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Memorials of Others

LocationKfar Saba, Israel
StudioYuval Shiboli

The Spomeniks are unique Modernist-Yugoslav monuments, built in the 1960s - 1980s throughout what used to be socialist Yugoslavia to commemorate the victims of the national liberation struggle against the Nazis and Fascists in World War II. Researching them, I discovered a fascinating story of changing narratives: Designed by Yugoslavia’s finest artists and architects to glorify the communist-partisan uprising and forgotten with the disintegration of Yugoslavia, they fell into a state of disrepair, until nowadays when they see a wave of renewed (but very different) public interest.