Become A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL

A FRIEND OF THE BIENNIAL receives the following benefits in 2017:

•Free admission to all exhibitions.
•A free of charge excursion to Zagreb, where we will view the Print Cabinet of the Croatian Academy of Arts and Sciences, visit the Museum of Contemporary Art, and stroll through the streets of the festively decorated capital, which has been considered as the most beautiful festively decorated city for the past few years now.
•Viewing of a selected artist’s printmaking studio. This time, we have been invited to the studio of Silvester Plotajs Sicoe. Colour is the building block of immeasurable expressiveness to the artist – there can never be too much of it and it positions itself within each piece as a challenge. Sicoe sometimes also crowns his works with a touch of poetry, the master of which he is himself.
•A special guided tour of the exhibitions of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts in the company of the Biennial's curators.
•SOCREA workshop – making original festive greeting cards.
•New Year's greeting card – a small fine art graphic print by an invited artist.
•30% discount on all MGLC publications.
•15% discount on all workshops and courses.
•15% discount on purchases of fine art graphic prints.
•A fine art graphic print from the MGLC Print Studios upon the recommendation and signing up of a new member.
•10% discount on the renewal of membership.
•A welcome gift when signing up.

•12 month membership fee: € 25
•12 month membership fee for those aged 60 years or more, 14 years or less, pupils and students: € 15

You can join the Club of the Friends of the Biennial of the International Centre of Graphic Arts by filling in the Membership Form, presenting your identity card and pupil/student ID card at the MGLC Ticket Office, and paying the appropriate membership fee. Your Membership Card will be sent to you within 14 days of joining, or can alternately be picked up at the MGLC Ticket Office. The Membership Card is valid for one year from the date of joining.

 

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Švicarija–Ljubljana’s “nest of art”

On the European Cultural Heritage Days 2017, we invite you to join us in Tivoli Park at the Švicarija Creative Centre for a lecture on the history of this historic building and guided tour of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion.

Saturday, 30 September, 11.00–13.00, Švicarija Creative Centre, admission free

The history of the so-called Švicarija will be presented by Tatjana Adamič and Aleksandra Renčelj Škedelj, conservators of the Ljubljana Unit of the Slovenian Cultural Heritage Protection Institute (ZVKDS), which also actively participated in the renovation of the building.

The lecture will be followed by a guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion in the company of art historian Gregor Dražil

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is open during the guided tour. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

 

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

Trapped in perception?
Public guided tour of the main exhibition of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion, conducted by Hana Ostan Ožbolt
Tuesday, 26 September, at 5 pm, guided tour starts at MGLC

In the search for an answer to the question of how art can be approached differently, this year's 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts introduced certain innovations: the exhibition without the central figure of the curator, the process of selecting the participating artists was taken over by the artists themselves, and instead of a concept, the artists were confronted with the poem by Jure Detela Birth as Criterion, which served as a way of stimulating a response from the artists.

Hana Ostan Ožbolt will present those art projects in the guided tour that she thinks particularly emphasize the experimental structure of the 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts.

Hana Ostan Ožbolt graduated in Comparative Literature and German Studies, and is currently completing her master's degree in the Department of Art History. She was part of the 15th generation of the School for Curators and Critics of Contemporary Art. She now writes occasionally and works within the field of contemporary art between Ljubljana and Berlin.

The Little Biennial Dwarf Children's Corner is open during the guided tour. We provide creative art animation combined with day care, and are counting the days to the start of school. Children and accompanying adults are invited to join us free of charge.


Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.

The 32nd Biennial of Graphic Arts: Birth as Criterion

This week at the Biennial

Film projection
Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari, 1953),
Wednesday 20 September at 8 pm,
The Slovenian Cinematheque (Miklošičeva 28)

Workshop for young pepople 14+
Experimental animated film
Thursday, 21 September, 16.30–19.30,
Švicarija Creative Centre

Public guided tours of the exhibition Maria Bonomi: Printmaking Forever (Jakopič Gallery)
Saturday, 23 September, at 16.30,
in the English language
Sunday, 24 September, at 16.30,
in the Slovenian language

The 32 Biennial of Graphic Arts on a guest visit in Prague
Saturday, 23 September, Prague (Czech Republic)
We are being hosted at the Ljubljana presentation of the architect Jožef Plečnik in the Czech capital.


Kenji Mizoguchi: Ugetsu (Ugetsu monogatari, 1953),