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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NATAŠA BERK: 1ST UNLIMITED EDITION

2. 4.–19. 5. 2019

Opening:
2 April, at 7 pm
Švicarija

The exhibition is part of the year-long programme of Švicarija, which in 2019 focuses on the analysis of the state of independent journalism and the right of the public to information in pursuit of the slogan community, art and nature. The participating artists question the credibility of images and their meanings at a time of the oversaturation with visual impulses and analyse the ambiguity of media messages on the world wide web.

The spatial intervention by Nataša Berk and the group of artists at Švicarija presents their diverse visual production, which usually takes place in the virtual space of the world wide web and social networks. On this occasion, it has moved into a physical space. Together, they explore the phenomenology of the image within public circulation and its impact on the perception of reality. In ironic ways, they address the norms of the advertising industry, the tendencies of the mass media, voyeurism and the social convention of the individual’s appearance. Thus, works devoted to the consideration of the nature of the image in everyday life are presented as part of the exhibition. In such a way, photographs, videos and collages open up the questions of understanding visual culture in an era when the public space has become saturated with contents and images, questions about the manipulation of the image and the ambivalence of its meanings.    

Curator: Miha Colner


Photo: Nataša Berk.

ANNOUNCING the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: Crack Up – Crack Down

7. 6.–29. 9. 2019

Curator:
art collective Slavs and Tatars
31 artists on 9 venues in Ljubljana

Crack Up – Crack Down will take an expansive view of the genre of satire today, featuring works by historical and contemporary international artists, as well as interventions by activists, new media polemicists, performances by stand-up comedians, and others. For the 33rd edition of the Biennial, Slavs and Tatars consider ‘the graphic’ not as a medium, but as an agency. They question how graphic language engenders a form of infra-politics via irony and ridicule as a particularly resilient and contemporary form of critique. Purported to speak truth to power, satire has proven itself to be a petri dish in a world of post-truth bacteria

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POVEZUJEM/TIVOLI CREATIVE CIRCLE

The PovezujeM/Tivoli Creative Circle
programme
, which is organised by the museums around Tivoli Park, will take place again during the summer holidays.

Two time-frames are available:
8–12 July and 26–30 August,
from 8 am to 4 pm. 

Further details will be available soon!

You can pre-book your place by writing to: petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si

Part of the circle: National Museum of Slovenia, Museum of Modern Art, National Museum of Contemporary History, National Gallery of Slovenia and International Centre of Graphic Arts.

Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s and Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration

22. 3.–19. 5. 2019

GUIDED TOUR OF THE EXHIBITION

Tuesday, April 23, at 5.30 pm
in English
at 5 pm in Slovenian

Admission for the exhibition, the guided tour is free.
Conducted by the co-author of the exhibition Gregor Dražil, Museum Information Officer.

Warmly welcome!


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The Family fold’r 

Dear families, you are kindly invited to explore the MGLC gallery!
We have again prepared the Family fold’r for you, which you receive free of charge when you purchase a family ticket to view the exhibition.
This time, some curious cards are waiting for you inside, and they need to find their places in the gallery with your help and the help of your children.

Good luck!

Exhibition's symposium
Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration

Wednesday, 15 May, 14.30–19.00, 
International Centre of Graphic Arts

Symposium timeline
14:00 Gregor Dražil: An Outline of Collaboration between Japan and Slovenia in the Area of Printmaking
*14:40 Bert Winther-Tamaki: The Wood Aesthetic of the “Creative Prints” Movement of Japan, 1945 to 1965
15:20 Wiktor Komorowski: From Washi to Politics: Printmaking and the Cold War Japonisme
16:00–16:20 Break
16:20 Marjeta Ciglenečki: Forma Viva in Slovenia and Japanese Artists
17:00 Noriaki Sangawa: The Japanese Art Group Ryu and Its Collaboration with the Slovenian Moderna galerija and the Biennial of Graphic Arts

Visiting lecture
*Bert Winther-Tamaki: What Happens to Contemporary Art Made in Japan When Exhibited Outside of Japan?
*The lecture will take place on Monday, 13 May, at 18:00 at the Faculty of Arts, room 343. The lecture is co-organised by the Department of Art History.

The symposium will be held in English.

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Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

opening:
Friday, March 22, at 6 pm

The exhibition is made up of two sections. The first, bearing the title Photographic Images and Matter: Japanese Prints of the 1970s, is dedicated to Japanese printmaking of the 1970s and was organised by the Japan Foundation, while the second, the documentary section, is entitled Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration and has been prepared by the International Centre of Graphic Arts.

The travelling exhibition Photographic Images and Matter, with a selection of the most representative artists, presents the orientations within Japanese printmaking of the 1970s, which was the golden age of the print medium in Japan. The curator of the exhibition Kyoji Takizawa has made an attractive selection of artists, who have received many awards within the international arena and form the core of the modernist and avant-garde scene of the 1970s.

The documentary exhibition Japan, Yugoslavia and the Biennial of Graphic Arts: Documents of Collaboration, on the other hand, illuminates one of the many socio-artistic chapters tied to the history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts in Ljubljana. Through the selection of pictorial, archival, photographic and other material, it aims to show the communication between the geographically and politically disparate countries as part of an ambitious international art event like the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. Exhibition authors are Nevenka Šivavec and Gregor Dražil.

The exhibition is accompanied by an international symposium under the same title, taking place in the month of May.

Exhibition design: Ivian Kan Mujezinović and Mina Fina.


Tetsuya Noda: Diary, September 11, '68 (woodcut and silkscreen).