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Almost object

Almost object

It doesn't seem to me that the Object Almost is a sequence of paintings, just as it didn't result from a mechanical juxtaposition of texts written according to circumstances. The book has a project and a plan, it clearly proposes against alienation – the Marx and Engels epigraph is not there by chance




Almost object

2015 (1st edition at Porto Editora; 7th edition)


The calligraphy on the cover is by the writer Joao Tordo

The dictator fell off a chair, the Arabs stopped selling oil, the dead are the living's best friend, things are never what they seem, when you see a centaur believe your eyes, if a frog taunts you crosses the river. Everything is objects. Almost.