Monument to the Century of Revolutions curated by Nato ThompsonYugoslav Partisan anti-fascist struggle and the non-aligned movement , 2017
Photo: Chto Delat
"Death to fascism, freedom to the people!"
Partisan fighter Stjepan "Stevo" Filipović shouting seconds before his execution.
Effectively resisting Nazi Germany during its occupation of World War II, the Yugoslav Partisans or the National Liberation Army put in place a communist state in Yugoslavia that lasted between 1945-1992. During this period, Yugoslavia joined The Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) - a group of states that are not formally aligned with or against any major power bloc. As of 2017, the movement has 122 members. Their purpose, as written by Fidel Castro in the Havana Declaration of 1979, is as follows: "The national independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity and security of non-aligned countries" in their "struggle against imperialism, colonialism, neo-colonialism, racism, and all forms of foreign aggression, occupation, domination, interference or hegemony as well as against great power and bloc politics.”
The imagery used in this container display reflects a rich culture of memorials to the victims of the war in Yugoslavia and contains historical slogans of the partisan struggle.
The collective Chto Delat (What is to be done?) was founded in early 2003 by artists, critics, philosophers and writers from Russia with the goal of merging political theory, art and activism.
Their artistic activity utilizes a range of media — from education practicies to film, theater, radio programs, publishing newspapers, murals, seminars and public campaigns.
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Nathan Phillips Square
100 Queen Street West
Suitable for all ages
This project is outdoors.