MGLC Collection – New Acquisitions (2013–2015)

19. 01. 2016 - 04. 02. 2016
Adriana Maraž: Skirt (1976, mixed tehniques, colour intaglio print )

The mission of every museum is founded on its collections. Items are collected, protected, studied and presented to the public. The collections of MGLC focus on fine art prints, art publications and other works on paper – this represents the period since the second half of the 20th century. Items are acquired with purchases and donations, as well as the Centre's own production in its Print Studios. The exhibition focuses on the Centre's recent acquisitions of the last three years.

The exhibition presents the new acquisitions in the collection of artists' books by the following artists: 
Authors of Face – to – Face, Vesna Črnivec, Simone Forti, Susan Hiller, Ron Preinfalk, Tjaša Rener, Gerhard Richter, Dieter Roth, Edward Ruscha, Emir Šehanović, Elia Torrecilla;
whereas recent acquisitions in the collection of prints include the works by: Janez Bernik, Jože Ciuha, Zdenka Golob, María Elena González, Ištvan Huzjan, Danilo Jejčič, Kosuke Kimura, Adriana Maraž, Yucef Merhi, Robert Rauschenberg, Emil Schumacher, Jože Spacal, Roeland Tweelinckx, Min Je Zhang in Mei Yu Zhou.

Curator: mag. Breda Škrjanec

Accompanying event
Monday, 8 Februrary, 4 pm: Behind the scenes of museum collections
Public guided tour of the exhibition MGLC Collection – New Acquisitions (2013–2015), conducted by mag. Breda Škrjanec and dr. Mateja Kos

The MGLC collection, which is one of the largest within the field of the graphics arts and original artists' publications in the Slovenian arena, comprising 10,974 pieces, will be presented by the Centre's Museum Counsellor, mag. Breda Škrjanec.

Collecting artworks in a museum is not a job that takes place in a haphazard way. The shroud of mystery will be removed from the set of issues relating to this aspect of museum work by dr. Mateja Kos, Museum Councillor at the National Museum of Slovenia. She also deals with the mobility of collections, so several items of interest within this field – which is today defined quite differently than in the past – will also be presented during the guided tour.