Considering public space an excellent platform for communication with citizens through art and with the desire to include in the Festival activities cooperation with urban subculture groups, associations and organizations whose ideas of acceptance, the right to diversity, art and education are the focus of action, the need to draw attention to graffiti and inscriptions that appear every day on the streets, sports stadiums and similar sites, the Festival has recognized an opportunity to point out to the citizens the unacceptable messages that promote hatred, intolerance and fascism.
Communicating with the public through street art, our desire is to convey how tragic Holocaust was and how many lives of children, women, elderly, Roma people, homosexuals, Jews and other innocent victims were taken, with a special focus on the victims of Zagreb. In collaboration with young Croatian artists we have organized an urban intervention on the photographs of places that have special meaning. Places of deportations, destruction, imprisonment… With their work, Ana, Sretan Bor, Lunar, Miron, Pukovnik Kesovija, Berislav and Stipan will pay tribute to the shadows of our fellow citizens.
You can visit the exibithion on:
May 14th 2014, Wednesday, 4 PM, Home of Croatian Association of Artists, Žrtava fašizma square 16
Starting with May 15th 2014 you can visit the exhibition in Centar Cvjetni, Petra Preradovića square 6, Zagreb
Miron Milić was born in 1980 in Croatia where he enrolled at the School of Applied Arts. Eight years later, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb where his interests focused on drawing and illustration. Up to now, Miron has worked as an illustrator for various advertising agencies, book publishers, record labels, and magazines both in Croatia and abroad. Miron is one of the most notable Croatian street artists and his works have been exhibited in Berlin, Kiev, Vienna, Zürich, Madrid and Montpellier. Some of his better known clients include Playboy Magazine and Ellesse Sportswear.
Slaven Lunar Kosanović is a Zagreb-based artist who emerged from the early Croatian graffiti scene painting, exhibiting and publishing his works worldwide. He has visited numerous cities across the globe including Amsterdam, Athens, Auckland, Berlin, Hanoi, Lisbon, London, Melbourne, New York, Oslo, Paris, Saigon, Seoul, Sydney and Tokyo. He lists Playboy, Outdoor advertising magazine, Forbes magazine, Nissan and Hope Box among his clients. Sretan Bor Illustrator and muralist, graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb, member of the Croatian Association of Artists and Master Jury Member at Sint-Lucas Beeldende Kunst in Gent, Belgium. Since 2006 he’s been practicing urban interventions under the moniker Pas (Dog) and later
Sretan Bor (translated - Happy Pinetree, Marko Kolarić). A regular participant of festivals in the region such as MUU Zagreb, Sinestezija Herceg Novi, Škver! from Mali Lošinj. Member of the ex-group Art of Asfalt which promoted urban art. He has exhibited in numerous exhibitions in Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Austria, Germany, Italy, France, Netherlands, Turkey… For five years he worked as an animator for children’s program on Croatian Television. He lives and works between Belgrade (Serbia) and Osijek (Croatia).
Marko Nujić is a graphic designer from Zagreb. He was born in 1980, and has been drawing since forever. Apart from his work as a freelance designer / illustrator, his major interest, for more than half of his life so far, is graffiti art, as well as, more recently, paper collage. Stipan Tadić Stipan was born in Zagreb in 1986. He graduated from Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb in 2011. in the class of prof. Kauzlarić Atač. His first solo exhibition is in 2009 in Vladimir Bužančić gallery, Remetinec culture centre, Zagreb. Since then he participated in solo and group exhibitions in country and abroad. Stipan won numerous awards and since 2010 he is a member of Croatian Association of Artists. He lives and works in Zagreb.
Berislav Šimičić was born in Našice, works in Zagreb, where he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Berislav is an illustrator and “street artist”, and he has had solo and group exhibitions in Rovinj, Zadar, Zagreb and Velika Gorica.
Ana Belošević was born in 1979, Aries, Ana graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in 2006. Since then she’s been flirting with sculpture, painting, animation, ambient installation and performance. She’s been creating covers for Algoritam publishing house. Ana exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions, is a proud associate of DD produkcija and a favourite teacher in Trades and Crafts School.
Special thanks: Croatian Association of Artists, Gaella Gottwald and Tea Hatadi