A guest curation by Galeria Gravura Brasileira, Brazil.
In his book The Nature of Space, Brazilian geographer Milton Santos calls roughness what remains from the past as “form, built space, landscape, what remains of the process of suppression, accumulation, superposition, with which things are replaced and accumulated everywhere”. Just like the geography of the body, with its folds, crevices and roughness, the wrinkles of the urban territory are records of the passage of time in that place – scars that attest to absent presences: the past itself in the present, sentimental geographies as wrinkles in space-time.
This curation is about ruins under construction, architectures that evoke a strong sense of nostalgia. Works that are perennial in time and/or a layer of fantasy and irrationality as they echo the suspension of time.