Stories from the Edge | Renata Poljak


Stories from the Edge

MLZ Art Dep, Trieste
opening: 14 April 2016
Fri, 15/04/2016 to Sat, 28/05/2016

The project, curated by Francesca Lazzarini and The Daily Rhythms Collective (Nayari Castillo and Kate Howlett-Jones)investigates the identity of tourist resorts along the coast of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Slovenia and the Istrian Croatian coast during the low season. Serving as an itinerant osmizza*, the van will serve as a point of encounter, hospitality and production, a place of artistic research that does more than simply provide food. Following in the tradition of osmizze – rustic inns which by Josef II of Austria’s decree had permission to open just eight days a year (the word osmizza comes from the Slovenian osem, meaning eight) – the van  sets up in eight different places. Six of these are in situ along the coast, with two final ones in Trieste, Italy and Graz, Austria. Exhibitions will also be held here presenting the works created from the project.