25th International Biennial of Graphic Arts

From the Cradle to the Grave, Selected Drawings by Damien Hirst

10 June−28 September 2003



25th International Biennial of Graphic Arts at Moderna galerija, installation view.
Photo: Bojan Salaj.

Christophe Cherix, curator of the Graphic Arts Cabinet of the Museum of Art and History in Geneva, conceived the Biennial as a complex display including an exhibition of contemporary graphic work, a documentary exhibition about the history of the International Biennial of Graphic Arts from 1955 to date, prepared by Breda Škrjanec, and a symposium entitled "The Producers," led by Lionel Bovier, on the relationship between publishers and artists.
The exhibition of contemporary graphic work wass based on the importance of the multiplied image as a means of communication. The common feature of the exhibited works − artists' books, newspapers and magazines, photocopies, posters, newspaper interventions and projects, and prints − was the fact that they document the artists' ideas about their realized or unrealized, past or future projects.

Artists and projects:
John M Armleder, Art & Project, Vesna Bukovec, Vidya Gastaldon, Isa Genzken, Liam Gillick, Fabrice Gygi, Pierre Huyghe & Philippe Parreno, Irwin, Ivana Keser, Antinomian Press (Ben Kinmont), Kiosk, Ivan Kožarić, Polonca Lovšin, M/M, Lucy McKenzie, Robert Morris, Gianni Motti, museum in progress, Onestar Press, Raymond Pettibon, Permanent Food (Maurizio Cattelan & Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster), Seth Price, Tadej Pogačar & P.A.R.A.S.I.T.E. Museum of Contemporary Art, Allen Ruppersberg, Anamarija Šmajdek, Josh Smith, Erik Steinbrecher, Xavier Veilhan, Dan Walsh.

Locations:
International Centre of Graphic Arts, Moderna Galerija, the Gallery at Cankarjev Dom, The National Museum of Slovenia, Park Tivoli, the billboards of Proreklam-Europlakata, the newspapers Dnevnik, Delo and Der Standard.

The catalogue of the 25th Biennial of Graphic Arts

The 25th Biennial of Graphic Arts was accompained by a catalogue in Slovene and English which received the prize for the most beautiful book in Switzerland in 2005.


From the Cradle to the Grave, Selected Drawings by Damien Hirst

As the award winner of the 24th International Biennial of Graphic Arts in 2001, Damien Hirst had a solo exhibition at the 25th Biennial. He exhibited a comprehensive volume of his drawings, ranging from the humorous ones made for friends to preparatory sketches for his installations and paintings. Over one hundred works, loaned from public and private collections, as well as the artist himself, were on view. This was the first presentation ever of Hirst's drawings and his first personal exhibition since he took a break in 2000.

A catalogue in the form of a newspaper was published to accompany the exhibition.
The exhibition was organized by the British Council. Producer: International Centre of Graphic Arts 
Biennial is supported by: Adria Airways, AFAA, Autocommerce, British Council, Cultura 2000, Delo, Dnevnik, Embajada de Espana, Gorenje, Institut français Charles Nodier, Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Slovenia, Lek, Ministarstvo za kulturu Republike Hrvatske, Mlinotest, Mondrian Stiftung, Österreichisches Kulturforum, Petrol, Ljubljana, Prohelvetia, Proreklam-Europlakat, RTV Slovenija, Samex, Schweizerische Botschaft.

 

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freštreš: ČŠŽ

4. 7.–8. 8. 2017

opening event: Tuesday, 4 July,
at 5 pm

the TAM-TAM Street Gallery at Vegova (opposite Glasbena matica)

The freštreš art collective has prepared three posters, which are interlinked by the concept of the generational evolution of the style of video games over the last four decades. Each of the posters explores one of the three typical periods of the formation of the "covers" and "screenshots" of the games during this time interval. The first poster covers the period of pixel art of the 1980s and 1990s. The second poster passes into the awkward phase of the "low poly" models of the 1990s and is especially inspired by the "anime" art of the time. The third poster explores and caricatures the hyper-realistic three-dimensional renders of modern consoles.  

The project entitled ČŠŽ explores the aesthetic values of the mentioned periods and plays with the social context of design and illustration through a recognizable humorous and critical freštreš approach.

freštreš: Beyond, we go.

32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

Guided tours for the main exhibition of the32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

July–August

Biennial TOP 10

Guided tours of selected Biennial works, concerts, reading, printing workshops.
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, 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 

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

32ND BIENNIAL OF GRAPHIC ARTS: BIRTH AS CRITERION

This week at the Biennial

New:
Poetry Point of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

Konzorcij Book and Stationery Store, July–August

The book island, dedicated to the poet Jure Detela, presents books that correspond to his thought and view of art. The selection was prepared by Miklavž Komelj.

Tuesday, 18 July

19.00–20.00: Biennial TOP 10: guided tour in the Slovenian language (conducted by art historian Gregor Dražil) and in the Italian language (by cultural studies expert and comic strip artist Bojan Albahari), Švicarija Creative Centre
20.00–21.00: Summer at MGLC: concert: Teo Collori and Metod Banko, poetry put to music, MGLC

Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever
Public guided tours of the exhibition
Saturday, 22 July, at 16.30, in the English language
Sunday, 23 July, at 16.30, in the Slovenian language