Tuesday, 22 February 2022

12 Year Wait: Caribou Returns to Zagreb with Lauba Concert on March 12

February 22, 2022 -  After a long 12-year wait, Caribou returns to Zagreb for an impressive audio-visual concert at the Lauba House for People and Arts.

As anti-pandemic restrictions ease across Europe, Caribou can finally embark on their European tour and has added a Zagreb concert! As they put together a new audio-visual concept for the upcoming tour, which includes a 10-meter-wide LED screen and a 12-meter-wide stage, the Lauba House for People and Arts proved to be the best space to meet all required technical requirements. All those who were lucky enough to see Caribou at the SC Gallery back in 2008 know about the natural symbiosis of their unique audio-visual expression and gallery space, so it is to be expected that the combination of Caribou and Lauba will result in a stunning spectacle.

Thus, after a long 12-year wait, the Canadian genius and London-based Dan Snaith and his great four-member band Caribou will return to Zagreb. Fortunately for us, this 42-year-old doctor of mathematics appeared in KSET for the first time in 2004, shortly after the release of the great "Up in Flames" album when he danced with the Chicago Underground Trio, cementing his status in this city, apparently, for all time.

Changing the band's name to Caribou under the threat of a lawsuit by a certain Handsome Dick Manitoba did not hurt Dan at all because each of his new arrivals in Zagreb attracted more and more people, while with each new release, he disarmed critics by bringing his abstract fusion of electronics and indie pop on the annual lists of the best albums around the world.

Each album came with numerous professional awards, such as the prestigious Canadian Polaris Music Award and the Juno Awards.

With their last concert in Zagreb, Caribou promoted the album "Swim," which hinted at the significant commercial potential of this group and was further emphasized after Caribou's entire world tour in 2012 supporting Radiohead. It was therefore not surprising that two years later, with the release of the album "Our Love," they exploded and replaced 500-capacity clubs with halls that accommodate more than 3,000 people. They also reached the top at festivals and, in 2014, played at the Pula Arena as the main act of Dimensions festival.

Two years have passed since Caribou released their new album "Suddenly," which was praised by critics like its predecessors, and which will be presented to the Zagreb audience after several delays.

A limited number of tickets at a promotional price of 170 kuna can be purchased at Dirty Old Shop and Rockmark and online until February 28 or until stocks last. After that, the price will be 190 kuna, and 220 kuna at the entrance. 

Tickets purchased when they were initially released two years ago are valid for this concert and do not have to be replaced with new ones. Refunds are accepted until February 28. 

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Wednesday, 9 February 2022

Tara Stanić Will Exhibit Her Artwork at the Lauba Gallery on February 10th

February 9, 2022 - Lauba's project cycle "Send on" continues with exhibitions of works by young authors, and this time hosts the artist Tara Stanić. The opening of the exhibition ''Only Dreams'' will take place on Thursday, February 10, at 19:00.

The exhibition cycle "Send on" of the House for People and Art Lauba, in which young authors have the opportunity to present themselves to the public, continues on Thursday, February 10, with the exhibition "Only Dreams" by Tara Stanić, reports Večernji List.

''In these works, I transfer my own dreams into reality by focusing on the atmosphere and emotion I had at that moment'', mentioned Stanić in the announcement of the exhibition.


Tara Stanić/www.lauba.hr

''I wake up from sleep with an intense feeling that accompanies me through the morning and day. In the process of waking up, I remember situations, dialogues, and emotions from dreams, and sometimes I try to discern what they were with difficulty. To prevent dreams from fading from memory, I write them down. However, certain dreams are etched in my memory for years. I am fascinated by the way dreams intertwine with each other, and how detailed and vivid they are in their unreality. I draw inspiration from their apparent incoherence, meaning, my own thoughts, dialogue, and their bizarreness. In these works, I translate my own dreams into reality by focusing on the atmosphere and emotion I had at the time'',  says Stanić about her work.


Tara Stanić/www.lauba.hr

Tara Stanić was born in Zagreb in 1998 and graduated from the School of Applied Arts and Design in Zagreb. She is a student at the Academy of Fine Arts in Zagreb at the Department of Fine Arts, majoring in graphics in the class of Professor Igor Čabraja (second year of graduate studies). Through graphics, illustration, comics, and painting, she explores the grotesque, the fantastic, alienation, and loneliness. Using narration, imaginary monsters and the dream realm combine the unusual, the creepy, and the witty. She has participated in group exhibitions in Zagreb (ALU, 2018-21) and Antwerp (Royal Academy of Fine Arts 2019, TICK TACK Gallery, 2020) where she has been part of the Erasmus + program (2019).

You can find in the map below the address and location of the House for People and Art Lauba.

Admission to the exhibition is free, and it is open Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m, and all prescribed epidemiological measures will be followed.

You can find more information about Tara's event in the official Facebook event.

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Sunday, 13 December 2020

Zagreb Lauba's Revolutionary Redesign by World-Famous Japanese Architect

ZAGREB December 13, 2020 – .One of Croatia's best-loved gallery and event spaces will undergo a revolutionary new facelift at the hands of a world-famous architect. Zagreb Lauba's new look comes at the hands of internationally acclaimed Sou Fujimoto. A serial award winner, the architect's prominent works are found all over the world.

Newly-released images of how Zagreb's Lauba will look show an incredibly imaginative redesign. Echoing the avenue of trees that runs by the side of the gallery and event space, Sou Fujimoto has planned an oval-shaped garden roof space for the building in which trees will also be planted. The inspiration for the design came from Zagreb Lauba's name – it is a colloquial word used to describe a certain circular area of trees, the architect being informed of this by gallery owner Tomislav Klitschko.

laubynew22.jpg© Sou Fujimoto Architects / Lauba

According to Jutarnji List's coverage of the redesign, by journalist Patricia Kish, the new roof garden space will be accessed by stairs and lift. Zagreb Lauba's design as it stands today was originally made by Alenka Gačić-Pojatina, who will collaborate on the new additions by Sou Fujimoto.

Zagreb Lauba's story dates back to 1910 when it was constructed by Emil Eisner and Adolf Ehrlich for use as a stables and riding school for the Austro-Hungarian army. It later became the weaving mill of the Textile Combine Zagreb, which it remained until being converted to a gallery and event space in 2008.

laubynew3.jpg© Sou Fujimoto Architects / Lauba

Sou Fujimoto is one of the most celebrated architects of Japan. He has won several prestigious awards for his work and the acclaim has made his designs much in-demand around the world. Often working with wood and natural materials, his designs can be found in London, Paris, Budapest and soon, at Zagreb Lauba's hands, in Croatia.

Lauba is a contemporary art gallery and its mission is to discover artistic expression by Croatian visual artists, and also participate in international cultural trends. Set in a huge black building near Črnomerec its exhibitions usually change around every month. In recent times it has also played host to large-scale electronic music events.

1620px-Final_Wooden_House_2008.jpgOne of Sou Fujimoto's previous designs © Kenta Mabuchi

Thursday, 28 March 2019

Infobip Wins EY Entrepreneur of the Year!

March 28, 2019 - Croatia's 2019 Ernst&Young Entrepreneur of the Year is Infobip!