Berislav Šerbetić and Vojin Bakić. Monument to the Uprising of the People of Kordun and Banija. 1979–81. Petrova Gora, Croatia. Exterior view. Photo: Valentin Jeck, commissioned by The Museum of Modern Art, 2016.
Don't miss out — “Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980” is making its debut at MoMA in New York this Sunday, July 15. “Toward a Concrete Utopia” is the first major U.S. exhibition that examines the distinctive works of Yugoslavia's architects that attracted global interest during the country's 45-year lifespan.
Showcasing Yugoslav architecture's hybridity and its range of styles, the exhibition will have over 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels, including works by prominent architects like Bogdan Bogdanović, Juraj Neidhardt, Svetlana Kana Radević, Edvard Ravnikar, Vjenceslav Richter, and Milica Šterić.
The works explore themes of large-scale urbanization, technological experimentation and its application in everyday life, consumerism, and monuments and memorialization. They also highlight the different modes of production and the global reach of Yugoslav architecture.
In case you missed our first preview, here's another sneak peek of the exhibition right below.
“Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980” will be open through January 13, 2019.