An alternative celebration of the accesion to the EU

With the presence of many names form then Croatian cultural and human rights NGO scene yesterday was held an alternative celebration of the Croatian joining the EU.

Kroatisch-EU Freundschaft (KEUF) is a controlled happening, with a large art installation, which took place outdoors at the French Republic Square simultaneously with the official celebration of Croatia’s accession to the EU at the Ban Jelacic Square.

In the scope of the audio-video-edible installation of the artist Zeljko Zorica, speeches and interpretations were held by  performance artists such as Bojana Radulovic from Montenegro, actors Luke Dragic and Urša Raukar, playwright Dino Pešut and Mario Kovač, to prominent figures from humanrights associations, such as Vesna Teršelić and  Sanja Sarnavka.

About the artist: In the last ten years Željko Zorica realizes his work as controlled happenings and consistently through them he encourages the audience to (inter)action and uses this participation as an important part of the performance. He makes it possible for the audience to freely enjoy and turns it into an active work of art that produces additional meanings that develop or challenge the ideas of the original idea behind the work and defined position of the audience as observers.

About the organizers:  Together with Perforations festival (Domino Association) and the 11th Festival of the First, with the support of POGON, the project involves the Platform 112, which brings together more than 70 Croatian civil society organizations and coalitions, emphasizing the contribution of civil society to the transition process of Croatia and its accession to the EU.

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