BIRTH AS CRITERION: EDUCATION AND MEDIATION

džentileca of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Birth as Criterion – encounters at the exhibition

 

Trapped in perception?

Expert and thematic guided tours of the main Biennial exhibition
Tuesdays: 12 and 26 September, 10 and 17 October, at 17.00, MGLC
Sunday, 29 October, closing guided tour, MGLC
These involve the members of the Biennial collective, artists, art historians and cultural studies experts.
The guided tour is included in the admission fee.

Biennial TOP 10

Guided tours of selected Biennial works, concerts, reading, printing workshops
Tuesdays: 11 July–22 August, in July from 19.00 to 20.00, and in August, from 17.00 to 18.00
One-hour-long guided tours of selected works of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.
Free admission with a Biennial ticket or the Urbana tourist card.
The concerts, reading and printing workshops are free of charge.

July
Tuesday, 11 July
19.00–20.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, Švicarija Creative Centre
20.00–21.00: Summer at MGLC, concert: The Erič Brothers (Wacky Blues Professors), blues, rock, country, MGLC

Tuesday, 18 July
19.00–20.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and Italian language, Švicarija Creative Centre
20.00–21.00: Summer at MGLC, concert: Teo Collori and Metod Banko, poetry put to music, MGLC

Tuesday, 25 July
19.00–20.00
: Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and German language, Švicarija Creative Centre
20.00–21.00: Summer at MGLC, concert: The TAH and Le Baron, pop, MGLC

August
Tuesday, 1 August
17.00–18.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 8 August
17.00–18.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and German language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

Tuesday, 15 August
17.00–18.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and Italian language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre  

Tuesday, 22 August
17.00–18.00:
Biennial TOP 10 in the Slovenian and English language, MGLC
18.00–20.00: Stories in the Grass: recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints, prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water. Švicarija Creative Centre

 

Birth as Criterion and film

Film cycle in collaboration with The Slovenian Cinematheque

Wednesday, 20 September, 21.00
Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari), The Slovenian Cinematheque

Friday, 13 October, 19.00
Vlado Škafar: A Girl and a Tree (Deklica in drevo), The Slovenian Cinematheque

Free of charge with 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts tickets.

Holders of The Slovenian Cinematheque tickets for the two films receive a 50% discount on the purchase of tickets for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Guatemalan film at the Biennial

Tuesday, 29 August, 17.00––21.00 (premiere), Švicarija Creative Centre
Sunday, 8 October, 16.00–20.00 (repeat screening), Švicarija Creative Centre

Mary Ellen Davis: The Devil's Dream (Las quimeras del Diablo)
Luis Argeta: Guatemalan Christmas (Navidad Guatemalteca)
Diego Sagastume: My Mom Rules
Evelyn Price and Loco González: Anatomically Correct (Anatómicamente correcto)
Julio Hernández Cordón: Dust (Polvo)
Teatro de los Vagos: The Intertidal Zone (La zona intertidal)
Juan Brenner and Byron Mármol: Joy Vincio
Carlos Amorales: Orellana's Fantasy

There is one break with refreshments during the cycle.
Free of charge.

The life of the Biennial

Literature, reading, music, food, discussions, workshops and other free events.

Sunday concerts by the woodwind orchestras of Ljubljana
Every Sunday up till 24 September, 11.00–12.30
Tivoli Promenade, beneath Tivoli Mansion

Summer at MGLC – concert programme:

4 July, 20.00 Maja Založnik Moonshine trio, pop, soul.
11 July, 20.00 The Erič Brothers (Wacky Blues Professors), blues, rock, country
18 July, 20.00 Teo Collori and Metod Banko, poetry put to music
25 July, 20.00 The TAH and Le Baron, pop

Stories in the Grass

Tuesdays: 1, 8, 15, 22 August, 18.00–20.00, courtyard of the Švicarija Creative Centre

Recounting stories and poetry with printing workshop for small prints,
prints on t-shirts, bags and stickers. Topic: water.

Literature that Changes the World that Changes Literature

Wednesday, 6 September, 19.00–21.00, Švicarija Creative Centre

The main event of the 32nd Vilenica International Literary Festival.

 

The 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts on a guest visit in Prague

Saturday, 23 September, Prague (Czech Republic)
We are being hosted at the Ljubljana presentation of the architect Jožef Plečnik in the Czech capital.

