By Hope Daley|
Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018
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.
Chemex · Jan 18, 18 10:15 PM
wow, another obscure European show from the obscure European curators at MoMA.
Orlando Oliver · Jan 19, 18 7:30 AM
almost had me consider a visit to the good ol you es of eh.
now just hoping it will tour.
randomised · Jan 19, 18 9:25 AM
@Chemex, I think they're doing a wonderful job.
Chemex · Jan 19, 18 5:58 PM
if only they could discuss both 60s Yugoslavia and current architecture .... nah, just gonna do Yugoslavia
oscarpavlo · Jan 20, 18 4:07 PM
Great! Can’t wait to see this exibition! ????????
robertburnier · Jan 20, 18 11:58 PM
@Chemex, this is what a museum that purports modernism, like MoMA, must explore. Go to any of the thousands of other museums if this doesn’t interest you but it makes little sense to decry them for looking around the world for modernist examples irrespective of American preconceptions.
Chemex · Jan 21, 18 5:11 PM
MoMA would rather highlight goofy 3rd tier brutalism (maybe why Yugoslavia failed) than the 100 better historical/current movements in architecture
Chemex · Jan 21, 18 5:14 PM
^ this 3rd tier brutalism, btw, is just a ploy by the Euro-curators to fetishize Venturi style postmodernism, and its goofy ironic nonsense.
last · Jan 22, 18 7:42 PM
last · Jan 22, 18 7:47 PM
First you have to see the exhibition and then comment...
Open your mind Chemex.... :)
There`s more world out there...
mirjanavisin · Jan 24, 18 5:35 PM
iIn a former Jugoslavija rise a lot of successful realizations
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