The grand finale of the European Capital of Culture programme, which will offer over 50 various events to the audience by the end of the month, begins with the exhibitions “Retrovizor 2020 – ECC Photo Gallery” and “Fiume Fantastika – Phenomena of the City” set up in the premises of Export in the zone Delta in Rijeka.

The photo gallery titled “Retrovizor 2020” reminds us of many significant moments set apart from the exciting course of time in which European Capital of Culture was created, as well as of the unusual places where the meetings took place, while the exhibition “Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City”, was a great success in the second half of 2020 and was viewed by more than 7,000 visitors, reopens its doors due to great interest.

The look at “Retrovizor 2020” is directed towards 2020, and further on

The photo exhibition “Retrovizor 2020” which is free of charge, covers a period of more than 4 years, from the period when Rijeka won the European Capital of Culture title, to date.

– We wanted to show by photos not only the brightest moments and great programmes, but also to evoke the atmosphere and the manners in which the programmes were created and what the works on art pieces looked like. We wanted to present the people who took part in these processes, and also those who attended the programmes – the audience, said Emina Višnić in the announcement, on behalf of the team of authors of the exhibition set up in the premises of the Export Gallery.

The authors of the design and concept of the exhibition are Ana Tomić and Marino Krstačić Furić. Admission to the photo exhibition ‘Retrovizor 2020’ is free of charge.

Fiume Fantastika for all who did not manage to see it during 2020

“Fiume Fantastika: Phenomena of the City”, exhibition that was a great success in the second half of 2020 and was viewed by more than 7,000 visitors, is the central exhibition of the programme Sweet and Salty, Rijeka 2020 – European Capital of Culture, and is based on recent research by DeltaLab – Centre for Urban Transition, Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Rijeka and thematically follows  the last one hundred and fifty years of the urban history of Rijeka during which the city experiences radical growth and becomes a global transport and industrial centre. The exhibition is set up in 10 pavilions, on the ground floor of Export, each of which tells the story of a certain phenomenon in Rijeka, namely: Borders, Port and Railway, Networks, Cinema: “People are coming!”, City, Palace, Common ground, Leisure, Monuments and Fantastic Zones.

– A novelty during the reopening of the Fiume Fantastika exhibition is that we are missing one pavilion, said Delta Lab programme manager and exhibition producer Morana Matković and revealed that parts of the Fantastic Zone pavilion were on their way to the Venice Biennale and together with the Deltalab team would present Croatia at the biennale of the current year.

Guided tours of the exhibition subject to prior application

Guided tours through the Fiume Fantastika exhibition will be re-organised, and in accordance with epidemiological measures, each tour will be attended by a maximum of 15 people, provided that there will be more tours than in autumn, so that all who are interested can take their turn.

The schedule of tours, for which it will be obligatory to apply via the e-mail address, will be regularly published on Monday for the current week.

The individual ticket price for the Fiume Fantastika – City Phenomena exhibition is HRK 30. Admission is free of charge for children up to 7 years, and the unemployed and pensioners, upon presentation of valid documents. Children and young people up to the age of 18, students, employees of the University of Rijeka and members of artistic and architectural professional associations and organisations, upon presentation of valid documents, receive a 50% discount on an individual ticket.

The regular working hours of Export are on Thursday and Friday from 15.00 to 20.00 and on Saturday and Sunday between 11.00 and 20.00, while on holidays Export will be closed to visitors.

Irena Kregar Šegota, director of Rijeka 2020, pointed out that all events were adjusted to the epidemiological measures currently in force. She also pointed out that as part of the finale of the ECOC programme, an exhibition by Rijeka artist Marina Rajšić titled “Print Screen” would also open on Thursday at the Filodrammatica Gallery, and the first guided walks and city tours for children and adults would start next Saturday. They will be organised every Saturday during the month. Further information about the tours are available at

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