The year-long programme Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature presents an event with a sensorial approach conceived by Barabara Pia Jenič.

The first public presentation takes place on Summer Museum Night, on Saturday, 16 June, at the Švicarija Creative Centre in Tivoli Park.

Švicarija, the house in Tivoli Park, has swapped many identities during the course of its existence, many people have found shelter behind its walls, and its uses have changed over time. It is a space filled with individual and collective meanings. Švicarija has, among other things, functioned as a guest house, a hotel, a residence for those on the margins, an art production centre, a material reference to the identity of its inhabitants, as well as a home. (A. Boštjančič, Identitete neke hiše [Identities of a House], 2015)

At the workshops, the participants linked the sensorial theatre language to the cultural heritage of the Tivoli Hotel: we listened to the history of the building through various perspectives of sensual perception. On Summer Museum Night, visitors will be taken through the originally conceived and staged snippets of  its history. 

There are 30 places available each hour to experience the sensorial guided tour of the snippets of the lives of the people in Švicarija. Reservations are released 15 minutes before the event, so please make sure that you take your ticket at the box office 15 minutes before the beginning of the event. Please leave your luggage and personal items at home. You enter the event with eyes blindfolded and with no personal luggage. We apologise for any inconvenience!

Performances
Saturday, 16 July, at 6 pm (30 places)
Saturday, 16 July, at 8 pm (30 places)
Bookings to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si

Author and director of the event: Barbara Pia Jenič
Inspired by and modelled on: Andraž Boštjančič, Identitete neke hiše [Identities of a House], degree thesis
Texts used: Ivan Cankar, Bela krizantema [The White Chrysanthemum]; Valenčič Jožef, Vzgoja in omika ali izvir sreče [Education and Manners or the Source of Happiness], 1899
Audio interpretations of Bonton na Promenadi [Good Manners on Promenade] and Bela krizantema [The White Chrysanthemum]: Tomaž Gubenšek
Audio interpretations from the performances: Marija Nablocka
Sound:
Russian and Gypsy romances: Aleksander Konjajev
Domžale March and General Maister March performed by the Slovenian Army Orchestra
Archive recordings of Nablocka, source: SLOGI Sound and Video Archive – Theatre Museum, Ljubljana
Sound effects design: Peter Penko
Costumes:
Costume selection: Incognito design
Costume consultation: Erna Nelc
Sensorial artists: Gloria Ana Belopavlovič, Veronika Golob, Katja Krajnc, Meta Kutin, Ana Obid, Urša Eva Pucelj, Teja Saksida, Tina Zadravec
Author and project leader: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec
Concept of education programme: Lili Šturm

Barbara Pia Jenič is the founder of the Senzorium Theatre, the author and director of many performances, as well as an actress with a master degree in Speech. Her creative engagement comprises more than 60 directed events and performances. She was also mentor and director at the BB Drama School for more than 16 years. She conducts various education programmes within the field of sensorial language, speech and acting, among others, also for medical staff through Slovenia Transplant and UKC Ljubljana. As a pioneer of sensorial theatre and language in Slovenia, and one of the few such creators in Europe and in the world, she has been leading the way over the past 20 years, exploring the field of the sensorial, interaction with the public, the multi-sensory, immersion in events, as well as artistic synesthesia.

Special thanks: Andraž Boštjančič, Flora Kastelic, Atila Boštjančič, Jaka Mihelič, Jakov Brdar, Jaka Železnikar, Slovenian Army Orchestra, Aljoša Deferri, Dean UL AGRFT Tomaž Gubenšek, SLOGI – Theatre Museum, MGL and Erna Nelc, Nataša Trtnik, Ivanka Mežan, as well as Zora Konjajev and Andrej Konjajev for the private archival recordings

The Tivoli Hotel between Memories and Dreams programme is part of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project by Yasmín Martín Vodopivec. The event was made in co-production with the Senzorium Institute.

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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.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO IN THE ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE!

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: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AN ARTIST RESIDENCY IN POUGUES-LES-EAUX

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:
miha.colner@mglc-lj.si 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 www.mglc-lj.si.

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.