For the curious and the creative

Public tours of temporary exhibitions in the 2016/2017 season
The Centres of Printmaking: At the Intersection of Knowledge, Learning and Cooperation (4 October–4 December 2016)
Tomas Vu-Daniel and Rirkrit Tiravanija: GREEN GO HOME (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)
Zines! Contemporary zine production (24. 2.−28. 5. 2017)
32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Births as Criterion (16. 6.–5. 11. 2017)
Boris Jesih, Connections (30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018)

Curator-lead guided tours for groups are organised to accompany all the exhibitions.

PLASTO-PRINT
Workshop of printing on plastic bags. Used plastic bags are first collected (this can be started at school) and then "ironed" into a larger surface area, which is used to print on. In such a way plastic bags are converted into artworks, whilst learning about recycling and an appropriate attitude towards the environment. The plasto-print products can be assembled into an installation, hence promoting learning about another field of contemporary art. The exhibition in the Gallery serves as inspiration for the creative process. The workshops are conducted by Nika Rupnik.
Admission: € 3/person
Duration: 2 hours

Printmaking Demonstrations
Printmaking technique demonstrations of screen-printing, lithography, woodcutting, linocutting, dry point and etching.
Admission: € 4/person
Duration: 45 minutes
Accessible to visitors with mobility impairments.

Printmaking Workshops
Workshops of screen-printing, lithography for small groups (screen-printing for up to 15 participants, lithography for up to 8 participants). Participants learn about the preparation stages before printing as well as the printing process, create an image, and then print it.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

The Tivoli Tee
A special screen-printing workshop with prints made on a T-shirt or other piece of fabric. The workshop is composed of three parts: getting the design ready, preparing the screen, and making a single colour print.
Admission: € 6.50/person
Duration: 180 minutes

Experimental computer printing workshop
The workshop is conducted by Adrijan Praznik, artist and final year student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design. Participants make sketches on the computer, which are printed on special film – a matrix, and printed onto paper. The workshop follows the innovative method of its mentor, connecting contemporary technology with classic artistic expression. It is suitable for small groups of up to 12 participants.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 6 hours

Comic strip into print!
The three-day comic strip workshop provides great insight into the creativity within the field of comics and printmaking. The aim of the workshop is to create a collective comic album in two colours. The workshop is intended for young people over 11 years of age. The programme is run by the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Stripburger/Forum Ljubljana.
Admission: € 8/person
Duration: 17 hours (3 days)

Performance workshop
The workshop seeks to bring the performative dimension in the field of the visual arts and other mediums closer to young people. It takes place twice a month for three hours and is led by actor Uroš Kaurin. Participants are taught the basics and are encouraged to produce their own performance as the final result.
Admission: € 40
Duration: 24 hours

PovezujeM/THE TIVOLI CREATIVE CIRCLE
Week-long workshops for primary school children during the school holidays. Organized by the following museum institutions: the International Centre of Graphic Arts, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art and the National Museum of Slovenia.
Admission: € 110/person (lunch as well as day care included)
Duration: 1 week, during the school holidays (every day from Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 4 pm)

Saturday workshops
Saturday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us in Tivoli Park to take part in creative pursuits and visual games.

Summer Museum Night
The Night at the Museum event is on every third Saturday in June, just before the schools break up for the summer. An evening of art, events and social gathering takes place from 6 pm till midnight. Admission free.

Summer at MGLC
The International Centre of Graphic Arts traditional summer event is on for its sixth reprise in 2016. Every Tuesday in July, from 6 pm to 9 pm, the Summer at MGLC events invite you to join in the following:
free of charge music evenings of popular folk, jazz and funk music,
free of charge workshops for all generations as well as tourists,
free of charge viewing of the exhibitions by Karel Zelenko and Stojan Brezočnik.

The Gallery is open till 9 pm on Tuesday nights as events take place. Free admission between 8 pm and 9 pm.

