Caligraphy on a Ljubljana Lawn

International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) grounds, Ljubljana, 29-Sep-2012
International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) grounds, Ljubljana, 29-Sep-2012

If I ever have a lawn again, I’ll try to make it look like this.

This is on the grounds of Ljubljana’s International Centre of Graphic Arts (MGLC) in Tivoli Park, as part of the exhibit Systems and Patterns which opened last week. I’ve only seen this landscape work by Egyptian artist Moataz Nasr, so can’t speak for the rest of it. I’ll check it out when I’m back in Ljubljana next week.  From the description on the MGLC website:

The exhibition Systems and Patterns attempts to show, through a small sampling of works – the crucial dilemmas involved in the representation of the Middle East, both on the part of the creators of images and on the part of their users. The representation ranges from secularized cosmopolitan images of the Middle East to a renewed consideration of, and even an insistence on nurturing, local cultural traditions and religion.

Through 18 November; other accompanying events include:

  • Sunday, 7 October at 12.00: Guided tour by exhibition curator Nevenka Šivavec
  • Wednesday, 10 October at 17.00: Let’s take a peek into the Arabic alphabet, led by Kinda Al-Mansour Kranjec, in cooperation with the Arab Club in Ljubljana, free admission
  • Sunday, 14 October at 12.00: Meeting at the exhibition with Ervin Hladnik Milharčič, journalist, writer and connoisseur of the Middle East
  • Sunday, 21 October at 12.00: Guided tour by exhibition curator Nevenka Šivavec
  • Thursday, 25 October at 7 pm: A special screening of videos on  House Arrests: Tales of the Hidden Inside, curated by Nat Muller, featuring works by Akram Zaatari, Vartan Avakian, Taysir Batniji, and Larissa Sansour.
  • Tuesday, 6 November at 17.00: Graffiti and the Arab Spring, presentation by Huda Lutfi, an artist from Cairo, free admission (in English!)


Ailsa from Where’s My Backpack offered a foliage travel challenge this week. I’m typing this in Monaco (where there’s no fall foliage), this is being published as I’m on my way to Bulgaria’s Black Sea coast (where there likely won’t be much foliage yet either), so this will have to do for now.

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  1. Gunta says

    How on earth do they DO that? (pun intended) 😉

  2. BobR says

    He had a map. 🙂 There’s photos of the process on their FB page, but I can’t seem to link to it. If you’re on FB search for MGLC Ljubljana, album page title is ‘Blodnjak’.

  3. recoverythrumylens says

    Divine, Bob!

  4. Playamart - Zeebra Designs says

    this is wonderful! i will lob it to my son, whose degree is turf management and who specializes in baseball field design!

    1. BobR says

      Cool! That would almost be enough to lure me back to the game. 🙂

  5. writecrites says

    I have recently seen this type of design on a castle lawn in Oslo, Norway. I wonder if we’ll see more of these popping up.

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