In July at MGLC and the Švicarija Creative Centre

We have taken care to pamper the body and spirit in the city park this year too, given that the Summer in Tivoli traditionally fills the warm and carefree summer evenings with a rich array of cultural events. The Summer in Tivoli programme is woven between Tivoli Mansion and the Švicarija Creative Centre, where you can enjoy music by singer-songwriters and music evenings of electronic and hybrid music, art events and guided tours, as well as a cycle of films, whose leitmotif is the creation of bridges between individuals and the community, as well as community, art and nature.

Tuesday Music Evenings
Tuesdays: 3, 10, 17, 24 July, 19.00–21.00
19.00–20.00: Public guided tours of the David Lynch exhibition in English and Slovenian language
18.00–21.00: Extended viewing of the David Lynch exhibition and STOP AND GO, The Art of Animated GIFS exhibition
20.00–21.00: Pinela's Living Room in the park with concerts of Americana
•International Centre of Graphic Arts

Daniel Vezoja
3 July
A man from Brežice inspired by music from the Mississippi Delta and the Memphis Delta.

Enrico Cipollini
10 July
The Italian musician whose roots go deep into blues and country will be accompanied by violinist Fabio Cremonini.

Vladimir Kuzman
17 July
The singer and guitar player from Buje, who wrote the music for the film Norega se metek ogne (The Bullet Bypasses the Madman), for which he received the best singer-songwriter award of the Croatian HGF Demo Festival.

Jakob Kobal
24 July
Jakob Kobal has already played in a punk band, performed at the Eurosonicn and Ment festivals and is the author of one of the most played songs at radio station Val 202 of last year.

Selected by: Rok Košir.
In cooperation with Pinela's Living Room.
Admission to the David Lynch exhibition: 5 EUR/2.5 EUR.
Concerts: free of charge.

Performance – The scheduled performance is cancelled.

SONGS III / XII
Tuesday, 31 July
Plečnik Auditorium
Songs are performative motion picture and sound compositions that take place in Tivoli Park. They are a bridge between art and nature as artistic intervention, since they open up the perception of what is present in nature, but may appear invisible.
Authors: Mala Kline, in collaboration with Petra Veber.
In collaboration with Pekinpah and 0090, Antwerpen.

Thursday Contemporary Music Nights
Thursdays: 5, 12, 19, 26 July, 20.00–22.00
20.00–21.00: Public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian language
21.00–22.00: Concerts of contemporary electronic and hybrid music
•Švicarija Creative Centre

On every Thursday of July, concerts of contemporary music take place in the large hall of the Švicarija Creative Centre. These range from electronic to purely hybrid directions, based on recycling as well as virtuosic original
innovation. Presented are those Slovenian musicians and groups that currently belong to the most prominent representatives of contemporary bands of unconventional genre.

Luka Prinčič
5 July
The dreamy ambient electronics of a veteran of the local electronic scene and multimedia artist, who skilfully evades genre definitions by combining different expressions.

Christian Kroupa
12 July
A sound collage undefined by genre encompassing diverse sources and rich shades, meandering between the expressivity of experimental electronics, drone, noise and glitch.

Futurski
19 July
An atmospheric and melancholic sensibility of nostalgic synth-pop, marked by an entirely synthetic sound and a sleek interplay of synthesizer, guitar, percussion and vocal elements.

Kukushai 
26 July
A sophisticated minimalist combination of jazz, classical, pop and punkoid elements, integrated into a single whole
by refined arrangements of dialogues mixed with percussion, piano and vocals.

In cooperation with Radio Študent.
Free of charge.

Film cycle: Films in the Woods
Film cycle on Sundays: 8, 15, 22, 29 July, 21.00–23.00 +
•Platform of the Švicarija Creative Centre

8 July

21.00: Film aperitif: Cosimo Miorelli

21.30–23.00: Donkey (In memoriam Nebojša Glogovac)
2009, Croatian

It is 1995 and the time of the wartime Operation Storm (Oluja), as Boro and his wife Jasna, and their son Luka, are returning to their homeland after seven years. He really wants to see his brother, but not his father, whom he condemns for his mother's death.

15 July
21.00: Film aperitif: 'КУКЛА' (Kukla)

21.30–23.00: Wild Roses
2017, Polish

Ewa returns home from the hospital to find that her relationships have become alienated. In the meantime, we find out about her affair and the reason for her stay in hospital: Ewa gave birth and gave the baby up for adoption. Now she wants the baby back.

22 July
21.00: Film aperitif: Federmeister

21.30–23.00: Twilight Portrait
2011, Russian

Marina, a financially secure social worker with a loving husband and a home to wish for, becomes a disgraceful version of herself after being raped by police officers.

29 July
21.00: Film aperitif: Delirium Tremens Band

21.30–23.00: Les Ogres
2015, French

The story tells about travelling actors who move from city to city. The plot narrates the imminent birth of a child and the return of a former lover, opening up old wounds that were thought to be forgotten.

In July, the Sundays in Ljubljana are a little bit different. In the evening we meet up at the forest border of the city, in the legendary Švicarija. First, we make a toast, symbolically reinforcing the group spirit, and then we abandon ourselves to an outdoor film screening. Each film is special, in keeping with the energy of this magical space. Followed by a social digestive. Captivated by art, we focus on satisfying our basic human needs; the need for food, drink, safety, company and love.
Selection: Jan Cvitkovič, film director.

Admission to the David Lynch exhibition: 5 EUR/2.50 EUR. The exhibition STOP AND GO – The  Art of Animated GIFs, public guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature, concerts, performance and films are free of charge.           

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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, 25 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. Breda Škrjanec, 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.