UNFINISHED MODERNISATIONS: Exhibition
Location: Maribor Art Gallery, Strossmayerjeva 6, Maribor, Slovenia
10 February 2012 – 22 April 2012
Opening: Friday, 10 February 2012, 7 p.m.
The exhibition „Unfinished Modernisations“ will present numerous architectural projects, ranging from tourist experiments on the Adriatic coastline, concepts for new cities and presentation pavilions at international exhibitions, to disreputable public edifices and historical memorials in all the former Yugoslav countries during 1948–1980. Through a new approach and audaciousness brought by the timely and political side step from modern history, it is the purpose of the project to re-examine the socialist architectural legacy of Yugoslavia and to awaken the strong and productive connections that are present at every step in the urban space of the former common state! The exhibition’s curators are asserted young experts: Maroje Mrduljaš, responsible editor of the Croatian Magazine for Architecture and Culture Oris; Vladimir Kulić (SR/USA), assistant professor at the Faculty of Architecture at the Florida Atlantic University; Matevž Čelik (SI), director of the Museum of Architecture and Design, and Simona Vidmar, curator at the Maribor Art Gallery.
This exhibition is part of „Unfinished Modernisations: Between Utopia and Pragmatism“, a two-year research project (2010-2012), that explores the production of the built environment within the social, economic and cultural context of socialist Yugoslavia and the reflections of these processes in today’s independent states, after the collapse of the former state.
Please find here further information on the exhibition and on the project.