Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature

8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019

Exhibition project

The project Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature, which initiated Švicarija as a creative centre into the cultural life of the capital, was born out of three basic elements that shaped its history: community, art and nature. The project consisted of an exhibition and a complementary exhibition programme inspired by the building, that actualised the history of Švicarija and in this way provided the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consisted of four sections: History, Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition took us through the history and social life of the building, it presented us with activities of the artists in the building and shed light on its renovation. These sections were connected by the artworks arranged along the common spaces of the former hotel, which allowed reflection on the existence of the element of nature as a social construct. A diverse education programme for children, youth, adults and families featured an inclusive, innovative and engaging approach to visitors. In the accompanying programme, the heritage of Švicarija was considered in greater depth and actualised through lectures, guided tours, talks and other events, in such a way becoming a part of its new life.

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: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec.

The exhibition was produced in cooperation between the International Centre of Graphic Arts and the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and the Arrea Architecture Bureau.


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

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A pop-up exhibition presentation of the production at the end of the Prague & Ljubljana international residency.

Wednesday, 3 August 2022, at 5 pm
MGLC Grad Tivoli, Print Studio
free entry

In 2022, International Centre of Graphic Arts and the international residency center MeetFactory from Prague started a long-term collaboration of resident artist exchanges. After a two-month residency (June–July), Timur Aloev presents works created in the MGLC Print Studio.

Each residency will host an artist for two months and give them the opportunity to create new works. The first artist to visit Ljubljana was Timur Aloev (1990), a Russian-Czech illustrator and painter who lives and works in Prague. He also works in drawing and ceramics. His work has its origins in Slavic mythology, heroic stories, legends and fairy tales. The narrative character of his artworks also stems from the artist's primary interest in book illustration and comics, whereas pictorially he combines elements of Romanticism, Renaissance landscapes, Art Nouveau décor, Japanese anime and kitsch. During his two-month residency, he explored printmaking techniques in the MGLC Print studio and will present his working process and new prints at the culmination of his residency.


Timur Aloev: Still Life with Peony and Eggs, 2022, collage.

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MGLC Grad Tivoli

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