𝐉𝐞𝐥𝐬𝐚 𝐀𝐫𝐭 𝐁𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐚𝐥 – festival of contemporary art
This year, from 1st July to 2nd August 2021, Jelsa Art Biennial, a festival of contemporary art, will take place on the island of Hvar!Jelsa Art Biennial, mostly performed in public spaces, brings contemporary art closer to broad audiences and carries the message of social responsibility.
In the biennial program from the end of June to August 2021, supported by Saturn’s oppositions with Venus, Mars, and the Sun (an astronomical phenomenon that will take place in the night sky during the biennial), we will present the reflections of local and international artists on the metaphorical interpretations of the Solar System’s sixth planet.
Saturn traditionally implies moral and material crises as the price of every development of personality, directs individuals to great life trials, limitations, inevitable falls, and the power of social and spiritual ascension. Looking back at the aspects of the sixth planet of the Solar System and its metaphorical mythological turn from the agricultural fruit-bearer to the Father of Time, 𝐉𝐀𝐁𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 will focus on time as the basic dimension of our existence, and the fact it destroys as much as it creates.
In accordance with this principle, the main locations of research and presentation of Jelsa Art Biennial were selected: on the one hand, abandoned structures, overtaken by nature; on the other hand, locations in the nature where life flourishes, which are, in turn, unstoppably taken over by man.
Ager- Stari Grad Field (UNESCO protected heritage site)
Hotel Jadran, Jelsa
In such a way, Jelsa Art Biennial 2021 wants to address the burning issues of our everyday life: the apparent acceleration of time as opposed to its slowing down, the processes of decaying opposed to the processes of construction, transience and mortality, intergenerational relations, and the eternal scattering of matter and time in contrast with the impossibility of disintegration in the midst of the ecological crisis that marks the age in which we live.