Spot the Spomenik

Across the seven countries that once made up the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, the landscape is occasionally punctuated by a strange, futuristic statue. This is a ‘spomenik’, a term which translates in the languages of the Balkan Peninsula as ‘monument’. In the 1960s and ’70s, during the reign of Yugoslavia’s ‘benevolent dictator’ Tito, groups of sculptors and architects worked together to construct these formidable objects. They were created both … Continue reading Spot the Spomenik

Exhibition of the Month: D-0 ARK Underground

As part of the Biennale of Contemporary Art in Bosnia and Herzegovina you can currently visit an art exhibition in the unique setting of an atomic bomb shelter inside a mountain. The D-0 ARK Underground project originally opened for 3 months during the previous Biennale in 2011, and this 2nd edition adds the work of 30 artists from 19 countries to the original collection of 40 pieces. Construction of … Continue reading Exhibition of the Month: D-0 ARK Underground