"The programme emphasizes the traditional activities of MGLC in the field of non-formal education. Besides it being 
a platform for education and the ability to integrate young people into the workplace, its aim is to establish an intercultural space to develop creativity, an exchange of knowledge and new experience, which does not only enrich the participants, but also the institution."

Yasmin Martin Vodopivec, 
FORMA MGLC Programme Leader and Assistant Director of MGLC

Participants:

Concha Martínez Peláez
Architect from Cadiz, Spain

After getting my degree in Architecture I have recently started to attend a course on audiovisual communication. The latter is also the reason why the FORMA MGLC programme immediately attracted my attention. I am very much looking forward to these three months and I expect to learn an enormous amount. We are a young dynamic team and I am confident that we can pass a lot of knowledge on to each other.

Natalia Corbillón González
Industrial and graphic designer from Galicia, Spain

I studied Industrial Design and got my degree in Germany at the so-called “Folkwang Hochuschule”. In 2011, I was an intern at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana; ever since then I have been a freelance artist in the graphic design field. When I first read about the FORMA MGLC programme, I was immediately attracted to it since graphic design has a tight connection with marketing and the social media. I am convinced that my “invisible backpack” will gain substance after this experience.

Javier Martin Arjona
Architect from Bilbao, Spain

I studied Architecture in San Sebastian but came to Ljubljana on an Erasmus exchange for a year in between. After graduating, I also finished a course in graphic design in Bilbao. I moved to Slovenia in 2013; I work here as a teacher of Spanish. Now I look forward to the new opportunities within the FORMA MGLC programme, where I would like to pass on my knowledge – and learn as many new things as possible.

Damián Vega Velasco
Printmaker from Langreo, Spain

I work with traditional printmaking techniques and am currently working on several creative projects that combine the more traditional disciplines with new technology. In relation to culture, I am very interested in the new, social media because I am certain that I could also make use of them within my profession. I am convinced that the new media can forge a new path in the promotion of the graphic arts and its many faces.

The coordinators of the programme:

Aleš Ogorevc, Community Management Coordinator
I manage the online community with the notion that social networks and service design can bring about positive changes to both, institutions and their visitors. I see my role of Community Management Coordinator at MGLC as an excellent opportunity to further consolidate and broaden my wide range of experience and knowledge. I believe that much can be done in this field to bring art closer to the public through the new media.

Sabina Vrhnjak, Digital Content Coordinator
A journalist with several years of experience in the field of journalism and PR / Event Organisation. The social media, the digital world and the growing number of new communication tools that foster the game of words, creativity and innovation have always been my passion. The FORMA MGLC programme, which combines my love of culture and the new media, represents a personal and professional challenge to me. The programme strengthens my belief that the new media require a special approach and additional knowledge from all those involved in this field within cultural institutions.

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Samuel Grajfoner: The Material Presence of the Mental Imprint

21. 1.–8. 3. 2022
MGLC - Tivoli Mansion

The exhibition presents large-format prints in the techniques of engraving and drypoint, created in recent years and mostly presented to the public for the first time. They reflect the artist's understanding of the creative process as a spontaneous, organic development of the preparation of the matrix, which materialises in an impression on paper or, for the first time, in bronze. 

Opening of the exhibition: on Friday, 21 January 2022, at 6 pm, at the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.

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Samuel Grajfoner, Untitled (from the cycle Nothing), 2021, engraving

Adriena Šimotová: Encounter. Touch and Imprint.

10 December 2021 to 8 March 2022
Tivoli Mansion

You are welcome to visit the exhibition Encounter. Touch and Imprint. by Adriena Šimotová. This selective retrospective at MGLC features artworks in which Šimotová radicalized the existentially conceived topic of the human personality while engaging in an earnest determination of the conditions and relationships she found relevant. 

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Mi smo tisti, ki jih iščemo I–V, 2011–12, transparentni papir, pigment, pastel, grafit, 111 x 79 cm, Fundacija Adriene Šimotove in Jiříja Johna, Praga

Adrijan Praznik: --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US…

7. 1.−13. 2. 2022
MGLC Švicarija

Adrijan Praznik plays various roles in the world of art – he is a painter, illustrator, curator, producer and artistic director of Simulaker Gallery in Novo mesto. In January 2022, he completed a two-year artist residency at MGLC Švicarija. Upon his departure, he prepared the exhibition --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US... The spatial installation of two large-scale paintings raises questions that illustrate his work and research focus in 2021 particularly. Namely, he is concerned with the form and status of the artwork, the appropriation of the media image and the combination of pictorial means of expression as well as materials.

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Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.