32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana for Families and Young People

All the Biennial Animals, family workshop


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

Animals are lead players in this year's 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts. 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 a tour of the artworks and a stencil printing workshop, followed by an animal adventure at Ljubljana Zoo. And during the course of all this, also a vegan picnic on the grass!

11.00–12.00: We meet in front of Tivoli Mansion. Together with Tina Boc, we see the main Biennial exhibition Birth as Criterion. We get to know the artworks and "collect" some ideas for some animal motifs to use later in the workshop.
12.00–14.00: We print the ideas from the exhibition using the stencil printing technique onto a T-shirt (which you should bring with you) or paper. The printing workshop is conducted by academy-trained painter Nika Rupnik and Mihael Novak and takes place in front of the Švicarija Creative Centre.
14.00–16.00: Time for refreshments! We prepare a vegan picnic Pure and Straight to a Plate together with Tibor/REPeat. This is followed by a group walk to Ljubljana ZOO (or with personal modes of transport if preferred).  
16.00–17.00: To finish the day, there is a special animal adventure especially for us at Ljubljana Zoo: a special tour and heartfelt experience with stroking of selected animals.

The workshop and picnic are free of charge. Workshop participants are eligible for a 10% discount on the entrance fee to Ljubljana ZOO.
Advance booking to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

The volunteers of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts are assisting in the workshop.
In the event of rain, the workshop will be cancelled. 

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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 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.