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
Interliber is the largest literary event in Croatia and is a platform for the promotion of books, writers, reading, science, knowledge and teaching tools. It brings together the most important publishers and bookstores. This is the event's 41st occurrence.
One of leading Croatian artists working within the field of photorealism, Zagreb-born Jadranka Fatur has been exhibiting her works of hyperrealism since 1972. She is known across the globe. In this, her first retrospective in her hometown, Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art have placed Jadranka Fatur's work centre stage, but also within the wider context of photorealism. Alongside Fatur's works are placed pieces by younger generations of Croatian artists, such as Zlatan Vehabović, Stjepan Čandrk and Stipan Tadić, who also work in this distinct area and who have been inspired by Fatur. The exhibition also includes work by some of the best known international artists working in photorealism, including Malcolm Morley, Richard Estes and Don Eddy. Their works on show are being seen for the first time in Zagreb. Around 50 large oil paintings on canvas by Jadranka Fatur are on display, as well as a multitude of drawings, watercolors, photographs and accompanying documentation which illuminate the process of her creation
Jasmina Krajačić's pop art exhibition 'Love Wins' stands in opposition to discrimination on the grounds of race, gender and sexual orientation. Her celebratory paintings address the worrying rise of chauvinism, nationalism, homophobia and intolerance under a general global drift to the right wing of politics. Uplifting in their stunningly colourful images, the paintings nevertheless form an exhibition with a serios message, one that stands against the marginalisation of people that do not fit a narrow definition of what is acceptable and respectable. The artist's main message is that love has no norms, prejudices, gender, race, nationality, rules, labels, doubts or fears. Jasmina Krajačić is a Zagreb-based painter. After graduating from the Applied Arts School in Zagreb, she enrolled in the Zagreb Academy of Fine Arts and in 1992 earned her degree. In recent years she has been inspired by several visits to England, with the contemporary art, music and pop culture of the country a particularly strong influence, especially the punk movement. by Ivor Kruljac
Born in 1950 in Batina, near Beli Manastir, eastern Croatia, Nevenka Arbanas is regarded as one of Croatia's best contemporary graphic artists and has, in a career which extends to almost half a century, worked in the disciplines of painting, graphics, sculpture, architecture and various combinations of each. This exhibition will encompass her entire creative output, in each discipline and from every stage of her career. Over 350 works are on display.
Nikola Reiser was born in Samobor, to the east of Zagreb, in 1918 and painted continuously from his teenage years, before he enrolled at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, right up until his death in 2010. His lengthy career traveled through many phases, from the sketches he drew documenting life as a Partisan soldier, to his work in the '50s in which he refused to conform wholly to the abstract and avant-garde trends of the socialist era. Reiser traveled and lived in France, Sweden, Italy and France and was exhibited many times internationally. His work eventually settled around four main themes; portraits, landscapes, still life and figures. Around 200 works are on show, loaned from numerous museums and private collections. Reproductions of some of Reiser's best known works are also on sale at the gallery.
German house duo Tiefschwarz make a return visit to Zagreb, playing at the same venue in which they debuted in the city. The visit will not only be their first in the capital in many years, but also the launch of new night Tanzen, which will thereafter host monthly nights in Zagreb. Tiefscwarz have been in the game for a good two decades, having launched on Francois Kevorkian's Wave label in the '90s, going on to form a long association with Derrick Carter and Luke Solomon's Classic label. Their sound alternates between deep and melodic house to tougher, more stripped back grooves which take influence from techno and electro-house. The duo are actually brothers, Alexander and Sebastian Schwarz and are currently residents at one of Berlin's best-regarded nightclubs, Watergate, who have collaborated with Tanzen on the date. Support on the night comes from Braunbeck, a German DJ who, like Tiefschwarz, also hails from the Stuttgart region. Local support comes in the form of Bronski and Mozer.
Backgammon is one of the world's oldest board games and can be traced back some 5000 years, to its origins in the middle east. An addictive pursuit, the beauty of backgammon is that you play it using a combination of strategy and luck. This means, no matter how good a player you are, it's always possible that someone, maybe even anyone, could beat you. Although far from popular in Croatia, there are some dedicated players, several of whom organise this competition event. There are several competitions occurring within the weekend event including the Zagreb Open, the main tournament, with the winner taking home €500, theZagreb Jackpot, with a 500 kuna entry fee and the winner taking home 50% of all jackpot fees (with the rest divided between semi finalists and quarter finalists). There's also a doubles competition and a mini jackpot competition.
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.
Tech house is now such a vital sound within clubland that you could forgive someone for thinking it was the exclusive soundtrack to be found on modern dancefloors. It dominates the soundtrack of Ibiza's clubs and can be heard at almost every festival held on the Croatian coast. In Zagreb, it is the sound of many an allnighter, with the city's SoundFactory, Masters and other underground spots embracing the genre. Tech house is now so ubiquitous that it's difficult to remember it having a beginning. But it did. And its beginnings came in the mid '90s from the Wiggle resident DJs and founders Terry Francis, Nathan Coles and Eddie Richards. Frequent visitors to Zagreb over recent years, these originators of tech house have nevertheless rarely appeared all together in the city. Boogaloo right that wrong with a marathon session on this night.