1968-1972 International Artists' Meetings in Vela Luka

written by Darko Fritz



A summer colony organised under the title International Artists' Meetings and International Visual Artists' Meetings in Vela Luka in 1968, 1970 and 1972, regularly questioned different means of creative expression. The first edition of the event took place in 1968 and it explored the topic of the mosaic in the urban space; the 1970 edition focused on the synthesis of urbanism, architecture and fine art, and in 1972 it dealt with multidisciplinarity, amateurism and the participation of the local population, as well as the artistic use of mass media. The development of the Meetings reveals the organization of creative work in different schemes of relations ranging from the personal to the collective and team work of creative individuals connected with the local management and economy and, thereby, articulating several modalities of participation of the local population in creative art processes.