David Maljkovic – Sources in the Air

© David Maljkovic / Baltic, photo by Colin Dawson

© David Maljkovic / Baltic, photo by Colin Dawson

The Monument to the Partisans, situated in the forests of the Petrova Gora mountains of Croatia is a large half-sculpture half-building, designed by Croatian avant-garde artist Vojin Bakic. Built to commemorate the anti-fascist resistance of the Second World War, it has lain neglected for a number of years, not least due to the collapse of Yugoslavia and the subsequent wars of the 1990s. Eight storeys high, concrete and steel, enigmatic and powerful, it is a reminder that Tito’s unaligned Yugoslavia maintained an abstract modernist culture long after the Soviet Union went down the road of socialist realism.

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