The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature Project

8. 2. 2018–6. 1. 2019

The Švicarija: Community, Art and Nature project, by which the Švicarija Creative Centre is being introduced into the cultural life of the capital, derives from three basic elements that have marked the history of the building: community, art and nature. The project consists of an exhibition and supplementary exhibition programme inspired by the building that actualises the history of Švicarija, in such a way providing the guidelines for its activities in the future.

The multifaceted exhibition consists of four sections: History, The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, Architecture and Art. The exhibition takes us through the history and social life of the building, it presents us with activities of the artists in it and highlights its recent renovation. These sections are connected by the artworks arranged along the common spaces of the former hotel, which open up to reflection on the existence of the element of nature as a social construct. A diverse education programme for children, young people, adults and families is characterised by an inclusive, innovative and engaging approach to visitors. In the accompanying programme, we look into the heritage of Švicarija, with more depth, actualising it through lectures, guided tours, talks and other events, in such a way becoming a part of its new life.

Participating artists in the exhibition: Nika Autor, Stojan Batič, Dragica Čadež, Jure Detela, Meta Grgurevič, France Gruden, Sergej Kapus, Janez Lenassi, Karel Plemenitaš, Karel Putrih, Drago Tršar, Dušan Tršar, Lujo Vodopivec, Bilal Yilmaz.

Author of the project: Yasmín Martín Vodopivec.

The exhibition was produced by International Centre of Graphic Arts in cooperation with the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Heritage of Slovenia, the Museum and Galleries of the City of Ljubljana and the Arrea Architecture Bureau. 

Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.

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The new website of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts has been conceived as an overview of Biennial events from 1955 to the present day. It presents one of the oldest international art events that began with the desire to show a graphic map of the world in Ljubljana. With the introduction of the curatorial approach after 2001, the limitations to a single medium were dispelled and it began to develop into a museum and out-of-museum entity reflecting contemporary art and curatorial practice. The website presents the structural features of each Biennial with lists of artists, prize winners and jurors. The artistic credo of the Biennial is brought closer through the photo galleries and descriptions of the Biennial's main exhibitions, the traditional exhibitions of the prize winners and the accompanying exhibitions. A special section is dedicated to Biennial publications. The Biennial Archive website is conceived as a growing document of a diverse segment of cultural heritage. It is upgraded with the research findings on the history of the Biennial of Graphic Arts as well as topical news to keep you informed about related current events.

The English website is under construction.

ON THE PUBLICATION OF THE BOOK “AM I A MANAGER? YES, I AM.”

“This year we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the birth of Zoran Kržišnik, one of the founders and the longtime leader of the Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts. As the end of the year approaches, we are pleased to announce the publication "Am I a manager? Yes, I am.", which provides an insight into the international work of this ambitious visionary.

The booklet by the author, MGLC curator, Gregor Dražil, is available in the museum shop in Grad Tivoli and in the online shop.

You can view the book on the link:
“Am I a manager? Yes, I am.”

 

 

 

 

NOTICE OF CLOSURE OF MGLC AND ŠVICARIJA

In accordance with the government decree, the International Centre of Graphic Arts and Švicarija are temporarily closing their doors to visitors, from Saturday 9 January, until Friday 15 January.

Until the reopening, we remain with you virtualy. For more information, follows us on the links below:

Invader, Prints on Paper
Leon Zuodar, The Noodle
Menažerija: 37 Days of Christmas


Photo Nejc Ketiš. MGLC Archive.