For school groups

 

MGLC provides training and education in the field of modern and contemporary visual and graphic art by actively involving various target groups and age ranges in its events, exhibitions and programmes. The programme for children, school pupils, young people and students includes guided tours of the exhibitions, printmaking demonstrations, workshops as well as the organization of an Art Day in the Gallery. The programmes are tailored to different age groups, their needs and prior knowledge.

Visits should be arranged one week prior to the event being run.

Further details: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, Education and Events, t: +386 (0)1 2413 818, e: lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

EXHIBITION PROGRAMME: GUIDED TOURS

Guided tours of temporary exhibitions are mostly suitable for the pupils of primary school and for the preschool children. By arrangement, these can be supplemented with worksheets, a short workshop, animation or activity from the regular programme of printmaking workshops and demonstrations.

The activities are conducted by the museum counsellor for education and events, gallery animators and print master.

duration: 45–90 minutes
entrance fee (guided tour included): 2 EUR/person
popular combination: guided tour of the exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques, 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

11 October 2016–8 February 2017
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation

The International Centre of Graphic Arts is celebrating 30 years of its existence. On this occasion we have prepared an exhibition in collaboration with two similar institutions from Belgrade and Philadelphia. The exhibition, which is conceived as an exhibition of (three smaller) exhibitions, presents the centres and the works from their collections as well as current production. The key themes of the visit are: presentation of the three centres of printmaking as the current state of creativity within the graphic arts, diversity of mediums and genres, as well as developmental directions of the visual and graphic arts. The viewing of the exhibition will be conceived interactively. We recommend this to be supplemented with an activity from the regular programme of workshops and demonstrations. The exhibition will also be adapted for viewing by visitors with special needs (sensory impairments).

20 December 2016–8 February 2017
Tomas Vu, Rirkrit Tiravanija GREEN GO HOME

Tomas Vu is an American artist, who received the Audience Award of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts (2013).
The prints and texts – the graffiti that cover the portraits – come from the collaborative installation by Tomas Vu and Rirkrit Tiravanija at the Colombian-American library in Bogotá. Wherever the installation GREEN GO HOME is put on view, a spirit of resistance is invoked – resistance against the invader, the colonial power, the repressive government. Each figure represented by the portraits is revolutionary – revealing itself to the viewer as someone addressing the condition of the graffiti text. GREEN GO HOME is a wall of resisters, and of resistance.

24 February–28 MaY 2017
(Fan)zines today?!

The exhibition will be a "live" presentation. It will change through its "gallery time" and "breathe" with its visitors, who will be invited to take an active role in attending, transforming and co-creating it.

And what is actually a fanzine or a zine? This is a "do it yourself" publication, which can be produced by anyone using low-cost technologies, such as photocopying, if only they possess the idea or desire to do so. Young people today are embarking upon production by adopting the following methods: DIY (Do It Yourself), DITO (Do It TOgether) and DIWO (Do It With Others).

During the course of the exhibition, a "fourth method" or programme is being introduced for school groups: DIU (Do It with Us). The guided tours and presentations will be spiced up by screen-printing and Risograph printing workshops, conducted by the authors. School groups visiting the exhibition will also be invited to create their own page of the fanzine. All pages will be included into a joint publication and will be announced publicly after the closing of the exhibition.

NEW – Change of date of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts will be on view from 16 June to 29 October 2017

This edition will be presented in the main exhibition condensed in its local Tivoli Park – at MGLC and in the renovated and newly opened Švicarija building. The traditional exhibition of the recipient of the Grand Prize of the previous Biennial, Ištvan Išt Huzjan will be held at the Ljubljana City Art Museum. Accompanying exhibitions will be organized by the city's galleries: Škuc Gallery, Jakopič Gallery and Kresija Gallery.

THE STUDIO PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

Printmaking Demonstrations
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Popular combination: Guided tour of the temporary exhibition and demonstration of printmaking techniques; 90 minutes, 3.50 EUR/person

Printmaking Workshops
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Tivoli T-Shirt Workshop
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric.
PS/2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person
duration: 180 minutes

Presentation of Classical Printmaking Techniques
SS
entrance fee: 2.50 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

The Contemporary Graphic Arts
Discursive presentation
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 1 EUR/person
duration: 45 minutes

Art Day in the Gallery
Programme and timing structure by prior agreement.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 6.50 EUR/person

EXPERIMENTAL PRINTMAKING PROGRAMME

Plasto-Print
Workshop of printing on plastic bags.
PS/1, 2, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: 2 hours

Experimental Computer Printing
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
Three-day workshop of comic strips and printmaking. The programme is run according to previously announced timeframes.
PS/3, SS
entrance fee: 8 EUR/person
duration: 17 hours (3 days)

ABC Artist’s Books
Presentation and workshop
PS/1, 2, 3, SS
entrance fee: 3.50 EUR/person
duration: up to 2 hours

The Mobile Printmaking Studio
Upon the invitation of schools, we join classes to carry out a visiting printmaking workshop with a brief presentation on printmaking and demonstration.
entrance fee: reimbursement of travel expenses and costs of the contractor
duration: min. 45 minutes (or longer) 

FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN

Kindergarten Day
Viewing and programme as arranged, free of charge

OPPORTUNITIES FOR PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT OF TEACHERS AND MENTORS

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2017–March 2018, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Tuesdays
courses: screen-printing, lithography, drypoint and woodcut
mentors: Slavko Pavlin, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Ana Pečnik, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
November 2017–March 2018, 50 hours with meetings once a week on Wednesdays
courses: etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint
mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, Zora Stančič, Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
participation fee: 210 EUR

The participants of the workshops and courses receive a certificate of participation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

19.–22. september

The Secret Life of Books: Migrations

Wednesday, 19 September, at 6 pm

In the first autumn event of The Secret Life of Books cycle, we will discuss books dealing with migration issues. How do they appear in literary works? Can we break prejudice and spread empathy through literature? Or does literature only help to maintain the status quo? 

