September 9, 2013 - Ljubljana Biennial of Graphic Arts - Interruption
September 9, 2013


Adam Pendleton, Larry Hinton (white), 2012. Silkscreen ink on Formica, overall installation, variable dimensions, 304.8 cm x 61 cm, 4 panels, each unique. Courtesy the artist and Galeria Pedro Cera, Lisbon.

Interruption: The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana
14 September–24 November 2013

Allora & Calzadilla, Burak Arıkan, Dennis Ashbaugh & William Ford Gibson, Tammam Azzam, Xu Bing, Luis Camnitzer, caraballo-farman, Alex Cerveny, Mario Čaušić, Vuk Ćosić, Milos Djordjevic, Tomás Espina, Giorgi Gago Gagoshidze and Gianluigi Scarpa, Mihael Giba, Ana Golici, María Elena González, Meta Grgurevič and Urša Vidic, Dragan IIic, Sanela Jahić, Charles Juhász-Alvarado, Thomas Kilpper, André Komatsu, Gorazd Krnc, Volodymyr Kuznetsov, Nicola López, Ivan Marušić Klif, Yucef Merhi, Ottjörg A.C., Renata Papišta, Adam Pendleton, Agnieszka Polska, Zoran Poposki, Marjetica Potrč, Gerhard Richter, Venelin Shurelov, Dario Šolman, Nika Špan, Teo Spiller, Waltraut Tänzler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Vargas-Suarez Universal, Tomas Vu-Daniel

Dr. Deborah Cullen, the curator of the Biennial, has selected the artists that survey extensions of traditional techniques, as well as new approaches to printmaking that respond to our 21st-century modes. Fresh applications of traditional media and innovative incorporations of new technologies attest to the lasting relevance of graphic processes. Interruption explores the graphic as both form and content, in an invigorated terrain that links the work of diverse contemporary artists from around the world.

The Biennial exhibition is accompanied by an extensive catalogue: The 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption. Essays discuss the Biennial’s curatorial focus, introduce this year’s edition and its 60-year history. These are followed by texts devoted to the winners of the Grand Prize and the Honorary Award of the previous edition of the Biennial: Regina José Galindo and Miklós Erdély. The catalogue is co-published by Black Dog Publishing, UK and MGLC, Slovenia. For more information about delivery and order, please contact BDP directly or MGLC via email: info [​at​]

The main exhibition of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts: Interruption will be accompanied with many smaller, focused exhibitions. The Biennial’s origin and history will be explored in The Biennial of Graphic Arts – Serving You Since 1955 at Cankarjev dom Gallery. Regina José Galindo will be presented in The Anatomy Lesson at the Jakopič Gallery. Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova will host the works of Miklós Erdély: The Original and the Copy + Indigo Drawings. Project Leisure, Discipline and Punishment connects The Biennial of Graphic Arts Ljubljana, The Biennial of Moving Image/Contour Mechelen, The Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art and The Liverpool Biennial.

Many auxiliary exhibitions follow with a wide range of educational and public programmes. The opening events are scheduled during the week 14–20 September and include performances, discussions, public talks with artists and other events. For more detailed information please visit the MGLC page.

Opening of the 30th Biennial of Graphic Arts:
Friday 13 September, 19h; International Centre of Graphic Arts, Ljubljana

Preview: Friday, 13 September, 17–21h
Press conference: Friday, 13 September, 11h, International Centre of Graphic Arts

Opening performances
Friday, 13 September:
17–19h: Performance by Regina José Galindo: Common Ground, Tivoli Park
17–19h: Installation with performative action by Jasmina Cibic: Building a Long Passageway, and series of events Viktor Bernik: Interruption, Cankarjev dom Gallery
17.30–18.30h: Music performance by Urša Vidic and Meta Grgurevič, Bowrain and Leftfinger: Galanterie Mécanique/Fil d’argent, MGLC Lecture Room
19.45–21h: Workshop/performance by Ottjörg A. C.: Existentmale, MGLC Printmaking Studios

The organizer and producer of the Biennial of Graphic Arts is:
The International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC), which was established on the foundations of the Biennial to serve its needs and has the status of a specialized museum and producer of printed and contemporary art. The Director of the International Centre of Graphic Arts is Nevenka Šivavec.

Mednarodni grafični likovni center / International Centre of Graphic Arts
Tivoli Mansion, Pod turnom 3
Ljubljana, Slovenia
T +386 (0) 1 241 38 00 / F +386 (0) 1 241 38 21 / info [​at​] /
Facebook and Twitter: mglc Ljubljana

Public relations: 
Darja Demšar: T +386 (0) 1/241 38 10 /


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