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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The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture
Olga Paulič: Tivoli Architecture

Thursday, 18 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 eur

The beginning of the architectural design of Tivoli Park is represented by the stately architecture of Tivoli Mansion and Leopoldsruhe Mansion (the Cekin Mansion of today). Later, buildings intended for leisure activities started to appear, especially sports and recreational facilities, as well as entertainment facilities. We must also not forget the important cultural buildings on the edge of Tivoli, which are, unfortunately, cut off from the rest of the park because of the railway line.

Tivoli Mansion.
Photo: Matevža Paternoster. MGLC Archive.

The Secret Life of Books,
literary panel discussions
Nature, Society, People

Wednesday, 24 October, at 6 pm
free of charge

Book: James Lovelock, A Rough Ride to the Future

How are nature and society connected? Do people also create and build nature? What are the links between the environment and social change? How does nature affect an individual? The starting point for the discussion is drawn from the ideas of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project.

Guests: Janez MarkešMitja Pucer and Ajda Pistotnik, led by Nika Kovač.


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 November, 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:



Talk: Marie Lukačeva (Prague) and Fokus Grupa (Rijeka)

Tuesday, 16 October, at 6 pm
Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, free of charge

The talk presents the artists visiting Ljubljana, who are staying at the residency centres of Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC) and Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre (MGML). Currently resident and working at the Švicarija Creative Centre is artist Marie Lukačeva from Prague, whereas the Fokus Grupa duo from Rijeka is having its residential stay at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre. We will talk with the guests about creative practice, the emerging work as part of the residency stay and other related issues.

Marie Lukačeva is a participant of the two-month residency programme at the Švicarija Creative Centre, which is taking place as part of an inter-institutional exchange between the Futura Project, Prague and MGLC, Ljubljana.

Fokus Grupa is a duo that is being hosted as part of the residency programme of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and will present itself with an exhibition project at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre at the end of its stay on the 24 October of this year.


Photo: Fokus Grupa.

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak


16 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition
The Karst World of Riko Debenjak and Zoran Mušič
dr. Nataša Ivanović, art historian

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.


Matjaž Geder
Preparations for Improvisation

17. 10.–11. 11. 2018
opening: Wednesday, October 17,
at 6 pm

Matjaž Geder is an art teacher at the Murska Sobota  II  Elementary School. It is precisely the pedagogical profession that has a profound influence on his creative world, which is constantly in passing from a direct and illustrative visual language to more complex conceptual and symbolically conceived images. He puts the rigid school system, which is based on a way of thinking that is both clichéd and indiscriminate, under critical comparison with the attitude towards the destigmatisation of mental illness, which come surprisingly close in his works.  A selection of works created in the recent years is on view, as well as a series of new prints, produced specifically for the exhibition.

Matjaž Gedr: Step-ping, 2018, monoprint, 66 x 100 cm.