The exhibition "Collage of a Destroyed City" is set in the Museum of the City of Skopje
The collection of postcards from Old Skopje from the fund of the Museum of the City of Skopje is the basis for the preparation and setting of the exhibition "Collage of a Destroyed City", which was opened on July 26 on the occasion of 58 years since the catastrophic earthquake in Skopje.
The collection contains postcards from the late 19th to the late 20th century, while the focus of the exhibition is postcards - collages that are characteristic of the motifs and themes inspired by the earthquake. A more detailed analysis of collage postcards lists three basic groups.
One group is black and white and color postcards issued shortly after the earthquake depicting the city with motifs from the first moments after the earthquake, with parallel photographs of the same locations before and after July 26, 1963.
The second group includes postcards - collages issued on the occasion of the international event "Meeting of Solidarity", which was held in the years after the earthquake.
The third group includes color postcards - collages issued in the late 60's with representations of the destroyed and the new Skopje. The author of the exhibition is the curatorial advisor historian Zoja Bogdanovska. The catalog and the exhibition are realized with the support of the City of Skopje.
(The text was published in "Cultural Press" number 91, in the print edition of "Free Press" on July 31 - August 2, 2021)