FOR THE CURIOUS AND THE CREATIVE

 

Contact person: Lili Šturm, Museum Counsellor, +386 (0)1 2413 818, lili.sturm@mglc-lj.si

Educational programmes and activities are carried out by the gallery pedagogues: Tina Boc, Petra Derganc and Petja Kolenko.

 

Tuesday guided tours of exhibitions

We organise public guided tours in Slovenian (starting at 17.00) and in English (starting at 17.30) of the temporary exhibitions at MGLC and Švicarija.

 

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques, Level I

Every Tuesday from 5 November until March 2020, 17.00–20.00

The beginners 50-hour course allows you to learn about classic printmaking techniques: screenprinting, lithography, drypoint and woodcut. Mentors: Admir Ganić, Mojca Zlokarnik, Ana Pečnik and Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić.

€ 210

 

Beginners Course in Printmaking Techniques, Level II

Every Thursday from 7 November until March 2020, 17.00–20.00

The 50-hour course allows you to learn about classic graphic techniques: screenprinting, lithography, drypoint and woodcut.

This is an upgrade to the knowledge and skills gained in the beginners course at the first level of becoming acquainted with the techniques of printmaking.

Mentors: Admir Ganić, Mojca Zlokarnik, Ana Pečnik and Svetlana Jakimovska Rodić.

€ 210

Photo: MGLC archive.

 

Printmaking Workshops

The workshops offer an insight into the process of fine art printmaking: preparing the motif, the matrix and making the print itself. By prior arrangement we carry out:

- Screenprinting (180 min, € 6.50)

- Collagraphy (180 min, € 6.50)

- Drypoint (180 min, € 6.50)

- Etching (180–240 min, € 10.50)

- Lithography (300 min, € 10.50)

Photo: MGLC archive.

We organise workshops for small groups, suitable for the third three-year age range of primary school and older.

 

Small Print and Greeting Card Workshop

From idea to product can be a long way! But shorter in this workshop, at which participants create a set of original birthday or festive cards – small prints in the screenprinting technique, which can also be linked to book-plates. The workshop is based on group collaboration and is suitable for all ages.

(180 min) € 5

 

The Tivoli Tee

A special screenprinting workshop with prints made on a T-shirt brought along by participants. Besides learning about printmaking techniques, the emphasis of the workshop is on the development of a motif that expresses the identity values of young people and follows productive creativity. We can carry out a 3-hour or a shortened 2-hour workshop (in this case, participants bring a drafted motif with them).

(180 min) € 6.50

 

The Artist’s Book

How can books be tied to visual expression? This is a new artistic approach from the mid-20th century that combines various techniques, technologies and approaches. As MGLC holds an extensive collection of artists’ books, the field and some examples from the collection are briefly introduced to begin with. After that, workshop participants make their own visual, several-page long, numbered and signed art publication.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

Story: ... (fill in), Set Design Art Workshop

Participants create their own story by using a scenographic model (concept by Samo Lapajne). The workshop is tied to the focus points of the Švicarija programme and the exhibitions at MGLC. It represents a great way to learn about perspective and composition, and allows for cross-curricular connections to be made in subject areas encompassing science, nature, the environment, society, sociology, history, literature, etc. It can be adapted to suit all ages.

(120 min) € 3.50

 

In the Stojan Batič Memorial Studio

The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio is equipped with the artist’s sculptures and the work tools from his legacy. Batič, who lived and worked in Švicarija between 1954 and 1960, flirted with different themes as well as various sculpture techniques. He drew the ideas for his distinctive figurative works from ancient and Slavic mythology. A studio presentation is available for groups, along with a short sculpture workshop.

(45–90 minutes) € 2

 

The Contemporary Graphic Arts

A visual and discursive presentation at the cross-section of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and other exhibitions addresses the subject matters and mediums of the contemporary graphic arts. Suitable for participants of 14 years of age and over.
(45 min) € 1

 

The Mobile Printmaking Studio

Upon invitation, we can visit you and carry out a visiting print workshop with a brief presentation of fine art printmaking and a print demonstration. Execution and price by prior arrangement.

A public presentation of the mobile print studio for mentors and event organisers will take place on 4 April at the Cultural Bazaar at Cankarjev dom in Ljubljana.

