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    • Aegitna

      During the 60s’ and 70s’ former president of Yugoslavia, Tito wanted to show the world the strength and con­fi­dence of the Social­ist Repub­lic by having sculptors and architects building those (very futuristic) monuments com­mem­o­rat­ing the Sec­ond World War. Today these sculp­tures now in ruins are located in Croa­tia, Ser­bia, Slove­nia and Bosnia. Photographed by Jan Kempenaers.

    • Elle Korte

      While Yugoslavia has long since dissolved, abandoned monuments remain that recall the nation’s glory in the second world war. Photographer Jan Kempenaers has traveled throughout the Balkans to photograph these wild, strange structures that have lost much of their cultural relevance. In various states of disrepair, these monuments (some buildings, other sculptures) represent an era of modern and brutalist architecture that defined this time period in the socialist East.

    • Emily Wirt

      Photographs of Yugoslavia's monuments by Jan Kempenaers

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