting the stereotypical image of the town and expression of the homelike mindset, which is hard to grasp by those driving by. The series of photographs entitled Top Location is a photo-documentary contribution to the discussion on the aesthetic values that we shape collaboratively by using the public space.


Jaka Babnik. Top Location.

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion: Guided tours

Guided tours for the main exhibition of the32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

August

Biennial TOP 10

Guided tours of selected Biennial works and printing workshops.
One-hour-long guided tours of selected works of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.
Free admission with a Biennial ticket or the Urbana tourist card.

Printing workshops are free of charge.

Tuesday, 1 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 8 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and German language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 15 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre 

Tuesday, 22 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre 


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Tuesday, 15 August
17.00–18.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by Gregor Dražil), MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: stories and printing workshop. (Bring the T-shirts with you!) Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre, free of charge

The main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion (MGLC and Švicarija) is open until 8 pm on every Tuesday in August.

Hot off the press!
Biennial map Birth as Criterion for Children and Families
Children, families, you may arrive at the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts exactly when there is no guided tour or workshop. You may well like to "have a chat" with the artworks, but you don’t know where to start?! We suggest that you use the map, which will direct your steps around the main Biennial exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC and at the Švicarija Creative Centre, in an interactive and brain-twisting way, through the witty illustrations by Anja Jerčič Jakob, who has portrayed the artworks as "little art potatoes".
Available as a free publication at the exhibition venues of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts and at certain info points across Ljubljana.
Authors: Anja Jerčič Jakob (drawings) & Lili Šturm (text)

Public guided tours of the exhibition Mario Bonomi: Printmaking Forever 
Saturday, 19 August, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 20 August, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language