Birth as Criterion: The 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts at the Festival of the Third Age

Tuesday–Thursday, 26–28 September, Cankarjev dom
Discussion, workshop: how poetry and visual language interconnect.

Švicarija – the nest of art

Saturday, 30 September, 11.00–13.00, Švicarija Creative Centre
On the European Cultural Heritage Days, we invite you to join us at the renovated Švicarija Creative Centre for a lecture on the history of this remarkable building and a tour of the Biennial artworks.

The Biennial for children

Biennial creative workshops

Workshops are held every weekday in July, from Monday to Friday, from 10.00 to 14.00. (3–7 / 10–14 / 17–21 / 24–28 July), MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Workshops for children between the ages of 6 and 12 interconnect historical fairy tales, the plant and animal environment of Tivoli, storytelling, dance, play, as well as visual and artistic expression.
Weekly package: 40 EUR
In cooperation with the Ljubljana Association of Friends of Youth.

PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle

The workshops last for two weeks, one week in July and one week in August, from 8.00 to 16.00. (10–14 July/21–25 August), MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
A jointly organized workshop programme for children from 6 to 12 years of age by the National Museum of Slovenia, the Museum of Modern Art, the National Gallery of Slovenia, the National Museum of Contemporary History and the International Centre of Graphic Arts.
Price for the week: 110 EUR (lunch included)

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner

Animation, babysitting and workshop activities for children. The Corner is active at the Švicarija Creative Centre during lectures, seminars, discussions, symposiums as well as on other days. It is overseen by the mediators and volunteers of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.
Free of charge.

Family Days at the Biennial

All the Biennial animals

Sunday, 10 September, 11.00–17.00, MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre

Animals are lead players in this year's Biennial. They make appearances in the artworks, the secessionist ornamentation of Švicarija, whereas Jure Detela also bestows the most noble and loving attitude towards them in his poetry. The day will be devoted to viewing the works and a workshop, followed by a thematic viewing and stroking of selected animals at Ljubljana Zoo. And during the course of all this, also a vegan picnic on the grass!

The workshop and picnic are free of charge. Participants of the workshop have a 10% discount at Ljubljana ZOO on the day of the event. In cooperation with Ljubljana ZOO.

Biennial stories with Anja Štefan

October, Švicarija Creative Centre
The Biennial speaks about many topics with its artworks; about nature, death, masks, nose, tongue, hair ... What are these stories like? Anja Štefan, writer, poet and storyteller, will tell her stories in the Biennial guided tour.
For families and children from 4 years of age and over.
Free of charge.

The Biennial for young people

Experimental animated film

Thursday, 21 September, 16.30–19.30, Švicarija Creative Centre
Socializing, playful creativity and training of the Slovenian language! All this and more is expected at the socially-integrative and creative workshop connecting young people from the asylum home with other young people. The viewing of the Biennial exhibition is followed by a workshop on the stop motion animation technique using a wide variety of materials. The workshop is suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
Free of charge.
In collaboration with The Elephant Association.

FULL BLAST

Tuesday, 24 October, 15.00–18.00, MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre
Event for the holders of the KUL abonma subscription: special guided tour with movement interventions.
Free of charge.

Portfolio Review

October, at the end of the Biennial, Švicarija Creative Centre
A public campaign dedicated to young people and future artists takes place at the end of the Biennial. Students from Slovenian academies and faculties will be invited to present their work to a group of experts working in the field of contemporary art and will be attending the international symposium of the Biennial.

The Biennial for everyone

Wake up your senses!

Art, space and yoga

First half of September, Švicarija Creative Centre
Urban yoga workshop over several days that opens up the experiencing of art and architecture through sensual meditation in movement. We will follow the stimulus of art and architecture through various stages of body awareness within the space. The workshop is concluded by an exhibition of photographs of bodies within the space, fused with the interpretation of the experience.
The workshop is conducted by Anja Humljan, architect and yoga teacher (theurbanyoga.com).
Advance bookings to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si
Admission fee.

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32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion, organised viewing

Viewing of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts for school groups
The viewing lasts up to two hours.
The price is 6 EUR per person (free of charge for accompanying persons).
Includes admission and guided tour of the main exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre.

A guided tour of the exhibition by Maria Bonomi Printmaking Forever at the Jakopič Gallery can also be organized upon request.

