Entre o Céu e a Terra: Rui Chafes
«Gathering the sculptor's autobiography (as exact as memory allows) and the record of one of his conferences, Entre o Céu e a Terra testifies to a position in the world and, at the same time, to the difficulty of resisting, without ever giving up.
Also the poetic resistance that a work offers, even to its own author, is the measure of its quality. A work of art requires work and effort from the public, it cannot be just another seductive spectacle for lazy people. It must not despise the spectator, it must help him to defend his dignity in this era of massification, trivialization, frivolity, superficiality, media ephemerality, unbridled consumerism and sensationalism that reflect the vacuity of the designs of this civilization of the spectacle that we have become accustomed to accepting with passive indifference.
In the sterility of this emptiness, one cannot give up the search for beauty and truth. It is necessary to densify the work, so that spirit and thought can exist. It will be necessary to introduce rough, dull, rough and matte points in a slippery, shiny and digital world.”
- 17 x 21 cm
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