Grupa Spomenik / Monument Group

Grupa Spomenik/Monument Group (Damir Arsenijević, Ana Bezić, Pavle Levi, Jelena Petrović, Branimir Stojanović, Milica Tomić) is an art-theory group that has been producing public space for a political and critical-ideological discussion of the wars in the Socialist Federative Republic of Yugoslavia and their consequences. It has initiated reading and discussion groups, staged lecture-performances, and engaged in self-education through encounters with victims, perpetrators, and witnesses of the extreme terror, genocide, and ethnic cleansing. Its project Mathemes of Re-association, which commenced in 2008 focuses on the Srebrenica genocide. In the project Grupa Spomenik examine the conditions under which art can produce its own discourse on the genocide and the state of contemporary-permanent-war. The Living Death Camps project undertaken with Forensic Architecture is but one of many collaborations that Grupa Spomenik has undertaken and is based upon a unique methodology in which “the group” does not constitute any fixed identity or collective, but rather a platform in which every new transformation has the potential to gather and empower different participants and associates. From this platform emerged in 2010 the Working Group Four Faces of Omarska, which continues to investigate the complex vortex of historical dynamics based upon the four faces of the Omarska site in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

As of March 2014