Lecture: "Nonaligned Modernism: Socialist Postcolonial Practices in Yugoslavia, 1945-1985"

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11:00, Thursday 5 Aug 2021 (1 hour 30 minutes)
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Bojana Videkanic is an art historian and an artist born in Bosnia and Herzegovina/former Yugoslavia. After becoming a stateless person, she came to Canada as a government-sponsored refugee in 1995. Videkanic is an Assistant Professor of contemporary art and visual culture in the Department of Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. Her research focuses on the twentieth-century socialist art in Yugoslavia and its contributions to the rise of global modernisms through Yugoslavia’s participation in the Non-Aligned Movement, and various de-colonial cultural practices. Her book Nonaligned Modernism: Socialist Postcolonial Practices in Yugoslavia, 1945-1985 is published by McGill-Queen's University Press. Videkanic has also written about contemporary artists coming from the region, most recently about Tanjas Ostojic’s seven-year long project Lexicon of Tanjas Ostojic which deals with recent cultural and socio-economic histories of the post-Yugoslav region from a feminist perspective. Her current research investigates memorial sites of the Non-Aligned Movement, in particular architecture and monuments built to commemorate different NAM summits.

This event is sponsored by McGill-Queen's University Press

University of Waterloo
Assistant Professor
Charles University, Prague
Assistant Professor