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Art Park celebrating 5th birthday at Zagreb’s Ribnjak this weekend

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Zagreb’s Art Park opens this weekend with concerts and events from 19-21 June 2020. 

Zagreb, 18 June 2020 – After recently reviving hundreds of meters of walls in Zagreb’s Opatovina park by turning them into small works of art with the signatures of several local artists, organisers of Art Park are announcing a new summer season.

The fifth edition of the successful art project returns to Ribnjak Park, which will once again become a unique open-air street art gallery. 

Visitors will have the chance to check out “Cowboys, guns and feminism” by Marin Remić, “Carpets for chill” by Tihomir Krklec Africa and “Red Sonja” by Boris Bare from all four corners of the park, as well as the installation “Planet or Plastic?”, which consists of five sculptures made from donated plastic bags.

(Photo credit: Borut Planinc)

“For the fifth year of Art Park, we have artistically selected ‘women and cowboys’ for you. We have chosen the inimitable Marin Remić as the main set designer, who will arrange the central part of the park, and he is also signing this year’s label for the Art Park beer, which is being brewed for us again by Pivovara Medvedgrad. The pleasant atmosphere will be created by colourful carpets, which will be originally woven by Tihomir Krklec Afrika with colours, while “Red Sonja” will rest on the side and make sure that everything goes well. This year we want to deal with ecology and recycling as much as possible, and on this track, in collaboration with sculptor Ivo Gašparić, the installation “Planet or Plastic?” was created, which consists of sculptures made from donated plastic bags that the drugstore chain dm withdrew from sale. Also, recycled materials were used for the construction of this year’s Art Park, and we want to develop this idea in the future,” said Boris Bare, one of the organisers of the Art Park and artistic director of the project.

(Photo credit: Borut Planinc)

(Photo credit: Borut Planinc)

The opening weekend at Ribnjak will, in addition to celebrating its birthday, will also mark the entry into the summer part of the year and World Music Day. 

On Friday, June 19 from 6 pm, visitors will enjoy a selection of music by Jeff Jarunski and Kuna.

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On June 20, starting at 8.30 pm, Ljetno kino will perform at Ribnjak and take everyone present to the sea, and the atmosphere before the concert will be additionally warmed up by Agregat Sun. All those interested, young and old, will be able to attend a free art workshop led by Melita Omeragić OMart. 

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Since the number of participants is limited, registration is required via [email protected] World Music Day, June 21, is reserved for the young and talented musician, author and street musician Matej Magdić, better known as Matt Shaft. From 7 pm onwards, he will spice up a light Sunday in Art Park on Ribnjak with fine electronic violin sounds.

After the opening weekend, Art Park on Ribnjak will remain open for socialising every day, from noon to 11 pm, until September 6, 2020. Visitors can expect numerous workshops for large and small, music and film evenings and collaborations with Animafest and film Frooom Kids School, Yoga Space morning yoga classes, Green Action activities, table tennis lessons, swing on the Reading Swing, regular and favourite Flea Market and much more for all generations.

(Photo credit: Borut Planinc)

The project is supported by the Tourist Board of the City of Zagreb, the City of Zagreb, and sponsors of the festival such as Pivovara Medvedgrad, Pipi, Badel, Jamnica, JUB boje, Graffitishop.hr, HSM informatika, Acer, dm, Next Bike, Fraktura, Floraart.

(Photo credit: Borut Planinc)

More information is available on the website or the official www.artparkzagreb.com  FB / IG pages.

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