Past Event

Collins/Kaufmann Forum: Vladimir Kulić, "The Scope of Socialist Modernism"

March 27, 2014
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
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612 Schermerhorn Hall

The lecture will discuss the aesthetic and discursive limits of socialist modernism by focusing on architecture in Yugoslavia between 1950 and 1980. It will present Vjenceslav Richter's neo-avant-garde work and Bogdan Bogdanović's Surrealist-inspired war memorials as different manifestations of the surviving leftist culture from the prewar period.

Vladimir Kulić holds a Ph.D. from the University of Texas in Austin and teaches architectural history and theory at Florida Atlantic University. His publications include Modernism In-Between: The Mediatory Architectures of Socialist Yugoslavia (with Wolfgang Thaler and Maroje Mrduljaš, 2012), Unfinished Modernisations (edited with Maroje Mrduljaš, 2012), and Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Postwar Identities (edited with Monica Penick and Timothy Parker, forthcoming 2014). He is the current ACLS-NEH International and Area Studies Fellow and a Visiting Scholar at the Heyman Center for the Humanities.