Lungomare Art

A series of eleven permanent installations of contemporary art inspired by Kvarner, set in ten locations along the Kvarner coast and on the islands.

Ten locations that have been selected for the Lungomare Art flagship – Brseč, Lovranska Draga, Volosko, the Rijeka Fish Market, Grčevo beach in Rijeka, Kostrena, Crikvenica, Lopar on the island of Rab, Baška on the island of Krk and Mali Lošinj – form a natural belt around the Kvarner Bay and represent different types of communities – urban, industrial, tourist, rural, island, fishing and marine. They transform Lungomare Art into a place where our natural and cultural heritage and topical issues meet and are reinterpreted in order to connect contemporary art, local communities and visitors – the temporary fellow citizens of our region.

The specificities of these locations will be interpreted through contemporary art in two ways: through literature – original short stories inspired by places in the Kvarner area (programme Authorial Boras), and art – a series of 11 specially designed permanent art installations in the public spaces of the 10 Lungomare Art locations, curated by Michal Koleček.

Each installation focuses on a certain specific aspect of the location where it will be placed, as interpreted by the invited artist or artist collective. As reminders of tradition and important stories of individual communities, they acquire an aesthetic and a functional dimension, becoming new areas to relax, playgrounds and spaces for conversing and learning. Lungomare Art thus tells stories that you won’t find in your run-of-the-mill tourist brochures and you can start exploring them from any location you wish.

The Lungomare Art flagship will be accompanied by a catalogue, a traveling exhibition, audience development activities with a digital component, etc.

 

In the gallery you can take a look at the photos of the Lungomare Art locations and the literary evenings of the programme Authorial Boras.