Become A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL
A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL receives the following benefits:
• Free admission to all exhibitions.
• Free of charge art excursion.
• Viewing of a selected artist's printmaking studio.
• Pre-festive workshop making original New Year's greeting cards.
• 30% discount on all MGLC publications
• 15% discount on all workshops and courses
• 15% discount on purchases of fine art graphic prints.
• 10% discount on the renewal of membership.
• A welcome gift when signing up.
• 12-month membership fee: 25 €
• 12-month membership fee for those aged 60 years and over, 14 years and under, pupils and students: 15 €
You can join the Club of the Friends of the Biennial of the International Centre of Graphic Arts by filling in the Membership Form and presenting your identity card and pupil/student ID card at the MGLC Ticket Office and paying the appropriate membership fee. Your Membership Card will be sent to you within 14 days of joining, or can alternatively be picked up at the MGLC Ticket Office. The membership card is valid for one year from the date of joining.
OPEN CALL!, CRITIC IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2020
MGLC Švicarija in collaboration with the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, both based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, invites art critics or cultural journalists to apply for a fully-funded, one-month residency in Ljubljana in October 2020.
Deadline for applications: 17 February 2020
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Arhive.
Contact as the Foundation for Creativity, Experiential Gestalt Therapy Workshop with Tomaž Flajs
Thursday, 2 April, 14.00–21.00
The workshop is conceived on the experiential learning method and based on the phenomenological principles of Gestalt therapy. Contact, as the basic concept of the workshop, is understood as a sensor-motor interaction between man and his environment, which enables the survival and growth of the human organism as well as the development of a sense of one’s own identity and awareness of otherness. This will be explored through experiential exercises and experiments. One of the main attributes of human contact as a process of formation and decomposition of perceptual and motor entities (gestalts) is precisely creativity, which can be awoken when one is ready to face a new situation with openness and uncertainty. The goal of the workshop is to explore how exactly something, which may seem like a blockage and interruption in creatively adapting to a situation, can become the foundation for our creativity if we manage to find a support for turning anxiety into excitement.
The workshop is conducted by Tomaž Flajs, educator and supervisor of Gestalt therapy.
The workshop is taking place at MGLC and includes a half-an-hour break. Drinks and refreshments will be provided (water, tea, biscuits, fruit). Attendance is required for the whole duration of the workshop. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of twelve. Admission is 5 EUR (ticket to view the exhibition at MGLC).
Advance bookings using the application form (enclosed) until the available quota should be made by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org
Guided tour and demonstration of the artist's printmaking method
Helena Tahir, Somewhere Near
Thursday, February 27., 17.00–19.00
entrance fee for the exhibition,
free for members of the Biennale Club Friend
The event begins with an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition with the curator Božidar Zrinski and the artist Helena Tahir. Continuing in the MGLC Print Studio, Helena Tahir presents her creative process and attitude towards the technique and the graphic print through a demonstration of frottage and hand printing with a spoon on felt.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
Helena Tahir, Somewhere Near
31. 1.–8. 3. 2020
Helena Tahir represents the youngest generation of artists to deliberately explore the properties of classic printmaking techniques both in terms of form and content, hence actively co-creating the image of contemporary graphic creativity on the Slovenian art scene. The exhibition presents drawings and prints made over the recent years, some of which are here presented to the public for the first time. Helena Tahir’s graphic prints are characterised by the loquacious interweaving of various images stemming from the imagination, brimming with meaningful associations and historical references that must be carefully observed in order to make them easier to understand.
OPENNING OF THE EXHIBITION
Agnes Momirski, siXren (Verbum Medicinae)
Friday, February 21, at 6 pm, MGLC Švicarija
The opening will include a performans by Agnes Momirski, siXren (Verbum Medicinae).
Agnes Momirski is a multimedia artist, who is currently making new work as part of the residency programme at MGLC Švicarija. The artist, who has been based in Rotterdam over the past several years, explores the voice and language through a posthumanist lens in her art practice. She uses the two to explore the various methods of secret, ancient and healing rituals. These phenomena are processed by the artist in multimedia performative actions, music performances and videos.
siXren (Verbum Medicinae) has two different materialisations; it is a music performance that will premiere at MGLC Švicarija, and it is an ambient and experimental video installation. The piece was made in collaboration with beepblip (sound) and Brina Vidic (visual and costume design).
Curator: Miha Colner.