Curated by Ana Frangovska
National Gallery of the Republic of North Macedonia
Video Projection, leather, velvet and paper dyed in herbs collected from Greece to Galichnik, North Macedonia, dimensions variable, 2021.
Mihael Dimonie (1870 – 1935) was an important Aromanian plant collector in the southern Balkan Peninsula, in what are today Albania, Bulgaria, Greece and North Macedonia. His private herbarium collections were destroyed in two separate fires in 1917 and 1944, and only the numerous vouchers belonging to the Plantae Macedonicae series that had been commercially distributed remain. These specimens are available in several European and American herbaria and are a lasting testament to Dimonie’s extensive collecting activities.
A projection on the wall with the close-up flipping pages of the book completes the work.
With artists: Nenad Tonkin, Jana Jakimovska, Shqipe Mehmeti, Borce Bogoevski, Tanja Ristovska, Igor Tanevski, Ana Trajkovska and Ana Ivanovska from North Macedonia, Zhanghong Liao (China), Burim Muftiu (Kosovo), Tarlan Loftizadeh (Iran), Slobodan Radojkovic and Marina Markovic (Serbia), Francisco Tomshic (Uruguay), Ivana Radovanovic ((Montenegro), Ruben Bass (Germany), Joseph van Caldenbourg (Netherlands), Milka Delibasic (Montenegro), Magdalena Kuczko (Poland), Ana Pascu (Romania), Klitsa Antoniou (Cyprus), Zara Alexandrova (Bulgaria), Eylul Dogruel (Turkey), Denis Jagdži (Kosovo / Macedonia) and North Macedonian artists: Gordana Vrencoska, Hristina Zafirovska, Ivana Ivna Samandova, Gorancho Gjorgjievski, Dorotej Neshovski , Kristijan Jovanoski and Zoran Georgiev .
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