The International Centre of Graphic Arts is a specialized museum and producer of printed and contemporary art, based on the heritage of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and 20th century art of printing. MGLC was established on 25 December 1986 by the city of Ljubljana, upon the initiative of the longtime head of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts and director of MGLC, dr. Zoran Kržišnik.
It has been the job of MGLC from the outset to perform a number of activities that are interrelated and complementary in their nature. It takes care of the extensive collection of prints and artists’ books produced after the Second World War. Works from the collection are available to view in the Study Room and are accompanied by a library accessible to the public.
The institution’s most recognizable activity is the Biennial of Graphic Arts, which is known as the world’s oldest graphic arts event.
The symbol for the Biennial of Graphic Arts was created in 1963 by Jože Brumen, and the International Centre of Graphic Arts took it as its own once it was established.
The Other Internet - ISKRA DELTA Network Identity: Headless Brand Workshop
Tuesday, 28 September
14.00–20.00 @ Faculty of Social Sciences
When did Iskra Delta come from? And where along the way did it lose its head? What forces can be harnessed, and what unrealised alliances need to be forged, for these energies to be concentrated towards the creation of alternative, acephalous networks of value and sense-making? What vibes coalesce will in the relentless, evolutionary expansion of capital, the accumulation of energy, the incessant production of time?
Find out with us on September 28, 2021 for a hyperstitional exercise, a forensic investigation of the Iskra Delta brand, exploring its futures, presents and pasts.
Admission, free for FDV students, registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
10 September till 21 November
If you thought that the Slovenian/Yugoslavian computer company, which many saw as having the potential to become a global technological power, went dark after 1989, you are mistaken. Iskra Delta, a technology conglomerate, has been summoned from the future to present its covert production at the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts. Against a backdrop of social and environmental unrest, deep in the pandemic, the story of Iskra Delta and the spectres of the “lost futures” that haunt it provide a spark for imagining and constructing possible alternative presents.
The Audience Award
Vote for the best artist of ISKRA DELTA: The 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts. Voting will take place from 10 September to 14 November, the results will be announced at the end of the Biennale.