The Biennial Opening Days

Friday, 16 June

09.00–16.00
Performance:
Leja Jurišić: The most beautiful moments are the shortest, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

18.00
Opening of the venues of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts

18.00–19.00
Introductory performances by the artists of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts:

Nora Turato: Show Personality not Personal Items, International Centre of Graphic Arts

Jarrett Key: Hair Painting, Švicarija Creative Centre

Mario Santizo: 33, Švicarija Creative Centre

19.00–24.00
Performance:
Carlos MonroyBaphomet. One single birth made incarnat.
Tivoli Park, courtyard of MGLC

19.00
Opening of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, courtyard of the Švicarija Creative Centre

20.30
Performance, installation: Meta Grgurevič: Silenzio, eternal loopholes and braided lines, Švicarija Creative Centre

22.00–24.00
Projection of Erica Ferrari on the façade of Tivoli Mansion: To whom does this architecture belong?, International Centre of Graphic Arts

Saturday, 17 June

11.00
Presentation with breakfast:
The Void print portfolio presented by curator Tevž Logar, Kresija Gallery

12.30
Presentation: THIS IS NOT A NAME exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts presented by Miklavž Komelj, Škuc Gallery

18.00–24.00
The Museum Summer Night

The exhibition venues – Internation Centre of Graphic Arts, Švicarija Creative Centre, Kresija Gallery, Gallery Škuc, City Art Gallery Ljubljana and Jakopič Gallery – will be open till 24.00 on this night.

17.00–18.20
Cultural Neighbourhood event:
Stories in the Grass, literary reading in Slovenian and English. Lidija Dimkovska, essayist and translator, will read in the Slovenian language, and Asuka Ohsawa, participating artist of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts, will read in the English language, courtyard of the Švicarija Creative Centre

18.00–22.00
Print on paper, bag and T-shirt workshop: Mobile Printmaking Studio, Kresija Gallery

19.00
Opening performance:
Ištvan Išt Huzjan: From Here to Here, exhibition by the prize winner of the 31st Biennial of Graphic Arts, City Art Gallery Ljubljana

21.30
Lecture-performance:
Slavs and Tatars: The Tranny Tease, Švicarija Creative Centre

Sunday, 18 June

11.00
Presentation with breakfast:
Exhibition opening event and guided tour with the artist: Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever, Jakopič Gallery

17.00
Performance:
Jarrett Key: Hair Painting, Švicarija Creative Centre

Free admission to all events.

The Biennial exhibition venues will be open from 18.00 to 22.00 on the night of 16 June 2017.
International Centre of Graphic Arts
Švicarija Creative Centre
City Art Gallery Ljubljana
Jakopič Gallery
Kresija Gallery
Škuc Gallery

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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: HistoryThe Stojan Batič Memorial StudioArchitecture 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: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

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

Additional information:
miha.colner@mglc-lj.si or
+386 (0)30 708 469.

Click here for full details of the call for applications!

Opening of exhibition: TRUDE JOHANSEN & MARUŠA MEGLIČ

Thursday, 23 August, at 7 pm
(Lectur Room, ground floor)

23. 8.– 8. 9. 2018

In frames of interinstitutional collaboration between Nordic Artists' Centre Dale and MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana a common exhibition of the artists, Trude Johansen and Maruša Meglič, who took part in the first residency exchange between Norway and Slovenia, will take place at Lecture Room in the ground floor of MGLC.

The joined exhibition will showcase predominantly new works that were produced as a direct result of temporary relocation and artistic creation in new environment. The latter is therefore central thematic focus of the show which focuses on the idea of displacement and impact of unfamiliar surrounding on the artistic expression. Based on joined constellation and close cooperation, diverse works of both artists – appropriation of found objects and images, printmaking, drawing, artist books textual interventions and installations – will be presented in the Lecture Room in the ground floor of MGLC.

Trude Johansen (1981) is an artist and printmaker whose particular emphasis is on woodcut; however, she uses various creative media such as appropriation of objects and images, art publishing and textual works. She lives and works in Moss, Norway.

Maruša Meglič (1989) is an artist who works across different artistic media. Trained as a painter she developed a distinctive practice based on sculpture and installation as well as on appropriation of objects and materials. She lives and works in Ljubljana, Slovenia.