In July at MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre

We have taken care to pamper the body and spirit in the city park this year too, given that the Summer in Tivoli traditionally fills the warm and carefree summer evenings with a rich array of cultural events. The Summer in Tivoli programme is woven between Tivoli Mansion and the Švicarija Creative Centre, where you can enjoy music by singer-songwriters and music evenings of electronic and hybrid music, art events and guided tours, as well as a cycle of films, whose leitmotif is the creation of bridges between individuals and the community, as well as community, art and nature.

Tuesday Music Evenings
Tuesdays: 3, 10, 17, 24 July, 19.00–21.00
19.00–20.00: Public guided tours of the David Lynch exhibition in English and Slovenian language
18.00–21.00: Extended viewing of the David Lynch exhibition and STOP AND GO, The Art of Animated GIFS exhibition
20.00–21.00: Pinela's Living Room in the park with concerts of Americana
•International Centre of Graphic Arts

Daniel Vezoja
3 July
A man from Brežice inspired by music from the Mississippi Delta and the Memphis Delta.

Enrico Cipollini
10 July
The Italian musician whose roots go deep into blues and country will be accompanied by violinist Fabio Cremonini.

Vladimir Kuzman
17 July
The singer and guitar player from Buje, who wrote the music for the film Norega se metek ogne (The Bullet Bypasses the Madman), for which he received the best singer-songwriter award of the Croatian HGF Demo Festival.

Jakob Kobal
24 July
Jakob Kobal has already played in a punk band, performed at the Eurosonicn and Ment festivals and is the author of one of the most played songs at radio station Val 202 of last year.

Selected by: Rok Košir.
In cooperation with Pinela's Living Room.
Admission to the David Lynch exhibition: 5 EUR/2.5 EUR.
Concerts: free of charge.

Performance – The scheduled performance is cancelled.

Tuesday, 31 July
Plečnik Auditorium
Songs are performative motion picture and sound compositions that take place in Tivoli Park. They are a bridge between art and nature as artistic intervention, since they open up the perception of what is present in nature, but may appear invisible.
Authors: Mala Kline, in collaboration with Petra Veber.
In collaboration with Pekinpah and 0090, Antwerpen.

Thursday Contemporary Music Nights
Thursdays: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, 20.00–22.00
20.00–21.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian language
21.00–22.00: Concerts of contemporary electronic and hybrid music
•Švicarija Creative Centre

On every Thursday of July, concerts of contemporary music take place in the large hall of the Švicarija Creative Centre. These range from electronic to purely hybrid directions, based on recycling as well as virtuosic original
innovation. Presented are those Slovenian musicians and groups that currently belong to the most prominent representatives of contemporary bands of unconventional genre.

Luka Prinčič
5 July
The dreamy ambient electronics of a veteran of the local electronic scene and multimedia artist, who skilfully evades genre definitions by combining different expressions.

Christian Kroupa
12 July
A sound collage undefined by genre encompassing diverse sources and rich shades, meandering between the expressivity of experimental electronics, drone, noise and glitch.

19 July
An atmospheric and melancholic sensibility of nostalgic synth-pop, marked by an entirely synthetic sound and a sleek interplay of synthesizer, guitar, percussion and vocal elements.

26 July
A sophisticated minimalist combination of jazz, classical, pop and punkoid elements, integrated into a single whole
by refined arrangements of dialogues mixed with percussion, piano and vocals.

In cooperation with Radio Študent.
Free of charge.

Film cycle: Films in the Woods
Film cycle on Sundays: 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 21.00–23.00 +
•Platform of the Švicarija Creative Centre

8 July

21.00: Film aperitif: Cosimo Miorelli

21.30–23.00: Donkey (In memoriam Nebojša Glogovac)
2009, Croatian

It is 1995 and the time of the wartime Operation Storm (Oluja), as Boro and his wife Jasna, and their son Luka, are returning to their homeland after seven years. He really wants to see his brother, but not his father, whom he condemns for his mother's death.

15 July
21.00: Film aperitif: 'КУКЛА' (Kukla)

21.30–23.00: Wild Roses
2017, Polish

Ewa returns home from the hospital to find that her relationships have become alienated. In the meantime, we find out about her affair and the reason for her stay in hospital: Ewa gave birth and gave the baby up for adoption. Now she wants the baby back.

22 July
21.00: Film aperitif: Federmeister

21.30–23.00: Twilight Portrait
2011, Russian

Marina, a financially secure social worker with a loving husband and a home to wish for, becomes a disgraceful version of herself after being raped by police officers.

29 July
21.00: Film aperitif: Delirium Tremens Band

21.30–23.00: Les Ogres
2015, French

The story tells about travelling actors who move from city to city. The plot narrates the imminent birth of a child and the return of a former lover, opening up old wounds that were thought to be forgotten.

In July, the Sundays in Ljubljana are a little bit different. In the evening we meet up at the forest border of the city, in the legendary Švicarija. First, we make a toast, symbolically reinforcing the group spirit, and then we abandon ourselves to an outdoor film screening. Each film is special, in keeping with the energy of this magical space. Followed by a social digestive. Captivated by art, we focus on satisfying our basic human needs; the need for food, drink, safety, company and love.
Selection: Jan Cvitkovič, film director.

Admission to the David Lynch exhibition: 5 EUR/2.50 EUR. The exhibition STOP AND GO – The  Art of Animated GIFs, public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature, concerts, performance and films are free of charge.           

