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Bojan Krištofić

Balokovićeva Street 27, Zagreb, Croatia
Bojan Krištofić (1987) is a freelance writer and designer. He received MA degree in Visual Communications Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb (Croatia) in 2012. So far he’s been writing about visual culture all across the region and abroad. He is the author of a poetry book Macroorganisms (2018), and DIY books / zines Meanwhile In (2017) and The Bicycle Chronicles (2018). He was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2018, in the field of international literature.

Naughty Legacy


Reinventing the Symbolism of Yugoslav Monuments to Liberation

Naughty Legacy


Reinventing the Symbolism of Yugoslav Monuments to Liberation
The Naughty Legacy project deals with reinventing the symbolism of Yugoslav & SEE modernist monument architecture in the context of contemporary digital and virtual public spaces.
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  • New areas of operation

When it comes to the region of ex-Yugoslavia, all the way along its transition decades, a subject which doesn't lose its relevance is the revitalization of the cultural legacy of the National Liberation Movement, as well as its reflection in the context of contemporary art. Recently, regional projects that were successful in doing so are the ones founded in the NGO area. The majority of 'em doesn't use visual vocabulary representing the ideology they are dealing with, but embraces more progressive of its values in order to explore fresh politics of memory; that is: the "communicative memory" (dynamic, unstable and in permanent change), as opposed to the "cultural memory" that exemplifies the product of static, post-Yugoslav nation states. Both segments make up what is commonly referred to as "collective memory". How does such a space behave at the level of globally networked digital culture, which is by definition transnational, is in fact a question I would like to find the answer to.


Naughty Legacy


Reinventing the Symbolism of Yugoslav Monuments to Liberation

Naughty Legacy


Reinventing the Symbolism of Yugoslav Monuments to Liberation
The Naughty Legacy project deals with reinventing the symbolism of Yugoslav & SEE modernist monument architecture in the context of contemporary digital and virtual public spaces.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

When it comes to the region of ex-Yugoslavia, all the way along its transition decades, a subject which doesn't lose its relevance is the revitalization of the cultural legacy of the National Liberation Movement, as well as its reflection in the context of contemporary art. Recently, regional projects that were successful in doing so are the ones founded in the NGO area. The majority of 'em doesn't use visual vocabulary representing the ideology they are dealing with, but embraces more progressive of its values in order to explore fresh politics of memory; that is: the "communicative memory" (dynamic, unstable and in permanent change), as opposed to the "cultural memory" that exemplifies the product of static, post-Yugoslav nation states. Both segments make up what is commonly referred to as "collective memory". How does such a space behave at the level of globally networked digital culture, which is by definition transnational, is in fact a question I would like to find the answer to.



Idea by

Bojan Krištofić
Balokovićeva Street 27
Zagreb
Croatia
Bojan Krištofić (1987) is a freelance writer and designer. He received MA degree in Visual Communications Design at the Faculty of Architecture in Zagreb (Croatia) in 2012. So far he’s been writing about visual culture all across the region and abroad. He is the author of a poetry book Macroorganisms (2018), and DIY books / zines Meanwhile In (2017) and The Bicycle Chronicles (2018). He was a fellow at the Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart in 2018, in the field of international literature.