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Jan Kempenaers - Spomenik.
KEMPENAERS.
Jan Kempenaers - Spomenik.
During the 1960s and 70s, thousands of monuments commemorating the Second World War - called 'Spomeniks' - were built throughout the former Yugoslavia; striking monumental sculptures, with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers, crystals, and macro-views of viruses or DNA. In the 1980s the Spomeniks still attracted millions of visitors from the Eastern bloc; today they are largely neglected and unknown, their symbolism lost and unwanted. Antwerp-based photographer Jan Kempenaers travelled the Balkans photographing these eerie objects, presented in this book as a powerful typological series. The beauty and mystery of the isolated, crumbling Spomeniks informs Kempenaer's enquiry into memory, found beauty, and whether former monuments can function as pure sculpture.

Category: Fine Art, Photography
Binding: Cl.
Pages: 68 pp.
Publisher: Roma Publications.
Year: 2011
Publication Place: Amsterdam
ISBN: 9789077459508
Book Id: 90569

Price: $49.50
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