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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Pri Zlatem stegnu (Nataša and Katja Skušek): Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go

7. 11.–4. 12. 2017

opening event:
Tuesday, 7 November, at 5 pm
the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

Pri Zlatem stegnu, they play about with taste. In fact, they play about with the taste for food and the taste for art.
Pri Zlatem stegnu is an art project by Nataša and Katja Skušek, which has been ongoing since 2004 in various forms, from spatial installations, to video works, objects, photo-collages, fine art graphic prints, drawings and performances. The project brings the questions related to food preparation and eating as the basic human need to the forefront in a humorous and light manner. 


Pri Zlatem stegnu: Unicorns Come and Unicorns Go.

Upcoming exhibition

Boris Jesih: Connections

30. 11. 2017–11. 3. 2018

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).

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

THE PRIZES OF THE 32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS HAVE BEEN AWARDED

The Grand Prize winner of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is Alejandro Paz, for the work Hypodermic (2017, intervention), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The recipient of the Research Residency Award is Carlos Monroy, for the work Baphomet. One single birth made incarnate. (2017, performance and video installation), the work was made for the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

The jury of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts:
Anne Barlow, Mike Cooter, Bige Örer in Maruša Sagadin.

The recipient of the Audience Award of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts is american artist Christopher Myers, for the work Detritus of Dreams (2016).


Alejandro Paz: Hypodermic (2017).
Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.