From art to Zagreb IFCC brings together 60 international experts to share knowledge on illustration, concept art and much more
With over 60 pro artists attending May’s IFCC event in Croatia’s capital, there’s a good chance you’ll bump into one of your art heroes on the city streets.
“There isn’t another similar event anywhere near,” says Marko Prpic Zets, director of the Independent Festival of Creative Communication (IFCC), in Croatia. “Our region features many amazing artists and designers. Combine them with well-known international folks and you get a creative explosion called IFCC.”
The Zagreb-based event is the result of Croatia’s Boonar Studio project and the Boonika art network ( www.boonika.net) working together, with Marko at the helm. IFCC focuses on art and design, particularly within the entertainment, publishing and advertising industries.
Confirmed speakers for 2015 include Mike Hill, Jan Urschel and Darek Zabrocki – some of the 60-plus experts who’ll be on hand to share their knowledge. “I think our old slogan – ‘We support art… no bullshit!’ – says it all,” Marko explains. “IFCC is a big project which will, hopefully, give us an opportunity do something significant for artists and designers in the industry.”
There’s a big focus on commercial illustrations, animations and concept art. “The truth is that ‘art in the industry’ is one of most important forms of contemporary art,” says Marko. “At least, that’s how we see it.”
IFCC takes place between 25 and 30 May. See www.ifcc-croatia.com for details. ImagineFX readers can receive a 20 per cent discount off tickets by entering future#ifcc at http://ifcc-croatia.com/get-tickets.
Two paintings by England-based
artist Darek Zabrocki, who’ll be appearing at May’s IFCC in Croatia.