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Simple, fun and dangerous – Prints from the MGLC studios

Mladen Stropnik and Small but dangers

20 September–1 October 2016, Gallery of Center for Graphic art & Visual Researches

Opening on Tuesday 20 September at 7 pm

The invitation to host the exhibition Simple, fun and dangerous – Prints from the MGLC studios in Belgrade is the fruit of cooperation spanning over several years between two institutions from the region, the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) from Ljubljana and the Centre for Graphic Art and Visual Researches from Belgrade, established in 1995 under the auspices of the Faculty of Fine Arts. The curator of the Belgrade exhibition, Božidar Zrinski selected two completed series: the Beć print portfolio by Mladen Stropnik and the Thin Line series of prints by the Small but dangers duo, printed in the MGLC Print Studios. The conceptually conceived series demonstrate that the graphic medium has always been and still is open to exploration and different ideas.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski.

Small But dangers: Thin Line, silkscreen, 2016.

Mladen Stropnik: Beć – I You, silkscreen and embossing, 2011.

Last weekend of the exhibition of Karel Zelenko Be who you are and keep to it and Aleksandra Zalokar Linocuts

Presentation of the exhibition and products from the linocut workshop
Saturday, 24 September, at 12.00

Conducted by the curator of the exhibition Božidar Zrinski and the artist Aleksandra Zalokar.


opening, Wednesday, 10 August, 11 am
10. 8.−28. 9. 2016, NLB Gallery Avla

The exhibition is the artist's 100th solo show.
On the occasion of the retrospective exhibition by Karel Zelenko Be who you are and keep to it, the accompanying exhibition Karel Zelenko in the NLB and MGLC Collections is also being presented at the NLB Gallery Avla.

The NLB collection holds 16 of Zelenko's prints and one painting. Most of the exhibited prints come from the original art decor of the NLB building at Trg republike 2. In 1971, dr. Zoran Kržišnik made a selection of works for the new complex at Trg revolucije, as it was then called. The exhibition is complemented by 6 prints from the MGLC collection.

Karel Zelenko: Pendulum, 1991, etching.


22 September–21 October 2016, Lecture Room (ground floor)

Opening of the project: Thursday, 22 September, at 7 pm

Closing auction: Thursday, 20 October, at 6 pm

Abandoned Plants Sanctuary is an interactive art experiment set up by artists Anamari Hrup and Eva Jera Hanžek about a year ago. The two artists are committed to helping abandoned plants in urban spaces. The sanctuary takes care of potted plants that are discarded by flower shops and supermarkets as soon as they begin to wither and become unattractive to buyers. Saving abandoned plants left by people in rubbish bins, on the streets or anywhere ... is also their job. The sanctuary also accepts plants into its care, which for whatever reason, can no longer be taken care of by their owners. All plants are documented and kept at home by the authors of the project. When their capacities are full, they establish cooperation with various public spaces (bars, shops, companies, institutions). Individual plants may be adopted by interested parties at all points.

The project is part of The Tivoli Forum: The Green Heart of the City – the events at MGLC celebrating Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016.

Archive of the Abandoned Plants Sanctuary.