A Public Space For Every Union That Ever Was
Conceptualized in Croatia in 2006 by Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić, The Museum of Broken Relationships started as an arts installation inspired by the break up of its authors, featuring items that relate to relationships that are no longer. It was presented for the first time in Zagreb in April 2006. It has since been hosted in 50 cites around the world including Paris, London, San Francisco, Berlin, Singapore, Taipei and more recently Mexico City, Tokyo and Shanghai. It has been reported in leading world media including BBC, CNN, NHK, The Economist, New York Times, Reuters, and Associated Press.
Harbourfront Centre will present the Toronto debut of the Museum of Broken Relationships as part of the Brave Festival 2019. The exhibition will be free to the public with an anticipated audience of 140,000 visitors.
The Museum of Broken Relationships is a physical public space created through crowd-sourced objects. Each object is donated by individuals all over the world and represents a symbolic memento of a past relationship that ended.
The selected objects will be on display at Harbourfront Centre from June 28 to September 8, 2019.
All donations become part of the Museum of Broken Relationships’ collection and have an opportunity to be exhibited in the permanent display in Zagreb, Croatia or elsewhere in the world.
Olinka Vištica and Dražen Grubišić – Biographies