It started with the EXPO 58 in Brussels from where the pavilion of Yugoslavia was ‘recycled' to serve – with a few modifications –

as a schoolbuilding in Wevelgem.                                                                                              


The designer of the Yougoslav pavilion, Vjenceslav Richter, architect, artist and visionary.

Vjenceslav Richter

The creation of and/or participation in two art movements confirms that Vjenceslav can be considered as a more than ordinary artist in Yugoslavia during the fifties and the sixties.

EXAT 51 (Eksperimentalni Ateljer) started in 1951 and with the ‘Manifesto’ the artists broke with the art in Yugoslavia during the interbellum.

 The members of the multidisciplinary EXAT 51 brought geometric abstract art based on industrial design, at that time still in its infancy stage.

New Tendencies, from 1961 to 1973, was an art movement that can be considered as the last post-war ‘avant-garde’ movement in the

  European artscene. It is the collection of neo-constructive and neo-concrete, optic, programmed, kinetic and computer-art works.
  This international art movement was the last artists movement propagating the hope to bring the society on social and policitical and finally
  the global vision on the modern society to the ideas and the leading role of artists. This art movement lead to the ‘computer visual art’,
  using the computer as a tool to create works of art.