11 April 2017

Debata o kuhinji - Kitchen debate


The conception of the exhibition is based on the book How we survived communism and even laughed (1991) by the Croatian writer, Slavenka Drakulič (1949). The author describes her visits to her friends in the Eastern bloc countries which always took part in the kitchens of her hostesses. Their gatherings were hearty and despite the want full of playful joy and optimism.

The exhibition is divided into nine content-related parts and highlights the kitchen spaces within different periods and social classes, and connects particular kinds of food with a story of a person that personifies the content-related part.