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LET US FLOP
Group Exhibition | DUPLEX, September/October 2020

 

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Misfit #3, 2020
Painted iron
100x150x50cm

 

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Misfit #2, 2020
Painted iron
150x100x50cm

 

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Unfit, 2019
Wood, acrylic paint and velvet
5x5x240 cm
 

LET US FLOP presents itself as an invitation to value the creation process and the conceptual deconstruction of the notion of failure and its metaphors. Bringing together works that translate assumptions of openness to unforeseen, changeable, unstable, disruptive and ephemeral results, it seeks to reveal positions that contain both poetic instincts and challenging behaviors vis-à-vis artistic production, market dynamics, the logic of pre-defined discourses, and individual, even intimate, vices of each artist.

The possibility of failure is accepted and evoked as a release - an opportunity to escape conditioned reflexes - predictable by nature - broken by adherence to chance, risk, error, irony, the "flop" - the impetus for a leap forward , thus generating a paradoxical sense of hope and evident vitality.

In this brief moment of meeting, the restlessness underlying the need to "do" and the desire to renew practices and awakened eyes at every moment is highlighted, telling the story of a world and a generation that intimately knows the anxious experience and the value irreplaceable of failure.

TEXT: SUSANA ROCHA