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2. 4.–19. 5. 2019

2 April, at 7 pm

The exhibition is part of the year-long programme of Švicarija, which in 2019 focuses on the analysis of the state of independent journalism and the right of the public to information in pursuit of the slogan community, art and nature. The participating artists question the credibility of images and their meanings at a time of the oversaturation with visual impulses and analyse the ambiguity of media messages on the world wide web.

The spatial intervention by Nataša Berk and the group of artists at Švicarija presents their diverse visual production, which usually takes place in the virtual space of the world wide web and social networks. On this occasion, it has moved into a physical space. Together, they explore the phenomenology of the image within public circulation and its impact on the perception of reality. In ironic ways, they address the norms of the advertising industry, the tendencies of the mass media, voyeurism and the social convention of the individual’s appearance. Thus, works devoted to the consideration of the nature of the image in everyday life are presented as part of the exhibition. In such a way, photographs, videos and collages open up the questions of understanding visual culture in an era when the public space has become saturated with contents and images, questions about the manipulation of the image and the ambivalence of its meanings.    

Curator: Miha Colner

Photo: Nataša Berk.


Tuesday, May 14, at 6 pm

On the second Tuesday of May, on 14 May, LOVE will colour the subject of debate, starting at 6 pm. Manca’s guests will be television host Ana Tavčar Pirkovič, PhD, with the book by D. Ladinsky Love Poems from God and Željko Čurić, psychiatrist and psychotherapist, who is fascinated by the work of F. M. Dostoevsky. Saxophonist Vida Vatovec will add a musical touch to the evening.


Sunday, May 19, 11.00–14.00,

After a brief viewing of Švicarija and the exhibition by Nataša Berk, 1st Unlimited Edition, we will create a video in the world of pixelation by using our own bodies. Mentor Jelena Dragutinovič will lead us through the process.

This workshop is the last in the series of animation workshops during this school year, which are run by the Slon Society in cooperation with MGLC.

Suitable for young people aged 8+. Free of charge.

Obligatory booking;


7. 6.–29. 9. 2019

art collective Slavs and Tatars
35 artists on 9 venues in Ljubljana

Crack Up – Crack Down will take an expansive view of the genre of satire today, featuring works by historical and contemporary international artists, as well as interventions by activists, new media polemicists, performances by stand-up comedians, and others. For the 33rd edition of the Biennial, Slavs and Tatars consider ‘the graphic’ not as a medium, but as an agency. They question how graphic language engenders a form of infra-politics via irony and ridicule as a particularly resilient and contemporary form of critique. Purported to speak truth to power, satire has proven itself to be a petri dish in a world of post-truth bacteria

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The PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle
, which is organised by the museums around Tivoli Park, will take place again during the summer holidays.

Two time-frames are available:
8–12 July and 26–30 August,
from 8 am to 4 pm. 

Further details will be available soon!

You can pre-book your place by writing to:

Part of the circle: National Museum of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia and International Centre of Graphic Arts.


Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 May, 14.00–18.00, 
International Centre of Graphic Arts

Symposium timeline
13:45 Introductory Speech
14:00 Gregor Dražil: An Outline of Collaboration between Japan and Slovenia in the Area of Printmaking
*14:40 Bert Winther-Tamaki: The Wood Aesthetic of the “Creative Prints” Movement of Japan, 1945 to 1965
15:20 Wiktor KomorowskiFrom Washi to Politics: Printmaking and the Cold War Japonisme
16:00–16:20 Break
16:20 Marjeta Ciglenečki: Forma Viva in Slovenia and Japanese Artists
17:00 Noriaki Sangawa: The Japanese Art Group Ryu and Its Collaboration with the Slovenian Moderna galerija and the Biennial of Graphic Arts

Visiting lecture
*Bert Winther-Tamaki: What Happens to Contemporary Art Made in Japan When Exhibited Outside of Japan?
*The lecture will take place on Monday, 13 May, at 18:00 at the Faculty of Arts, room 343. The lecture is co-organised by the Department of Art History.

The symposium will be held in English.


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

The Family fold’r 

Dear families, you are kindly invited to explore the MGLC gallery!
We have again prepared the Family fold’r for you, which you receive free of charge when you purchase a family ticket to view the exhibition.
This time, some curious cards are waiting for you inside, and they need to find their places in the gallery with your help and the help of your children.

Good luck!




Friday, March 22, at 6 pm

22. 3.–19. 5. 2019

The exhibition is made up of two sections. The first, bearing the title Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s, is dedicated to Japanese printmaking of the 1970s and was organised by the Japan Foundation, while the second, the documentary section, is entitled Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration and has been prepared by the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The travelling exhibition Photographic Images and Matter, with a selection of the most representative artists, presents the orientations within Japanese printmaking of the 1970s, which was the golden age of the print medium in Japan. The curator of the exhibition Kyoji Takizawa has made an attractive selection of artists, who have received many awards within the international arena and form the core of the modernist and avant-garde scene of the 1970s.

The documentary exhibition Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration, on the other hand, illuminates one of the many socio-artistic chapters tied to the history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Through the selection of pictorial, archival, photographic and other material, it aims to show the communication between the geographically and politically disparate countries as part of an ambitious international art event like the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Exhibition authors are Nevenka Šivavec and Gregor Dražil.

The exhibition is accompanied by an international symposium under the same title, taking place in the month of May.

Exhibition design: Ivian Kan Mujezinović and Mina Fina.

Tetsuya Noda: Diary, September 11, '68 (woodcut and silkscreen).