BHS / ENG
Research assistant Croatian museum of architecture
Freelance curator and art critic
The biggest challenge in context of memorialisation is relation between presentation and trauma, where a latent operation of trauma is integral part of any presentation undermining it and making it insufficient. Problem of presenting a trauma is additionally complicated by relation between objectification of the trauma through monuments/museums and construction of a collective identity. Since 20th century history of the region of ex-Yugoslavia is marked with cuts during which the history has been rewritten and collective identity reformed. Remembrance of some of the key events of 20th century is coloured with ideological connotations.