Archival giclée print (unframed)
Hahnemühle Smooth Fine Art Paper
300mm x 300mm
Silentio Pathologia commissioned by the National Gallery of Macedonia for the 55th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia.
Silentio Pathologia was created across three countries (UK, North Macedonia and Bulgaria) and funded by Arts Council England and the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia, draws on ideas reflected upon the movement, migration and impact of medieval plagues through Europe (and city states such as Venice) and considers contemporary concerns about international migratory illnesses such as coronavirus. This ambitious work includes woven silk, silkworm cocoons, rat skins and curtains of steel sheet installed in a Venetian palazzo. Drawing upon her established and highly regarded practice of extended periods of working and embellishing multiple objects into large-scale art installations; this was a signature artwork for the 55th international Art Exhibition – la Biennale di Venezia.
This limited edition print documents a single silk cocoon that was part of the large silkworm cocoons canopy made by Elpida Hadzi-Vasileva’s family and friends in Macedonia.