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.
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The volunteers of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts are assisting in the workshop.
In the event of rain, the workshop will be cancelled.
The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project
Sunday guided tour of the exhibition
Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature in English and Slovenian, conducted by Matic Ferlan
Sunday, August 26, at 3 pm
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.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
+386 (0)30 708 469.
Click here for full details of the call for applications!
Guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak
Tuesday, August 14, at 6 pm
admission payable to see the exhibition
The guided tours are conducted in Slovenian (beginning at 18.00) and in English (beginning at 18.45), led by Museum Information Officer, Gregor Dražil. Occasionally also theme-based guided tours are organised, please follow www.mglc-lj.si.
The part of the guided tour is also the presentations of the exhibition The Anonyms by Tina Mohorović.
On Wednesday, August 15, the MGLC Gallery is open (from 10 am to 6 pm).
9.8.–11. 11. 2018
Riko Debenjak (1908–1987) established himself as a leading representative of contemporary colour experimental printmaking. The beginning of Debenjak's "classical" work in printmaking is marked by the year 1953. The exhibition is dedicated to the 110th anniversary of the artist's birth. Also displayed along with the graphic prints are the artist's other works: drawings, paintings, illustrations and printing plates. The exhibition was produced in cooperation with the Debenjak family, the Kanal ob Soči Riko Debenjak Gallery and the Museum of Modern Art.
Curator: Breda Škrjanec
Riko Debenjak: Traces on Plaster XII, etching and aquatint, 51 x 66 cm.
9.8.–9. 9. 2018
Tina Mohorović (1988) is devoted to the intaglio printing techniques, particularly etching, because of its special quality of line, which is produced by the resistance of the zinc plate when drawing with a needle and the subsequent manipulation with the timing and intensity of the etching process. The exhibition presents a series of fine art prints created by the artist in the most recent period as well as printed works produced in the Print Studios of the International Centre of Graphic Arts especially for the exhibition.
Curator: Božidar Zrinski
Tina Mohorović: On the Back of the World, 2018, etching, 70 cm x 50 cm.