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Terra incognita by Didier Faustino for Topázio

Didier Faustino

Artefact of fantasy, Terra Incognita by Didier Faustino for the 140 years of  Topazio establishes a frame of merging an ornemental piece and a fragment of vanity. The baroque trophy and its reflection deforms the image of the spectator. This effect guides our judgement on the field of anxiety, embarrassment, perplexity and paradoxically contemplation. Refering to the “Queer readings”, literature of the 70s, and the writings of Le Marquis de Sade, this work highlights a praise of the transgressive aspect of our pleasures.

Silver plate, 53 x 30 x 60 cm

Exhibition: “Topázio – 140 years of Silver” from December 13, 2014 to 28 March 2015 at MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda at Lisbon.