For the third year in a row, ‘Katamaran Art 2020’ travels on one of the busiest catamaran lines on the Adriatic, Split – Jelsa (Hvar) operated by Jadrolinija. The name itself refers to this line which transports thousands of passengers every year, especially in summer when all lines to Croatian islands are more frequent. The circulation of people and goods is mainly related to tourism and the daily life of the domicile population.
On the other hand, as pointed out in the announcement of the organizers, Katamaran Art wants to emphasize the third, equally important dimension of the trip which is the circulation of ideas, the artistic ones in this case.
The project recognizes the obligation of the regional centre and its umbrella museum institution to support artistic life in the wider environment and respects the desire and need of a smaller community to actively participate in it.
Katamaran Art sailed for the first time in 2018. Since then, artists joined the domicile population, tourists and goods in the transfer with their works convinced that interest in such content does not die with summer heat, fiestas and siestas. The same belief was shared by the initiators and organizers of the project, the Museum of the Municipality of Jelsa and the Split Art Gallery, on the occasion of designing a program of three exhibitions that are alternately set in Jelsa and Split during the summer months.
Katamaran Art 2020 started with the opening of the exhibition of Ivan Posavec in the Kravata Gallery in Jelsa, on June 26th, at 9 p.m. The exhibition of Nina Ivančić is the second exhibition of the Jelsa part of this year’s cycle of Katamaran Art. It is thematically gathered around the motif of the ship and the trip.