Depot:Emzin Institute of Creative Production
|Emzin, zavod za kreativno produkcijo|
|Metelkova 6, SI-1000 Ljubljana|
|Phone||386 (0) 1 430 3544, 386 (0) 41 685 067|
|Fax||386 (0) 1 430 3540|
|Jasna Rackov, Executive Director|
Emzin, the cultural NGO of creative production, has been active in the field of visual arts and publishing since 1999. Its threefold activities are the publishing of the quarterly Emzin Arts Magazine, dedicated to the promotion of art and culture with particular emphasis on graphic design and photography; the organisation of the educational seminars on graphic design and photography involving acknowledged Slovene and international lecturers (since 2000); and the organisation of the annual Emzin Magazine Photography of the Year Competition.
Seminars and lectures
Emzin recently hosted the legendary American graphic designer Milton Glaser who presented his book Drawing is Thinking [Risanje je mišljenje] and featured an exhibition in the Vžigalica Gallery. Emzin also hosted Stefan Sagmeister (New York), Oliviero Toscani (Pisa), Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast (New York), Jonathan Barnbrook, Rick Poynor and David Ellis (London), April Greiman (Los Angeles), Luc(as) de Groot (Berlin), Philippe Apeloig (Paris), Alan Fletcher (London), and Stephen Doyle (New York).
Emzin organises the annual Emzin Magazine Photography of the Year Competition which rewards Slovenia's best photography, and also curates exhibitions on graphic design, illustration and photography on behalf of Avla NLB Gallery, which presents established and emerging artists and designers. Mirko Ilić, Kostja Gatnik, Blue Note Publishers, Paula Scher and Seymour Chwast, Jasna Andrić, Aleksandra Vajd, Meta Krese, Philippe Apeloig, April Greiman and Franco Pinna are just a few of the artists who have been presented.