Still in Belgrade in cooperation with UK Parobrod presents photo exhibition “Yugoslav architecture: Living Past”. Exhibition will take place in gallery space of UK Parobrod from the 3rd of November to 10th of November. Opening on Monday (3rd of November) at 19 h.
Photos by David Pujado
Video and Sound by Danilo Stojić and Šrink FM
+ Promotion of Still in Belgrade magazin
Location: UK Parobrod, Kapetan Mišina 6a, 11000 Belgrade
The exhibition is created by online magazine “Still in Belgrade” in cooperation with the Cultural Centre UK Parobrod. Visitors will have the opportunity to see more than 25 images of post war Yugoslav architecture which were photographed by David Pujado in Belgrade. Part of this project was presented at this year’s October Salon entitled “Gems from our past” and has attracted great public attention. For this exhibition Belgrade artists Danilo Stojić and Šrink FM have created a video and sound.
Shoot 2012 to 2014
Black & White Analogue Photography
A series of photographs captures public objects from post WWII era constructed in the city of Belgrade during the regime of Tito.
Objects represent the gems of Yugoslav modern architecture and were designed by the most prominent architects of the former state. Monumental, symmetric, enduring objects convey powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic with all the symbolic that followed. After the SFRJ dissolved in early 1990s their symbolic meanings were forever lost. As Willem Jan Neutelings wrote “objects become submerged in a new age, rendered unintelligible to the current generation. Their symbolism has been lost in translation as the visual language has changed, their signals muffled by a shifted worldview”.
Pujado’s photos are opening several questions important for our national identity: What happened with those objects over time? Are they part of social consensus? How do we treat cultural heritage Yugoslavia have left us?
By Dragana Koštica
Photography: David Pujadó
Video: Danilo Stojić
Texts: Maja Žuža, Bojana Pavličević
Dragana Kostica is the Belgrade-based editor in chief and founder of Still in Belgrade art, culture and club scene magazine. She holds a Master of Arts in Cultural Policy and Management in Arts (MA of Arts) and a Bachelor degree in Archaeology.