The Meaning and Possibility of a Monument. The Artistic Production and Critical Reception of Monuments in Socialist Yugoslavia
The lecture is part of the Art for Collective Use: Monument, Performance, Ritual, Body Seminar.
11 November 2015, Museum of Contemporary Arts Metelkova, Ljubljana
The close reading of the essays and interviews with the artists and architects who participated in the creative process of the creation of the monuments and memorial objects on the one hand, and the art criticism of their work, as well as theoretical essays on the meaning and possibility (Radoslav Putar, 1961) of monuments in the context of the self-managed socialist society, on the other, will offer new perspectives for a better understanding of the artists’ relation to their ideological work, the impact of the critical discourse on monuments on their artistic quality, and the legality of the commissioning procedure.
SANJA HORVATINČIĆ, art historian, is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Zadar and works as a Research Assistant at the Institute of Art History in Zagreb. She is the executive editor of the journal Život umjetnosti, and a team member of the scientific project ARTNET led by dr. sc. Ljiljana Kolešnik.
Organized by: Igor Zabel Association for Culture and Theory; Department of Art History, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana; Museum of Contemporary Art Metelkova
Supported by: ERSTE Foundation