This exhibition portrays all aspects of Eneolithic life, including the production of everyday objects, the ways in which they were decorated, settlement organization, dietary habits, religion and exploitation of materials and burial rites, from cultures that inhabited northern Croatia. During the Eneolithic period, northern Croatia was occupied by a series of significant cultural manifestations, and all of them left an extremely rich collection of archaeological finds. The Archaeological Museum in Zagreb has prepared a multitude of events that will take place during the Exhibition, including guided tours led by the exhibition authors, lectures, workshops and three visiting exhibitions that focus on different aspects of the Copper Age. From September 18, visitors will be able to see an exhibition from the Nova Gradiška Municipal Museum that includes the results of excavations conducted at a site of the Baden culture. From October 17, the museum will host an exhibition of Astral Symbolism from the Vučedol Culture Museum. The Beketinci-Bentež, Eneolithic, Early and Late Medieval settlements exhibition, from the Archaeological Museum Osijek, will open on November 7.Creative and artistic workshops for children and youth between the ages of 10 and 15 will be held on October 20 and November 17 at 11 AM. The attendants will learn about the different techniques of decorating pottery and about how metal was first used and processed. Free guided tours by the exhibition authors will t
Galerija Klovićevi Dvori presents a rich array of objects and artworks from the Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg - over a thousand items in all. The exhibition is devoted to one of the most powerful women in history, Catherine the Great, who founded the Hermitage in 1764. Featuring magnificent paintings by leading European artists like Peter Paul Reubens, official coronation portraits and items from the jewellery collection, you can also glimpse at the everyday life of the Empress, shown tellingly by jazzed-up quotidianitems like her gleaming gold cutlery set.
Marking the centenary of the Austrian painter’s death, this exhibition brings together a handful of original pencil drawings, plus reproductions and posters of some of Klimt’s capital works. Some of the reproductions will be hung in the Villa Camellia, part of the Grand Hotel 4 Opatijska Cvijeta. It’s a great chance to get a feel for Klimt’s work, perhaps, especially if you can’t get to the Belvedere Gallery in Vienna, where most of the originals are to be found.
Organ Vida Festival is the biggest international photography event in Croatia and also the largest independent photography festival in Southeast Europe. It gathers photographers and artists, professionals and experts across a six-day long event. Alongside its exhibitions of photographic work, it holds an accompanying programme of round-table discussions, workshops and talks. For its tenth annual edition in 2018, over 350 photographers internationally submitted photography projects under the theme Engaged, Active, Aware - Women’s Perspective Now. The top 20 finalists will present their work over the course of the festival. The finalists' work will continue to be exhibited after the end of the festival's six main days, which are 10 - 16 Sept. The public will be able to view the exhibited work until September 30.
The Vienna-based Red Carpet art award, traditionally considered one of the most prestigious prizes for young European artists, guests in Opatija with an exhibition of this year’s nominees.
Since its late '70s beginnings, deep within the residential areas of New York City's black neighbourhoods, hip hop has grown to become a huge, multi-billion dollar industry and a culture of global significance. Hip hop has replaced rock music as the highest selling genre of music and its industry now includes clothing brands, some of the best and most expensive music videos ever made, articulating lifestyles and opinions that are sometimes realistic, but these days more often aspirational, to a youth who seem perpetually fascinated by what the genre has to say.A new five-day exhibition, 'Reunited - Festival of Hip Hop' culture, turns back the clock on what hip hop is today. Concentrating on its fundamental roots, the event, which takes place across several Zagreb venues, but is centred around Medika, will showcase hip hops four fundamental pillars; DJing, MCing (rapping), b-boying (breakdancing) and graffiti.The festival begins on Tuesday 18 September and workshops for all four disciplines will take place during the first two days. On its opening day, there will also be a screening of 1983 cult graffiti documentary 'Style Wars' at 21.30 with a screening of 'Style Wars 2' taking place on the following night. Further workshops take place on Thursday 20 September and in the evening there will be an opening of a new photography-based hip hop exhibition, with a live performance attached. Friday 21st's 'Gray Sketch Battle', taking place at 20.00 will see 16 contestants compete aga
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.
It’s often thought that the cultural and political turbulence of the Sixties was something that happened in London, Paris, Prague or West-Coast USA, leaving other parts of the world to passively watch from the sidelines. What this major exhibition reveals is that countries like Croatia were not on the fringes of a revolution happening somewhere else, they were themselves at the centre of the whirlwind. Then a constituent republic of the communist-ruled Yugoslav federation, Croatia enjoyed an unprecedented economic boom in the 1960s. People had money in their pockets, feeding the kind of consumer industries that employed designers, marketing strategists, advertising executives and stylists – the very people we call “creatives” today. Cracks in communist discipline unleashed increased dissonance in political views and a relaxed attitude to censorship, while relative cultural freedom allowed avant-garde artists to explore any avenues they wanted. Navigating its way through politics, art, pop music and film, the exhibition is a lavish visual treat: examples of magazine layouts, clothing patterns and swanky domestic furniture will provide stacks of inspiration for anyone interested in modern design. Sudden shifts in lifestyles are signalled by exhibits such as the “Fića”, the Yugoslav-made version of the Fiat 600 that brought car ownership to the masses; a pair of Rifle jeans, the most popular purchase for Croatian shoppers popping over the border to Trieste; and arguably the mo
From Spring until early Autumn, history consumes Zagreb. Zagreb Time Machine sees the city celebrate its heritage, with droves of enthusiasts donning fancy dress and performing in the street. Walking through the Upper Town, you might encounter Marija Juric Zagorka – the first female journalist in Croatia – or the poet Antun Gustav Matos. A newsboy will update you on local events, while the city guard will oversee your security. In the Zrinjevac park pavilion, in the centre of town, you’ll hear the strains of waltzes and tangos. A brilliantly, quirky way of bringing history to life.
Over 100 images taken during Croatia's War Of Independence are presented in Up Close and Personal: War in Croatia, the first official exhibition at the new Image Of War Photography Museum. The exhibition holds not only the work of professional Croatian, Serb and world-renowned photographers such as Peter Turnley, Dragoljub Zamurović, Ron Haviv, Christopher Morris, Romeo Ibrišević and Matko Biljak, but also photos donated by the public. Alongside the photographs are the testimonies of those who were caught up in the conflict. The exhibition depicts not only the actual conflict and those who took part, but also the aftermath and the people who existed within that environment. Photographs of disturbed and injured participants in the war stand next to those of the distraught and grieving, plus those of children who make a playground in the scorched earth, destruction and rubble.