297 x 235 mm
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) was a United Nations court of law that dealt with war crimes that took place during the conflicts in the Balkans in the 1990s. It was located in The Hague in the Netherlands and was active between 1993 and 2017. Since 2001 Friso Keuris photographed the ICTY and the people involved. In the heart of the book Tito the portraits of the prosecutors, judges, defense lawyers, journalists and security staff are juxta posed with visual evidence used in eleven mayor cases. The beginning and end of the book consists out of in- and exterior photos of Tito’s summer residences at the islands of Brijuni and Vanga. Almost nothing seems to have changed since 1980. Friso’s photographs show a magical paradise. A metaphor for the utopian state that Tito had in mind.
An idyllic remnant in sad contrast with the horrific evidence connected to the dismantling of the former Yugoslavia.