The focus is on the books Samira Kentrić: A Letter to Adna and Vesna Lemaić: Welcome.

Guests of the evening:
Samira Kentrić
, Vesna Lemaić, Dino Bauk, Dragan Nikčević.
The debate is led by: Nika Kovač.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

EUROPEAN YEAR OF CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018 AND DAYS OF EUROPEAN CULTURAL HERITAGE

Marathon of lectures on the architectural history, life in Švicarija and its renovation

Friday, 21 September, 17.00–19.00
Sobota, 22 September, 10.00–13.00

The cycle of lectures by conservators and restorers focuses on the architectural history and life in Švicarija. Also presented will be the conservation and restoration starting points for the refurbishment, with an emphasis on the renovation of the wooden architectural elements and stencil murals. The integral renovation of Švicarija took place between August 2015 and May 2017.

Lectures
Friday, September 21

17.00 TATJANA ADAMIČ:
THE ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY IN THE AREA OF TODAY'S ŠVICARIJA
An outline of the captivating history of the architectural activities on the plateau above Tivoli Mansion in Ljubljana's Tivoli Park from the first half of the 19th century to the construction of the Tivoli Hotel between 1908 and 1910.

18.00 ALEKSANDRA RENČELJ ŠKEDELJ:
LIFE IN ŠVICARIJA
Since its beginnings in the middle of the 19th century when a guest house was opened there up till its recent renovation, Švicarija has been a witness to a lively social and artistic life.

Saturday, September 22

10.00 MATEJ ZUPANČIČ:
CONSERVATION STARTING POINTS FOR THE RENOVATION OF ŠVICARIJA
The conservation plan serves as the starting point for a comprehensive renovation of a monument. The structure of the plan as well as the use of the results in the subsequent production of project documentation and the physical restoration of Švicarija will be shown.

11.00 JOŽE DREŠAR:
THE RESTORATION OF WOODEN ARCHITECTURAL ELEMENTS IN ŠVICARIJA
A special challenge in the renovation of Švicarija was to preserve as many original wooden architectural elements as possible from different types of wood for their original use.

12.00 ANKA BATIČ:
THE WALL PAINTINGS IN ŠVICARIJA
Would you like to learn more about sounding, detecting and documenting wall paintings? You are invited to the presentation of the finds that adorned some of the walls in Švicarija.

After the lecture, you can join us at the workshop for making stencil murals and take a piece of Švicarija home with you. 


Švicarija in the interwar period.
Source: SI ZAL LJU 342 Fototeka, G4-027-008.

YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US IN THE CHILDREN'S STUDIO IN THE ŠVICARIJA CREATIVE CENTRE!

Creative workshops, animations and guided tours of the building are held for children every Friday. The studio operates free of charge every Friday from May to October, from 10 am to 1 pm. The activities are led by the gallery mentors Petra Derganc, Tina Boc, Petja Kolenko and Katja Kovše.

You may like to book your visit by writing to the following e-mail: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR AN ARTIST RESIDENCY IN POUGUES-LES-EAUX

MGLC/Švicarija Creative Centre and the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre, Nievers, France, are announcing a public call for applications for an artist residency in Pougues-les Eaux in 2019. Visual and/or intermedia artists who come from Slovenia or live and work in Slovenia are invited to apply. The selected artist will attend a three-month artist residency at the Parc Saint Léger Contemporary Art Centre.

The deadline for applications is
17 September 2018!

Candidates are applying for the time frame of 1 September–30 November 2019

Additional information:
miha.colner@mglc-lj.si or
+386 (0)30 708 469.

Click here for full details of the call for applications!

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak and presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point

Tuesday, 18 September, at 6 pm, admission payable to view the exhibition, guided tour free of charge

The tours of both exhibitions will be conducted by mag. Boge Dimovski, Museum Councillor at MGLC.

The theme-based guided tours present Riko Debenjak as a person, his creativity, his relationship to printmaking, his place in the time and space of post-war modernism, connection to the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the Ljubljana school of graphic arts. Followed by a presentation of the exhibition by Alja Košar, Point.


Photo: Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.

Alja Košar, Point

12. 9.–14. 10. 2018
opening: Wednesday, September 12, at 7 pm

Alja Košar embarks upon researching the expressive possibilities of intaglio printmaking with technical expertise, patient preparation and precise implementation. She creates a unique pictorial world of her own through the two distinctively pictorial elements of point and line, upgrading this in her more recent works by using paint. Initially, a considered colour palette appeared only in her drawings, but later this was transferred into printmaking through points and lines. The exhibition presents a selection of fine art prints produced in the last two years as well as some graphic works created in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts specifically for this exhibition. Curator of exhibition is Božidar Zrinski.


Alja Košar: Untitled, 2018, aquatint and etching.