Street Art Growing in Split

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The streets of the Dalmatian capital are becoming more creative.

The third Judin Pazaar flea market is now over and, in addition to beautiful memories and a few vintage or second hand pieces of clothing in wardrobes of lucky buyers, this edition of the street culture festival will leave behind something else – creative visual art of students of the School of Fine Arts in Split on the plateau which hosted the flea market, reports Slobodna Dalmacija on October 9, 2015.

“Kopilica Industrial Zone in Split is becoming a popular gathering place for young people from Split. Therefore, before the autumn edition of the flea market, we had decided with Zrinka Barbarić, professor at the School of Fine Arts, to create a project with the main goal of bringing street culture closer to younger generations. The school curriculum was changed to include textile design which thirty students from different school departments applied to the plateau where Judin Pazaar was taking place. They had used more than 150 kilograms of paint. In addition to artistic images, there were also some activist messages as well”, said Petra Nižetić, the head organizer of the Judin Pazaar.

Among the messages which the young people used to convey their thoughts to the public were those written in English, like: Do not just wear it, embrace it! Go vegan! Feminism is for everyone!

“Perhaps our drawings will not make someone become a vegetarian or vegan, but at least they may encourage someone who already is, to give them a sense of belonging. Veganism is not a movement or a religion, but a search for harmony, lost health and the humanity”, said Petra Šaravanja, student of fashion design.

Her colleague Petra Davidenko, who is studying photography, also had some interesting thoughts. “People need to realize that feminism is for all and that it is very much needed. We are not hateful towards men, but we do not want for even one person, regardless of their age, religion, background, sexual orientation, class or culture, to be oppressed with roles and moulds which society imposes upon us”, she said.

With young people like these and their messages, Split has once again shown its better and more beautiful face which the media, unfortunately, rarely reports on, being mostly busy with other stories.


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