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The yellow building itself is gorgeous and its interior worth taking a look at ! It's only open during temporary exhibitions but those hosted here are among the more interesting presented in Zagreb. I guess it's good to check their calendar if you're planning a trip there.Emmanuelle B,
The Art Pavilion in Zagreb is the oldest exhibition hall on the Slavic south and the only building that has been purpously built for big, representative exhibitions to be held in it.
The exhibitions of many groups, movements and trends have been held here - the foundations of the traditions of painting and sculptural modernity in Croatia have been created here. Between two world wars everything that was artistically most progressive was brought together in the Pavilion.
The need for an exhibition hall, where big exhibitions of artists and cultural importance can be held, was felt in Zagreb in the last decade of the last century when art life started to develop more intensely. The original idea and initiative for the construction of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb was given in 1895 by a painter Vlaho Bukovac, the most remarkable person in Zagreb’s artistic and cultural life on the transition of the centuries.
The possibility of the realization of construction of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb appeared during the preparations for the Millenium exhibitions in Budapest. Persuaded by Bukovac, Croatian artists ashed for their own, separate, montaged art pavilion, its iron framework to be transported to Zagreb after the exhibition. The invitation for the building of the Art Pavilion in Zagreb was officially published, and Viennese architects Hellmer and Fellmer were charged with commission. The building itself was opened on 15th December 1898.
The Art Pavilion in Zagreb is the place of the most concentrated insight into out own history, it is the stage where chosen parts from artistic, cultural and political present and past have been periodically set.