SYMBOLS OF YU, Zlatko Ćosić, 2008, video, 6:00

Symbols of YU is an installation created with an idea to refresh memories from Yugoslavia, the country I was born and grew up in. The video uses symbols, monuments, sculptures and other recognizable objects from the six republics of former Yugoslavia: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Montenegro and Macedonia. Hopefully, Symbols of YU will bring back positive feelings of the life that existed in the republics before the War in the 1990s. My wish is for all of us, here or there, to be able to forgive and to realize that we can again live together embracing our differences and enriching each others’ lives.

(6:00)     [VIDEO]


ODAVDE/OTUDA (From Here/From There), An International Exhibition of Contemporary Bosnian Artists , Webster University, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, February 8 - March 14, 2008
:: Kemper Art Museum and Steinberg Auditorium, Washington University, St. Louis, presentation of video installations with discussion about the book The Cellist of Sarajevo and photos by Gilles Peress, October 13 and 14, 2011

:: Odavde/Otuda - catalogue
:: Odavde/Otuda - press release
:: Odavde/Otuda - St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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