Visit the Museum of Broken Relationships

©picture-alliance/dpa/L.P. Sakki

©picture-alliance/dpa/L.P. Sakki

Traditionally Valentine’s Day is a day for lovers. But what if the relationship is broken? Museums in Zagreb and Los Angeles exhibit the debris left behind by the wreckage of lost love.

When love goes wrong what is left behind is usually at least a broken heart but also objects that once served as tokens of love, which are now unloved, painful reminders of a broken relationship. When after four years together as a couple Zagreb artists Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic separated they didn’t really know what to do with the things that once bore witness to their love, such as toys like the ideal rabbit vibrator that you used with your partner. They put them into storage far away from everyday life. Soon after, when friend’s relationships also failed they collected their objects – and the idea for a museum was born.

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