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Shadow Casters

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At the end of Martićeva street, right near the intersection with Držićeva, we find the inspirational office of ‘The Shadow Casters’, one of the most interesting artistic associations that came to be in Zagreb in the past fifteen years or so.

The Shadow Casters are an international non-profit artistic organization and production platform dedicated to developing interdisciplinary collaboration between artists and contemplating intermediary arts, especially in the context of urban and public spaces, as well as the phenomenon of cities and city life.

The Shadow Casters have been founded in 2002 by artists Boris Bakal, Katarina Pejović, Željko Serdarević and Stanko Juzbašić, with many other artists and authors cooperating in the platform’s activities over the years: Leo Vukelić, Sandra Uskoković, Mare Šuljak, Anja Pletikosa, Srećko Horvat, Barbara Blasin, Vanja Žanko, Bojan Navojec, Vedran Senjanović, Marko Tadić, Iva Kovač and so on. The group continuously questions existing concepts of individual identities, encouraging a cross-cultural dialogue, creating interactive works and projects between Croatian and foreign artists. 

Most of the projects by the Shadow Casters can be described as “sculptures in time” which explore the various relations between man and space, touching upon experimental theatre, performance, fine art, film, and other media.

The widespread international activity of the Shadow Casters has so far includeed cooperation with more than 150 artists from 36 countries. Their projects have been realized and presented at festivals in Zagreb, Dubrovnik, Bologna, Graz, Ljubljana, Pisa, Belgrade, Marseilles, Leiden, Genoa, Podgorica and New York, in collaboration with a range of local partners, from non-governmental organizations to cultural institutions, academies and universities. Among other projects, in 2016, the Shadow Casters continue to deal with their own version of theater, with their popular and exciting performance Battle of Neretva.



Atelier Ostrman

One of the more interesting locations in Lopašićeva Street is the art studio of the painter Tomislav Ostrman, Atelier Ostrman, where he exhibits and sells his own pieces and those of his colleagues and friends, alongside organizing small social events in this attractive workshop.

Garderoba Concept Store

With the opening of Ana Ivančić’s Garderoba, Zagreb got its first conceptual showroom for Scandinavian fashion. Garderoba is a carefully thought-out project, a room whose elements have all been designed by brilliant Croatian designers and architects, thus also adding a Croatian brand to the offer.

Slatka priča

The Slatka Priča pastry shop was started in 2013, and is currently in three places – Kranjčevićeva Street, Ivana Brlić Mažuranić Street in Zagreb’s Malešnica neighborhood, and, of course, Martićeva Street (since 2016), more precisely at the busy corner of Martićeva and Smičiklasova.


Mikrofon is a music school started in 2009, located in the charming inner courtyard of 19 Martićeva Street. Its predecessor was the Vocal Studio Maraton vocal workshop from Rijeka, and the school has since then grown from offering single singing lessons to group singing and lessons for children, as well as instrumental music lessons.

Medveščak Library

The Medveščak Library, our neighborhood’s branch of Zagreb City Libraries, encompasses three departments – adult, children’s and youth (also known as “Idi pa Vidi”, or “Come and See”). Besides normal library duties, the library also engages in setting up various exhibitions in its windows, and workshops in the rooms of the youth and children’s departments.