The results of the "Open Call for Proposals for a Young Artist Residency at MGLC Švicarija"

The International Centre of Graphic Arts public institution launched an open call for proposals for a young artist residency at MGLC Švicarija with the aim of renting out a studio at the Švicarija to a young artist up to 35 years of age for a period of two years. The open call ended on 4 November 2019. A panel of experts composed of Alenka Gregorič, artistic director of the Ljubljana City Art Gallery and the Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, Piera Ravnikar, art dealer and artistic director of the Ravnikar Gallery Space, and Miha Kelemina, head of the World of Art School of Curatorial Practices and Critical Writing, evaluated nine applications, which arrived complete and on time. In accordance with the documentation stipulated by the open call for proposals, the committee evaluated: the applicant’s references during the period 2017–2019 (solo exhibitions and participation in group exhibitions at referential contemporary art venues; awards, recognitions, special mentions and purchased artworks), media responses to the applicant’s past work and the presentation of the proposed work programme for the period of the residency. From the applications received, the proposal submitted by visual artist Adrijan Praznik received the highest number of points.

The justification of the committee

Adrijan Praznik works actively within the field of visual art as a painter, illustrator and curator. His work so far demonstrates a high level of quality and recognizability, something which is evidenced by the references provided. Adrijan Praznik has presented his artworks in numerous group and solo shows, in referential exhibition venues of contemporary art in Slovenia as well as internationally. He is the recipient of the 2019 Brumen Award for Excellence in Slovenian Design. His works have been published in several art publications and are part of two art collections. The carefully presented programme of work during the course of the residency foresees the production of two series of new works and the organisation of a cycle of exhibition and social events. The committee considers that awarding Adrijan Praznik with the art residency will contribute to the development of his art practice as well as to the development of the community of the Švicarija.

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European Heritage Days

Uncovering the Sculptural Heritage of Tivoli Park

Sunday, 27 September, at 10.30 am,
in front of Moderna galerija

A new leaflet will be presented, providing visitors with a personal experience of uncovering the sculptural image of Tivoli, along with the many details of the park’s art heritage. The visible, but often overlooked or even invisible sculptures (disappeared or relocated), which, in addition to their aesthetic note, also illustrate the social history of this famous park area.

On the guided stroll, the authors of the leaflet – Gojko Zupan (author of the list and descriptions of the individual sculptures), Tadej Vaukman (author of the photographs) and Yasmín Martín Vodopivec (author of the conceptual draft) – will acquaint you with some interesting facts about the sculptural depictions in Tivoli Park that echo the community, art and nature ethos, which is the foundation of the mission of the cultural heritage programme at Švicarija.

Photo: Tadej Vaukman. MGLC Archive.




Lecture and presentation of the Tinta comics festival programme

Tuesday, 29 September, at 7 pm, MGLC Švicarija
Free of charge

France, the so-called Mecca of European comics, has declared 2020 as the year of comics. The Tinta Ljubljana Comics Festival has also joined in the celebration.

A short lecture by Izar Lunaček will acquaint you with the new wave in French comics – a phenomenon that flooded and shook the Gallic comics scene at the turn of the millennium, giving rise to the key authors of the recent decades: Joann Sfar, Kerascoet, Manu Larcenet, David B, and of course Lewis Trondheim, who will be hosted on Skype this year, in a book, and through a display of original works at MSUM.

The pre-festival gathering will present the highlights of this year’s festival – promising exhibitions, talks and workshops, as well as prominent authors, including the French guests Fanny Dalle Rive and Anne Baraou.

The lecture and presentation will take place in the courtyard in front of Švicarija, and in Švicarija’s Great Hall in the case of rain.

The event is organised following the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ) and visitors are asked to respect them. To participate, please give us advance notice of your attendance by writing to:


Workshops accompanying the exhibition Nora Turato, eto ti na

You are invited to join us for the performance workshop and the voiceful workshop in the accompanying programme of the Nora Turato exhibition, eto ti na.

I’m not a kid anymore, give me power
performance workshop

Saturday, 10 October, 10.00–16.00, MGLC Švicarija
Executed by Katarina Stegnar, actress, mover and performer

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Bookings must be made by writing to
Free of charge.


Photoarchive by Katarina Stegnar.

Moved by Voice
voice workshop

Thursday, 22 October, 17.00–20.00, MGLC Švicarija

Executed by Irena Tomažin, singer, dancer and performer.

The number of participants is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Bookings must be made by writing to
The participation fee for the workshop is a paid ticket for the exhibition.


Festival Out of the Toolbox, Gent.