The Museum of Modern Art has announced their summer exhibition exploring architecture of the former Yugoslavia. Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 will be the first major US presentation of the work developed within the country's 45 years of existence.
Including over 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels from various municipal archives, MoMA introduces the exceptional built work of the former country's leading socialist architects.
Architecture from this period ranges from International Style skyscrapers to Brutalist "social condensers" manifesting the radical pluralism, hybridity, and idealism found in the Yugoslav state. MoMA's exhibition will explore themes of large-scale urbanization, technological experimentation, consumerism, monuments and memorialization, and the overall global reach of Yugoslav architecture.
Work by important architects such as Bogdan Bogdanović, Juraj Neidhardt, Svetlana Kana Radević, Edvard Ravnikar, Vjenceslav Richter, and Milica Šterić will be featured emphasizing the unique range of forms produced in this time period.
The show will be up starting on July 15, 2018 and will run through January 13, 2019.
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