For (stop to) look / Para(de)mirar (2011)

2011, Sala Puntángeles, Valparaíso. Collective Exhibition

  • Jorge Young
  • Manuel Sanfuentes
  • Óscar Santis

The art appears wherever there is a relationship. Stopping it is the call to stop
To look-then-we must stop it from the anesthetic complacency with which we
have used the “art system” that which implies the institutionalization of the gaze,
where it builds a sense from the diachronic discourse of an infinite chain of pre-
Today, not even art historians, except the most orthodox or uninformed, would
subscribe to such an idea. Let alone at a time when we go to the fragment for
the Atlas, which is not longer the appointment to the title of a work of Duchamp
(A Regarder).
Of course this also we must install the necessary distance from the “anything
goes”, where creation is the fruition of the artist useless. That is why the
paraphrase of the “good Marcel”, save us for explanations from the title to

A below which the project seeks curatorial placed elsewhere, then when the
intervals that create a space between painting, sculpture and writing related
activities for anyone willing to stop and look.
In short a formal didactic and gesture, to the extent that a statement always
proposes a way in unison for their content. Where the only thing in common is
that they convened works try to give a free time from their circumstances, giving
just a time to look.
A works that their instability only assure us that art is always elsewhere. But
beware that not only converts media, as its authenticity is symmetric internal to
external integrity. So we must stop looking … just to look, the rest is homework,

José de Nordenflycht
Rome, 11 March 2011