25 abandoned monuments in Yugoslavia
In the period from 1960 to 1970, under the rule of Josip Broz Tito, numerous monuments were built that were supposed to preserve the memory of the Second World War. Although these monuments are now rarely visited, they seem to be in the future.
Some of the monuments mark the places where great battles were held during the war, such as Tjentiste, Kozara or Kadinjača, while others were built at locations of concentration camps (Jasenovac and Nis). They were made by various sculptors and sculptors such as Dusan Dzamonja, Vojin Bakic, Miodrag Zivkovic, Jordan and Iskra Grab, as well as architects Bogdan Bogdanovic or Gradimir Medakovic transmitting a powerful visual influence in order to show the strength of the SFRY. However with the break-up of Yugoslavia, the idea of a socialist spirit disappeared, and national-liberation pride has fallen into oblivion.
Visits to the monuments that remained from this time all over Yugoslavia are now rare, but few of those interested. Thus, well-known photographer Jan Kempenaers came to the idea to stamp out these relics of the past and recorded 25 monuments in the entire territory of the former Republic. Around his camera recorded the following images that, in his impression, seem to be from the future.