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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Boris Jesih: Connections

30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018

Public guided tour of the exhibition
Thursday, 18 January at 5 pm.: conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC

Boris Jesih (1943) established himself as an artist at the end of the 1960s as part of the expressive figuration circle of painters. Under the influence of pop art, he responded to the characteristics of the spirit of the time with his geometric transformation of everyday objects, later also turning predominantly to landscape. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. As a prize winner of the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979 (special prize for a young artist), he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Beside the lithographs, the retrospective exhibition also presents drawings, paintings and photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and his works. 

Boris Jesih: A Doors (1983, color lithography).

BOBRI – 10th Ljubljana Festival of Culture and Art Education

20. 1.–8. 2. 2018

LANDSCAPE – MISTSCAPE
How do we see the landscape?

Viewing of the exhibition and workshop at the Connections exhibition by Boris Jesih for organized groups of children from kindergarten and the first three-year age range of primary school. Conducted by Nika Rupnik. Organised by prior arrangement during the course of the festival. (some places are still available).

Connections / Animation workshop at the exhibition of Boris Jesih
Sunday, 28 January, 11.00–15.00

The workshop is intended for children over the age of 9; parents can also join in getting creative. In collaboration with the SLON Society.
(the workshop is already full)

Guided tour of the exhibition Connections by Boris Jesih

TODAY

Thursday, 18 January, at 5 pm.
conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts

The tour will be an attempt to gain an insight into the understanding of the connection of the artist's work with the concurrent state of society, which is latently (rather than directly) present in Jesih's creative process.

In his vision, contemporary man is losing his original connection to nature, since the development of civilization has alienated his understanding of its secret powers, their connection as well as possession. This experience has been replaced by the artificial, culturally conditioned perception of the natural environment. Jesih visually separates nature from the viewer, doing so by placing signs – obstacles in front of the illusion of the landscape and in front of the viewer. These are the artist's internal reactions to social events, to everything that disturbs him when he gazes through the window of his studio, where nature awakens into quiet mornings, whereas the reality of people in other places on Earth is completely different. His works are witnesses and a document of today's understanding of the world and man's role in it.


Boris Jesih: Waves (1995, acrylic, egg tempera)