Predictatble Outcomes 2013
Lambda Prints 50 x50 cm
Nikola Radić : "Predictable Outcomes is set to re-examine the architectural legacy of humanist modernism in the context of the political outcomes of nationalist policies overlaid onto the urban memory of Belgrade. The consequences left by two successive nationalist ideologies and their rule in Serbia were deposited not only at the sites of mass crimes, but also in the symbolic language of architecture that predated
and announced the crimes of wars and genocide. The regimes of the 1930s – 40s and the 1990s – 2000s have had mirroring nationalist agendas, reflecting not only what was to be done and hidden, but also what was to be built and how. The resulting urban landscape still embodies the values and methods of its creators, influencing the views and actions forming Belgrade’s current cultural ‘politics of memory’. This de-politicisation of history by the systematic neglect, erasure and alteration of historical evidence has succeeded in creating a barrier, an emotional distance from the victims, separating them from historical majorities of correct ideology and later, nationality. The sites and their buildings have become ‘places of special interest’ where state sovereignty is exercised selectively, and where real-estate economics and culture are used to suppress Holocaust and genocide research, educationand commemoration."