 

KUL Abonma

Season ticket holders receive a free tour of temporary exhibition.

 

MGLC Volunteers

During the summer holiday, you may decide to volunteer your help with the exhibitions and programmes at MGLC: 2019 is the year of the 33rd Biennial of Graphic Arts, which will be scattered all over the city. Collaboration gets you to meet artists and provides you with an insight into the backdrop of the real world of art.

 

Doors Open Days

With their lively goings-on, these can be a great starting point for interesting conversations between children and parents.

Families, do make time for:

Slovenian Day of Culture, 8 February

International Museum Day, 18 May

Summer Museum Night, 15 June, from 18.00 till midnight

This Happy Day of Culture, 3 December

 

Photo: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.

For visitors with special needs

 

We carry out adapted guided tours of exhibitions, guided tours with sign language interpreters and 2-hour poster workshops using the subjects of the temporary exhibitions as starting points, conducted by painter Janez Goršek.

 

Accessibility:

Entry to the ground floor of the MGLC building for people with mobility impairments is only possible with assistance. Toilets are located on the ground floor. The blind and visually impaired can orient themselves in the building with the help of a touch map.

Švicarija has a lift to facilitate access to all floors. Toilets are located on the ground floor. A blind and visually impaired audio and audio guide is available from March.

There is no admission fee for visitors with special needs and their companions.

For assistance please call +386 1 2413 800.

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A note to visitors of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts: Crack Up – Crack Down

We notify you that the exhibition of work by Hinko Smrekar The Seven Deadly Sins was on view at the National Gallery of Slovenia until the end of August. The works were exhibited as part of the Biennial and announced a major retrospective of the artist's works next year.

Photo: Jaka Babnik. Archive: MGLC.

Alicja Rogalska: Citizens of Nowhere, Artist talk

25th International Festival of Contemporary Arts – City of Women

Friday, 13. 9.
18.00, Švicarija

Alicja Rogalska is this year’s City of Women’s artist-in-residence at Švicarija, commissioned by the curatorial duo osborn&møller. During the one-month residency programme, Rogalska will address the issue of The Erased, the around twenty thousand people, who were left without citizenship shortly after Slovenia declared independence in 1991. The newly founded state (Republic of Slovenia) stripped The Erased of a social existence, prompting the artist to question how this identity which was taken away could even begin to be represented. The artist will share some possible answers and performative actions that will ensue from the residency programme with audiences at the artist talk taking place at Švicarija (13 September), as well as in the screening and conversation at Škuc Gallery as part of the solo exhibition Kinds of Pressure (2–18 October).

Alicja Rogalska mostly works in specific contexts, making situations, performances, videos and installations in collaboration with other people to collectively search for emancipatory ideas for the future. She is currently artist-in-residence at the Stuart Hall Library/INIVA in London and is working on a commission for Art Exchange in collaboration with the Faculty of Social Sciences at Essex University and Focal Point Gallery. She has recently presented her work at Biennale Warszawa, Kyoto Art Centre, Muzeum Sztuki in Łódź, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Rijeka and MuseumsQuartier in Vienna.

Artist talk will be delivered in English!

Free entry!

Local research assistant: Olga Michalik; Alicja Rogalska assistant: Linnea Hansander; produced by: City of Women; co-produced by: MGLC – International Centre of Graphic Arts, Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Kunstencentrum Vooruit; supported by: Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia, City of Ljubljana.

Drop-in zine workshop with Hamja Ahsan

Saturday, 28 September, 10.00–18.00, DobraVaga

Hamja Ahsan – the recipient of the Grand Prize of the 33rd Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts – is an artist, activist and curator, who lives and works in London. He is the author of Shy Radicals: Antisystemic Politics of the Militant Introvert and the founder of the DIY Cultures festival of creative activism, fanzines and independent publishing. He is presenting himself at the Biennial with a referendum and inviting visitors to the venues of the Ljubljana Biennial to vote for these zones to join the seceded Aspergistan Federation. He will be conducting a drop-in (fan)zine workshop with visitors over the age of 18, which will reflect the message of the Biennial exhibition.

Advance bookings are appreciated, to be made to petra.derganc@mglc-lj.si.

Free of charge.

Foto: Urška Boljkovac. Archive: MGLC.