Dragana Jurisic, YU: The Lost Country
12.—24. September 2016
From the series: “My own unknown, chapter 3: 100 muses“
Archiv-Pigmentdruck, Edition 3 + 1 AP, 100 × 120 cm
NO. 16 of the series YU
No. 19 of the series YU
YU; The Lost Country Series
“There proceeds steadily from that place a stream of events which are a source of danger to me,” wrote the Anglo-Irish writer, Rebecca West in 1937. “That place” was Yugoslavia, the country in which I was born. Realizing that to know nothing of an area “which threatened her safety” was “a calamity”, she embarked on a journey through Yugoslavia. The result was Black Lamb and Grey Falcon. Initially intended as “a snap book” it spiraled into half a million words, a portrait not just of Yugoslavia, but also of Europe on the brink of the Second World War, and widely regarded as one of the masterpieces of the 20th century.