The Tivoli Forum: The Green Heart of the City
Summer exhibitions and events at MGLC celebrating Ljubljana – European Green Capital 2016
Selfie Postcard on the Tivoli Balcony
The little balcony on the façade of Tivoli Mansion offers a unique view of Ljubljana Castle and the panorama of the city. Visit the exhibition, take a step onto the balcony, choose a heart-frame, and make yourself a green selfie!
The Tivoli Monument
A statue of Marshal Radetzky stood on the monument base in the courtyard of Tivoli Mansion until 1917.
The base is being revived with art projects in collaboration with the Fourklor contemporary dance group. Conducted by Fourklor; choreography by Branko Potočan; performed by Tajda Podobnik and Katarina Krapež.
While one dancer personifies the tree as a living statue on the base and hence the fusion between the urban and the natural world, the second dancer takes on the role of Juliet, who wants to live out her love by climbing to the balcony to reach her desire and attain catharsis (over and over again).
Saturday, 18 June, 20.45–21.15
Tuesday, 5 July, 19.30–20.00
Tuesday, 26 July, 19.30–20.00
Lighting Guerrilla 2016 in Tivoli, On view until 3 July
The products of the Lighting Laboratory and the installation of light will be on view at Tivoli Park and on the façade of MGLC: Marko Kovačič: Hybaria; Tilen Sepič: Light Oscillator; as well as products make in the workshops for children and young people: Parasite, The Sun as Light Capital and Fantastic Vegetation.
Summer Museum Night
Saturday, 18 June, 18.00–24.00:, free entrance
18.00−19.00: Presentation of the products made in the Saturday Workshop – Circus in the Park, conducted by the Recyclers group
19.00–19.30: Guided tour of the Travellers, 2011–2016 exhibition by Stojan Brezočnik, conducted by the curator of the exhibition, Božidar Zrinski.
19.30–20.30: Guided tour of the retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko, conducted by the curator of the exhibition, mag. Breda Škrjanec.
20.30–21.30: Dance performance on the Tivoli balcony and on the base of the monument. Conducted by Fourklor; choreography by Branko Potočan; performed by Tajda Podobnik and Katarina Krapež.
21.30: Lighting Guerrilla 2016: Presentation of the products made in the workshops The Sun is the Ultimate Capital (mentor: Špela Petrič) and Fantastic Vegetation (mentor: Katja Paternoster).
AngartFilm at MGLC: Environmental issue, round table and film night
Wednesday, 22 June 2016, at 6 pm
How to reduce carbon dioxide emissions and stop global warming as a result? Do we need to radically change our habits and the structure of society and the economy if we want to halt the looming ecological and climate crisis of extreme proportions?
The event will address the impending threat of climate change as well as other environmental problems that we are facing in the global world: the proliferation of toxic substances in the environment, destruction of land for the purpose of agricultural activities, deforestation, fracking, etc.
In addition to the members of the Angart collective, philosopher and environmental analyst, and teaching assistant at the Faculty of Arts in Ljubljana, Luka Omladič, PhD, and student and member of the Iskra student organization, Izidor Ostan Ožbolt, will take part in the round table.
The short film No Fracking Way! Frack Off!, produced by the Angart Institute, will also be screened.
AngartFilm is an open platform for engaged social, cultural and artistic practices. It explores contemporary social issues through the critical analysis of the performative, musical, visual and intermedia arts.
Summer at MGLC
Every Tuesday in July, 18.00–21.00
18.00–19.30: Workshops of artistic recycling; conducted by Anja Guid, Nika Rupnik and Jasna Zabel:
5 July: Leaving Traces, printing with the body
12 July: Rolling Bottles, monotype with bottles
19 July: Auto-Mobiles, from the auto to the mobile
26 July: Colour Spray, Pictures from packaging for detergents and colour substances
Saturday workshops are a joint programme by RogLab, MGLC, Stripburger, Rampa Laboratorij and Zavod Trajekt. Children and families are invited to join us in Tivoli Park to take part in creative pursuits and visual games. Conducted by the small Recyclers group.
14 May, 11.00–15.00: Soil and Waste
18 June, 14.00–18.00: Circus in the Park
24 September, 11.00–15.00: Art, Maths and the Park
Workshop of Handmade Papermaking from Japanese Knotweed
Thursday, 7 July, 17.30–20.00
Japanese knotweed is one of the hundred most invasive plants in the world, increasingly spreading also in the local environment. Let us learn to identify and remove this invasive plant species, let us get to know the ways of using it as well as the basics of hand-made papermaking from the pulp of the Japanese knotweed. The workshop is conducted by the Re-generacija collective and is suitable for all ages as well as families. Advance bookings taken up till the available quota (maximum 25 participants) at email@example.com.
5 July: Didiwa, ethno rock
12 July: Wild Strings Trio, ethno, Balkan
19 July: Ambrosia, jazz, blues
26 July: Narcis in Eho, gypsy, ragtime, swing
5 and 26 July, 19.30–20.00:
Dance performance on the Tivoli balcony and on the base of the monument. Conducted by Fourklor; choreography by Branko Potočan; performed by Tajda Podobnik and Katarina Krapež.
Independent Biennial VS Zelenko, opening of the accompanying exhibition to the retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko, 19 July 19.00
Shelter for Discarded Plants: Autumn Temporary Refuge at MGLC in Tivoli
Opening and presentation: Thursday, 22 September, 19.00
Shelter for Discarded Plants is an art project by two young artists, Anamari Hrup and Eva Jera Hanžek. The work of the Shelter involves bringing the potted plants discarded by people in urban areas to be taken care of in the gallery space, where visitors can also visit and adopt them.
Concluding plant auction: Thursday, 20 October, 18.00
Be who you are and keep to it
Retrospective exhibition of Karel Zelenko
14. 6.−25. 9. 2016
Karel Zelenko (1925) remains one of the last living artists of the generation of ninety-year olds. His works mainly include landscapes, figurative scenes and portraits. All are imbued by a special feeling for fellow man. The themes that frequently tell of the "sad ridiculousness of human destiny" are often treated critically or even with slight irony by the artist, which is exactly what makes his works so topical to this very day. As a great worshiper of nature, he repeatedly also touches upon ecological issues.
Independent Biennial VS Zelenko, 19 July−18 September 2016
An accompanying exhibition with a selected assortment of Independent authors exploring the potential of illustration as part of the context of the contemporary and the classic. Participating artists: KITSCH NITSCH, Lea Ludvik, Leon Zuodar, Mina Fina and OLGAfaceROK
Stojan Brezočnik, Travellers, 2011–2016
14. 6.−31. 7. 2016
Stojan Brezočnik (1954) is a graduate of the Academy of Pedagogy in Maribor. In 2011, he started planning a graphic series in the dry-point technique entitled Travellers. The Travellers talk about the world and the role of the individual within it.
Aleksandra Zalokar, Linocuts
9. 8.−25. 9. 2016
Aleksandra Zalokar (1985) is a representative of the youngest generation of artists who is intensely devoted to exploring the expressive possibilities of the classical linocut printmaking technique.
The exhibitions are on view from Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00–18.00; and as part of the Summer at MGLC events, every Tuesday in July, until 21.00 (free admission can be enjoyed from 20.00–21.00).
There is no charge for the events, activities and workshops.