A special, and very important, part of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts is intended for the students we have attracted by offering them supplementary academic content and the practical experience of being included in the production of the Biennial.

Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana

Students were introduced to the topics of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts in the seminar “The Contemporary Art System and Practices of Exhibiting Contemporary Art”, which was held in the 2010–2011 academic year. They have been included in the preparations and production of the Biennial by helping in the installation of the exhibition and the organization of the marathon of lectures and the symposium, and by serving as guides for school groups and other groups.

Department of Visual Communications, Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design

Under the guidance of their tutors in seminars on visual communication design in the second semester of the 2010–2011 academic year, students developed drafts for the visual identity of the 29th Biennial of Graphic Arts. Twenty-five of these concepts are exhibited in the accompanying exhibition Event 29 Drafts: Designs Made by Visual Communication Students of the Ljubljana Academy of Fine Arts and Design.

Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Ljubljana

A presentation of the Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative as part of the regular Antifa seminar by the member of the cooperative Santiago Armengod (Mexico City). The talk will also touch on the topic of radical prints in Mexico, with a special emphasis on the social movements in that country. Tuesday, 4 October, 4 p.m., Faculty of Social Sciences, Kardeljeva ploščad; admission is free.

Food Technology School, Biotechnical Educational Centre of Ljubljana

At the Biennial, Matej Andraž Vogrinčič is presenting his project The Biennial Bakery at the International Centre of Graphic Arts. In the project, he collaborates with the Food Technology School of the Biotechnical Educational Centre of Ljubljana. Students and teachers from the school will work with the artist in the gallery on weekends to prepare fresh baked goods. They will develop a special product just for the Biennial: the “Biennial biscuit” – the kind of treat that, in their opinion, befits a distinguished art event. This art event will also be carried out, by agreement, with primary school groups from levels 7–9.

Maska – Seminar on the Contemporary Performing Arts

The Maska Institute and the International Centre of Graphic Arts are collaborating in the organization of this year’s Seminar on the Contemporary Performing Arts.