The 8th edition of artOmat, the unconventional art fair, will take place in the home of Croatian Association of Fine Artists, from the 17th to the 23rd December. After a one-year hiatus, artOmat returns in its best new festival guise. More than 70 carefully selected authors, and a few specially invited to participate, will present their most recent work in the spheres of art and design. An extremely diverse selection involves contemporary art and design production, as well as products with more than 80-year-old tradition.
This year, in addition to our regular programme, we invite visitors to participate in ArtOmat Spotlights, a panel discussion with exhibitors, i.e. artists and designers together with curators. In the framework of panels, the visitors will be able to have a closer look at various art and design practices and the work of chosen exhibitors.
The exhibition space is this time a bit transformed and concepted as an expert guidance named ArtOmat Walk. This art walk will consist of modern and historic art subjects, studio visits and conversations with contemporary artists who live close to the Mestrovic pavillion.
The visit to a creative workshop space is also a must at this year’s artOmat! It is imagined as a one-day happening, functioning as a Jump-in type of workshop offering education in rare art techniques and skills.
Music atmosphere at the fair is created by several artists: on Monday, the day of the opening, the atmosphere is created by DJ P.D.Ricco, on Tuesday DJ MeniGaga, every other week day it’s Pozitivan ritam and on Saturday DJ Pepi Jogarde from Adriatic Coasting.
As a result of s proffessional selective approach in creating lists of exhibitors, artOmat constantly affirms as a distinct rival art platform for promotion, sale and purchase of quality and unique products an Christmas gifts.
The admission at artOmat and all accompanying programs and workshops is free of charge.