The Study Room
The Study Room was opened due to increasing public interest and as an addition to study. It is intended for in-depth research of art publications, although it can also house exhibitions.
The visitor to the Study Room can browse through the artists’ books by authors included in the collection, since in addition to prints, the MGLC collection comprises also publications of various genres, whose common denominator is reproduction technique, from artists’ books, art journals, culture magazines, to posters, sound art CDs and theoretical literature. The MGLC collection therefore contains more than 4,000 pieces.
Available to flick through are Viks art and culture magazines, most issues of the Point d'Ironie hybrid periodical, Gorgona, SMS, 0 TO 9 and Pist Prota. Housed in the collection are also posters and notices of the FV group (donated by Neven Korda), the archive of The Scarecrow Statelet (donated by Milena Kosec), an extensive archive on the events on the Zagreb art scene from the 1970s up till the 1990s, the complete archive of Bernard Villers’ self-published Éditions du Remorquer, as well as the collection of original newspaper projects museum in progress from Der Standard newspaper.
The materials from the collection can be viewed by prior arrangement.
Additional information: Breda Škrjanec, (01) 241 38 05, firstname.lastname@example.org
Announcing the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts: Iskra Delta
18. 6.–17. 10. 2021
Iskra Delta, a technology conglomerate, has been summoned from the future to present its covert production at the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.
In the more than sixty years of its existence, the Ljubljana Biennale that was founded in 1955 in the midst of the Cold War, has tirelessly responded to the ever-changing sociopolitical context while rearticulating its own identity and strategies. From the very beginning, it sought to transcend geopolitical polarities, reflecting Yugoslavia's determination to choose its own path.
The Biennale continues to draw from its history and context, taking a specific local case of technological development and its unrealised potentials as the impetus for its 34th edition. Against a backdrop of social and environmental unrest, deep in the pandemic that has fixed our bodies in place and our eyes on screens, 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.
Tjaša Pogačar, Muanis Sinanović, Nevenka Šivavec
Biennale project group:
Kukla Kešerović, Aljaž Košir,
Tjaša Pogačar, Muanis Sinanović,
Nevenka Šivavec, Andrej Škufca
LET'S EXPLORE MGLC
Would you like to meet Squirlion, our master caretaker, and learn more about what goes on at MGLC?
In the booklet Let's Explore MGLC, Squirlion introduces, explains and comments on our activities, history, park and gallery, graphic arts biennial, gives us a tour of the printing studios, and much more! Otherwise, Squirlion is a mischievous squirrel teen who is really into rap.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
Text and editing: Lili Šturm, proofreading: Jure Engelsberger, design: Mina Fina, Ee.
The booklet is free of charge and is aimed at primary school children, teachers, educators and families. You can find it at the Info Point at Tivoli Mansion.
The catalogue Prints on Paper, Catalogue raisonné 2001–2020
Available from today in the MGLC Museum Shop exclusively to visitors of the exhibition Invader, Prints on Paper.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.
The catalogue is published by Control P Editions. It is in English, has 224 pages and was printed in a circulation of 4000 copies. The introductory text entitled Repetition, Variation, Evolution was written by the curator of the exhibition, Božidar Zrinski.
A special place in the artist's oeuvre is occupied by original art books in which Invader presents and explains his work in detail. The catalogue Prints on Paper is such a book, offering a visual presentation of the artist's works on paper and a comprehensive account of them.