"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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Boris Jesih: Connections

30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018

Boris Jesih (1943) established himself as an artist at the end of the 1960s as part of the expressive figuration circle of painters. Under the influence of pop art, he responded to the characteristics of the spirit of the time with his geometric transformation of everyday objects, later also turning predominantly to landscape. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. As a prize winner of the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979 (special prize for a young artist), he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Beside the lithographs, the retrospective exhibition also presents drawings, paintings and photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and his works. 

Boris Jesih: A Doors (1983, color lithography).

Watch out! Wet print! #10

Tanja Radež: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018

5. 12. 2017–8. 1. 2018

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

Tanja Radež often finds herself in a quandary over the sense of creating national symbols. The symbolic emblems of national identity are often only adornments and no longer support the construction of a bright future. However, the symbols and colours persist through a changing history, since man must quite clearly lay the boundaries of his existence and mark the sovereignty of the group to which he belongs. 

Tanja Radež: HAPPY NEW YEAR 2018.


14. 12. 2017–4. 1. 2018

Thursday, 14 December, at 5 pm., Švicarija Creative Center (ground floor)

The Copying project in the form of an artists' book, presents 11 artists, who have each developed and created their own view of copying and the copy.

Artists: Kate Bingaman-Burt, Tate Foley, JULM (Jason Urban & Leslie Mutchler), Leah Mackin, Test Print (Amze Emmons), Garret Orr, Nez Pez, Nika Rupnik, Grace Synder, RL Tillman, Breanne Trammell

Curator: Printeresting

Photo: Printeresting.

From the Švicarija studios

Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen

Thursday, 14 December, at 7 pm, Švicarija Creative Centre (1st floor)
at 18.00, guided tour of the exhibition with Maria Mojca Pungerčar and curator Nina Jeza

A transitional period is foreseen is a project in which artist Marija Mojca Pungerčar stems from a selection of photographs documenting private events that represent or indicate important turning points in life over a prolonged period of time.

Marija Mojca Pungerčar: A transitional period is foreseen.