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  • Braco Dimitrijevic
This could be a place of historical interest
© Braco Dimitrijevic

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This could be a place of historical interest 1971 - 1972
For this series Dimitrijević photographed locations which he selected at random, varying from a rural cottage to a view of New York skyscrapers and from the recognisable to the entirely anonymous. By attaching the line ‘This could be a Place of Historical Interest’ to each, Dimitrijević calls into question the nature of historical monuments. This series is directly related to his first portable monument that he made in 1971 (which has become a series itself) - a stone plaque with the inscription ‘This could be a Place of Historical Importance’. He then photographed it in public spaces, provoking the viewer’s imagination as to what might have happened there and suggesting that perhaps any place can, at some point, be a site of ‘historical importance’.

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Text written on a book, document or artwork. Examples include the added information such as edition number and date on a print, or a dedication written in a book.

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  • Acc. No. GMA 4767 A
  • Medium Photograph
  • Size 52.00 x 37.00 cm
  • Credit Purchased 2005