Become A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL

A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL receives the following benefits in 2019:

• Free admission to all exhibitions.
• Free of charge art excursion.
This time we will be heading to the Gorenjska region, more precisely to Škofja Loka and its surroundings. We will be taking a look at the Loka Castle collections, the Škopar House, the Grohar Gallery and the granary with the works of Mihelič.
At the end, we will also visit Visoko, Tavčar’s source of inspiration for writing the historical novel The Visoko Chronicle. The 17th-century rustic mansion lies in the embrace of the surrounding hills and forests, not far from the Poljanska Sora river. With the beginning of the 20th century, the former Kalan Estate became known as the Tavčar Manor after the Slovenian writer and politician Ivan Tavčar. Besides the former residential building, which houses permanent exhibitions and a beautiful wedding hall, there is an extensive outbuilding with a typical double hayrack. The writer had a chapel with a family tomb placed at the edge of the forest, where he was buried himself. There is also a striking bronze statue of the writer close by, with gaze directed towards Poljane, his place of birth.
• Viewing of a selected artist's printmaking studio.
Tanja Pak, artist and professor at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, who completed her master’s degree at the Royal College of Art in London, is inviting us to join her in her studio at Švicarija. She dedicates her attention to sculpture, spatial art installations and design of useful objects. Her favourite medium is glass, through which she passes on her stories and feelings since it remains a persistent challenge to her precisely because of its variable and elusive nature. She says that they are constantly searching and trying each other out. She exhibits all over the world and her works are included in international collections and publications.
• Pre-festive workshop making original New Year's greeting cards. The workshop is conducted by Admir Ganić, printing master.
• New Year's greeting card – a small fine art graphic print by an invited artist.
• 30% discount on all MGLC publications
• 15% discount on all workshops and courses
• 15% discount on purchases of fine art graphic prints.
• A fine art graphic print from the MGLC Print Studios upon the recommendation and signing up of a new member.
• 10% discount on the renewal of membership.
• A welcome gift when signing up.
•  12-month membership fee: 25 €
• 12-month membership fee for those aged 60 years and over, 14 years and under, pupils and students: 15 €

You can join the Club of the Friends of the Biennial of the International Centre of Graphic Arts by filling in the Membership Form and presenting your identity card and pupil/student ID card at the MGLC Ticket Office and paying the appropriate membership fee. Your Membership Card will be sent to you within 14 days of joining, or can alternatively be picked up at the MGLC Ticket Office. The membership card is valid for one year from the date of joining.

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Summer Museum Night at MGLC

Summer Museum Night at MGLC!

Saturday, 15 June, 18.00–24.00

MGLC and Švicarija, Tivoli Park

PROGRAMME:

18.00–21.00: Children’s Studio, workshops for children, Švicarija

21.00–22.00: Guided tour of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts, the tour starts at MGLC; eld by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC

22.00–22.30: Stand-up performance, Jan Kreuzer, Švicarija

Admission free!

Illustration by Janja Kosi.

Opening of the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Satire is the main theme of this year’s 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts organised by the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC). The opening will take place on Friday, 7 June 2019, in Švicarija (Tivoli Park). The selection of participating artists is undersigned by the Slavs and Tatars art collective, while the Biennial that bears the title Crack Up – Crack Down will be on show at nine venues across Ljubljana and will be open till the end of September. The main exhibition will be held in the spaces of MGLC and in the nearby Švicarija. The works of individual artists will be displayed at the National Gallery of Slovenia, National and University Library (NUK), Equrna Gallery, ZVKDS Gallery, ISIS Gallery, DUM Project Space and at the DobraVaga exhibition space. The exhibition of the Grand Prize recipient of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts will be on view at the Plečnik House, where the artist will present his architectural intervention, The Garden of Epicurus.

