MGLC Švicarija is the central art residency point in Ljubljana. International artists, cultural workers (critics, curators, theoreticians, publicists, producers), humanities scholars and social scientists have three residential studios at their disposal, where we usually accommodate them for a month.
We have been running our residency programme since 2017. In terms of development, we focus on: a) supporting the Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts; b) providing printmaking and reproducible media residencies; c) offering residencies for critics, and; d) managing the MGLC Academy educational platform residencies. We are updating the programme guidelines with new emphases in response to current trends in artistic mobility.
Residents are selected through invitations, residency exchanges and public calls for submissions. We are developing permanent partnerships between similar residency centres abroad, such as Nordic Artists' Centre Dale (Dale, Norway), Szolnok Artist Village (Szolnok, Hungary) ... We also organise residencies in co-production with Slovenian producers: Igor Zabel Society for Culture and Theory, Kino Šiška & DobraVaga Gallery, Ljubljana: City of Literature & Divja misel Institute ...
Residential apartment. Photo: Jaka Babnik. MGLC Archive.
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.