Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Abandoned Monuments

Don't have much time to stop and write anything too insightful currently, I have two days before my 2nd year deadline. Here are some monuments i've been meaning to post about for about a week and haven't got round to it. The structures were commissioned by former Yugoslavian president Josip Broz Tito in the 1960s and 70s to commemorate sites where WWII battles took place (like Tjentište, Kozara and Kadinjača), or where concentration camps stood (like Jasenovac and Niš). 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. Photographer Kempenaers raises the question: can these former monuments continue to exist as pure sculptures?

What do you think? I kind of think they're beautiful in a weird way. 

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