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Borko Vukosav

Borko Vukosav

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(b. 1984, Croatia)
Currently based in Zagreb, Croatia.



Borko Vukosav was born in a country that had had two alphabets, three languages, four religions, five nationalities and six republics– and is a country that no longer exists.

The government propaganda machine of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia tried to present the state as the enlightenment ideal, a symbol that stood for everything progressive, rational and humanistic regarding the socio-political organisation of society. One of the most significant, self-proclaimed characteristics of Yugoslavia was the struggle against social backwardness and against stratification. In his series Vukosav documents the still existing, visible and physically present symbols of the once glorified concept of this federal and multi-ethnic state.