Lungomare

Lungomare is a meeting point and a point of reinterpretation of natural, social and historical heritage through contemporary art, aiming at connecting local communities and visitors – temporary cohabitants of our region.

The ten selected locations of the Lungomare flagship – Brseč, Lovranska Draga, Volosko, the beach of Grčevo in Rijeka, the Rijeka fish market, Kostrena, Crikvenica, Lopar on Rab, Baška on Krk and Mali Lošinj – make up the natural belt surrounding the bay of Kvarner. They represent different types of communities – city, industrial, tourist, rural, insular, fishing or maritime.

The idiosyncrasies of these locations will be interpreted by means of contemporary art in two ways: the literary – short stories inspired by the locations – and a series of 10 specially designed art installations dedicated to Lungomare communities and placed throughout the region, curated by Michal Koleček, whereas the partner museums, the Maritime and History Museum of the Croatian Littoral and the Natural History Museum of Rijeka, will also showcase specificities at 10 Lungomare stations based on which will be also the accompanying contents such as a documentary about a creative artistic process, a catalogue, a traveling exhibition, audience development activities involving a digital component and so on.

We chose a cultural tourist route with stations at art installations, adapted to the localities and maintained with the cooperation of the local population, lasting all year round.

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