The 2nd Biennale of Industrial Art: On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants.

Art, Mixed media
The 2nd Biennale of Industrial Art: On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants.
The 2nd Biennale of Industrial Art: On the Shoulders of Fallen Giants.

Initiated two years ago in the former mining town of Labin southwest of Rijeka, the Biennale of Industrial Art spreads its wings this year with keynote exhibitions in Labin and Rijeka and a host of satellite events in Pula, Vodnjan and Raša. Themes decline of industry, the rise of tourism, working-class history, and regional identity. The fact that the MMSU is itself located in a former factory and therefore refers back directly to the industrial past makes it an obvious venue for what will be the biennale’s central exhibition, with a host of international artists working their way through the knotty problems of (post) industrial society.