MGLC has the largest Slovene collection of fine art prints and original publications produced after the Second World War. It is the only public collection of modernist prints in Slovenia, containing more than 10,000 pieces.
The majority of the collection is represented by the donations of the artists that have exhibited at the International Biennials of Graphic Arts. Among them are members of the École de Paris, representatives of the COBRA avant-garde movement, artists of Eastern Europe and other internationally renowned artists. The collection also contains the complete or partial print oeuvres of Vladimir Makuc, Janez Bernik, Danilo Jejčič, Bogdan Borčić, Jože Ciuha, Lojze Spacal, Andrej Jemec, Tinca Stegovec, as well as others.
An important part is represented by the collection of art publications, which accounts for about 4,000 pieces – artists’ books, book works, art journals and magazines, newspaper projects, posters and invites, photographic publications, postcards, stamps, stickers, prints, photocopies, sound art CDs, as well as accompanying literature. The collection was formed in 2001 when the Institut Français loaned 378 works by the avant-gardes artists of the 1960s and 1970s.
MGLC also holds in its collection 425 units from the museum in progress collection of original newspaper projects published in Der Standard newspaper between 1990 and 2002.
The Kitch’n Megazine FOR SCHOOL KIDS
In March, when quarantine began because of the COVID-19 virus, MGLC issued a public call for submissions to schools to participate in the campaign Kitch’n Megazine for School Kids. Aware of the fact that difficult living conditions have never been an obstacle to creativity and that such a moment can also be an opportunity for the collective spirit and art, we invited primary, secondary and grammar schools throughout Slovenia to create an art zine. The invitation applied to the class as a whole, but the participation of individuals also counted.
We upgraded the popular creative concept of do it yourself to do it together. Participants submitted their contributions as files of pdf or jpg format and A4 size. Each participating class (or individual) received one copy of the publication, three of which are stored in the MGLC archive. All those who have joined the campaign are also entitled to a free ticket to visit MGLC in the 2020/2021 school year.
16 schools and 47 classes responded to the call and a total of 368 contributions were made.
ARCHITECTURE OF DREAMS
Muzeum – 25 years
21 October – 20 November
Right Atrium, Ljubljana Town Hall
International Centre of Graphic Arts
As part of the celebration of the 25th anniversary of Muzeum’s activities, the three-part exhibition project presents the spatial installation Boat in the right atrium of the Town Hall, the exhibits Chair and Book in Tivoli Park, and a piece by guest artist Silvia Mariotti, who is, on the occasion of the Muzeum Institute’s jubilee, presenting herself at the International Centre of Graphic Arts.
Chair, Lo scrittore. Photo: Egon Kaše. Muzeum Archive.
NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF MGLC AND ŠVICARIJA
The International Centre of Graphic Arts and MGLC Švicarija will be closed to the public from October 24 in line with the official guidelines of the National Institute of Public Health of the Republic of Slovenia (NIJZ) and the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Slovenia in order to prevent the spreading of coronavirus (Covid-19). This provisional measure is being taken to ensure the health of visitors and museum workers.
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Photo: Katja Goljat. MGLC Archive.