Impermanence

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Tropical Contemporary presents, "Impermanence" a solo show of photography and video by Marcelo Fontana. Impermanence will open with a reception on October 6th from 6-9pm with gallery hours on Saturdays 1-4pm until the 20th.

"The exhibition relates the concept of impermanence and photography – impermanence, also knows as Anicca or Anitya is one of the essential concepts of Buddhism: all of conditioned existence is transient, evanescent, inconstant. All temporal things, whether material or mental, are in a continuous change of condition, subject to decline, destruction or transformation.

Photography, like the human body, has a lifetime, is impairment. The print / blow out is already born with the confirmation of its death. It could be an "almost life" inside a film shelf, the 24 hours of Instagram posts or a long life in an archive. The matter of fact is that photography has always been a fragile material. Its main quality isn't in surviving time but in freezing it. After this process, the image will only exist for a determined period, as little by little it will be transformed and then disappear.

The arts on the exhibit works with an idea of transformation or disappearance, they are pictures that are dying and have a second chance, a volcano in constant transformation or a whale that has never been seen. They are all impermanent representations that are either fading away and becoming vestige, or vestige that is becoming representation."