Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) Interviews Vladimir Kulić

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Daniel Petrick (MARS '20) interviews Vladimir Kulić, co-curator of the MOMA exhibit "Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980," for BalkanInsight. The critically acclaimed exhibit presents Yugoslav architecture not as a collection of gray towers and striking war monuments (the famous spomenici), but as an architectural project meant to create a shared public space and improve society. Kulić, an expert in Yugoslav modernism, has been studying the subject for 20+ years and has been pleased to see his passion finally appreciated by a broader audience. Daniel's article covers the process of putting the exhibit together, significant works of architecture that had to be left out, and the ongoing neglect or outright destruction of this unique body of work.