Hire of premises

MGLC, Tivoli Mansion, Pod turnom 3

The mansion, its rooms and terrace, offer a wonderful environment for organising business, educational or festive events.

The natural environment, historical architecture and availability of all the key elements for a quality event, provide inspiring conditions for the organization of meetings of all sizes. The place where art and history meet offers a magnificent terrace overlooking the city. It is also well equipped with a playground, catering equipment and closed spaces to provide for events in small groups or in a closed circle of guests.

Offers for hire of premises
From Monday to Friday, 9.00–15.00

 

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Gallery

Surface area: 330 m2
Seating capacity: 250 people
Standing capacity: 500 people

The gallery, which is located on the first floor of Tivoli Mansion, serves as the MGLC exhibition venue. The gallery is the ideal place for organizing evening receptions, meetings, award ceremonies, concerts, promotional events, fashion shows, photographic and television shoots.

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Mansion Courtyard (right side)

Surface area: 170 m2
Seating capacity: 170 people
Standing capacity: 270 people

In favourable weather and during the warm months of the year, the courtyard of Tivoli Mansion makes for a perfect location for hosting a concert, reception, picnic, wedding, etc. The mansion is surrounded by a charming green backdrop of trees, from where the visitor can enjoy a wonderful view of the city. The remaining part of courtyard can also be hired in agreement with the coffee shop.

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Lecture Room

Surface area: 70 m2
Seating capacity: 50 people
Standing capacity: 110 people

The lecture room is situated on the ground floor of the mansion and is suitable for the organization of lectures, round tables, screenings, press conferences, symposia, various presentations, workshops, lectures, birthday celebrations, courses and similar events. A piano is available for music events.

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Library

Surface area: 84 m2
Seating capacity: 35 people
Standing capacity: 50 people

The library can be found in the attic of the mansion and is suitable for hosting small lectures, round tables, screenings, various presentations, workshops, courses and similar events, which are more study based and available to a limited number of people.

 

Spaces
Cost in euros
Gallery
800 / 4 hours
1200 / 8 hours
1500 / more than 8 hours
Mansion Courtyard
300 / 4 hours
600 / 8 hours
900 / more than 8 hours
Lecture Room
200 / 4 hours
300 / 8 hours
500 / more than 8 hours
Library
100 / 4 hours
150 / 8 hours
200 / more than 8 hours


All rental prices include 20% VAT.

 

Notes

  • The cost of hire includes basic cleaning.
  • If the exhibition is more complex, additional fees for the hire of a security guard are payable by the rentee.
  • The technical organisation of the event is carried out by an external technical team and is the responsibility of the rentee.

 

Further information
Monika Jerič
t: +386 1 241 38 08
f: +386 1 241 38 21
e: marketing@mglc-lj.si
www.mglc-lj.si

Catering
Caffe Bienale coffee shop
The Kaval Group catering company can be hired to ensure the smooth running of your events.
Marko Cerjan
t: +386 41 314 290
e: bienale@kaval-group.si
www.kaval-group.si

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Švicarija, Pod turnom 4

Originally Švicarija was a wooden guest house opened in 1835, which soon became a popular excursion point for the residents and visitors of Ljubljana. The noted architect Ciril Metod Koch designed and built Tivoli Hotel on the same spot in 1909, which went on to become a well-known gathering place for artists, bohemians and workers. After the Second World War, many renowned Slovenian artists found their work spaces in the building. Today, this tradition continues. Because of its perfect location and privacy, Švicarija is unique place for your private or business event. The hall on the ground floor and the courtyard in front of the building may be hired for a variety of events.

Hall 

Surface area: 240 m2
Seating capacity: 150 people
Standing capacity: 210 people

Courtyard 

Surface area: 800 m2
Seating capacity: 350 people
Standing capacity: 600 people

Information for event organizers

Maja Pogačnik Simončič
t: +386 41 351 897
e: maja@supercatering.si
www.supercatering.si/en

Further information

Monika Jerič
t: +3861 241 38 08
f: +386 1 241 38 21
e: marketing@mglc-lj.si
 

 

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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.