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962 25 Abandoned Soviet Monuments that look like they're from the Future | Crack Two
These structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like TjentiĹˇte, Kozara and KadinjaÄŤa), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and NiĹˇ). They were designed by different sculptors (DuĹˇan DĹľamonja, Vojin BakiÄ‡, Miodrag Ĺ˝ivkoviÄ‡, Jordan and Iskra Grabul, to name a few) and architects (Bogdan BogdanoviÄ‡, Gradimir MedakoviÄ‡...), conveying powerful visual impact to show the confidence and strength of the Socialist Republic. In the 1980s, these monuments attracted millions of visitors per year, especially young pioneers for their "patriotic education." After the Republic dissolved in early 1990s, they were completely abandoned, and their symbolic meanings were forever lost.
From 2006 to 2009, Kempenaers toured around the ex-Yugoslavia region (now Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, etc.) with the help of a 1975 map of memorials, bringing before our eyes a series of melancholy yet striking images. His photos raise a question: can these former monuments continue to exist as pure sculptures? On one hand, their physical dilapidated condition and institutional neglect reflect a more general social historical fracturing. And on the other hand, they are still of stunning beauty without any symbolic significances. I know this may sound schizophrenic if you also read my last post. But maybe there are forms that can transcend meaning...
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About Beat Hauser, SPERRZONE
Beat Hauser is interested in industrial archaeology and history of Europe. His special area is the brewing industry of Switzerland and the former German Democratic Republic. Since 2003 he is taking pictures of industrial areas and abandoned places within all Europe. On his web site SPERRZONE (www.sperrzone.net) he does not only present his own pictures, but also some information about the related factories and places as well as historical photo post cards, old letter heads, labels, advertisings to document the history of the factories.
Most pictures are taken in abandoned factories. Abandoned places and industrial ruins are generally seen as Ă˘Â€Âśspots of dirtĂ˘Â€Âť and people feel uncomfortable around them. Often such places have a very long and interesting history, which seems almost forgotten today. Instead of the activity of former days there is nothing but silence and emptiness. Instead of windows, black holes are staring out of the walls. But very often the architecture of elapsed eras is attractive and astonishing. In combination with the emptiness and beginning decay, such places often spread the impression of a dream world. Decay and nature give new structures to strictly geometric forms and lines, e.g. in production halls. Moisture, moss and rust give new colors to gray halls. Beat Hauser tries to capture these impressions with his photographs. Aesthetics of decay is illustrated in its huge variety from huge industrial plants to small details.
10 Jun Ă˘Â€Â“ 1 Jul 2007 3Fotografen3, Alte evangelische Kirche Kirchzarten
(Exhibition of the 3 winners of the Ă˘Â€ÂžKirchzARTener FOTOsalons 2006Ă˘Â€Âś)
2 Dec Ă˘Â€Â“ 3 Dec 2006 KirchzARTener FOTOsalon 2006, Kurhaus Kirchzarten
(Photo contest with 54 participants, 1. rank)
20 Nov Ă˘Â€Â“ 21 Nov 2004 KirchzARTener FOTOsalon 2004, Kurhaus Kirchzarten
(Photo contest with 46 participants, 11. rank)
Several beamer shows at party events of Ă˘Â€ÂžRigor MortisĂ˘Â€Âś and Ă˘Â€ÂžSolanaceaeĂ˘Â€Âś in Basle, Aarau, Pratteln and Reinach (all Switzerland)
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