Kosmaj Monument

Kosmaj Spomenik (1971) / Monument to the fallen fighters of the Kosmaj detachment

Beli Potok, Serbia / contact: +381 11 3907527

Architects: Vojin StojićGradimir Medaković

Google map: here

Useful sources: spomenikdatabase , kathmanduandbeyond , 

locationscout , exutopia

As international awareness and popularity of the abstract monuments of the former Yugoslavia have increased since 2010, the monument at Kosmaj has been one around which there has been particular interest. Many artists, photographers and other creators around the world have been inspired by the sculpture’s ambitious form and integrated its shape into their work. Most notably, Cuba-based art group Los Carpinteros have created two large Lego block versions copying the monument’s form almost exactly which they titled “Kosmaj Toy“, with a red version exhibited at the Art Basel Fair in Miami Beach in 2012 (now housed at the Pizzuti Collection in Columbus, OH) and a black version exhibited in 2018 at the Westfield Garden State Plaza in Paramus, New Jersey. Interest in the Kosmaj monument has even extended to filmmakers. For instance, a likeness of the Kosmaj monument was employed in a scene in the 2015 film ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2‘, as well as in concept artwork for the 2017 live-action remake of the Hollywood film Ghost in the Shell 

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