European Heritage Days
The promotional campaign of Slovenian cultural heritage traditionally takes place in late September and early October.

The Stories of the Mansions and Castles of Ljubljana
Viewing of four stately buildings: Tivoli Mansion (International Centre of Graphic Arts ), Cekin Mansion (National Museum of Contemporary History ), Fužine Castle (Museum of Architecture and Design) and Ljubljana Castle. They are marked by rich history, cultural heritage and contemporary art.
Admission: € 11/adult; € 5.5/senior citizens and groups of 15 persons or more
Duration: 3 days

For the lovers of printmaking

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers an introduction to printmaking and learning about the techniques of screen-printing, lithography, dry-point and woodcut. It takes place once a week for three full hours. The courses are run by trained mentor artists: Slavko Pavlin, Zora Stančič, mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

Advanced Course in Printmaking Techniques
The course covers learning about the techniques of etching, aquatint, relief etching, vernis mou, reservage and drypoint. It takes place once a week for three full hours. Mentors: mag. Mojca Zlokarnik, mag. Boge Dimovski and Zora Stančič.
Admission: € 210/person
Duration: 50 hours (from November to March)

Open House Days
Slovenian Cultural Holiday, 8 February
International Museum Day, 18 May
This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

For visitors with special needs
Entry to the ground floor of the building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance, toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map. The MGLC at Hand multimedia guide is also available. There is no entrance fee for visitors with special needs and their companions. For assistance please call +386 (0)1 2413 800

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Boris Jesih: Connections

30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018

Public guided tour of the exhibition
Thursday, 18 January at 5 pm.: conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of MGLC

Boris Jesih (1943) established himself as an artist at the end of the 1960s as part of the expressive figuration circle of painters. Under the influence of pop art, he responded to the characteristics of the spirit of the time with his geometric transformation of everyday objects, later also turning predominantly to landscape. As a printmaker, he excels in the techniques of relief printing and flat printing, with superior results in colour lithography. As a prize winner of the 13th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 1979 (special prize for a young artist), he attracted attention with his series of lithographs, a set of which is part of the MGLC collection. Beside the lithographs, the retrospective exhibition also presents drawings, paintings and photographs, which highlight the connections between his creative process and his works. 

Boris Jesih: A Doors (1983, color lithography).

BOBRI – 10th Ljubljana Festival of Culture and Art Education

20. 1.–8. 2. 2018

LANDSCAPE – MISTSCAPE
How do we see the landscape?

Viewing of the exhibition and workshop at the Connections exhibition by Boris Jesih for organized groups of children from kindergarten and the first three-year age range of primary school. Conducted by Nika Rupnik. Organised by prior arrangement during the course of the festival. (some places are still available).

Connections / Animation workshop at the exhibition of Boris Jesih
Sunday, 28 January, 11.00–15.00

The workshop is intended for children over the age of 9; parents can also join in getting creative. In collaboration with the SLON Society.
(the workshop is already full)

Guided tour of the exhibition Connections by Boris Jesih

TODAY

Thursday, 18 January, at 5 pm.
conducted by Nevenka Šivavec, Director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts

The tour will be an attempt to gain an insight into the understanding of the connection of the artist's work with the concurrent state of society, which is latently (rather than directly) present in Jesih's creative process.

In his vision, contemporary man is losing his original connection to nature, since the development of civilization has alienated his understanding of its secret powers, their connection as well as possession. This experience has been replaced by the artificial, culturally conditioned perception of the natural environment. Jesih visually separates nature from the viewer, doing so by placing signs – obstacles in front of the illusion of the landscape and in front of the viewer. These are the artist's internal reactions to social events, to everything that disturbs him when he gazes through the window of his studio, where nature awakens into quiet mornings, whereas the reality of people in other places on Earth is completely different. His works are witnesses and a document of today's understanding of the world and man's role in it.


Boris Jesih: Waves (1995, acrylic, egg tempera)