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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The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018 AND DAYS OF EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE

Marathon of lectures on the architectural history, life in Švicarija and its renovation

Friday, 21 September, 17.00–19.00
Sobota, 22 September, 10.00–13.00

The cycle of lectures by conservators and restorers focuses on the architectural history and life in Švicarija. Also presented will be the conservation and restoration starting points for the refurbishment, with an emphasis on the renovation of the wooden architectural elements and stencil murals. The integral renovation of Švicarija took place between August 2015 and May 2017.

Lectures
Friday, September 21

17.00 TATJANA ADAMIČ:
THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY IN THE AREA OF TODAY'S ŠVICARIJA
An outline of the captivating history of the architectural activities on the plateau above Tivoli Mansion in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park from the first half of the 19th century to the construction of the Tivoli Hotel between 1908 and 1910.

18.00 ALEKSANDRA RENČELJ ŠKEDELJ:
LIFE IN ŠVICARIJA
Since its beginnings in the middle of the 19th century when a guest house was opened there up till its recent renovation, Švicarija has been a witness to a lively social and artistic life.

Saturday, September 22

10.00 MATEJ ZUPANČIČ:
CONSERVATION STARTING POINTS FOR THE RENOVATION OF ŠVICARIJA
The conservation plan serves as the starting point for a comprehensive renovation of a monument. The structure of the plan as well as the use of the results in the subsequent production of project documentation and the physical restoration of Švicarija will be shown.

11.00 JOŽE DREŠAR:
THE RESTORATION OF WOODEN ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN ŠVICARIJA
A special challenge in the renovation of Švicarija was to preserve as many original wooden architectural elements as possible from different types of wood for their original use.

12.00 ANKA BATIČ:
THE WALL PAINTINGS IN ŠVICARIJA
Would you like to learn more about sounding, detecting and documenting wall paintings? You are invited to the presentation of the finds that adorned some of the walls in Švicarija.

After the lecture, you can join us at the workshop for making stencil murals and take a piece of Švicarija home with you. 


Švicarija in the interwar period.
Source: SI ZAL LJU 342 Fototeka, G4-027-008.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO IN THE ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE!

Creative workshops, animations and guided tours of the building are held for children every Friday. The studio operates free of charge every Friday from May to October, from 10 am to 1 pm. The activities are led by the gallery mentors Petra Derganc, Tina Boc, Petja Kolenko and Katja Kovše.

You may like to book your visit by writing to the following e-mail: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AN ARTIST RESIDENCY IN POUGUES-LES-EAUX

MGLC/Švicarija Creative Centre and the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre, Nievers, France, are announcing a public call for applications for an artist residency in Pougues-les Eaux in 2019. Visual and/or intermedia artists who come from Slovenia or live and work in Slovenia are invited to apply. The selected artist will attend a three-month artist residency at the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre.

The deadline for applications is
17 September 2018!

Candidates are applying for the time frame of 1 September–30 November 2019

Additional information:
miha.colner@mglc-lj.si or
+386 (0)30 708 469.

Click here for full details of the call for applications!

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak and presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point

TOMORROW

Tuesday, 25 September, at 6 pm, admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge

The tours of both exhibitions will be conducted by mag. Breda Škrjanec, the curator of the exhibition of Riko Debenjak.

The theme-based guided tours present Riko Debenjak as a person, his creativity, his relationship to printmaking, his place in the time and space of post-war modernism, connection to the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. Followed by a presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point.


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

Alja Košar, Point

12. 9.–14. 10. 2018
opening: Wednesday, September 12, at 7 pm

Alja Košar embarks upon researching the expressive possibilities of intaglio printmaking with technical expertise, patient preparation and precise implementation. She creates a unique pictorial world of her own through the two distinctively pictorial elements of point and line, upgrading this in her more recent works by using paint. Initially, a considered colour palette appeared only in her drawings, but later this was transferred into printmaking through points and lines. The exhibition presents a selection of fine art prints produced in the last two years as well as some graphic works created in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts specifically for this exhibition. Curator of exhibition is Božidar Zrinski.


Alja Košar: Untitled, 2018, aquatint and etching.