After DESTERRO at the Museu do Chiado in Lisbon (MNAC), Susana Anágua shows now at the Presença Gallery in OPorto. The artist borrows its title from the poem “The Last Days” by Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
The poet, Brazilian, dedicates his verses to the end of the body, a life bequeathed to others. This is the condition of matter, disappear with time and let its trace be found and endure in the hands of those who preserve it.
Under the title “And the matter is seen to end: farewell composition …” the exhibition shows works that relate the disappearance of some industrial and fictional architectures, leaving the faith in the existence of matter to appear through its vestiges, now documented in relationship of ambiguity with the fictional one.
Last verse of the Poem in original language:
“E a matéria se veja acabar: adeus composição
que um dia se chamou Carlos Drummond de Andrade.
Adeus, minha presença, meu olhar e minas veias grossas,
meus sulcos no travesseiro, minha sombra no muro,
sinal meu no rosto, olhos míopes, objetos de uso pessoal, idéia de justiça, revolta e sono, adeus,
adeus, vida aos outros legada.”