Split Nomad Gallery, known as the first pop-up art gallery in Split, officially opens on Thursday.
“It presents a group of creative, like-minded individuals who, under the mantra that the development of society is directly dependent on the development of culture and art, decided to change a small part of the world around them. Through a series of one-day exhibition events at several locations in the city of Split, SPLITNOMADGALLERY promotes contemporary art in a new and innovative way. Come and visit our exhibitions and take a look at what Split’s contemporary art scene has to offer. And since you’re already there, choose your favorite graphic print, photograph or a painting, and use the opportunity to chat with the exhibiting artists,” explains the creatives behind the brand new project.
It is, in short, a one-day event with an emphasis on contemporary art that will take place every Thursday until October, from noon to 8 pm, where five artists will exhibit for now. The first exhibition of painters, graphic artists and photographers will be presented on Thursday, April 4.
The founder of the project is Mirela Jusupović, who boasts experience working with a designer in New York.
“The emergence of the Split Nomad Gallery is based on the premise that the development of society is directly dependent on the development of culture and art,” said Jusupović for Dalmatinski Portal.
The whole concept is conceived as a ‘revolving door’, that the setting changes and that new artists join.
“These exhibition spaces are different from a gallery, and we offer something quite new to both locals and tourists so that all the visitors can see the city presented differently, in a good environment and a relaxed atmosphere. Our wish is to unite the artists and the cultural scene and to present it to the wider audience,” Jusupović continued.
Jusupović came to Split two and a half years ago from New York and was surprised at how fragmented it is, but how much talent exists.
“However, there is always the same circle of people in the foreground. Some people generally go to galleries; but on the other hand, Split people are not offered as much as they could because of the rich cultural history of the city. I have to admit I was a little bit surprised, and as I was delighted with the city, I wanted to do something. The idea of ‘walking galleries’ was born and we are now moving forward,” Jusupović concluded.
The Split Nomad Gallery will be open on Thursday, April 4, 2019, from 12 pm to 8 pm at the HOK Kavana and Galleria, located at Kavanjinova 11.
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