ŠUM STUDY SEMINAR AT MGLC

The ŠUM Study Seminar at MGLC is a series of meetings or talks focusing on the contemporary art practices and their strategies of the mainly (but not exclusively) younger generation of artists from the local area. It is prepared by the research collective of ŠUM magazine in collaboration with the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The theme of the seminar focuses on the systemic aspect of contemporary art and its relating issues, which are in the local arena resolved by exiting into the personal.

The close, more or less professional communities, composed of public sector institutions, non-governmental organizations and initiatives interested in the public, delineated into narrow cultural districts and with stunted funding opportunities, are increasingly becoming the space where new hybrid relations are being formed. These cut across, or at least blur the boundary between work and leisure, between the professional and the personal, replacing the once formalist cultural values with the values of belonging, familiarity and likeability.

The seminar aims to promote the reflection on seemingly unproblematic and positive aspects of this type of exit from the alienation of professionalism. In line with this, it tackles the analysis of artworks and theoretical projects that provide different approaches to the phenomenon of the personal outlined in such a way. Besides the specific issues of the works discussed, the seminar will, through the individual meetings, also address the questions of what kinds of system, processes of subjectivation, work potential and personal commitment such a cultural organization can give rise to, and, most importantly, what are the possible responses to these.

Programme of meetings
Wednesday, 8. 6. 2016
Urška Aplinc and Maja Burja: Variable

Friday, 16. 9. 2016
Andrej Škufca: 236743 and Indiference

Tuesday, 4. 10. 2016
Uroš Prah: Authenticity and Presence – On the Fetishization of the Authentic in the Literary Field (lecture)

Wednesday, 19. 10. 2016
Blaž Miklavčič: Untitled

Wednesday, 2. 11. 2016
Tomo Stanič: Still-life

Wednesday, 30. 11. 2016
Živa Božičnik Rebec: Spirit level

The seminar is coordinated by Domen Ograjenšek and Tjaša Pogačar.

The seminar takes place in the Lecture Room (ground floor), admission free.

 

Detailed presentations of each meeting will be published a few days earlier on the website www.mglc-lj.si and the facebook page mglc.ljubljana.

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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