A press release in bullet points, because, why not?
- The artist loves gay porn.
- She’s fascinated by depictions of the devil and hell, especially from the Middle Ages. They were the means by which artists and writers could approach the forbidden. Describe perversions. Imagine alternative systems of power. Use the imaginary as a cover up for truth.
- Enter Luca Signorelli’s “LastJudgment”(1499– 1502), in the chapel of S. Brizio in Orvieto cathedral. The fresco is an ode to homoeroticism, painted in the most sacred of spaces, using the fantastical to hide what cannot be said aloud.
- The artist wondered what it would be like to be him, what he must have thought when he was painting on those walls, what secrets he must have hidden.
- And so, drawings came to be. No deep, dark reason, just because she felt like it.
- Something strange happened in the meantime, she fell in love. That’s all that you need to know.
- The rest of the show stemmed from those carbon paper drawings that have since become etchings. New mahogany spaces design the world her character lived in. Steel shapes build an alphabet that has yet to be interpreted. A grid protects a miracle engraved in a stone wall in a Lisbon cathedral.
- The exhibition comprises four sculptures, four etchings, and a poster.
Une communauté imaginée, 2022
Curated by Miguel Amado
Frac des Pays de la Loire, Nantes, France
O Trágico Destino Vertical, 2020
Kunsthalle Lissabon, Lisbon, Portugal