The Sreda v sredo group receives the Audience Award
The Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts has a long tradition of awarding prizes, dating back to the first edition of the Biennale in 1955. Since 2013, the Audience Award has also been included among its prizes. The Audience Award of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts went to the Sreda v sredo group, which is showing its art prints at this year's edition of the Biennale at MGLC Grad Tivoli, while its studio in Štefanova ulica is also one of the Biennale venues.
35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts concludes in January with a varied programme
On Sunday, 14 January, the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts comes to a close. As part of the closing days, we are organising a varied programme including guided tours, a public lecture, a workshop and an exhibition.
The Festive Season at MGLC
Step away from the hustle and bustle of the city and take a stroll along the enchanting Jakopič Promenade, beautifully decorated for the festive season, to visit the International Centre of Graphic Arts and explore the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts.
Announcing the third episode of the podcast This Is No Art
The guest of the new, third episode of the podcast This Is No Art is Tjaša Rener, an artist from Koroška, who found her home and inspiration in Ghana. Her works Tiny Gallery and The Place We Call Home can be seen at this year's Biennale.
The Print Portfolio of Artists of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, The Holy Corner
The diverse themes of the artworks included in the print portfolio form an imaginary altar where the visitor is symbolically compensated for their contribution to the social project, and which can evoke the rebellious power of the collective spirit.
Biennale Symposium: Agyna, Advisory of Sages
As part of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, which explores the ecosystem of connections, solidarities and histories of resistance resulting from the formerly close relations between post-independence Ghana and the former Yugoslavia, an international symposium entitled Agyina: Advisory of Sages will be held in Ljubljana from 16 to 18 November.
Announcing the second episode of the podcast This Is No Art
In the second episode, Nevenka Šivavec talks to Ibrahim Mahama, Artistic Director of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts. Ibrahim is not only one of the most widely recognised young African artists at the moment, but also an extremely interesting conversation partner whose thinking is not only limited to the role of art as we understand it in the West.
Award Winners of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
At the opening of the 35th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale, the international jury of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, consisting of Bojan Piškur, Aziza Harmel, Raphael Chikukwa, Natalija Vujošević, Marie Helene Pereira and Zohra Opoku, announced the winners of the 35th Ljubljana Graphic Biennale.
This Is No Art. A new podcast from MGLC.
Conversations with interesting people about how understanding and enjoying art is not really an art at all.
Opening of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
The 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts entitled From the void came gifts of the cosmos will open on September 15 with a programme of events—guided tours, artist talks, performances and concerts—that will extend throughout the following weekend.
Exhibition of the Grand Prize Recipient of the 34th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
15 September 2023–12 November 2023
RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Vošnjakova ulica 4, Ljubljana
Transformella: Cinis' Forking [188.8.131.52.1] – Die Schützlinginnen and Neverlife in Symbolic Terrain
Artists at the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
Across multiple sites, Artistic Director Ibrahim Mahama and his curatorial collaborators: Exit Frame Collective, Alicia Knock, Selom Koffi Kudjie, Inga Lāce, Beya Othmani and Patrick Nii Okanta Ankrah, have invited artists and collectives from Africa, Europe and beyond, working in print, film, installation, and performance, to present new and site-specific commissions alongside existing works.
35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts at the House of World Cultures (HKW) in Berlin
On Wednesday 12 July 2023, the presentation of this year's 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, entitled From the Void Came the Gifts of the Cosmos, took place at the House of World Cultures (HKW) in Berlin. The opening address of Nevenka Šivavec, the director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts, was followed by a presentation by Ibrahim Mahama, the artistic director of the upcoming biennale, who introduced the basic idea of this year's edition. At the event, members of the Biennale Curatorial Team Beya Othmani, Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh, Alicia Knock and Inga Lāce also spoke about the idea of the Biennale. The conversation was coordinated by Marie Helene Pereira, Senior Curator at HKW.
Presentation of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts in Berlin
On Wednesday, 12 July 2023, at 6 pm, the House of World Cultures – HKW in Berlin will host the presentation of this year's 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts, entitled From the void came gifts of the cosmos.
Presentation of the curatorial team: Exit Frame
Exit Frame Collective (Adwoa Amoah, Ato Annan, Bernard Akoi-Jackson, Kelvin Haizel and Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh) operates within the surplus of the collision between art and pedagogy. The collective curated the group exhibition of Materials and things (2021) in France and co-organised the 11-day festival Pile au Rendezvous with La Condition Publique as part of Saison Africa2021. In 2020, Exit Frame inaugurated the annual peer-to-peer intensive pedagogical project CritLab, as part of its efforts to broaden the critical intellectual infrastructure of professional art practice in Ghana.
From the void came gifts of the cosmos
The artistic director of this year's Biennale Ibrahim Mahama has invited a complex council of curatorial entities to conceive the Biennale. Exit Frame Collective, made up of Alicia Knock, Selom Koffi Kudjie, Inga Lace, Beya Othmani and Patrick Nii Okanta, follows Mahama's curatorial direction, inspired by a long-term interest in the promise of the affirmative and emancipatory politics of Ghana's first president, Pan-African theorist Kwame Nkrumah.
Ibrahim Mahama is Artistic Director of the 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts
Ibrahim Mahama, who lives and works in Accra, Kumasi and Tamale, Ghana, has exhibited at leading international venues such as the Venice Biennale, Sydney Biennale, Saatchi Gallery in London and K21 in Düsseldorf. His work explores themes of values, international trade, migration and the consequences of colonialism. He often works with found objects, transforming them and giving them new meanings.