3. 12. 2023
10 a.m.–6 p.m.
MGLC Švicarija
Admission free

Open Day of MGLC Švicarija

MGLC Švicarija, a creative and residential centre, invites you to view its permanent and current exhibition programme and visit the studios of the artists working here. The exhibitions are open from 10.00 to 18.00, and the artists' studios from 12.00 to 18.00.


12.00−18.00, Studios Doors Open

14.00, Guided tour

MGLC Švicarija has already played the role of a production space in recent decades. In addition to international residency programmes, Švicarija currently offers a temporary workspace to thirteen Slovenian artists: Janja Kosi and Helena Tahir (young artist residency), Anja Jerčič Jakob, Damijan Kracina, Tanja Lažetić, Miran Mohar, Silvan Omerzu, Tanja Pak, Silvester Plotajs Sicoe, Marija Mojca Pungerčar, Ana Sluga, Zora Stančič and Miha Štrukelj. The artists in residence will present their current productions and a programme specially prepared for the day. There will also be a public guided tour at 14.00.

10.00−18.00, ARTish

For the second year in a row, we will be hosting an art sales fair in the Large Hall of Švicarija, which will bring together 26 exhibiting artists. ARTish is a place where passers-by can rest their eyes, recharge on the creative energy that the artists spread with their unique works, learn something new, buy a gift and chat with the ARTish-ians. ARTish is sure to have something for everyone this coming festive season.

Exhibition program

35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts: From the void came gifts of the cosmos

Exhibition, 10.00−18.00

The 35th Ljubljana Biennale of Graphic Arts explores the ecosystem of connections, solidarities and histories of resistance that emerge from the once close post-independence relations between Ghana and the former Yugoslavia. Artistic Director Ibrahim Mahama sees the upcoming Biennale as an opportunity to revive past connections and strengthen transnational alliances.

At MGLC Švicarija are on view the works by: Nabil Djedouani, Beti Frim and Ines Sekač, Helga Griffiths, Sonia Kacem, Kolektiv Krater, Mori Sikura, Lara Žagar.

The Shadow Is Seen by My Eyes, the Light Is Seen Only by My Heart

Permanent exhibition, 10.00−18.00

Švicarija has always known how to surprise, connect and boldly reshape its purpose. Many individuals have taken diligent care that the light in it has never been completely extinguished. The unique past of Švicarija, which was granted the status of a cultural monument of local importance in 2013, is summed up by the guiding principle of community, art and nature, which will continue to illuminate its work in the future.

The Stojan Batič Memorial Studio

Permanent exhibition, 10.00−18.00

On the ground floor of Švicarija is the Stojan Batič Memorial Studio, which is a reconstruction of the sculptor's studio in Svetčeva ulica in the Rožna dolina district of Ljubljana. The current spatial reconstruction revives the atmosphere and set-up of this very studio. It allows us to become acquainted with the sculptor's oeuvre, his drafts for famous monumental works and his small sculpture pieces, to which Stojan Batič paid much attention.

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