“The Sixties in Croatia” Exhibition Opens

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ZAGREB, April 27, 2018 – The exhibition “The Sixties in Croatia: Myth and Reality” was opened at Zagreb’s Museum or Arts and Crafts on Thursday.

The central exhibition of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in 2018 offers an overview of one of the key periods of recent Croatian history from 1958 to 1971.

The exhibition’s author Zvonko Maković said he considered it was interesting to show how much the 1960s differed from the present. “Now we are constantly talking about crisis, depression, stress and lack of energy, while the 1960s were optimistic, people believed that anything was possible, it was a time of innovation,” said Maković.

Opening the exhibition, a State Secretary at the Culture Ministry Ivica Poljičak said that the 1960s would be remembered as a period of accomplishments whose strong impact was still felt but also as a period when human freedoms were deficient. “It was a time when people lived intensively, we were more oriented towards one another and less to gadgets. This exhibition will enable us to establish an emotional connection to that period,” Poljičak said.

The numerous exhibits, ranging from documents and works of art to photographs and film, TV and music excerpts and objects of everyday use, put emphasis on the more relevant segments of the fields of art, architecture and fashion.

They are displayed in 12 halls on an area of more than 1,000 square metres. More than 1,000 exhibits have been borrowed from 62 institutions in five countries and 84 individuals. Around 200 people worked on the exhibition for four years.

The event will be open until September 30.


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