For the curious and the creative

Public tours of temporary exhibitions in the 2016/2017 season
Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987 (23 February–5 June 2016)
Karel Zelenko, Retrospective Exhibition (14 June–18 September 2016)
Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers (14 June–31 July 2016)
Aleksandra Zalokar, Linocuts (9 August–18 September 2016)
The Centres of Printmaking (4 October–4 December 2016)
(Fan)zines today?! (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)
Tomas Vu-Daniel, Songs from the Beatles' "The White Album" (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)

Curator-lead guided tours for groups are organised to accompany all the exhibitions.

PLASTO-PRINT
Workshop of printing on plastic bags. Used plastic bags are first collected (this can be started at school) and then "ironed" into a larger surface area, which is used to print on. In such a way plastic bags are converted into artworks, whilst learning about recycling and an appropriate attitude towards the environment. The plasto-print products can be assembled into an installation, hence promoting learning about another field of contemporary art. The exhibition in the Gallery serves as inspiration for the creative process. The workshops are conducted by Nika Rupnik, final year student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and Anja Guid, final year student of Art History.
Duration: 2 hours

Printmaking Demonstrations
Printmaking technique demonstrations of screen-printing, lithography, woodcutting, linocutting, dry point and etching.
Admission: € 4/person
Duration: 45 minutes
Accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Printmaking Workshops
Workshops of screen-printing, lithography for small groups (screen-printing for up to 15 participants, lithography for up to 8 participants). Participants learn about the preparation stages before printing as well as the printing process, create an image, and then print it.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

The Tivoli Tee
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric. The workshop is composed of three parts: getting the design ready, preparing the screen, and making a single colour print.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

Experimental computer printing workshop
The workshop is conducted by Adrijan Praznik, artist and final year student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Participants make sketches on the computer, which are printed on special film – a matrix, and printed onto paper. The workshop follows the innovative method of its mentor, connecting contemporary technology with classic artistic expression. It is suitable for small groups of up to 12 participants.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
The three-day comic strip workshop provides great insight into the creativity within the field of comics and printmaking. The aim of the workshop is to create a collective comic album in two colours. The workshop is intended for young people over 11 years of age. The programme is run by the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 17 hours (3 days)

Performance workshop
The workshop seeks to bring the performative dimension in the field of the visual arts and other mediums closer to young people. It takes place twice a month for three hours and is led by actor Uroš Kaurin. Participants are taught the basics and are encouraged to produce their own performance as the final result.
Admission: € 40
Duration: 24 hours

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, during the school holidays (every day from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm)
Dates: 11–15 July 2016 and 22–26 August 2016

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.
14 May (Day of Families): The Soil and Waste
18 June: The Circus in the Park
24 September: Art and the Park

The workshops are run by the small Recyclers group.

Summer Museum Night
The Night at the Museum event is 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.

Summer at MGLC
The International Centre of Graphic Arts traditional summer event is on for its sixth reprise in 2016. Every Tuesday in July, from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Summer at MGLC events invite you to join in the following:
free of charge music evenings of popular folk, jazz and funk music,
free of charge workshops for all generations as well as tourists,
free of charge viewing of the exhibitions by Karel Zelenko and Stojan Brezočnik.

The Gallery is open till 9 pm on Tuesday nights as events take place. Free admission between 8 pm and 9 pm.

European Heritage Days
The promotional campaign of Slovenian cultural heritage traditionally takes place in late September and early October.

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/adult; € 5.5/senior citizens and groups of 15 persons or more
Duration: 3 days

For the lovers of printmaking

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers an introduction to printmaking and learning about the techniques of screen-printing, lithography, dry-point and woodcut. It takes place once a week for three full hours. The courses are run by trained mentor artists: Slavko Pavlin, Zora Stančič, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers learning about the techniques of etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint. It takes place once a week for three full hours. Mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Zora Stančič.
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art"
Printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' classic printmaking techniques offers a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. It is run in the MGLC Print Studios over the four Saturdays in March (5, 12, 19 and 26 March) from 11 am to 5 pm. Suitable for beginners and lovers of printmaking. Lead by artist Damiàn Vega Velasco. 

Linocut, workshop
The three-day printmaking workshop of linocut is an accompanying event to the exhibition of linocuts by Aleksandra Zalokar and implemented by the author herself. This more demanding workshop is intended for artists, connoisseurs and lovers of printmaking.
16–18 September, from 10 am to 4 pm 

Open House Days
Slovenian Cultural Holiday, 8 February
International Museum Day, 18 May
This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

For visitors 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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