Sydney based artist and writer Kuba Dorabialski will be exhibiting his compelling poetic single channel video ‘All of Them in There’ as part of the ‘Monumentalism’ exhibition opening at Kudos Gallery on Tuesday the 8th of November. Shot in Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Romania during October 2015, ‘All of Them in There’ was first shown at Firstdraft in February 2016. Born in Wroclaw Poland, Dorabialski’s interest in the aesthetics of Eastern European politics stems in part from his background and from his interest in the violence the capitalist state wreaks on its citizens. This work speaks to the utopic elements of socialism and the failure of market based capitalism to effectively replace the system it so derides.
‘All of Them in There’ features architecture from Eastern European states including one of the Tito commissioned monuments. Niš – located in southern Serbia – depicts three concrete obelisks in the form of raised fists. Designed by Ivan Sabolić and built in 1963, the memorial commemorates the 10,000 victims of fascism killed at Bubanj plateau between 1941 and 1944.