[artinfo] New Monuments in Bosnia, Croatia and Serbia

Ivo Skoric vze3c9dm at verizon.net
Tue Apr 17 18:59:00 CEST 2007

There is a new trend in monument buildings in the countries of former
Yugoslavia. After the wars that aimed to erradicate the multi-
cultural character of the former society, now the monuments are built
in celebration of that very character to globally recognized
imaginary heroes that fight for justice and protect the innocent:
Bruce Lee in Mostar (Bosnia), Rocky Balboa in Zitiste (Serbia),
Winettou in Plitvice (Croatia), Tarzan in Medja (Serbia) - birthplace
of Jonny Weismueller, and Samantha Fox (before breast-reduction) in
Cacak, the capital of Serbian country music. Significantly, the only
place where such a monument faces desacration and vandalism is Mostar
in Bosnia, also the only place still with multi-ethnic population. Is
it so that Balkanians can accept theoretical multi-culturalism only
once they practically destroy traces of culture of "others" around them?

(article in Croatian)

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