"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art" – Part 2

The successful printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' printmaking techniques in March offered a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. This prompted us to continue with another experimental workshop of Tàpies' printmaking techniques in April and May, which will run over the following four Saturdays: 16 April (4 pm–8 pm), 23 April (11 am–6 pm), 30 April (11 am–6 pm) and 7 May (11 am–6 pm).

The workshop is lead by Spanish artist Damiàn Vega Velasco.

The second workshop is also based on the use of the carborundum technique that was often utilised by Tàpies in his graphic works. This time, the process in the workshop will focus on exploring different materials, methods of printing and combinations of carborundum techniques with collagraph techniques, relief printing, as well as other experimental printmaking processes.

Mentor of the workshop:
Damiàn Vega Velasco is a Spanish artist who completed his studies in printmaking techniques at the School of Art in Oviedo (Escuela de Arte de Oviedo). In 2015, he received the Art Nalón Award for his creative work and research on traditional printmaking techniques in conjunction with new technologies. He lives and works in Slovenia; in April 2016 he is exhibiting in the UAUU gallery in Ljubljana.

The workshop will be conducted in English. It is intended for enthusiasts and beginners; participants of the first workshop have priority in registering. No prior knowledge of printmaking or the graphic arts is required.

Cost of workshop: 100 EUR/80 EUR (participants of the first workshop in March, members of the Friends of the Biennial Club, students and unemployed persons)
The price includes value added tax (VAT). Basic materials are included.

Payment information:
Recipient: International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), Tivoli Mansion, Pod turnom 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Bank: Bank of Slovenia, Slovenska cesta 35, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Account no.: 01261-6030356044 (Tapies workshop)
IBAN: SI56 0126 1603 0356 044BIC: BSLJSI2X

The number of participants in the workshop is limited, advance bookings up till the available quota, or up till 14 April to: info@mglc-lj.si (Luka Novak Kogoj).

Registration is confirmed with the payment of the workshop fee. 


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Watch out! Wet print! #12

Ivian Kan Mujezinović
Interference 3/1

6. 2.–5. 3. 2018

Opening: Tuesday, 6 February, at 5 pm
TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova ulica (opposite Glasbena matica)

Ivian Kan Mujezinović, designer, photographer, member of the Ee Grupa design group, bass player and vocalist of the Čao Portorož music group. He is the recipient of many prizes and awards for providing integral design solutions,

Ivian Kan Mujezinović:
Interference 3/1.



8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019

Opening, 8 February, at 12 noon

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project takes us through the prism of cultural history, architecture and visual art into the past of the building, revealing the recent renovations and presenting the activities of the artists working there. The multifaceted exhibition is complemented by a variety of educational activities for children, young people, adults and families with an inclusive, innovative and engaging approach to visitors. We are bringing Švicarija's heritage to the fore through lectures, guided tours, talks and other events, in such a way becoming a part of its new life.

Slovenian Cultural Holiday and Švicarija Creative Centre Day

Thursday, 8 February, 12.00–20.00
12.00 Opening of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project
Musical-visual backdrop: VJ Ticho Pixel.
13.00 Viewing of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature with studio open day and socialising with the artists – studio users in the Švicarija Creative Centre.

The exhibition and studios will be open until 8 pm on that day.
Free of charge.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Švicarija in Time and Space
(Theme-based Saturday public tours)

Maruša Zorec, Transformation of Švicarija in Ljubljana

Saturday, 17 February, at 4.30 pm, admission fee: 2 eur

The former hotel on the outskirts of the city has undergone countless transformations in over a hundred years of existence. At the guided tour we will see the most exciting corners of the building and get to know the different images of its transformation over time.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.