What remained of the utopia? Echoes of the Motel Trogir AIR elsewhere

For several years we have been organizing residencies for artists within the Motel Trogir project and producing works of art or supporting artistic research in the local context. Some of the works have been awarded, some have been purchased and are part of the collections of museums of contemporary art and art galleries.

Last year, one of Austria’s award-winning artists, Julia Gaisbacher, began an artistic exploration of Split 3, inspired by her Graz district – the Terrassenhaus Siedlung, a residential area built in the 1970s. This neighborhood is also an example of the broader participatory housing movement in Styria, Austria, from the 1960s to the 1990s. Her two new works in the process of creating “Mapping of Split 3” and “30 Trees” were recently written about by the local media in Graz, and we are looking forward to continued cooperation and dialogue about our beautiful modernist neighborhoods.

Julia Gaisbacher, the artist in Motel Trogir residence, was the winner of the AIR grant from the Province of Styria (Austria) in Split/Croatia. These are some echoes in local media (Graz) from May 2022.

The Motel Trogir project in 2022 has been supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Croatia and the Kultura Nova Foundation (Zaklada Kultura nova).

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