Borko Vukosav


Borko Vukosav

Used to be


Vukosav was born in a country that had two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities, six republics, and a country that no longer exists. Through government propaganda, the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia was being presented as the enlightenment ideal, a symbol which stood for everything progressive, rational and humanistic in relation to socio-political organisation of society - its proclaimed characteristic was the fight against social backwardness.

In this series of photographs, Vukosav documents existing, remaining, visible and physically present symbols of the once glorified concept - Yugoslavia. Although society tries to suppress memories and recollections of SFRY, it still undoubtedly continues to shape cultural, historical and socio-political paradigm of contemporary Balkan countries.



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