Opening of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
Opening of the Biennale (Friday, 15 September)
Doors open of the exhibition venues of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
17.00–18.00, MGLC Grad Tivoli and MGLC Švicarija
Opening tour of the exhibition with the curators of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
17.00–18.30, MGLC Grad Tivoli, Print Studio
Woodcut workshop with Soghra KhurasaniProgramme:
19.00, Plečnik Auditorium
Biennale opening with Nevenka Šivavec, Artistic Director and Director of MGLC, Ibrahim Mahama, Artistic Director of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, Inga Lace, Curator of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, Asta Vrečko, Minister of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Zoran Janković, Mayor of Ljubljana.
Presentation of the Grand Prize of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.
Moderator: Boštjan Narat
20.30, MGLC Grad Tivoli
Franek Warzywa and Młody Budda (Francis Veggies & Young Buddha), concert
The duo, part of the noks collective, creates a soundscape at their performance, which is included in the installation at the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.
22.00, MGLC Grad Tivoli
DJ set: Jumoke Adeyanju aka mokeyanju
mokeyanju is an artist, curator, dancer, poet, vinyl selector and DJ. Her music is heavily influenced by Detroit's hip-hop legacy, fújì, highlife, ndombolo, house and percussion-based music. She is interested in East African and Caribbean culture, her music ranges from Japanese funk to Somali disco tunes.
The Biennale Opening Days
Saturday, 16 September
12.00, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE
Transformella: Cinis' Forking [18.104.22.168.1] – Die Schützlinginnen and Neverlife in Symbolic Terrain, opening of the exhibition of the Grand Prize recipient of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
Saturday brunch and presentation with the artist and the curator.
Opening night at Cukrarna
17.00–18.00: Opening tour of the exhibition with the curators of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
18.00–19.00: Gregor Dražil, MGLC curator, in conversation with the artist Mohammad Omar Khalil, who participated in the 10th Biennial of Graphic Arts (1973) and is also showing work at this year's edition of the Biennale.
Conclusion with socialising.
Sunday, 17 September
11.00–13.00, Krater, Creative laboratory in a construction pit
Feral Occupations: Krater
Conducted by: Gaja Mežnarić Osole and Danica Sretenović
Abandoned Plants Sanctuary, open hours
The Abandoned Plants Sanctuary (Eva Jera Hanžek and Anamari Hrup) is an artistic, ecological and social project that has existed since 2015. It warmly welcomes visitors to its open hours at the Biennale, receives and places plants for adoption, prepares adoption agreements, provides information on plants and plant care, etc.
Beti Frim and Ines Sekač
From the Moss-centric Era, presentation
The artists are hosted at Krater with their ceramic installations, which they use as habitats for growing moss and enhance with digital augmented reality.
Feral Cartography Cycling Tour
Cycling tour from Krater to Cukrarna follows feral ecologies and urban surprises, non-existent on city maps. The trip concludes with collective drawing of feral cartography. Conducted by Danica Sretenović and an illustrator.