ZAGREB, February 3, 2018 – An exhibition on the 120th anniversary of Zagreb’s Art Pavilion, one of the city’s landmarks, was opened on Friday.
Opening the event, Zagreb Deputy Mayor Jelena Pavičić Vukičević said that the Art Pavilion was a unique architectural structure, protected as a monument of the first category.
She recalled that the Art Pavilion was one of Europe’s first prefabricated buildings, designed by Hungarian architects Floris Korb and Kalman Giergl, while architects Ferdinand Fellner and Hermann Helmer made minor changes to its design. The Art Pavilion was inaugurated by an exhibition staged in its Croatian Salon in 1898, she said.
Art Pavilion director Jasminka Poklečki Stošić said that in its 120 years the Art Pavilion had hosted close to 800 exhibitions, featuring more than 10,000 works of art.
The exhibition marking the Art Pavilion’s anniversary features works by 120 artists, 100 painters and 20 sculptors, who had their works displayed at the Art Pavilion during its 120-year history. The author of the exhibition is Croatian Academy of Sciences and Arts (HAZU) member Tonko Maroević.
Attending the opening ceremony, among others, were HAZU president Zvonko Kusić, representatives of the Culture Ministry and several ambassadors accredited in Croatia.
The event will be open until March 4.