The annual celebration of LGBTQ in Croatia's capital will start with the raising of rainbow flags in front of Mimara Museum and will continue through a month-long cultural programme filled with lectures, workshops and parties at multiple venues, culminating with annual Pride march through the city.
This annual exhibition showcases the best Croatian art of the past year and presents prizes to outstanding practitioners. While there is a section of graphics, sculptures and drawings, most of this year's presented works are installations, photos, videos, multimedia installations and some objects which invite audience interaction. The work of 37 artists has been chosen for the competition from hundreds of submissions. Their work is on display in the exhibition.
Images of food (and the lack of it) in painting, sculpture and multi-media art from the nineteenth century to the present, focusing on the politics of nutrition as well as the aesthetics of a good feed.
Queer Zagreb unpacks the struggles and pleasures of what it means to be here and queer. This year's event dedicates a series of programmes to make the clitoris more visible, including an outdoor clitoris-flower installation by Maja Subotic Susak and I've Peručić and a workshop on creating a 3D model of the clitoris. Stand-out shows and exhibitions include an opening performance by dancer Joshua Monten, a party night at the MSU with Zdenko Kovačiček and Greenhouse Blues Band and 'Shunga: Erotic Dreams and the Edo Period' at the Meštrović Pavilion, showcasing a hundred woodcuts from the Edo period with a talk by the curator of the British Museum, Stuart Frost.
A wealth of artefacts and photographs illustrate the tumultuous events of 1918,when the Habsburg Empire disintegrated and Croatian politicians opted to joinwith Serbia in creating the new state of Yugoslavia. The Croats were to someextent forced into this new arrangement by an urgent and unique set ofcircumstances, a narrative convincingly told in this display.
Zagreb’s patisseries, cake bakeries and pancake houses have gone through something of a boom period in recent years and this outdoor, picnic-in-the-park festival brings the best of them to one place. Stalls sell the best of the city’s sweet-tooth fare; music and entertainment add to the fun.
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.
Bosnian painter Berber (1940-2012) was enormously popular in the Eighties, when he was one of the highest-earning artists in then-Yugoslavia. Although popular with collectors, his dreamy mélange of lifelike portraiture and surreal background detail was overlooked by the contemporary art establishment, and it’s now high time his work was given a second look.
Young Australian Courtney Barnett is one of the biggest songwriting talents around at the moment, crafting sharp, witty lyrics that tease out the hidden significances in everyday life. She and her powerful band pair those words with circling psych-rock melodies and touching, downbeat indie-pop, and play highlights from her excellent album Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Check out her song 'Pedestrian at Best', which ranked #6 on Time Out London's list of 10 best Courtney Barnett lyrics, below.