MGLC is a special but extrovert museum with a clearly emphasised identity, based on the heritage of the Biennial of Graphic Arts and the 20th century art of printing. The museum is also an important producer of graphic and contemporary art. The museum does not merely seek its place within the existing art system, but goes beyond the prevailing Eurocentric direction with its collections and unique graphic arts Biennial. At MGLC we are well aware of the fact that the times in which we will seek the true essence of art will soon be upon us again. Our task is not merely to preserve the heritage for future generations, but to provide the conditions for art to be encountered, enjoyed and even created by the widest possible range of people.
MGLC will become an accessible, friendly, contemporary and internationally relevant museum of graphic arts of the present and the future, as well as a vibrant cultural and educational centre dedicated to the public in the broadest sense of the word.
Samuel Grajfoner: The Material Presence of the Mental Imprint
21. 1.–8. 3. 2022
MGLC - Tivoli Mansion
The exhibition presents large-format prints in the techniques of engraving and drypoint, created in recent years and mostly presented to the public for the first time. They reflect the artist's understanding of the creative process as a spontaneous, organic development of the preparation of the matrix, which materialises in an impression on paper or, for the first time, in bronze.
Samuel Grajfoner, Untitled (from the cycle Nothing), 2021, engraving
Adriena Šimotová: Encounter. Touch and Imprint.
10 December 2021 to 8 March 2022
You are welcome to visit the exhibition Encounter. Touch and Imprint. by Adriena Šimotová. This selective retrospective at MGLC features artworks in which Šimotová radicalized the existentially conceived topic of the human personality while engaging in an earnest determination of the conditions and relationships she found relevant.
Mi smo tisti, ki jih iščemo I–V, 2011–12, transparentni papir, pigment, pastel, grafit, 111 x 79 cm, Fundacija Adriene Šimotove in Jiříja Johna, Praga
Adrijan Praznik: --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US…
7. 1.−13. 2. 2022
Adrijan Praznik plays various roles in the world of art – he is a painter, illustrator, curator, producer and artistic director of Simulaker Gallery in Novo mesto. In January 2022, he completed a two-year artist residency at MGLC Švicarija. Upon his departure, he prepared the exhibition --WHERE OUR HEARTS HAVE LED US... The spatial installation of two large-scale paintings raises questions that illustrate his work and research focus in 2021 particularly. Namely, he is concerned with the form and status of the artwork, the appropriation of the media image and the combination of pictorial means of expression as well as materials.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.