Bubanj Fist Relief, 2012
mdf wood, tadelakt
160 x 55 x 20 cm (each)
In ‘Bubanj Fist Relief’ Domanovic adapted Ivan Sabolic’s monument of three raised fists at the Bubanj Memorial Park in Niš, Serbo-Croatio. The original anti-fascist monuments symbolized the resistance of the people during World War II. Treated with Tadelakt - a nearly waterproof lime plaster, traditionally used to coat the palaces, hammams and bathrooms of the riads in Morocco - the sculptures obtain an artificial patina, evoking the historical monument that inspired it.
Domanovic’s tadelakt sculpture series focuses on the special ties that the former Yugoslavia cultivated with the states of the Arab world; illuminating those relations and the associated cultural permeation in light of the ideological and political changes now occurring in the Maghreb and Middle East.