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Viewing of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Art for groups of children from kindergartens and other children’s educational institutions

Duration of up to 90 minutes.
Free of charge.
Includes a guided tour of the main exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC or Švicarija Creative Centre with workshop and animation.

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Viewing of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts for groups

Includes admission fee and guided tour of the main exhibition Birth as Criterion at MGLC and Švicarija Creative Centre. Guided tours are organised in the Slovenian and English language.
The viewing lasts up to two hours.
The price is 8 EUR per person (minimum 15 persons).

A guided tour of the exhibition by Maria Bonomi Printmaking Forever at the Jakopič Gallery can also be organized upon request. Guided tours for groups need to be arranged at least one week in advance. More information and organization of the visit: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, tel. +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

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My Own Guide

You may arrive at the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts exactly when there is no guided tour or workshop. You would like to 'have a chat' with the artworks, but you do not know where to start? We suggest the use of the 'My Own Guide' card, which interactively and wittily directs the steps of the visitor through the Biennial exhibition.

Suitable for children and families.

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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, 18.30,
Škuc Gallery
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 discussion will involve Miklavž Komelj, Yasmín Martín Vodopivec, Nevenka Šivavec and Vladimir Vidmar, members of the Biennial collective and the curators of the exhibition THIS IS NOT A NAME.
The discussion will be moderated by Miha Colner.
Free of charge.

The Šum Study Seminar: Birth as Criterion
Saturday, 9 September, 11.00–17.00, Švicarija Creative Centre
The Šum Study Seminar at MGLC is this year unravelling in the context of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion. The set of lectures will therefore be devoted to reflecting upon certain notions, concepts and contexts tied to the specific structure introduced by this Biennial exhibition 'without curator'.
The contributions will explore and expand – from philosophical, literary, (culturally) political, economic, curatorial and other perspectives – on the issues of making selections in rhizomatic, self-organized, collective, self-generated, automated, decentralized and other similar ways.
Prepared by: the research collective of ŠUM magazine (Tjaša Pogačar on its behalf) in cooperation with MGLC.
Participating: Izidor Barši, Marko Bauer, Jernej Kaluža, Kaja Kraner, Primož Krašovec, Domen Ograjenšek, Muanis Sinanović and Andrej Tomažin.

Birth as Criterion closing symposium
Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 October,
Švicarija Creative Centre

Since its beginnings in 1955, the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts has already experienced and survived much social, political and structural change. To coincide with its specificity and the experimental form of this year's 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts entitled Birth as Criterion, the discursive programme will reflect on the transformation of exhibition protocols, particularly looking at biennials as the privileged anchor points of contemporary art. This will concurrently make us consider the changes in exhibition policies and the transgressive moment by which this year's event attempts to rethink its foundations and the new potentials of biennial exhibitions.

At the closing symposium, in the company of international guests, we will broach the subject of the biennial as one of the most important phenomena of contemporary global culture, and think about its changing nature, the networks and connections it establishes, and its impact on contemporary art.

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Maria Bonomi Printmaking Forever, Jakopič Gallery

Public tours of the exhibition
Every Sunday at 16.30 in the Slovenian language.
Every Saturday at 16.30 in the English language.
The guided tour is included in the admission fee.

Expert guided tours
Sunday, 17 September 2017, at 16.30, conducted by Breda Škrjanec, curator of the exhibition
Sunday, 15 October 2017, at 16.30, conducted by Barbara Savenc, curator of the exhibition
The guided tour is included in the admission fee.

Family Saturday afternoon: Art workshop
Saturday, 30 September, 15.00–18.00
The workshop is included in the admission fee.

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Ištvan Išt Huzjan: Measures, City Art Gallery Ljubljana

Guided tour of the exhibition
Thursday, 6 July, at 17.00, conducted by Alenka Gregorič, curator of the exhibition
Thursday, 24 August, at 17.00, conducted by Ištvan Išt Huzjan
Thursday, 14 September, at 17.00, conducted by Alenka Gregorič, curator of the exhibition
Free of charge.

The accompanying programme of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts was prepared by Lili Šturm.
The education and accompanying programme is shaped by Lili Šturm; the guides: Bojan Albahari, Tina Boc, Gregor Dražil, Anja Guid; the mentors: Joanna Klepadło (Erasmus+ programme), Mihael Novak, Nika Rupnik (workshop concept); the volunteers: Katarina Šavora, Karmen Zupanc, Ines Žabkar.

