Dotrscina Memorial Park is the largest city park in Zagreb and place the most massive crime in the history of the city. During the fascist occupation from 1941 to 1945 on the site of today’s memorial park thousands of people, mostly from Zagreb and its surroundings, as well as others, were executed. The arrangement of the memorial park started in the 1960’s with participation of some of the most prominent Croatian landscape architects and artists. In the park there are a number of monuments, works of Vojin Bakic, Branko Ruzic, Stevan Luketic and Kosta Angeli Radovani.
Since 2012, the area of “?”?the park are derived temporary memorial artistic interventions, as part of activities of the Dotrscina Virtual Museum.
Project Dotrscina Virtual Museum was launched with the aim of restoring the Dotrscina Memorial Park in the collective memory, since it is one of the largest execution site in Croatia. Museum works through a temporary artistic interventions in the park, temporary exhibitions in the public space of the city and other activities such as municipal initiatives aimed at the restoration and improvement of the park.
The author of the Dotrscina Virtual Museum is Sasa Simpraga, while the project is being implemented within the framework of Documenta – Centre for Dealing with the Past from Zagreb.
Dotrscina Virtual Museum is unique in Croatia and the region for its innovative approach to building a culture of remembrance.
The aim of this competition is by means of contemporary art and the development of contemporary ways of recording memories in a public space, to profile Dotrscina Park as a lively place of remebrance by means of annual memorial temporary artistic intervention.