The Biennial will include artists that come from Slovenia, Poland, Ukraine, Georgia, Bulgaria, China, Iran, Great Britain and the USA, who use their own unique graphic languages as part of a range of diverse practices. They wish to stimulate the emergence of highly resilient and topical forms of criticism or infra-politics through irony and ridicule. Besides the historical part, the exhibition will also present the works of contemporary artists, including the interventions of various activists and new-media polemicists, as well as the performances of stand-up comedians and others.

The exhibition will be enriched by a series of accompanying events and the Crack Up – Crack Down publication that will, in addition to presenting the satirical and graphic practices, include the contributions of well-known experts and academicians, and will introduce the reader to the subject and guide him through it.

PROGRAMME: Opening of The 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

You are cordially invited to attend the opening of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts on Friday, 7 June 2019, at 18.00 at Švicarija, Tivoli Park in Ljubljana with the Slon in Sadež duo.

PROGRAMME

18.00
The Biennial will be opened by 
Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC 
Zoran Poznič, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia
Tjaša Ficko, Deputy Mayor of Ljubljana

Presentation of the Grand Prize of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. 

19.00
Concert
Being Out of Tune – Favourite Songs of my Neighbours, Abusers and Despots, 2019
Augustin Maurs
Also performing:
Igor Feketija
Leon Firšt
Peter Firšt

20.00
Stand-up comedy:
Boštjan Gorenc aka Pižama (Slovene) Marina Orsag (Croatian)
Dragoș Cristian (English)
hosted by Anja Wutej (Slovene/English)

BIENNIAL OPENING DAYS

Saturday, 8 June


11.00
Saturday breakfast
ZVKDS Gallery
Trg francoske revolucije 3 
Ajdin Bašić in conversation with Branko Đurić - Đuro and presentation of Top lista nadrealista

16.00
Symposium
Moderated by Slavs and Tatars
Švicarija, Tivoli Park

16.00–17.45:
Vid Simoniti: Equality and Cynicism: Satire and Martin Krpan, Top lista nadrealista and Borat
30 min

Mohammad Salemy: Between Three Revolutions: Notes on the History of Iranian Political Satire (1900–1980) in the Age of Social Media
30 min

Arthur Fournier with Raphael Koenig: 
No More Fuchs Left to Give
30 min

18.00–19.30:
Emily Apter: Micropolitics of the Meme. How are we to understand and implement the political vocabulary of a genre of communication native to the 21st century?
30 min

keynote:
Vinca Kruk and Daniel van der Velden/Metahaven:
Sleep Walks The Street
45 min

Sunday, 9 June

11.00
Opening of the exhibition. 
With the Celje String Orchestra.
Plečnik House, Karunova 4–6
Alejandro Paz, The Garden of Epicurus
Recipient of the Grand Prize of the 32nd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

Free admission to all events.

PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Hamja Ahsan, Pablo Bronstein, Cevdet Erek, Arthur Fournier & Raphael Koenig, Martine Gutierrez, Flaka Haliti, Stane Jagodič, Zhanna Kadyrova, Dozie Kanu, Sachiko Kazama, KRIWET, Ella Kruglyanskaya, Tala Madani, Augustin Maurs, Marlie Mul, Woody De Othello, Alenka Pirman & KULA, Amanda Ross-Ho, Lin May Saeed, Hinko Smrekar, Top lista nadrealista, Endre Tot, Anna Uddenberg, Martina Vacheva, Nicole Wermers, Giorgi Xaniashvili, XIYADIE, Honza Zamojski 

Dragoș Cristian, Boštjan Gorenc - Pižama, Marina Orsag, Pavlo Voytovich, Anja Wutej

Curators: Slavs and Tatars

EXHIBITION VENUES

The exhibition venues of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts are open from 16.00 to 18.00 on 7 June.

MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts 
MGLC – Švicarija 
National Gallery of Slovenia
National and University Library
Equrna Gallery
ZVKDS Gallery
Isis Gallery
DUM Project Space
DobraVaga
Plečnik House

More info: http://bienale.si/en/