BIGGER THAN MYSELF. HEROIC VOICES FROM EX. YUGOSLAVIA, Zdenka Badovinac and Giulia Ferraci (eds.)

Publisher: Forma Edizioni
Languagge: English, Italian
Pages: 256

This catalogue for an exhibition at MAXXI Museum in Rome brings together 50 contemporary artists from ex-Yugoslavia whose work explores the history of the region through the action of contemporary heroes, and reflects on issues of acceptance and peaceful coexistence. In thematic sections (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Hope, Risk, the Individual, Otherness, Metamorphosis), the show asks if the legacy of Socialism can help to recover the concept of “common good” in a complex region which has recently endured the tragedy of a civil war and the rise of Nationalism.

Zdenka Badovinac is a curator and writer, who has served since 1993 as director of the Museum of Modern Art in Ljubljana, comprised since 2011 of two locations: the Museum of Modern Art and the Metelkova Museum of Contemporary Art in Metelkova, an autonomous art, culture, and social center in Ljublijana.

Giulia Ferracci has collaborated with MACRO – Museo d’Arte Contemporanea di Roma and Ministero Dei Beni Culturali – Darc Direzione generale per l’Arte e l’Architettura Contemporanee. She is a curator at MAXXI where she has worked since 2010.

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