Ana Adamović: Fiery greetings Exhibition, February 28th – April 19th 2015

Ana Adamović: Fiery greetings Exhibition, February 28th – April 19th 2015

Location: Museum of Yugoslav History, Belgrade, Serbia

Fiery greetings Exhibition proposes a new reading of the Yugoslav socialist state, its dominant models and legacy focusing on the representative portrait of a childhood. By researching official archives and presenting them through interventions by contemporary artists coming from the region of the former Yugoslavia, putting the archive materials in an active dialog with the existing and newly produced contemporary artworks dealing with the issue of childhood and collective memory, the project is questioning a possibility of a collective and individual memory of the country that no longer exists.
A starting point of the research were numerous photo-albums president Tito was receiving from Yugoslav schools and children’s organizations starting from 1945 until his death in 1980, today part of the Museum’s of Yugoslav History collection. In many ways, this material shows how the nation represented itself to its leader and testifies about implementation of the country’s founding principles in the daily life of its youth – the real socialist people of the future. The exhibition authors decided to use those fascinating documents as a starting point in the process of rethinking of the construction of the socialist childhood and at the same time of the very principles the Yugoslav state was built upon, its history and its end.

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