PANEL DISCUSSION “DEATH TO FASCISM?”
As part of a series of programs, which this year marks the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War, the Museum of Yugoslavia is organizing an online forum “Death to Fascism?” on October 20 at 7 pm, dealing with the topics of fascism and anti-fascism from the perspective of the present moment. The participants are Hrvoje Klasić, historian, professor at the Faculty of Philosophy in Zagreb, and Nikola Radić Lucati, artist, and the discussion will be moderated by Jovana Nedeljković, historian, curator at the Museum of Yugoslavia.
The panel discussion “Death to Fascism?” will be followed by another one, called “Freedom to the People!”, in November. With the recognizable slogan, the symbol of the People’s Liberation Movement in Yugoslavia, as a starting point, this mini-series of conversations will re-examine the current attitude towards the key concepts of this slogan and anti-fascist heritage.
Participants in the first conversation will try to answer the questions: What do we consider fascism today? Can we recognize it? What is the role of art in opposing fascism? How do we experience anti-fascism from the current perspective? How do we mark the holidays that celebrate anti-facism?
All those interested can follow the discussion on the Youtube channel of the Museum of Yugoslavia: https://youtu.be/jJuOtEUR9ks.
Hrvoje Klasić is known to the general public as a sharp critic of historical revisionism, uncritical view of socialist Yugoslavia, as well as attempts to rehabilitate the Ustasha movement and the Independent State of Croatia in modern Croatia. He is the author of the books “Yugoslavia and the World 1968”, “Mika Špiljak – A Revolutionary and Statesman” and “White on Black – Lessons from the Past for the Future”, numerous columns for Net.hr, later gathered into a collection of texts. He is the co-author of the documentary series “Croatian Spring” and “NDH”, produced by HRT. He is the winner of the Svetozar Pribičević award for the improvement of Croatian-Serbian relations.
Nikola Radić Lucati focused his work on the intersection points of history, human rights and culture. His works of art are reactions to the patterns according to which the causes of events through economic transactions form narrative structures, which influence the state of human rights and freedoms. He sees the context of these transactions and their consequences from the positions of researchers, witnesses and analysts, in an attempt to influence their outcomes by publicly applying the research processes and conclusions through the media of photography, text and installation.
Discussions “Death to Fascism?” and “Freedom to the People!” are part of a broader program “Talks about Yugoslavia: an Introduction to (post)Yugoslav Studies”, which the Museum launched in 2014, with the idea of analyzing various Yugoslav phenomena through a transdisciplinary cultural approach.
- Day: 20.10-20.10.2020
- Time: 19:00
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