24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts

10 June–16 September 2005

The 24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts was marked by certain changes, with emphasis placed on the substance of the graphic arts in the context of newly emerging global art and the new internal organizational structure.

The 24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts comprised four exhibition segments
 

Print World

The exhibition was set in the premises of the Museum of Modern Art and the Jakopič Gallery. The curator Breda Škrjanec based her selection on the questions of how the original nature of print, or the multiplication of image and message, is reflected in mass-circulation goods, and what the common points are between art and ruling ideologies.

Participating artists:
Greddy Assa, John Baldessari, Monica Bonvicini, Daniele Buetti, Marna Bunnell, Guan Ce, Peter Ciuha, Claude Closky, Maja S. Franković, Adib Fricke, Catherine Gfeller, Simon Grennan & Christopher Sperandio, Izabella Gustowska, Damien Hirst, Päivikki Kallio, Micha Klein, Jakob Kolding, Ines Krasić, Oldrich Kulhanek, Kurt & Plasto, Claudia-Maria Luenig, Tracey Moffat, Juan Moro, Blanca Munoz, Marjana Pahor, Elena Panayotova, Chen Qi, Juan Carlos Romero, Thomas Ruff, Morten Schelde, Jonathan Seliger, Liina Siib, Zora Stančič, Fatimah Tuggar, Katja Valanne & Jarno Jokinen, Adriana Varella, Sašo Vrabič, Kara Walker, Christopher Wool.

Fundamina

The exhibition represented the art-historical ambitions of the Biennial. It was installed on the premises of the International Centre of Graphic Arts and it presented the following artists: Zoran Mušič (the selection was made by Zoran Kržišnik and Boštjan Soklič in co-operation with the Regional Museum in Nova Gorica), Andy Warhol (the selection was made by the curator Mark Francis), and Mimmo Paladino (the selection was made by Enzo Di Martino).
 


The exhibition Fundamina at MGLC, installation view. Photo: Igor Lapajne.

Imaging Ulysses: Richard Hamilton’s Illustrations to James Joyce

The work of Richard Hamilton, the Grand Prix winner of the 23rd International Biennial of Graphic Arts, was presented in Cankarjev Dom Gallery. The exhibition was organized in co-operation with the British Council and curated by Stephen Coppel.

Information – Misinformation, Off-Biennial Section
Individual projects were presented in Delo newspaper, on TV Slovenija, Radio Študent, and on 100 Proreklam-Europlakat billboards around Slovenia. In co-operation with the museum in progress, the works also appeared on 50 large digital info-screens at underground railway stations in Vienna and in Der Standard newspaper.
Curated by Gregor Podnar and Hans-Ulrich Obrist.
Participating artists:
Minerva Cuevas, Harun Farocki, Leif Elggren & Thomas Feuerstein, Natascha Sadr Haghighian & Rashad Becker, Apolonija Šušteršič & Jože Barši.

The Catalogue of the 24th Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts was accompanied by a catalogue, which has completely sold out.

Producer: International Centre of Graphic Arts

Primary sponsor: Mobitel
Other sponsors: Autocommerce, Droga, Gorenje, Petrol
The Print World Exhibition sponsor: Lek
The Andy Warhol – Fundamina Exhibition received support from Philip Morris Ljubljana
Media sponsors: Delo, Der Standard, Proreklam-Europlakat, Radio Študent, TV Slovenija

 

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OPEN CALL!, CRITIC IN RESIDENCE PROGRAMME 2020

MGLC Švicarija in collaboration with the Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory, both based in Ljubljana, Slovenia, invites art critics or cultural journalists to apply for a fully-funded, one-month residency in Ljubljana in October 2020.

Deadline for applications: 17 February 2020

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Arhive.

Contact as the Foundation for Creativity, Experiential Gestalt Therapy Workshop with Tomaž Flajs

Thursday, 2 April, 14.00–21.00

The workshop is conceived on the experiential learning method and based on the phenomenological principles of Gestalt therapy. Contact, as the basic concept of the workshop, is understood as a sensor-motor interaction between man and his environment, which enables the survival and growth of the human organism as well as the development of a sense of one’s own identity and awareness of otherness. This will be explored through experiential exercises and experiments. One of the main attributes of human contact as a process of formation and decomposition of perceptual and motor entities (gestalts) is precisely creativity, which can be awoken when one is ready to face a new situation with openness and uncertainty. The goal of the workshop is to explore how exactly something, which may seem like a blockage and interruption in creatively adapting to a situation, can become the foundation for our creativity if we manage to find a support for turning anxiety into excitement.

The workshop is conducted by Tomaž Flajs, educator and supervisor of Gestalt therapy.

The workshop is taking place at MGLC and includes a half-an-hour break. Drinks and refreshments will be provided (water, tea, biscuits, fruit). Attendance is required for the whole duration of the workshop. The number of participants is limited to a maximum of twelve. Admission is 5 EUR (ticket to view the exhibition at MGLC).

Advance bookings using the application form (enclosed) until the available quota should be made by writing to lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Warmly wellcome!

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Guided tour and demonstration of the artist's printmaking method

Helena Tahir, Somewhere Near

Thursday, February 27., 17.00–19.00
entrance fee for the exhibition,
free for members of the Biennale Club Friend

The event begins with an hour-long guided tour of the exhibition with the curator Božidar Zrinski and the artist Helena Tahir. Continuing in the MGLC Print Studio, Helena Tahir presents her creative process and attitude towards the technique and the graphic print through a demonstration of frottage and hand printing with a spoon on felt.

Warmly wellcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

Helena Tahir, Somewhere Near
31. 1.–8. 3. 2020

Helena Tahir represents the youngest generation of artists to deliberately explore the properties of classic printmaking techniques both in terms of form and content, hence actively co-creating the image of contemporary graphic creativity on the Slovenian art scene. The exhibition presents drawings and prints made over the recent years, some of which are here presented to the public for the first time. Helena Tahir’s graphic prints are characterised by the loquacious interweaving of various images stemming from the imagination, brimming with meaningful associations and historical references that must be carefully observed in order to make them easier to understand.

OPENNING OF THE EXHIBITION

Agnes Momirski, siXren (Verbum Medicinae)

Friday, February 21, at 6 pm, MGLC Švicarija

The opening will include a performans by Agnes Momirski, siXren (Verbum Medicinae).

Agnes Momirski is a multimedia artist, who is currently making new work as part of the residency programme at MGLC Švicarija. The artist, who has been based in Rotterdam over the past several years, explores the voice and language through a posthumanist lens in her art practice. She uses the two to explore the various methods of secret, ancient and healing rituals. These phenomena are processed by the artist in multimedia performative actions, music performances and videos.

siXren (Verbum Medicinae) has two different materialisations; it is a music performance that will premiere at MGLC Švicarija, and it is an ambient and experimental video installation. The piece was made in collaboration with beepblip (sound) and Brina Vidic (visual and costume design).

Curator: Miha Colner.