The International Centre of Graphic Arts took Švicarija into its care on 9 May 2017, thus expanding the spatial possibilities and developing the programme of the founding institution.

The renovated building hosted the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, Birth as Criterion (16. 6.–29. 10. 2017), and the first artists moved into the art studios at the end of the year. The exhibition project Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature (8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019) updated the history of the building to the present day and set the guidelines for the future: to connect community, art and nature.

Our vision is based on an understanding of the socio-historical contexts in which Švicarija took on different roles. From the historical perspective, it can be seen as a space of hospitality, coexistence, exchange and transformation. By considering the needs of today, Švicarija continues to uphold and develop these ideas and values.

MGLC Švicarija is thus becoming an international residency centre and support for cultural mobility, a centre for production and creativity, a centre for knowledge exchange and a model for the revitalisation of cultural heritage.

The international residency programme, cultural and art programme (exhibitions, events, expert meetings, cultural education), the art studios and the outstanding cultural heritage with the Stojan Batič Memorial Studio encourage the flow of knowledge and experience between artists and visitors.

We address the audience with new ways of presenting the graphic medium and contemporary art in connection with the community and nature. The location of the building in Tivoli Park and at the foot of Rožnik gives our ambitions and desires a sustainable and ecological character.

MGLC Švicarija is a house with open doors – because, at the crossroads between Grad Tivoli and Švicarija, Ljubljana's new cultural, educational and social centre is being born. We invite you to visit us from Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 am to 6 pm, and of course during events.

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

 

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Prints and Impressions 2

Prints and Impressions 2
5. 7.–2. 10. 2022
MGLC Grad Tivoli

Opening: Tuesday, 5 July, at 7 pm

The exhibition is the result of a public call for submissions to Slovenian artists of all generations actively working in the field of fine art printing and printmaking. It serves as a starting point for further research into Slovenian graphic production and its involvement in the contemporary visual art practices.

An international expert jury consisting of Barbora Kundračíková (CZ), Mario Čaušić (HR) and Miloš Đorđević (RS) selected the works of 43 artists from the 114 submissions.

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Summer in Tivoli '22

SUMMER IN TIVOLI 2022
5.–28. 7. 2022
Grad Tivoli and MGLC Švicarija

For the twelfth year in a row, Tivoli Park and Švicarija will be transformed into the city's largest green and fresh cultural venue this summer. Concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and guided tours, creative workshops - a diverse art programme ensures that summer evenings in nature will be refreshing and unforgettable. 

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Lea Culetto: On the Rag

1. 6.–31. 7. 2022
MGLC Švicarija

After the first year of living and working in the studio for young artists at MGLC Švicarija, Lea Culetto presents her works in which she exposes taboos and ideas about the female body and the social validation and stigmatisation associated with it.The project On teh Rag consists of simple white T-shirts with prints of the artist's menstrual stain on the back. The message is also more direct, decoded, revealed – the intimate act of menstruation passes into the public space and discourse with the imprint of menstrual blood on custom-made T-shirts.

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Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.