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Spomenik Jan Kempenaers

Jan Kempenaers Spomenik Lenscratch

Spomenik 2006 2009.

Spomenik jan kempenaers. Futuristic looking yet dilapidated spomeniks serbo croatian for monuments dot the hills and valleys of the former yugoslavia like abandoned spaceships monuments to a forgotten socialist future from 2006 09 antwerp based artist jan kempenaers travelled through the region. Photographs of the monuments of former yugoslavia by jan kempenaers march 17 september 22 2013. Antwerp based photographer jan kempenaers travelled the balkans photographing these eerie objects presented in this book as a powerful typological series. Jan kempenaers spomenik concept and photography.

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. Colour books apeldoorn print production. Gigantic sculptures firmly anchored to the rocks. Spomeniks 9th may 2016 documentary fine art photo features travel 3239 during the 1960s and 70s thousands of monuments commemorating the second world war called spomeniks were built throughout the former yugoslavia.

Ever since i first encountered jan kempenaers late 2000s exhibition titled spomenik which detailed the abstract monuments of the former yugoslavia i was immediately intrigued to learn more about them kempenaers stark photographs of these neglected yet highly modern and optimistic concrete megaliths instilled these spomeniks with a deep sense of mystery for me to the point where i. After the dissolution of yugoslavia many of the monuments were destroyed but others lay forgotten and deserted prompting jan kempenaers to make them the subject of his spomenik photography series. Sarajevo 1999 2000. Striking monumental sculptures with an angular geometry echoing the shapes of flowers crystals and macro views of viruses or dna.

Roma publications amsterdam text. 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. Antwerp based photographer jan kempenaers travelled the balkans photographing these eerie objects presented in this book as a powerful typological series. Jan kempenaers spomenik may 11 july 7 2012 prolonged until july 21 spomenik the monuments of a former yugoslavia.

In the rugged mountainous regions of the former yugoslavia spomeniks are everywhere.