The exhibition "Socialism and Modernity", focusing on art, culture, and politics in Croatia and other parts of the former Yugoslavia from the beginning of the 1950s to the mid-'70s, opened at Zagreb's Museum of Contemporary Art on Friday evening.
Some 400 exhibits, ranging from sugar servers and children's roller-skates to the first TV sets and the first illustrated children's encyclopedia, were put on display to depict modernisation processes after World War II.
The purpose of the exhibition is to encourage an objective discussion on the period between 1950 and 1975, so that that period, important for our cultural identity, can be discussed in a more impartial and analytical way, said the exhibition's author Ljiljana Kolesnik.
The opening ceremony was attended by a large number of visitors, and President Ivo Josipovic, under whose auspices the event is being held, was among the first to see the exhibition.
The team that staged the exhibition also includes Sandra Krizic Roban, Tvrtko Jakovina, Dejan Krsic and Dean Duda.
The exhibition will be open until February 2012.