|Miguel Palma, Little boy, 2007|
by ANTÓNIO CERVEIRA PINTO
Note: I decided to publish an essay I wrote in 2007 for Miguel Palma's exhibition at Culturgest — Fundação Caixa Geral de Depósitos. Though I wrote it on commission for the exhibition, by motives I never quite understood it was never published as well as the promised catalogue.
I think it is time to make it public for all reasons.
Carcavelos, April 30 2012
Extract from The Archaeology of Lost Time
To propose an interpretive model is always a risky business, and it is more than likely that there will be flaws at some points in its construction. Whatever the case, if we donʼt try, we run the risk of leaving the dialogue about works of art at the mercy of the inertias of tastes, or of the more or less sophisticated popular clichés of their worldly reception. Greenbergʼs formalist and neo-Kantian paradigm has withstood and survived the linguistic criticism unleashed against it by the English and American Conceptualists, largely because, amongst other reasons, this was an incomplete, inconsequential and opportunistic criticism.
Copyright © 2007 by António Cerveira Pinto