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The New York Times gives glowing review to new MoMA Yugoslavia Architecture exhibition

Updated: Jul 26, 2018

The newly opened exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City titled "Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948-1980" has received a glowing review from the New York Times newspaper, among other publications.

A photo of the Tjentište monument from the exibition by Valentin Jeck.

This new exhibit, curated by Martino Stierli and Vladimir Kulić, explores the unique variety of modernist architectural styles found in Yugoslavia during its existence from the 1940s until its violent dismantlement in the last decades of the 20th century. The one slight criticism that the New York Times article puts forward is that the exhibition gets a bit "rose-colored in places", who then go on to say that Yugoslavia "wasn’t paradise", as the innovative and forward-thinking architectural designs might seem to indicate. Overall though, the reviewer of the exhibition fully communicates how greatly he was captivated and intrigued by various forms of drawings, sculptures and photographs on display. This show runs at MoMA until January 13th, 2019. The New York Times review can be found here: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/arts/design/architecture-in-yugoslavia-review-moma.html


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