pianta officinalis

installation
packs of expired medicines, iron wire
dimensions variable
ex-hospital s. maria, milan, italy
2005

Infinite circle of nature. from plants to medicine from medicine to plants.

there is an athenaeum in treviglio, milano, that once upon a time was an hospital.
this was a special place, one of the first hospitals in the north of italy,

totally independent and laic.

the vatican forbade the use of the word maria, claiming copyright. it was a medical center of great strategic importance during the years of the bubonic plague in 1630.

 

photo: emanuele colombo

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