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

Tivoli – Art with Nature, lecture
Olga Paulič: Tivoli Architecture

TIVOLI ARCHITECTURE
Thursday, 18 October, at 6 pm
admission: 2 eur

The beginning of the architectural design of Tivoli Park is represented by the stately architecture of Tivoli Mansion and Leopoldsruhe Mansion (the Cekin Mansion of today). Later, buildings intended for leisure activities started to appear, especially sports and recreational facilities, as well as entertainment facilities. We must also not forget the important cultural buildings on the edge of Tivoli, which are, unfortunately, cut off from the rest of the park because of the railway line.


Tivoli Mansion.
Photo: Matevža Paternoster. MGLC Archive.

The Secret Life of Books,
literary panel discussions
Nature, Society, People

Wednesday, 24 October, at 6 pm
free of charge

Book: James Lovelock, A Rough Ride to the Future

How are nature and society connected? Do people also create and build nature? What are the links between the environment and social change? How does nature affect an individual? The starting point for the discussion is drawn from the ideas of the Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project.

Guests: Janez MarkešMitja Pucer and Ajda Pistotnik, led by Nika Kovač.

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 November, 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.

ARTISTS ON A VISIT!

TODAY

Talk: Marie Lukačeva (Prague) and Fokus Grupa (Rijeka)

Tuesday, 16 October, at 6 pm
Tobacco 001 Cultural Centre, free of charge

The talk presents the artists visiting Ljubljana, who are staying at the residency centres of Švicarija Creative Centre (MGLC) and Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre (MGML). Currently resident and working at the Švicarija Creative Centre is artist Marie Lukačeva from Prague, whereas the Fokus Grupa duo from Rijeka is having its residential stay at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre. We will talk with the guests about creative practice, the emerging work as part of the residency stay and other related issues.

Marie Lukačeva is a participant of the two-month residency programme at the Švicarija Creative Centre, which is taking place as part of an inter-institutional exchange between the Futura Project, Prague and MGLC, Ljubljana.

Fokus Grupa is a duo that is being hosted as part of the residency programme of the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and will present itself with an exhibition project at Tobačna 001 Cultural Centre at the end of its stay on the 24 October of this year.

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Photo: Fokus Grupa.

Theme-based guided tour of the retrospective exhibition by Riko Debenjak

TODAY

16 October, at 6 pm, admission for exhibition
The Karst World of Riko Debenjak and Zoran Mušič
dr. Nataša Ivanović, art historian


Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

NEW EXHIBITION

Matjaž Geder
Preparations for Improvisation

17. 10.–11. 11. 2018
opening: Wednesday, October 17,
at 6 pm

Matjaž Geder is an art teacher at the Murska Sobota  II  Elementary School. It is precisely the pedagogical profession that has a profound influence on his creative world, which is constantly in passing from a direct and illustrative visual language to more complex conceptual and symbolically conceived images. He puts the rigid school system, which is based on a way of thinking that is both clichéd and indiscriminate, under critical comparison with the attitude towards the destigmatisation of mental illness, which come surprisingly close in his works.  A selection of works created in the recent years is on view, as well as a series of new prints, produced specifically for the exhibition.


Matjaž Gedr: Step-ping, 2018, monoprint, 66 x 100 cm.