 

 

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The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

The Secret Life of Books, literary panel discussion

Wednesday, 23 May, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The literary panel discussion cycle consists of monthly meetings and debates. We touch upon current topics that are in one way or another connected to the Švicarija Creative Centre through the selected books.

Ivan Cankar also lived, created and socialised in Švicarija. This time we will present him as a political activist and thinker, but
we will also take a peek into his private life.

The following invited guests are taking part in the debate: Marjetka Krapež and Andrej Koritnik; the debate is led by: Nika Kovač.

The books selected for debate is A Bouquer of Cankar's Letters.

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Sunday guided tour of the exhibition Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English

Sunday, 27 May at 3 pm

One-hour long guided tour with adaptations in the Slovenian language.
Conducted by art historian Matic Ferlan
admission: 2 eur

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artwork.

Warmly invited!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

LEARNING ABOUT PROFESSIONS THROUGH THE CAMERA

22. 5.–3. 6. 2018

Lecture Room (MGLC ground floor)

The photographic exhibition Learning about Professions through the Camera arose as part of the photographic project Through My Eyes, organised for the fourth year in a row by the City Association of Friends of Youth Ljubljana under the guidance of Tanja Povšič and in cooperation with photographers Tina Ramujkić and Polona Ponikvar.

 

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

TOMORROW

David Lynch is a Slovenian
Round table on the influence of David Lynch on the Slovenian identity.

Tuesday, 24 May, at 6 pm
Švicarija Creative Centre
admission free

When the whispers started in public that MGLC was organising an exhibition of David Lynch in Ljubljana and, in fact, his first presentation as a visual artist in Slovenia, the first and foremost question was: Is he coming? At one of the preparatory meetings, we also presented the project to Marcel Štefančič Jr, who, among other things, immediately found the answer to the frequently asked question: But, he's already here! In an instant, the idea was born that David Lynch was actually a Slovenian. So, how much of the Slovenian is there in Lynch, and how much of Lynch is there in the Slovenian?

We will discuss this and similar questions in a talk with the following participating guests: Marcel Štefančič, Jr, film critic, television presenter and publicist; Mirt Komel, philosopher, sociologist and writer; Stojan Pelko, philosopher and sociologist, and Ana Jovanovič, philosopher and sociologist.

Tuesday guided tours of the exhibition

Tuesday, May 29, at 6 pm.

Every Tuesday in May and June
at 6 pm.
Every Tuesday in July at 7 pm.

Guided tours in Slovenian and English, conducted by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil.

Occasionally also guided tours by curators and guests; please follow www.mglc-lj.si.

Admission payable

David Lynch: Fire on Stage

13. 4.–29. 7. 2018

The first presentation of the American film director, scriptwriter, photographer, painter, musician and printmaker David Lynch in Slovenia. The Fire on Stage show offers a selection of seventy fine art graphic prints produced in the lithography technique. The presentation is rounded off by paintings from private collections, watercolours, as well as a selection of experimental and animated films. What all the displayed works have in common is the intertwining of the surrealistic, expressive and grotesque, by which a Lynchian atmosphere is established. This is followed in the exhibition set-up with a stage-like feel conjured up by set designer Branko Hojnik.

Curator: Božidar Zrinski.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

(Psychodrama) Encounter with Lynch

Sunday, 27 May, 11.00–16.00

The workshop is part of the programme of the exhibition David Lynch, Fire on Stage.

The experiential workshop involves becoming acquainted with the main ideas about creativity from Lynch's book Catching the Big Fish along with psychodrama techniques. It is intended to actively explore one's own creativity through enactment. Would you like to (as you put yourself into their role) meet with your own ocean as well as the big and small creative fish in it, or perhaps even with Lynch himself?

The workshop is conducted by Tomi Janežič, theatre director and associate professor at the Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television (AGRFT).

The workshop will be held in two parts with one break. Participants must be present from beginning to end. The number of applicants is limited. Advance bookings taken up till the available quota at lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si.

Admission fee: 5 EUR (ticket to view the exhibition)

Welcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGCL Archive.

International Museum Day 

Friday, 18 May, 10.00–18.00

Free entrance on the exhibition
David Lynch, Fire on Stage.