The museum

MGLC has the largest Slovene collection of fine art prints and original publications produced after the Second World War. It is the only public collection of modernist prints in Slovenia, containing more than 10,000 pieces. 

The majority of the collection is represented by the donations of the artists that have exhibited at the International Biennials of Graphic Arts. Among them are members of the École de Paris, representatives of the COBRA avant-garde movement, artists of Eastern Europe and other internationally renowned artists. The collection also contains the complete or partial print oeuvres of Vladimir Makuc, Janez Bernik, Danilo Jejčič, Bogdan Borčić, Jože Ciuha, Lojze Spacal, Andrej Jemec, Tinca Stegovec, as well as others.

An important part is represented by the collection of art publications, which accounts for about 4,000 pieces – artists’ books, book works, art journals and magazines, newspaper projects, posters and invites, photographic publications, postcards, stamps, stickers, prints, photocopies, sound art CDs, as well as accompanying literature. The collection was formed in 2001 when the Institut Français loaned 378 works by the avant-gardes artists of the 1960s and 1970s. 

MGLC also holds in its collection 425 units from the museum in progress collection of original newspaper projects published in Der Standard newspaper between 1990 and 2002. 

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LET'S EXPLORE MGLC

Would you like to meet Squirlion, our master caretaker, and learn more about what goes on at MGLC?

In the booklet Let's Explore MGLC, Squirlion introduces, explains and comments on our activities, history, park and gallery, graphic arts biennial, gives us a tour of the printing studios, and much more! Otherwise, Squirlion is a mischievous squirrel teen who is really into rap.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Authors
Text and editing: Lili Šturm, proofreading: Jure Engelsberger, design: Mina Fina, Ee.

The booklet is free of charge and is aimed at primary school children, teachers, educators and families. You can find it at the Info Point at Tivoli Mansion.

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Announcing the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts: Iskra Delta

18. 6.–17. 10. 2021

Iskra Delta, a technology conglomerate, has been summoned from the future to present its covert production at the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.

In the more than sixty years of its existence, the Ljubljana Biennale that was founded in 1955 in the midst of the Cold War, has tirelessly responded to the ever-changing sociopolitical context while rearticulating its own identity and strategies. From the very beginning, it sought to transcend geopolitical polarities, reflecting Yugoslavia's determination to choose its own path.

The Biennale continues to draw from its history and context, taking a specific local case of technological development and its unrealised potentials as the impetus for its 34th edition. Against a backdrop of social and environmental unrest, deep in the pandemic that has fixed our bodies in place and our eyes on screens, the story of Iskra Delta and the spectres of the "lost futures" that haunt it provide a spark for imagining and constructing possible alternative presents.

Curators:
Tjaša Pogačar, Muanis Sinanović, Nevenka Šivavec

Biennale project group:
Kukla Kešerović, Aljaž Košir,
Tjaša Pogačar, Muanis Sinanović,
Nevenka Šivavec, Andrej Škufca

INVADER’S STREET ART TOUR, GUIDED WALK THROUGH THE STREET ART OF LJUBLJANA

Sunday, 28 February, at 3 pm, Park Tabor, at the fountain

Join us for a guided tour on bikes as we explore Ljubljana's street art and look for Invader's mosaics and other forms of street art.

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Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.