Ismar Čirkinagič’s project is based on a classical herbarium that classifies flora. The difference is that all the plants have been collected from the site of mass graves across Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Čirkinagić is a Bosnian-Danish visual artist. Since 2004, he has been gathering, preserving, and identifying plants from the sites of mass graves across Bosnia-Herzegovina and photographing the landscapes in which they were found. The plants are mounted behind glass, and paired with specific information about the mass grave site, reflecting the legacy of war and violence. The project’s ultimate goal is to present the elements of a new life that appears in places where lives have been abruptly cut short.
Now on display at the Goethe-Institut in Sarajevo as part of a new collection of artwork by Ars Aevi Museum of Contemporary Art. The exhibition presents work donated by internationally renowned artists in solidarity with and for Kyiv.
Part of the new Ars Aevi Nucleus Kyiv.
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