International Centre of Graphic Arts and Švicarija Creative Centre
Nocturnal Singer by Alejandra Pizarnik (1936–1972)
Selected Poems Jure Detela (1951–1992)
Wednesday, November 28 at 6 pm
The Irrational in a Biennial
Thursday, November, 29 10.00–17.00
Švicarija Creative Center
Opening of exhibition
Nathalie du Pasquier: Fair Game
curator: Kate Sutton
Friday, November 30, at 1 pm
From Biennial to Biennial is a 3-day event which is a postponed reflection on the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion. Composed of a presentation of the books Nocturnal Singer by Alejandra Pizarnik and Jure Detela's Selected Poems, an international symposium The Irrational in a Biennial that will discuss and challenge the traditional biennial structure, and a solo exhibition by Nathalie Du Pasquier: Fair Game, the event attempts to bring together diverse mediums of perception.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English
Conducted by Matic Ferlan, art historian
Sunday, November 25, at 3 pm
admission: 2 EUR
The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.
The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork.
Participating artists in the exhibition: Nika Autor, Stojan Batič, Dragica Čadež, Jure Detela, Meta Grgurevič, France Gruden, Sergej Kapus, Janez Lenassi, Karel Plemenitaš, Karel Putrih, Drago Tršar, Dušan Tršar, Lujo Vodopivec, Bilal Yilmaz.
Author of the project is Yasmín Martín Vodopivec.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
23. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday 23 November, at 1 pm
The artist and his posters will be presented at the opening by the expert of visual communications, Petra Černe Oven, PhD.
Milton Glaser (1929, New York) is one of most important graphic designers in the world, who has designed hundreds of corporate images, magazines, newspapers, books, LP covers, and has created thousands of posters during his career spanning over fifty years. He has been inscribed into the world history of design with his iconic “I love NY” logo. Milton Glaser has decided to donate thirty-five original posters (created between 1966 and 2016) to the City of Ljubljana, which will enrich the collection of the International Centre of Graphic Arts after the exhibition.
A special thanks on the occasion of the exhibition goes to Mirko Ilić, who came up with the idea for the donation in 2017, when he was hosted at the Festival of Tolerance as a lecturer and the author of the TOLERANCE exhibition. The show is organised every year by Mini teater and the Ljubljana Jewish Cultural Centre with the support of the City of Ljubljana (MOL).
Milton Glaser, Posters, 2018.
30. 11. 2018–3. 3. 2019
opening: Friday November 30, at 1 pm
The openin will be accompanied by a guided tour given by the artist Nathalie Du Pasquer and the curator of the exhibition Kate Sutton.
Nathalie Du Pasquier’s compositions transform the interiors of the International Centre of Graphic Arts into a series of immersive microenvironments, sampling from over three decades of the artist’s paintings, prints, drawings and murals, as well as a new series of silkscreen prints, which was produced precisely in the screen-printing studio of the International Centre of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana.
Du Pasquier first made her name with vibrant, eye-catching graphics and textile prints shaped by the artist’s eclectic influences, boundless imagination and impulse towards experimentation. Since the late 1980s, she has focused primarily on painting, building up a tremendous body of work, much of which has yet to be exhibited publicly. Fair Game shuns a chronological ordering in favor of forging more intuitive formal affinities between the various series. Assorted elements or objects appear and reappear in different compositional configurations, like a card in a deck that takes on new powers and limitations with each hand dealt. This visual vocabulary is distilled in a new series of silkscreen printed modules – or as the artist calls it, “virtual furniture.”
Curator of the exhibition is Kate Sutton.
Nathalie Du Pasquier: Mensola piena, 2011, oil on canvas.