DESSA GALLERY
Architectural center
Židovska steza 4
SI-1000 Ljubljana
 
T +386 1 25 16 010
E galerija@dessa.si
 
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Črni Kal, 1966, Edo Mihevc, photo Boštjan Bugarič



ARCHITECTURE. SCULPTURE. REMEMBRANCE. IN LIBERTAS IN KOPER
25. 3. 2021

Architecture. Sculpture. Remembrance. The Art of Monuments of Yugoslavia 1945–1991, Thursday, March 25 at 18:00 at 1Weltraum live FB link and NORadio / www.noradio.org / and at 19:00 opening at Warehouse Libertas Koper and live via Facebook. The exhibition closes on 15th Aprile 2021.

After the exhibition at the Piran Days of Architecture in Pecaric Gallery, then in DESSA Gallery in Ljubljana, at digital platform of  the 22nd Salon of Architecture in Novi Sad and at the web conference by the Architectuul, the project Architecture. Sculpture. Remembrance. The Art of Monuments of Yugoslavia 1945-1991 continues its journey along the path of memory in Koper’s salt warehouse Libertas. The exhibition in Libertas is organized by Avtomatik Delovišče and DESSA Gallery in cooperation with the Municipality of Koper. The project will also have a live transmission from two memorial locations, Ilirska Bistrica and Črni Kal, and we will be accompanied by Architectuul, Kosovo Architectural Foundation and live radio show WELTRAUM on NOR Radio.

As part of hosting the exhibition in Koper in the Libertas space on March 25, 2021, two more films were made:
Weltraum_ 02/06_ Architecture and Memory 
Razstava Arhitektura. Skulptura. Spomin. v Kopru

In the architecture and art of ex-Yugoslavia, the monuments to the victims of the People's Liberation War stand out. Through their extraordinary artistic language, they remind us of the dignity of human life and death. They are powerful markers of the once-common state's public open space. Their unique architectural and artistic design has placed them on a field of timelessness which is not constrained by geographic and cultural borders, age, race, or political views. With the dissolution of Yugoslavia into individual independent states in 1991, it seems that the need for respecting the remembrance expressed by its memorials is waning. As a result, the present state of repair of the monuments and their treatment varies depending on the region. In some places, the past and the strivings of the previous generations are held in respectful memory while elsewhere, the monuments have been abandoned, left to ruin, or even desecrated. Due to their abstract nature, they may be used for very different purposes, such as shooting TV advertisements, reality shows and music videos. Such use of monuments by individuals who have no appreciation or knowledge of the past and therefore cannot respect it represents misuse as well as contempt for the dignity of the victims and their memory. The project is planned to be shown in all the former Yugoslav republics to foster a sober and respectful assessment of the value of ex-Yugoslav monuments and draw attention to their cultural and contemplative significance, and thus lend support to the maintenance and preservation of the memorial areas.  
 
organizer
DESSA Gallery, Architectuul and Architect's bulten in cooperation with: Architecture Kosovo Foundation, Avtomatik Delovišče, NOR Radio, Skladišče Libertas in Koper and Mestna občina Koper/Municipality of Koper

curators
Boštjan Bugarič, Kristina Dešman, Maja Ivanič, Špela Kuhar, Eva Mavsar, Špela Nardoni Kovač, Damjana Zaviršek Hudnik

In media
Slovene media
_ 28. 03. 2021: E.KOPER.CAPODISTRIA: https://ekopercapodistria.si/nasi-kraji/v-libertasu-in-mali-lozi-razstava-o-arhitekturni-vrednosti-spomenikov/
_ 29. 03. 2021: Primorske novice: https://www.primorske.si/kultura/spomeniki-so-tudi-umetnine-vredne-obiska
http://e-clip.pressclip.si/novi_eclip/article.aspx?SEED=e948b8f7-cc3d-4c76-b4e1-afaf90437b8d1978046107 
_ 06. 04. 2021: TV Slovenija, Iz kulturnega sveta: https://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/iz-kulturnega-sveta/174765068
_ 09. 04. 2021: TV Slovenija, Odmevi, Kultura: https://4d.rtvslo.si/arhiv/kultura/174767487/00:02:00

International media
_ 25. 03. 2021: ARCHITECTUUL: https://blog.architectuul.com/post/646302884720492544/architecture-and-memory
_ 31. 03. 2021: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DydNNAzX03w 

ARCHITECTURE. SCULPTURE. REMEMBRANCE. IN LIBERTAS IN KOPER
25. 3. 2021

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DESSA GALLERY
Architectural center
Židovska steza 4
SI-1000 Ljubljana
 
T +386 1 25 16 010
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