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.
Prints and Impressions 2
Prints and Impressions 2
5. 7.–2. 10. 2022
MGLC Grad Tivoli
Opening: Tuesday, 5 July, at 7 pm
The exhibition is the result of a public call for submissions to Slovenian artists of all generations actively working in the field of fine art printing and printmaking. It serves as a starting point for further research into Slovenian graphic production and its involvement in the contemporary visual art practices.
An international expert jury consisting of Barbora Kundračíková (CZ), Mario Čaušić (HR) and Miloš Đorđević (RS) selected the works of 43 artists from the 114 submissions.
Summer in Tivoli '22
SUMMER IN TIVOLI 2022
5.–28. 7. 2022
Grad Tivoli and MGLC Švicarija
For the twelfth year in a row, Tivoli Park and Švicarija will be transformed into the city's largest green and fresh cultural venue this summer. Concerts, film screenings, exhibitions and guided tours, creative workshops - a diverse art programme ensures that summer evenings in nature will be refreshing and unforgettable.
Lea Culetto: On the Rag
1. 6.–31. 7. 2022
After the first year of living and working in the studio for young artists at MGLC Švicarija, Lea Culetto presents her works in which she exposes taboos and ideas about the female body and the social validation and stigmatisation associated with it.The project On teh Rag consists of simple white T-shirts with prints of the artist's menstrual stain on the back. The message is also more direct, decoded, revealed – the intimate act of menstruation passes into the public space and discourse with the imprint of menstrual blood on custom-made T-shirts.
Photo: Urška Boljkovac. MGLC Archive.