sexta-feira, julho 19, 2013

Leopards in the temple

Kathrin Sonntag, An/Aus, 2009.

"Leopards break into the temple and drink to the dregs what is in the sacrificial pitchers; this is repeated over and over again; finally it can be calculated in advance, and it becomes a part of the ceremony."

What readily appears to be a parable regarding the interplay between form and change (and certainly it is that) finds Kafka beginning with an indelible image — the intruders are already inside the gates going about the business of undoing — only to deftly shift toward a rapid sequence of repetition, exhaustion, and eventual incorporation. In short, the overturning of convention and form is quickly codified, absorbed, and becomes part of the ritual. In this regard, perhaps this makes it as fitting a parable for art history as for art making. And yet the nature of the aphoristic is that it troubles the space of meaning rather than providing resolve.


terça-feira, julho 16, 2013

Girando perdidos no universo

Eu acho que a questão fundamental da arquitetura é resolver problemas. Portanto, se você quiser dizer assim, que qualidade a arquitetura deve ter, imprescindível, se tivesse que dizer uma só qualidade, eu acho que ela deve ser “oportuna”. Estamos em cima desse planetinha, girando perdidos no universo. Agora, ninguém discute mais isso.

Paulo Mendes da Rocha.

Em cima, o Museu de Arte Moderna de Santos.