Glossary, Around One Thousand Pieces

The Glossary is composed by a set of stamps with words coming from museological practices such as collecting, classifying, cataloguing, organizing, keeping, identifying, selecting, curating, etc. Definitions for these terms were gathered from interviewing a number of non-specialists, and their spontaneous responses were registered. Entries were then written and edited from the collected answers. 

The keywords are presented separate from their definitions, in a way that a glossary can be invented, or otherwise reconstructed by following its original organization. The system allows the formation of a text that might refer to gestures coming both from daily domestic arrangement and to specific professional works. 

[2005] 54 stamps, variable sizes, 8 inkpads, papers or booklets. Version in Portuguese: https://www.ufmg.br/museumuseu/glossario/

 

Around one thousand pieces is a short story written by the artist and printed on paper or on wood, cut in parts. The reading of the text in its large format demands mounting pieces and the reader will recognize this gesture within the text. The character in the story seems to relate to things through fragments in movement and he connects to people while making jigsaw puzzles. 

At the exhibition “Panorama da Arte Brasileira”, MAM SP, 2005, the work was printed on paper in edition of 10,000 and it involved gluing pieces together in order to have it readable. The pictures here show a version in MDF with vinyl applied. 

[2005] 32 pieces puzzle in MDF with vinyl lettering or printed on paper, 1,60x 80 cm.

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