Glass House Presents

Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948 – 1980

The Museum of Modern Art will explore the architecture of the former Yugoslavia with Toward a Concrete Utopia: Architecture in Yugoslavia, 1948–1980 (July 15 – January 13, 2019), the first major US exhibition to study the remarkable body of work that sparked international interest during the 45 years of the country’s existence. The exhibition will include more than 400 drawings, models, photographs, and film reels culled from an array of municipal archives, family-held collections, and museums across the region, introducing the exceptional built work of socialist Yugoslavia’s leading architects to an international audience for the first time. Join exhibition curators Vladimir Kulić and Martino Stierli for a conversation about the exhibition. This program includes a self-guided tour of the Glass House site as well as a light reception.

Vladimir Kulić is an award-winning architectural historian, critic, and curator, specializing in architecture after World War II. His books include Sanctioning Modernism: Architecture and the Making of Modern Identities (2014), Modernism In-Between: The Mediatory Architecture of Socialist Yugoslavia (2012), and Second World Postmodernisms: Architecture and Society Under Late Socialism (forthcoming 2018). His articles have appeared in in numerous journals, including Architectural Histories, The Journal of Architecture, Architecture Beyond Europe, and Contemporary European History.

Martino Stierli is The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design at The Museum of Modern Art. He has organized and co-curated exhibitions on a variety of topics, including the international traveling exhibition Las Vegas Studio: Images from the Archives of Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown (2008–14). He is the author of Montage and the Metropolis: Architecture, Modernity and the Representation of Space (Yale University Press, 2018) and Las Vegas in the Rearview Mirror: The City in Theory, Photography, and Film (Getty Research Institute, 2013). His scholarship has been recognized with a number of prizes, among them the ETH Medal of Distinction for Outstanding Research (2008), the Theodor Fischer Prize by the Zentralinstitut für Kunstgeschichte, Munich (2008), and the 2011 Swiss Art Award for Architectural Criticism. In 2012, Mr. Stierli was a fellow at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles.