In the year of its 50th anniversary, the historical exhibition The Biennial of (Industrial) Design over Fifty Years is displayed at the Jakopič Gallery, prepared by Cvetka Požar, curator from the Museum of Architecture and Design. The exhibition is the first such review of the history of biennial, shedding light on the continuity and changes within the event that marked mostly the history of the Slovenian as well as the international design. The exhibition is divided to three periods of time that put the event in a social context: Design for the new world, Acceptence of consumer-oriented (free) market and The new reality: adaptation, stagnation and the need for change. Within the periods, a selection of award-winning objects by Slovenian and international designers are embedded with a small selection of objects that were only exhibited at BIO, but in a given period of time left important traces in everyday life.
The insight into the history of the Biennial also available in the video: