You are cordially invited to YUtopia, our exhibition at the Intercultural Museum in Oslo featuring a new body of multimedia work developed during our research travels throughout the regions of the former Yugoslavia in the period 2007–2012. Today, we remember post WW2 Yugoslavia as a polymorphous piece with shifting roles in an imaginary game of ideological chess—a ghost of a utopian desire that continues to haunt fragmented personal geographies. Taking historical facts apart and putting them back together in a different constellation is to challenge stereotypical points of view constituted on certainty. By re-staging three pre-civil war historical and symbolic events in an open-ended cinematic constellation, we reflect on the dialectic nature of Yugoslavian identity—a “byproduct” of one of the most controversial nation-building experiments in the 20th century
Opening: Thursday, February 7, 6:00 p.m.
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday, 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., February 7 through March 24, 2013. Free admission.
0188 Oslo, Norway
See you in YUtopia!
Public LecturesThe YUtopia exhibition features a public lecture program with former Yugoslavian writers, thinkers and scholars. All lectures are free of charge and are held in the exhibition on Thursdays.
February 14, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
Filmmaking Degree Zero
Pavle Levi, Stanford University
February 28, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
The Clash of Imagination: (Re)Making of Yugoslav Utopia(s)
Branko Dimitrijevic, MoCA Belgrade
March 14, 2013, 6:00 p.m.
The Feary of All the Croats
Dubravka Ugresic, Amsterdam