The Print Studios
The MGLC Print Studios are organized as a production centre, offering artists the opportunity to print in a variety of printmaking techniques. They are able to make their prints themselves or can be assisted by the masters of the craft.
In their early years, the Print Studios’ primary job was the preservation and protection of cultural heritage. During this period the reprints of works by Janez Bernik, Andrej Jemec, Veno Pilon, Riko Debenjak, Bogdan Borčić, Karel Zelenko and Marijan Tršar were produced. Later, the production in the Print Studios focused on using certain classic printmaking techniques like intaglio printing, lithography and silkscreen. But the Studios were always conceived to function as a research laboratory, where local and foreign artists can explore their visual ideas as well as further their knowledge and skills.
As a production centre, MGLC offers various ways of participation. For the production of original art prints, the board of experts selects projects every year to be financed and produced in the MGLC Print Studios. Artists may apply personally by the end of the calendar year, however, MGLC may put out a call for submissions if required, or alternately make a direct invitation to a certain artist to engage in the production of a project.
In the case of co-productions, MGLC takes care of technical and spatial requirements, and the projects are selected on the basis of artists’ proposals. In both cases, production or co-production, MGLC receives two copies of the graphic print for its permanent collection. The MGLC Print Studios are also available to hire.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.