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Today, in artistic and poetic activities in general,   a sense or a meaning, without having previously
            I think it is absolutely necessary to retrace past   understood its content, or, worse still, without having
            paths again; from a strictly objective and not a     previously singled it out.  Within this progressive
            deliberate subjective point of view. Only in this way   exhalation of the artifice, concepts are deprived
            is it possible to express the complexity of our time.   from their substantial dynamically, consequently
            The importance of recovering the concepts of “place”   and inevitably producing, an affected effect, rather
            and “continuity”, the necessity of historiographical   than  the  necessary  debates  and  participation.
            revision - avoiding any cult of trend and tendency   What should evolve will subsequently devolve. Art
            - will produce a vital, synergetic development and   is changing its own identity: it is becoming a way
            a straightening in whatever the artistic expression.   of a conceptual communication that just produces
            Ideologists subdued by the concept of  “progress”    effect  however,  requesting  and  soliciting  an  effort
            (material, intellectual, etc.) have partly increased a   of acknowledgment that is the exact contrary to the
            sense of “uncomfortablness” in the human condition.   deceitful appearance of its supposed “truths”. This,
            The results of this progress have contributed to the   at the same time, creates difficulties for the artists as
            destabilization of man. He is no longer able to find   well as for the creative management, and definitely
            his own center (both socially or individually) within   creates difficulties for the fruition of shown art
            reality. He is constantly conditioned to achieve     works in galleries, museums or alternative spaces.
            accumulation, to acquire wealth, to pursue arid      The public should be totally free to choose “how”
            careers etc. not only for economic safeness but      to view, in accordance to its real effective needs
            mostly, to affirm his own identity consequently      and desires. Contemporary art is truly art when
            he has lost a certain sense of profound aesthetic    viewed and recognized in all its passed meanings.
            pleasure. He wrongly tries to find his own legitimacy   It ought to have qualities such as continuity and
            exteriorly, but doesn’t find it due to a consumistic   openness, though now unfortunately, it only seems
            system solidly founded on deprivation: a necessary   to survive because it has been dequalified to an
            assumption needed for its surviving and affirmation.   inferior range, as if it were simply one of the many
            Perhaps, too pretextly, contemporary art abusing     ordinary commodities. The congestion of signs and
            metaphors even if ripe with undoubtful evocative     images that characterize our society and culture is
            values), has focused its effort on finding the most   subdued by a constant, progressive impoverishment
            suitable symbol. But symbols, apart from a few       of the messages’ inner meanings, which the artists
            involuntary, sporadic cases, can’t be configured as   wish to profuse in their works. Today, messages only
            autonomous objects.  Today, in contemporary art,     exist as mnemonic stipulations, weakly reactive: they
            the tragic sedimentation of signs, words, objects,   are mere graphic or decorative signs. Nevertheless,
            its addition to something that is totally contrary   if the artists’ desire is to reach an almost absolute
            to what it really is and being less, is due to the   ethical beauty, they will have to conceive a highly
            fact that art seems to become a perfect surrogate    ‘opener” art, and also maintain a boundless faith in
            of fiction, an analogical simulation of imitation.   the  public’s  fruition.  In fact,  even  if the  artwork  is
            Rather than conceiving forms and images, we          autonomous and definite, it will still give rise to the
            presumptuously give form to ideas, we communicate    inevitable, personal interpretation that renders it
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