A series of club gigs, exhibitions and round-table discussions with an indie-culture theme, kicking off this year with Irish post-rock veterans God is an Astronaut, performing in Pogon culture on the festival’s opening night.
The Sole is a high quality white fish which is known locally as the švoj and is highly prized in this particular region. So much so, that each autumn the Istrian cities of Umag, Novigrad, Buje and Brtonigla host a month long celebration of the fish, with this year, as many as nine recognized restaurants and taverns offering specialised menus with Sole at the heart of some dishes. Sole Days has become one of the highlights of autumn in northwestern Istria, with many visitors returning to try three coarse Sole based menus, perfectly partnered with Istrian wine and olive oil.
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
Award-winning Russian artist Dmitry Morozov aka ::vtol:: collected his own blood over a period of 18 months, using seven litres of this, mildly diluted, in order to generate electricity and operate this sound installation. The last withdrawal of blood was taken from the artist's arm during the debut performance. For this recreation of the exhibition in Zagreb, a substitute liquid is used instead of Dmitry's blood. Morozov is an artist working across several disciplines and also a researcher focused on contemporary art media including sound, robotics and installations. For this visually unnerving installation he says he was motivated by the desire to create a technological hybrid that was an extension of the artist's body and which used his own life force to create electronic sound. This exhibition is jointly curated and brought to Zagreb by KONTEJNER, the provocative Zagreb art collective who curate monthly installations here, as well as holding forward-thinking and audience challenging events across the city.
Zagreb's 120 year old Art Pavillion pays tribute to its founder, famed Croatian painter Vlaho Bukovac and Alexandre Cabanel, the important French painter under whom Bukovac studied at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris.The French teacher played an important role in Bukovac’s art education and this is the first ever exhibition in which pupil and teacher has been shown together. Alexandre Cabanel has never previously been exhibited in Croatia or any surrounding countries. The exhibition holds more than 140 paintings, including many of Bukovac’s best known, loaned from galleries and museums throughout Croatia and neighbouring countries, plus from private collections. The works of Alexandre Cabanel will come to the exhibition from five French museums – Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux-Arts de la Ville de Paris, Musée d’Orsay, Paris, Musée Inguimbertine, Carpentras, Palais de Compiègne Musée et domaine nationaux, Compiègne and from Musée Fabre, Montpellier, which is the Art Pavilion’s partner for the exhibition. The exhibition features an accompanying program which includes professional lectures, documentaries, concerts and other content, held at the Modern Gallery in Zagreb. Visitors who purchase a ticket for the exhibition at the Art Pavilion will also be able to visit the Modern Gallery to view a monumental painting by Bukovac 'Gundulić Imagining Osman' which cannot leave the Modern Gallery.
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.
The seventeenth annual International Animation Day will be celebrated over a whole weekend here in Zagreb. Tuškanac cinema will play host to the event, screening animation shorts and films from 10am until 10pm, enabling younger guests to visit in the daytime and those older to stay up for a little longer. Along with projections of animated films, there will be fun workshops for kids and organisers will talk to some filmmakers whose work is included in the presentations. There will also be an exhibition and a music listening section.
Taking place in the village of Livade, just north of the famous hilltop town of Motovun, this festival displays and sells the various specialities that can be constructed from the rare delicacy of white and black truffles including truffle flavoured chips, truffle sauces and truffle oils. Six species of black truffles and four white are currently found in Istria. White truffles are the most highly prized thanks to their pungency whilst the milder, black truffle is considerably cheaper. Often likened to the smell of old socks, the taste of truffles is, thankfully, very different. In the kitchen, they function best against bland foods (pasta, rice or scrambled eggs for example); a particular local favourite is bifteks tartufima, truffle-smothered beefsteak.
Sergé 'Jojo' Mayer is widely acknowledged as one of the most interesting and ambitious modern drummers. A master of percussion, having learned drums since he was a child in the 1960s, he pursued jazz for many years and even played with greats such as Dizzy Gillespie and Nina Simone. But Mayer left more traditional jazz sounds behind him long ago. In 1995 he started playing with avant-garde jazz rock band Screaming Headless Torsos and just a couple of years later founded Nerve, with whom he continues to play. Nerve have earned themselves a considerable reputation as a live act, with Mayer a constantly innovative drummer. They blur the lines between fast and frenetic jazz and drum n' bass music, the latter a style usually only wholly producible using programmed drum machines. With his prowess, Mayer defies such limitations. This will be Jojo Mayer / Nerve's first appearance in Zagreb for seven years and follows the summer 2018 release of their radically different 'After The Flare' album, an improvised, totally acoustic record which used only acoustic piano, upright bass and a drum kit.
Promoters of this party, BSH Events, are responsible for some of Zagreb's most ambitious dance music-soundtracked parties, including the recent Zagreb Sunset Sessions. Production values are key to this crew and as their Halloween night also coincides with their fifth birthday, you can bet they're going to pull out all the stops in transforming Lauba for this Mexican-style Day Of The Dead event. House music will be the order of the day, coming from a team of local talent plus special guest Dennis Cruz. Hailing from Spain, Cruz splits his time between DJing and productyion. He has recorded for Hot Creations and Moon Harbour and is currently the biggest selling artist in Beatport's tech house field.