Rui Chafes «Durante o Sono» 2002.

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Rui Chafes, Durante o Sono, 2002
Durante o Sono, 2002

A heavy steel ball is held by delicate iron bands which no one would believe strong enough. Looking like a rising black floating Sun, struggling with escape and gravity. The sculupture evokes a fragile perfection like that inherent in death and all traces of passing. Its melancholic beauty opens a sense of an other worldly humanity.

Rui Chafes, Durante o Sono installation view, 2002

courtesy: Centro de Arte Moderna, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian
photo: J. Rauchenberger