Glory Hole - Beleza Ainda Vital

TONICO LEMOS

Glory Hole - Beleza Ainda Vital

TONICO LEMOS

  • Period
  • 12.11.2015 — 23.01.2016

  • Opening
  • 12.11.2015 — 6PM

  • Curated by
  • Gisela Domschke
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This sequence of shows for Glory Hole was designed based on this proposition of beauty as attraction, combining humiliation and exaltation, fear and pleasure, a transformative and primordial experience in everyone’s life.


Banished by the claims of modernism, beauty still assails us to this day. Here we retrieve it not as a quality, but rather as an imposition. “Things are their own planets, and have their own geology,” says Lars Spuybroek. Small, large, ethereal, ephemeral, natural or artificial, things are not only perceived, but experienced in their atmosphere. They radiate affective fields. These aesthetic encounters occur in a world that resists the idea of being crystallized in fixed forms, in a world whose greatest vocation is its flip side. 


Rushed and anxious, we seek the immediate epiphany to intermediate and understand aesthetic experience. Intention seems to be the only reliable path for our assessment of an artwork. What is to come is loaded with a vitality, which is at the same time inevitable and unpredictable, and it is in this process that the spectacle acquires its volume. Exuberantly banal, Clairvoyant (the work by Tonico Lemos) underlines the inexorable in the origin of everything that is beautiful: the tyrannic command of time over things.

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