Architecture - Expo 58

10. Expo 58 Expo 58 No Change
Expositino house made for World Fair in Brusel, 1958
Praha 7
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The exhibition Brussels Dream is conceived as an attractive probe into the culture during the transition period between the “dark” 1950s and “golden” 1960s. This project, in cooperation with leading Czech collection institutions, will present Expo 58 not only as an important social crossroads and historical landmark of postwar world history, but also as a synonym for the legendary Czechoslovak success crowned by many awards (Laterna magika, Polyekran, works by Czech glassmakers…). The absolute victory of the Czechoslovak pavilion at the World Fair Expo 58 can be seen also as opening the door to a new lifestyle, which will be presented to the visitors in the second part of the exhibition. The varied and attractive selection of exhibits will present the design wave of the “Brussels style”, which has currently come back into fashion, the atmosphere of the early 1960s and the rise of the popular culture.

Last updated: 1.July, 2011