Raša Todosijević

b. 1945 in Belgrade, Serbia; lives and works in Belgrade, Serbia

Todosijevi is one of the most influential artists coming from the conceptual scene in Belgrade in the 1970s. At the end of the 1980s, responding to the self-pitying nationalist rhetoric in Serbian culture and politics, he started the series of works entitled Gott liebt die Serben (God Loves the Serbs) as a platform for an ironic appropriation of the absurdities of any nationalistic project. The piece is a reflection on the events of the 20th century in former Yugoslavia.

 

Gott liebt die Serben-Diary, 1971–2010
Mixed media, Dimensions variable
Courtesy of the artist Installation View at the ACFNY
Photo by David Plakke

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