For the curious and the creative

Public tours of temporary exhibitions in the 2016/2017 season
Antoni Tàpies, Prints 1959–1987 (23 February–5 June 2016)
Karel Zelenko, Retrospective Exhibition (14 June–18 September 2016)
Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers (14 June–31 July 2016)
Aleksandra Zalokar, Linocuts (9 August–18 September 2016)
The Centres of Printmaking (4 October–4 December 2016)
(Fan)zines today?! (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)
Tomas Vu-Daniel, Songs from the Beatles' "The White Album" (20 December 2016–8 February 2017)

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, final year student from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, and Anja Guid, final year student of Art History.
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)
Dates: 11–15 July 2016 and 22–26 August 2016

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.
14 May (Day of Families): The Soil and Waste
18 June: The Circus in the Park
24 September: Art and the Park

The workshops are run by the small Recyclers group.

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)

"Antoni Tàpies: Everyday things turned into art"
Printmaking workshop on learning Tàpies' classic printmaking techniques offers a great insight into the essence of the artist's creativity. It is run in the MGLC Print Studios over the four Saturdays in March (5, 12, 19 and 26 March) from 11 am to 5 pm. Suitable for beginners and lovers of printmaking. Lead by artist Damiàn Vega Velasco. 

Linocut, workshop
The three-day printmaking workshop of linocut is an accompanying event to the exhibition of linocuts by Aleksandra Zalokar and implemented by the author herself. This more demanding workshop is intended for artists, connoisseurs and lovers of printmaking.
16–18 September, from 10 am to 4 pm 

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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LAST WEEKEND

LEALUDVIK: In the waters on Leviathan; I would go poof!

6. 6.–3. 7. 2017

opening event: Tuesday, 6 June,
at 5 pm

In the waters on Leviathan is an alternative version of the project I would go poof! – it only replaces the forest for the sea, and bites harder into occult symbolism. "I would go poof" came the smiling response from Charles Manson to the question posed by the judge about his plans in the event of parole. The assumption of man as a free being is a delusion. We live in fear, endless routine, helplessness. We are trapped in an "open" prison. Freedom is an illusion. Due to all the effort, man's desire for freedom, "parole", exit or at least passage to another state, is becoming all the more common. As a result, most people seek a magic solution—> to disappear without a trace: Poof!

LEALUDVIK: Ceremonies.

 

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

BIRTH AS CRITERION: DISCURSIVE PROGRAMME

The birth of Birth as Criterion – on the genesis and protocols of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Thursday, 6 July, at 18.30, Škuc Gallery, free entrance

Discussion on the basic ideas, rhizomatic structure, process of work, development of the exhibition, as well as all the dilemmas and decisions taken during the organisation of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts at the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME at the ŠKUC Gallery. The exhibition offers a condensed insight into the making of this year's experimental format of the Biennial and, along with the presented works, attempts to awaken thinking and pondering, doubts and concerns, and to provide a different view of the Biennial's main exhibition and its emergence in the light of the central endeavour of this year's Biennial edition: searching for new ways of conceiving exhibitions.
The debate will involve Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Vladimir Vidmar and Nevenka Šivavec, the members of the Biennial Committee and the curators of the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME.
The discussion will be moderated by Miha Colner.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

THE BIENNIAL FOR CHILDREN ... be lively, green and creative in July

During the holidays, daily BIENNIAL WORKSHOPS for primary school children are organised in Tivoli Park in front of the renovated Švicarija Creative Centre and Tivoli Mansion (MGLC). These take place every weekday in July, from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm. Applications can be made to the City Association of Friends of Youth ZPM Ljubljana, tel. +386 (0)1 434 03 24, info@mzpm-ljubljana.si.

The workshops interconnect historical myths, the plant and animal kingdom and the nature of Tivoli, movement and play, as well as artistic expression into a whole. The workshops are conducted by academy trained painter Nika Rupnik.

Children can also join the PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle, which is organized by the International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), the National Museum of Slovenia (NMS), the Museum of Modern Art (MG), the National Gallery of Slovenia (NG) and the National Museum of Contemporary History (MNZS). Through play, creative pursuits and socialization, children learn about museums, history and art in a slightly different way. Workshops take place from 10 to 14 July, from 8 am to 4 pm (lunch included). Applications to: natasa.robeznik@muzej-nz.si.