Braco Dimitrijevic

This could be a place of historical interest

About this artwork

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’.

Updated before 2020

  • artist:
  • title:
    This could be a place of historical interest
  • date created:
    1971
  • measurements:
    (framed: 51.80 x 37.00 x 1.10 cm)
  • object type:
  • credit line:
    Purchased 2005
  • accession number:
    GMA 4767 B
  • gallery:
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Braco Dimitrijevic

Braco Dimitrijevic