Brainchild of artist and curator Darko Fritz, The Grey Area (Siva Zona) is an innovative and challenging contemporary art gallery that occupies a three-storey stone house on the seafront promenade. Only part of the building looks like a white-cube gallery – the rest still looks like a residential property which the inhabitants have only recently vacated. Each summer artists are invited to the house to set up a site-specific exhibition, whether in the form of individual artworks or a house-filling installation. According to Fritz, the intention is to present the kind of art that is ‘edgy, ephemeral, and hard to categorize’ – which helps to explain the gallery’s name. This year’s programme embraces Zagreb conceptualist Branka Cvjetičanin (June), installations by artists from Australia and New Zealand (July-Aug), and a group show entitled Video, television, anticipation (Sept) involving regional artists. The Grey Area is only open for one hour every evening, helping to make a visit here into an event, rather than a mere sightseeing stop.
|Venue name:||Grey Area|
Ul. Biskupa Luke Tolentića 6
|Opening hours:||June-Sept 9pm-10pm daily|