World and International Exhibition Montreal 1967 - Expo67

Man and his Universe

April 28, 1967 - October 29, 1967

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Yugoslavia at the Exhibition Montreal 1967

Architect(s) : Miroslav Pesic

Yugoslavia came to Expo 67 with its two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities and six republics.

The pavilion, a building made up of seven triangular prisms balanced in a rhythmic way, presents, through its exhibition elements, four main themes: Yugoslav culture, the role of Yugoslavia in the world, the economy and tourism, the political and social organisation of Yugoslavia.

Yugoslavia is a country of contrasts, which can be seen in its history, population and landscape. Visitors see all this illustrated in a 70-seat theatre, during concerts and folklore performances. They see it in the art objects, in the retrospectives on the achievements of the Yugoslav army, in the presentations on modern industry, etc. Is there much to look at? There are swivel chairs in all the exhibition halls, so that visitors can choose the presentation that interests them most.

The pavilion contains priceless treasures, including objects from the Polished Stone Age, originals and reproductions of frescoes from the 10th, 11th and 10th centuries. There are displays on the medieval and feudal kingdoms of Serbia, Croatia and Slovenia, as well as the independent republic of Dubrovnik.

Modern art is not forgotten: original paintings by Yugoslav artists of all schools are exhibited. A presentation shows the achievements of modern industry. There are models of factories under construction. There is also a model of the Djerdan hydroelectric power station, one of the largest in Europe, built under the cooperation agreement between Yugoslavia and Romania. There are also statistical tables on industrial production. At the terrace bar, the visitor can taste special Yugoslavian drinks.

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