The Language of Beauty
Because of the turbulent history here in Balkans, now we have a museum dedicated to the past and history of today’s non-existent country of Yugoslavia, more precisely its history after the II World War up untill its end in 1991. Currently the Museum of Yugoslav history in Belgrade hosts an exhibition called ‘Design for a new world’, which presents the development of graphic design in forming a visual identity of a nation, used not only in promoting ideas of new communist party and ideology in its propaganda material, but also used in advertisements for everyday life objects widely used in all households, such as coffee, shoes and soft drinks. Design was everywhere, on New Year greeting cards of famous state owned companies, book covers, and even on boxes of matches. Visual identity in today’s sense was appreciated, and although some themes were limited or imposed as a must by rules of an communist ideology, there was also a lot of space for creative freedom and visual interpretations within the frames of allowed. The exhibition gives us an interesting view on visual aspect of superimposed collective identity and its reflections in our everyday ordinary environment.
At the time of our visit, the National Museum of Finland was hosting a cool temporary exhibition. It was about …
This looks like a set of ordinary Christmas trees.
However, if you take a deeper look at the further pictures, you’ll notice that all the decorations were made from the recycled materials – the materials we usually call waste or even trash. Everything we would like to put in waste might have some potential.
For many people, Christmas time is the season of joy. Even people who don’t celebrate Christmas like to appreciate the beautiful decorations and symbols of peace.
This is the Christmas Tree Forest in Helsinki, in front of the National Museum of Finland. This beautiful place is a result of collaboration between the Museum, schools and waste companies. While the Museum seems to have sustainable minds working for it, children got their unique opportunity to express their creativity. I think this is lovely.
I would like to say that this gorgeous Christmas Tree Forest is an open-air museum of environmental consciousness.
Things can be very fun when translated literally. In Croatia, the expression “pun kufer svega”, means something like “a suitcase …
This is the main Atrium of the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Zagreb, Croatia, where the local artist Ida Blažičko placed her installation to give a different touch to the Museum’s Architectural Space.