The period of Socialist Yugoslavia

Mak Dizdar, Kameni spavač

The development of art in earlier decades started yielding results in the 1960s. In 1961, Ivo Andrić was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literaturefor his opus that deals with the tradition of a people. His novels, The Bridge over the Drina River and Travnik Chronicle take a special place in his opus.

Bijelo dugme, Kad bi’ bio bijelo dugme, LP cover

Artistic phenomena and the events on the music scene rather early in the 60s created a climate which made Sarajevo become distinguishable on the Yugoslav music scene - particularly in the area of pop and rock music. The central venue of such events was FIS, and the most important band was Indexi. At the beginning of the 70s pop and rock scene was booming, and groups and performers appeared one after another.

Collection Prestige, design Rodoljub Mukulić

The geo-strategic position of Bosnia Herzegovina - in the heart of Yugoslavia - defined the concept of its industrial development in the new state. It was planned for primary and secondary industrial production and for development of special-purpose industry. However, in the 1960s, within the framework of the specialpurpose industry, particularly in the metal processing sector, a new structural organisation of companies was introduced through the merging of companies into the major systems.

Valter Defends Sarajevo

This film is a classic of what is known as the specific Bosnian genre. In the context of the genre of films that dealt with the People's Liberation War, Hajrudin Šiba Krvavac created a specific and unique film style that was praised by critics and compared with the American Western movies.

XIV Winter Olympic Games Sarajevo

The XIV Winter Olympic Games held in February 1984 in Sarajevo revitalized the town and made it known throughout the world not only as the venue of assassination of the Duke Ferdinand which ignited the outbreak of the WW I, but as the town of sports, youth, culture and most importantly, friendly and hospitable people.

Jugoslovenska dokumenta

After the Winter Olympics in Sarajevo, a group of artists got together in Dom Mladih in Sarajevo, (Radoslav Tadić, Jusuf Hadžifejzović, Saša Bukvić) organized the first Jugoslovenska dokumenta (Yugoslav Documenta) in 1987 as a manifestation of new artistic trends in Yugoslavia. The second Jugoslavenska dokumenta followed in 1989 to result, thanks to the idea and efforts of Enver Hadžiomerspahić, in the Ars Aevi Museum that holds the contemporary works of art from all over the world.