Op Art Festival in Opatija Dedicated to Women This Year

By , 19 May 2017, 01:02 AM Travel
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Summer is fast approaching, and while we still have to wait a bit longer for the beach season, the weather has been fantastic for the last couple of days. Why not head to Opatija for the weekend? If by any chance you find yourself in this wonderful town on Saturday, May 20th, you're in luck: there's a whole evening of art, music and dance waiting for you at the Art Pavilion Juraj Šporer.

Dedicated to women, the 13th edition of the Op Art Festival will see a succession of attractive events starting with a promotion of Ružica Šimunović's book titled "Body in Dialogue: Women's Performance Art in Croatia". The book presents an overview of performance art created by women from the 1970s to the present day, and features 20 Croatian performance artists, including Tajči Čekada who will present her own work at the festival.

Čekada's photo exhibition that opens at 8 PM is titled "The life of plants in Croatian public institutions", and speaks about the state of society through a sort of reflection on the coexistence of plants and the bureaucracy wasteland we're all familiar with.

The exhibition opening is followed by a dance performance "Dead Time" by the Art Organisation Kabinet, led by Ivana Kalc and performed by her dance ensemble. After the show, a banquet and wine tasting are to take place on the terrace in front of the pavilion, accompanied by the electronic-eclectic music duo MED.

This year's edition of the Op Art festival is questioning the female body as a medium, as well as bodies as social construct in general, aiming to insist on the political visibility of women. For more information, check out the Facebook event

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  • On the A1 motorway at Brinje tunnel in direction Split traffic is flowing with delays due to a traffic accident. During the day delays can be expected in roadwork areas. Weather conditions are favourable. Drivers are invited to keep distance and to adjust the speed to road conditions. One lane is free only/traffic is flowing in reduced lanes on the following motorways:-A1 Zagreb-Split-Ploče in Brinje and Mala Kapela tunnels in both directions till 10 June; -A2 Zagreb-Macelj between Jankomir and Zaprešić junctions 1st-4th km, between Sveti Križ Začretje and Krapina junctions 38th-41st km in both directions; -A3 Bregana-Lipovac at Kutina-Ilova bridge (106th km), between Kutina and Novska (117th-120th km) in both directions, between Popovača and Križ junctions (79th-78th km) in direction Zagreb; -A4 Zagreb-Goričan - till 9 June traffic is suspended in the entrance lane of Kraljevečki Novaki from direction Sesvete and Dugo Selo towards Ivanja Reka junction, there is a local detour; in the roadwork area traffic is flowing in reduced lanes; -A6 Rijeka-Zagreb at Svilno viaduct 78th-80th km between Orehovica and Čavle junctions in each direction till 1 June. Till 9 June between 9am and 10am, 8pm and 9pm traffic is occasionally suspended for about 15 minutes on Rijeka detour road at Rujevica junction in both directions. Due to roadworks traffic is suspended: -on the DC1 state road in Lučko (Zagreb); -on the DC8 Adriatic road at Posedarje; -on the DC6 state road, section Glina-Dvor border crossing, detour: Glina (DC37)-Petrinja-Hrvatska Kostajnica-Dvor; -on the DC47 Lipik-Novska state road at Jagma 7am-7pm. Traffic is regulated by traffic signals/one road lane is free only:-on the DC1 state road in Knin until 14 July; -on the DC1 state road at Klinča Sela, Tušilović and Mostanje; -on the DC8 Adriatic road on the section Kaštel Stari-Kaštel Gomilica, at Podstrana, on the section Zaton Doli-Bistrina; -on the DC66 Pula-Most Raša state road; -on the DC62 Veliki Prolog-Metković state road at Most Metković.
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