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

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian, conducted by Matic Ferlan

Sunday, August 26, at 3 pm

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: HistoryThe Stojan Batič Memorial StudioArchitecture 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.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.


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:


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: or
+386 (0)30 708 469.

Click here for full details of the call for applications!

Guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak

Tuesday, August 14, at 6 pm
admission payable to see the exhibition

The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil. Occasionally also theme-based guided tours are organised, please follow

The part of the guided tour is also the presentations of the exhibition The Anonyms by Tina Mohorović.

On Wednesday, August 15, the MGLC Gallery is open (from 10 am to 6 pm).

Riko Debenjak
Retrospective exhibition

9.8.–11. 11. 2018

Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.

Curator: Breda Škrjanec

Riko Debenjak: Traces on Plaster XII, etching and aquatint, 51 x 66 cm.

Tina Mohorović
The Anonyms

9.8.–9. 9. 2018

Tina Mohorović (1988) is devoted to the intaglio printing techniques, particularly etching, because of its special quality of line, which is produced by the resistance of the zinc plate when drawing with a needle and the subsequent manipulation with the timing and intensity of the etching process. The exhibition presents a series of fine art prints created by the artist in the most recent period as well as printed works produced in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts especially for the exhibition.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski

Tina Mohorović: On the Back of the World, 2018, etching, 70 cm x 50 cm.