FOR ORGANISED SCHOOL GROUPS AND OTHER GROUPS

 

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.

MGLC actively cooperates with the Department of Art Education of the Faculty of Education, University of Ljubljana in the field of art education. During the academic year, the two jointly prepared the Experimental Printmaking Programme – print workshops for preschool and school groups of children and adolescents.

 

GUIDED TOURS OF EXHIBITIONS

Guided tours in the company of the curators and gallery pedagogues can be organised for any of the temporary exhibitions at MGLC and Švicarija. We aim to develop the observation of the multifaceted modes of artistic creation, expression and abstract thinking, interdisciplinary integration, interpretation and reflection. The guided tours are adapted for preschool groups (kindergartens) and the first three-year age range of primary school, the second and third three-year age range of primary school, as well as for secondary and grammar schools. A short workshop can be added to the tours by prior arrangement.

Educational materials for mentors and teachers are also prepared to accompany exhibitions. These are available on the MGLC website at http://www.mglc-lj.si/za_solske_skupine/za_solske_skupine.

Viewing time: 45–90 min. Price: € 2

33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts: viewing time 45–180 minutes, price € 6

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

 

Our recommendation: Art Day at MGLC

The several hour-long programme includes activities at MGLC and Švicarija as agreed in advance. Suitable for school cultural days.

€ 6.50

Foto: Arhiv MGLC.

 

STUDIO PROGRAMME

Printmaking Demonstration

The Print Studio is presented with a demonstration of a chosen printmaking technique: screenprinting, lithography (part of the process) or part of the intaglio printing process. The demonstrations effectively complement art lessons of the third three-year age range of primary school. As they provide a clear practical illustration of the printmaking process, they are also recommended for younger schoolchildren.

(45 min) € 2.50

 

Popular combination:

Guided tour of the exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques.

(90 min) € 3.50

 

Printmaking Workshops

The workshops offer an insight into the process of fine art printmaking: preparing the motif, the matrix and making the print itself. By prior arrangement we carry out:

- Screenprinting (180 min, € 6.50)

- Collagraphy (180 min, € 6.50)

- Drypoint (180 min, € 6.50)

- Etching (180–240 min, € 10.50)

- Lithography (300 min, € 10.50)

We organise workshops for small groups, suitable for the third three-year age range of primary school and older.

 

The Tivoli Tee

A special screenprinting workshop with prints made on a T-shirt brought along by participants. Besides learning about printmaking techniques, the emphasis of the workshop is on the development of a motif that expresses the identity values of young people and follows productive creativity. We can carry out a 3-hour or a shortened 2-hour workshop (in this case, participants bring a drafted motif with them).

(180 min) € 6.50

 

Small Print and Greeting Card Workshop

From idea to product can be a long way! But shorter in this workshop, at which participants create a set of original birthday or festive cards – small prints in the screenprinting technique, which can also be linked to book-plates. The workshop is based on group collaboration and is suitable for all ages.

(180 min) € 5

The studio programme is run in the MGLC Print Studio under the supervision of printmaker, Admir Ganić.

Photo: MGLC archive.

 

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

We organise workshops on monotype, frottage, collage printing, stencil printing, screenprinting, relief and intaglio printing ... in which objects from the environment and everyday life are used as matrices to develop inventive print processes. Participants create pictorially interesting compositions that tie in with temporary exhibitions or the MGLC Collection. Workshops are carried out independently or as additions to the temporary exhibitions. We prepare and implement them in cooperation with the gallery pedagogues – students and graduates of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design and Art Education at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. Occasionally, we also invite resident and visiting artists to collaborate.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

CREATIVE WORKSHOPS

 

The Artist’s Book

How can books be tied to visual expression? This is a new artistic approach from the mid-20th century that combines various techniques, technologies and approaches. As MGLC holds an extensive collection of artists’ books, the field and some examples from the collection are briefly introduced to begin with. After that, workshop participants make their own visual, several-page long, numbered and signed art publication.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

Story: ... (fill in), Set Design Art Workshop

Participants create their own story by using a scenographic model (concept by Samo Lapajne). The workshop is tied to the focus points of the Švicarija programme and the exhibitions at MGLC. It represents a great way to learn about perspective and composition, and allows for cross-curricular connections to be made in subject areas encompassing science, nature, the environment, society, sociology, history, literature, etc. It can be adapted to suit all ages.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

In the Stojan Batič Memorial Studio

The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio is equipped with the artist’s sculptures and the work tools from his legacy. Batič, who lived and worked in Švicarija between 1954 and 1960, flirted with different themes as well as various sculpture techniques. He drew the ideas for his distinctive figurative works from ancient and Slavic mythology. A studio presentation is available for groups, along with a short sculpture workshop.

(45–90 minutes) € 2

 

The Contemporary Graphic Arts

A visual and discursive presentation at the cross-section of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and other exhibitions addresses the subject matters and mediums of the contemporary graphic arts. Suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
(45 min) € 1

 

The Mobile Printmaking Studio

Upon invitation, we can visit you and carry out a visiting print workshop with a brief presentation of fine art printmaking and a print demonstration. Execution and price by prior arrangement.

A public presentation of the mobile print studio for mentors and event organisers will take place on 4 April at the Cultural Bazaar at Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.

 


PROGRAMME FOR CHILDREN

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Arhive: MGLC:

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.

 

Me, the Artist

A visit to the artists in the Švicarija studios is organised during Children’s Week (the first week of October). Presenting themselves in 2019 is Neža Knez, who works in the medium of sound, video, sculpture, photography, drawings and performance, painter Ana Sluga, intermedia artist Eva Pavlič Seifert as well as Miha Štrukelj, a painter who focuses on urban landscapes. In cooperation with the Ljubljana City Association of Friends of Youth. Free of charge.

 

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.

 

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.