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.
Formed in 1984 and still fronted by founding guitarist (and now vocalist) Jeff Waters, Annihilator are one of Canada's biggest ever metal bands and the biggest from within the thrash sub-genre. They have released sixteen studio albums to date with their seventeenth promised at some point in 2019, the band undertaking a huge European tour in winter in support of its promotion.
Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and producer Ólafur Arnalds is part of an established new wave of artists combining electronic music and its aesthetics with more traditional sounds usually found in classical music. Melding pianos and strings with loops, effects and beats he creates a sound that is as at home at the raver's afterparty as it is within a TV or movie soundtrack. He was brought to wider attention in 2007 / 2008 with the release of his debut album and a live support slot to Sigur Rós. Since then, he has collaborated with peers like Nils Frahm. This tour date features a uniquely wired string quartet, a live drummer/percussionist and Ólafur on piano, synthesizers and effects.
Over a career spanning almost four decades, Doris Dragović has become one of Croatia's most famous and best-loved singers. Forever associated with the Dalmatian capital city of Split where she was born, she entered the limelight there in the early '80s as part of the group 'More'. She began her solo career in '86, representing Yugoslavia in the Eurovision Song Contest in the same year with 'Željo moja' (My Desire), which remains one of her most popular songs to this day. Covering material recorded from throughout her career, which has been documented on over 15 albums, this grand arena date in the Croatian capital is set to be the highlight of her annual activities.
Cities are breeding grounds of creativity, places where artists flock to watch, be watched, and skulk around in long coats. This multi-media exhibition explores art’s love affair with urban life, specifically in the Post-Modern second half of the 20th Century. As you’d expect, there’s plenty of material on global metropolis New York, but we also see how Zagreb has been home and muse to artists from Croatia and further afield.