“Cities in dust” ilustrates the utopic future

It is available now on Fortes D’Aloia e Gabriel’s online platform the group show “Cities in Dust”. The exhibition features works by Barrão, Bárbara Wagner, Carlos Bevilacqua, Cerith Wyn Evans, Damián Ortega, Franz Ackermann, Iran do Espírito Santo, Leda Catunda, Lucia Laguna, Luiz Zerbini, Mauro Restiffe, Rodrigo Cass, Rodrigo Matheus, Rivane Neuenschwander e Sarah Morris.

The title of the digital show is here borrowed from the song released in 1985 by the English band Siouxsie and the Banshees. The exhibition includes works from the collection that share an interest in the morphology of the urban and its contemporary phenomena. They are photographs, paintings and sculptures of the 15 artists mentioned. While the song describes the destruction of the city of Pompeii by the volcano on Mount Vesuvius caused by natural phenomena in 79 BC, our era is characterized by the human being as the main developer of catastrophes. Academics like Eduardo Viveiros de Castro called this period Anthropocene. French anthropologist Lévi-Strauss synthesized this rapid decay in a phrase now more recognized by the song Fora da Ordem by Caetano Veloso and appropriate in the work of Cerith Wyn Evans: “Here everything seems to be still under construction and is already a ruin”.

The show is available on http://en.fdag-cities-in-dust.com.br/

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