S. M. S.

Presentation of six S. M. S. portfolios from the MGLC collection

MGLC Study Room, September 2012–July 2013

S. M. S. comprises six volumes of a heterogeneous journal/magazine type of publication, a portfolio of multiples, a collection of artworks of various genres and mediums, a collective work and experience of artists, among whom we find some of the most important names of the 20th century. They were published by The Letter Edged in Black Press I.n.c. in 1968. 

The project’s initiator was American surrealist William N. Copley (1919–1996). Inspired by the Fluxus movement, he saw S. M. S. as an opportunity to go beyond traditional art forms and bring art closer to everyday life. The project provided the artists, who gathered in an apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York, a place to work and publish a series of multiples, which they sold directly to collectors. The S. M. S. magazine was published every two months for a year. The volumes, following the art directions of pop art and dada, included different art mediums from photographs, drawings, texts to audio recordings. From the total of seventy-three artworks, most are visual and textual, and some include sound in the form of vinyl records and magnetic tape.

S. M. S. – an abbreviation for Shit Must Stop – illustrates the pulse of the 1960s, the wish of artists to be liberated from the dictates of galleries, curators, critics and individual art genres.

The S. M. S. portfolios include works by numerous artists: Christo, Marchel Duchamp, Walter de Maria, James Lee Byars, Meret Oppenheim, Ray Johnson, Man Ray, Joseph Kosuth, On Kawara, Lawrence Weiner, Roy Lichenstein, Claes Oldenburg, Yoko Ono, Dieter Roth, Richard Artschwager, etc. 

The volumes of S. M. S. magazine, which will be on view in the Study Room, are part of the MGLC collection. The curator of the present exhibition is mag. Breda Škrjanec. 

View the exhibition

MGLC Study Room, From Monday to Friday, 9.00–14.00. The exhibition in the Study Room is available to view by prior arrangement.

To book an appointment please call +386 (0)1 2413 805, or send an e-mail to breda.skrjanec@mglc-lj.si.

No. 1

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Contributors: Irving Petlin, Su Braden, James Lee Byars, Christo, Walter de Maria, Richard Hamilton, Kaspar Koening, Julien Levy, Sol Mednick, Nancy Reitkopf, La Monte Young & Marian Zazeela

No. 2

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Contributors: Marcel Duchamp, Nicolas Calascm, Bruce Conner, Marcia Herscovitz, Alain Jacquet, Ray Johnson, Lee Lozano, Meret Oppenheim, Bernard Pfreim, George Reavey, Clovis Trouille

No. 3

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Contributors: John Battan, Aftograf, Enrico Baj, William Bryant, Dick Higgins, Joseph Kosuth, Ronnie Landfield, Roland Penrose, Man Ray, H.C. Westermann, Hannah Weiner, Terry Riley

No. 4

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Contributors: Robert Stanley, Arman, Paul Bergtold, John Cage, Hollis Frampton, On Kawara, Roy Lichtenstein, Lil Picard, Domenico Rotella, Robert Watts, Princess Winifred, La Monte Young, Marian Zazeela

No. 5

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Contributors: Congo, William Anthony, Wall Batterton, William Copley, Edward Fitzgerald, Neil Jenney, Angus MacLise, Bruce Nauman, Yoko Ono, Mel Ramos, Robert Rohm, William Schwedler, Diane Wakoski, Lawrence Weiner

No. 6

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Contributors: Richard Artschwager, Ed Bereal, Dieter Roth, Betty Dodson, Ronoldo Ferri, John Giorno, Toby Mussman, Adrian Nutbeem, Claes Oldenburg, Mischa Petrov, Jean Reavey, Bernar Venet

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ARCHIVE

Programme of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project in June

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian, conducted by Matic Ferlan
Sunday, June 24, at 3 pm

theme-based guided tour
Jože Plečnik and Tivoli Park
conducted by Darja Pergovnik
Thursday, June 21, at 4.30 pm

Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

Cycle of films by David Lynch at The Slovenian Cinematheque to accompany the exhibition Fire on Stage

The art of living with David Lynch

Thursday to Thursday, 21–28 June, The Slovenian Cinematheque (Miklošičeva 28)

Opening projection:
Thursday, 21 June, 21.00
In Slovenia for the first time!

David Lynch: The Art Life
Directed by: Rick Barnes, Jon Nguyen, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, USA, 2016, colour, 98'
Biographical documentary about David Lynch as a multifaceted artist.

Programme

Blue Velvet, 1986, 120', sp, Friday, 22 June, 20.00

Blue Velvet Revisited, documentary, Friday, 22 June, 22.15 
Directed by: Peter Braatz, Germany/Slovenia, 2016, 85', sp

Inland Empire, 2006, 180', sp, Saturday, 23 June, 20.00

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me, 1992, 135', sp, Sunday, 24 June, 20.00
Before the projection: Mirt Komel: The Golden Circle of Appetite and Satisfaction, lecture

Lost Highway, 1997, 135', sp, Tuesday, 26 June, 21.00

Dune, 1984, 140', sp, Wednesday, 27 June, 20.00

Eraserhead, 1977, 89', sp, Thursday, 28 June, 21.00

Admission payable

A ticket to the David Lynch exhibition comes with free admission to a chosen projection in the David Lynch film cycle. The holders of The Slovenian Cinematheque tickets for a film from the David Lynch cycle receive a 50% discount on the purchase of a ticket for the David Lynch exhibition.


Courtesy by Film Constellation and Slovenka kinoteka

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

Tuesday, June 26, at 6 pm

Every Tuesday in May and June
at 6 pm.
Every Tuesday in July at 7 pm.

Guided tours in Slovenian and English, conducted by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.
Admission payable.

Occasionally also guided tours by curators and guests; please follow www.mglc-lj.si.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

RABBITS
puppet show

Friday, 29 June, 21.00

The gallery is open till 9 pm on that day.
Admission 5 EUR (ticket for the exhibition)

Rabbits are a conceptual puppet interpretation of Lynch's comedy-horror-sitcom internet TV series Rabbits (David Lynch, 2002).

Author: Patricija Šošter
Puppets: Barbara Stupica
Set: Marko Turkuš
Directed by: Mirt Komel


Photo: Patricija Šoštar.

EXHIBITION: BLUE VELVET REVISITED

The photographs from the film Blue Velvet are back on view at Kinodvor from 1 June.

To accompany the exhibition
David Lynch: Fire on Stage you are invited to the Kinodvor Gallery, where the photographs from the shooting of the film Blue Velvet taken by Peter Braatz will be on view again.


Photo: Peter Braatz.