International Festival of Visual Arts – Arterija


The Festival is dedicated to the theme of the bicycle and therefore the title is Let there be…bicycle; to paraphrase the old testament phrase And there was light.
The title is an ambiguous play on words which in harmony with the ‘bicycle’ introduces concepts of ‘recycling’, ‘cycling’, ‘green’, ‘running’, or ‘turned’.
The Festival’s idea of the bicycle will be expressed through modern and contemporary art practices, literature, animated or featured film, workshops, toys and the metaphor of historical and scientific facts. Numerous artistic interventions, exhibitions and presentations will be presented at the visible and hidden places of the old town of Novigrad and in the Museum Lapidarium (marking the 200 year anniversary of the invention of the bicycle).


Davie, Hans Op de Beeck, Cvitko Bilić, Đanino Božić, Cnjotfihter?, Braco Dimitrijević, Dalibor Kazija, Vasko Lipovac, Anto Lloveras, Marco Milia, Oleg Morović, Bojan Mrđenović, Majda Novak, Pino Pascali, Petikat, Zdravko Pilko, Narcisa Potežica, Srinivasa Prasad, Hans Schabus, Mario Schifano, Goran Škofić, Linus Riepler, Vladimir Perić Talent, Goran Trbuljak, Seriously Twisted, Stipan Tadić, Techno Vikings, Matjaž Vipotnik, Kushtrim Zeqiri, Danijel Žeželj, Hrvoje Živčić.


Buster Keaton, Vittorio De Sica, Pink Panther, The Simpsons, Sylvain Chomet, The Queen, Tom Waits, Alex Gibney, Zdenka Vučković & Ivo Robić, Nat King Cole, Donald Duck, Cycling in Cambodia, etc.


How to build your own bamboo bike // 17 – 19/8/2017
Lead by Bamboo Bicycle Club (London, UK) // Bamboo Bicycle Club

Cycling – recycling // 19 – 21/8/2017
Lead by Margerita Rakić (Pula, CRO)


Participants: Bojan Mrđenović, Stipan Tadić & Hrvoje Živčić

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Marco Milia: “Nell’ essere idrico”
Policarbonato alveolare 35 cerchi diametro 200 cm
Dimensione ambiente
In collaborazione con Istituto Italiano di Cultura Zagabria
Courtesy by Marco Milia // Marco Milia

Vasko Lipovac: “Biciklisti / Cyclists”, 1995.
Courtesy by Mario Lipovac, Split

Braco Dimitrijević: “Tryptichos Post Historicus”, 2005.
Courtesy by Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Rijeka

Dalibor Kazija
“Kozmička kolotečina”
Courtesy by Dalibor Kazija

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Flyer Letak_pdf

Design by Oleg Šuran


Workshops – sign up – they are free! – Create a bamboo bike! Create recycled bicycle!

17 – 19/8/2017: 11.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m. and 19 – 22 p.m. : How to build your own bamboo bike | Lead by: Bamboo Bicycle Club (London, UK)

19 – 21/8/2017: 11.00 a.m. – 13.00 p.m. and 19.00 p.m. – 22.00 p.m. : Cycling – recycling | Lead by: Margerita Rakić (Pula, CRO)

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Vittorio de Sica “I ladri di biciclette / Bicycle Thieves”| Church of St. Carmela, at 8 p.m. (1st screening), at 9 .30 p. m. (2nd screening)

“Bicycle Thieves”, 1948
Ladri di biciclette (original title)
Director: Vittorio De Sica
Writers: Cesare Zavattini (screenplay), Luigi Bartolini (novel) | 7 more credits
Stars: Lamberto Maggiorani, Enzo Staiola, Lianella Carell, etc
Won: Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists 1949, Academy Awards USA 1950, Golden Globes USA 1950, BAFTA Awards 1950, BTA Film Award 1950, Bodil Awards 1951, Cinema Writers Circle Awards, Spain 1951, CEC Award 1951 etc
In post-war Italy, a working-class man’s bicycle is stolen. He and his son set out to find it.
Courtesy Istituto Italiano di Cultura Zagabria

Sylvain Chomet “Les Triplettes de Belleville” | Park of the Diocese of Novigrad : at 9.00 p.m.

“The Triplets of Belleville”, 2003
“Les triplettes de Belleville” (original title)
Director: Sylvain Chomet
Writer: Sylvain Chomet
Stars: Michèle Caucheteux, Jean-Claude Donda, Michel Robin
Won: New York Film Critics Circle Awards 2003, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards 2003, César Awards, France 2004, Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2004, Lumiere Awards, France 2004, Motion Picture Sound Editors, USA 2004, Golden Trailer Awards 2004, Genie Awards 2005 etc

When her grandson is kidnapped during the Tour de France, Madame Souza and her beloved pooch Bruno team up with the Belleville Sisters–an aged song-and-dance team from the days of Fred Astaire–to rescue him.

Courtesy Institut Français de Zagreb