The horizons to be built
We live in a time when the horizon escapes
contemplation. We find ourselves lost in the vortex. We tilt.
There are reports from distant cities in
the industrial haze where large billboards of bright lights herald the sunrise
More present and more closed borders
delimit territories and forbid what was once free. Humanity that always walked
and rose up walking is now confined.
Once the borders are closed to people, only
goods pass and people pass as goods.
There has never been so much segregation or
so many walls have ever been erected.
Hope is an imprecise line that the gaze
guesses in space and time. Not giving up requires a continued effort to
overcome a myriad of obstacles but there is no alternative to the mirage.
Light finally materializes colours and
shapes. The inner light that reveals a reality that no “smog” can cloud. It is
the artist's job and responsibility to bring on that light.
Materialize the horizons, concretize the
colour that perception does not find in a tube of paint; synthesize influences
and concerns; recovering wreckage from shipwrecks; reuse salvage to build
again; bearing in mind archaeology, history, science and, together with this
memory and understanding, the search for totality is what Beatriz Cunha and
Branislav Mihajlovic propose here in this exhibition.
Reflecting, finding solutions, giving
answers and arousing curiosity to ask again, to understand the unexplained,
this is what characterizes this philosophical and officinal work shown here.
Luís Filipe Gomes