Spaceship Yugoslavia

The Suspension of Time

Year: 2011 Type: Print publication Languages: German, English Price: 20.00 € Format: 16,9 x 23,5 cm, softcover, open thread binding Scope: 198 p., 52 images, b/w ISBN: 978-3-942700-23-8 Cooperation: argobooks

The transformation of the European socialist state system after 1989 ushered in a new era of world history that notably brought in a hegemony in the so-called transitional societies. Post-communist politics devalue all aspects belonging to the former system as remnants of a totalitarian regime, enabling those with political sway to justify their present demands for freedom be it regarding ethnic identity or private ownership. If we want to discern a specific history of the Social Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, we run into an ambivalent image that is in no way singular in color or meaning, nor totalitarian. To what extent can the acknowledgement of the past be conceived, such that it may contribute to future processes of changed instead of reverting to nostalgia and revisionism? With artworks by Phil Collins, Marijan Crtalić, Bojan Fajfrić, Igor Grubić, Nina Höchtl, Hristina Ivanoska, among others.

Ed.: nGbK

Work group: Naomi Hennig, Jovana Komnenić, Arman Kulašić, Dejan Marković, Arnela Mujkanović, Katja Sudec, Anita Šurkic

With contributions by: Gal Kirn, Todor Kuljic & Oliver Ressler, Ozren Pupovac, Miško Šuvakovic