MLADEN_BIZUMIC_2_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.JPG
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_7_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_15_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
Hotel Jugoslavija (Double Exposure)
Hotel Jugoslavija (Double Exposure)
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_6_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_16_hotel_jugoslavija_2013.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_19_hotel_jugoslavija_the_spirit_is_willing_but_the_flesh_is_weak_2012.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_1.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_3.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_2.jpg
3_bizumic_hotel_jugoslavija_installation_view_2.jpg
Hotel Jugoslavija by Mladen Bizumic/Jim Speers, 2011-2012
Hotel Jugoslavija by Mladen Bizumic/Jim Speers, 2011-2012
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_2_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.JPG
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_7_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_15_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
Hotel Jugoslavija (Double Exposure)
Hotel Jugoslavija (Double Exposure)Analogue Black-and-White Photograph on Baryte Paper100 x 100 cm2012
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_6_hotel_jugoslavija_2012.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_16_hotel_jugoslavija_2013.jpg
MLADEN_BIZUMIC_19_hotel_jugoslavija_the_spirit_is_willing_but_the_flesh_is_weak_2012.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_1.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_3.jpg
5_bizumic_speers_hotel_jugoslavija_a_film_2.jpg
3_bizumic_hotel_jugoslavija_installation_view_2.jpg
Hotel Jugoslavija by Mladen Bizumic/Jim Speers, 2011-2012The Hotel Jugoslavija is the result of a process of artistic research revealing not only “archival” facts about this hotel, but also considering our relationships with various current “life forms” of this highly symbolically and architecturally significant construction. Originally it was screened at the Salon of the MOCA Belgrade, next to an environment comprised of sculptural material dislocated from the hotel itself - re-structured fragments and details of its previous life, currently suspended.The Hotel Jugoslavija was the largest hotel in the Socialist Federative Republic Yugoslavia with over 600 rooms, restaurants with over 800 places, and other “contents” on seven floors of the main architectural complex and its accompanying buildings. It was designed by the Zagreb architects Kauzlarić, Horvat and Ostrogović, as one of the three main public buildings of the new capital, as early as 1947. The construction has begun in the early Sixties, according to the modified version by Lavoslav Horvat, and the hotel finally opened in 1969. The building’s architecture represents an extraordinary example of uncompromising application of modernist architectural programme. Today, it also represents the internationally recognizable statement of ideological and aesthetic ambitions behind the construction of an entire project of the Socialist Yugoslavia. However, this grandiose facility suffered the fate of the country after which it had been named: following the credited expansion in the Seventies, it becomes unprofitable in the Eighties, while during the Nineties it loses its hotel guests as well as two of its five stars, and, it becomes transformed, above all, into a venue for local ceremonies and festivities. During the bombardment in 1999, it was hit and partially damaged and after the year 2000, closed and then privatized, while today it still awaits its reconstruction under the name “Kempinski-Yugoslavia”…
info
prev / next