Mali Zagreb: stop, look below and find a small town!
Author: Matina Tenžera
In cooperation with the Zagreb Tourist Board, an art project called Little Zagreb will start on March 21.
The new art project Mali Zagreb is a series of miniature installations that, on the first day of spring, will be set in eleven attractive locations in the city of Zagreb. The tiny compositions are reminiscent of the facades of Zagreb's residential buildings and the windows of once-usual Zagreb shops and trades. The author of the project, artist and director Filip Filković Philatz created an irresistible story about a small town, which he realized with a group of creative young people (Mia Martinović, Josip Kresović and Lucija Švob) into a unique project. "The idea for the works was to reflect the living space of our big world in miniature proportions, as well as to emphasize the importance of paying attention to the little things in life and the details that enrich it," said author Filip Filković Philatz.
The Zagreb Tourist Board also took part in the realization, whose director, Martina Bienenfeld, stated on this occasion: “We saw the signs of this irresistible art project at the end of 2020, when a series of photo manipulations of miniatures depicting Zagreb homes, shops and houses was published on social networks. . We connected with the creative young team behind the project because we wanted to breathe life into these virtual miniatures, so, symbolically, with the first day of spring, these charming but complex installations will come to life in reality. With its discreet appearance, Mali Zagreb always creates a desirable moment of surprise for everyone who sees it, and as a non-invasive and ambient outdoor project that does not encourage large gatherings, it is a real example of positioning Zagreb as a responsible and safe destination. "
Miniature works of Mali Zagreb are set in unusual and unexpected places
Although they are located in the very center of the city, the miniature works of Mali Zagreb are placed in unusual and unexpected places – on the curbs and at the foot of fences, walls and buildings in public areas. To see them and enjoy them, you need to stop, look down and look for them. To facilitate the search, a special map has been created that includes all locations, and can be downloaded from the Visitor Centers or online, on the website of the project and the Tourist Board .
With its unobtrusive and elegant aesthetics, Mali Zagreb completes the cultural offer of the city, encourages thinking about the city and its history, but also about the moments that are yet to come. The miniature installations are intended for all residents of Zagreb and all those who will visit it from March 21 to September 5, 2021.