It is a form of spiritual revolt that Carlos Martí Arís highlights through a transversal analysis of different artistic expressions that combine to enrich his reflection. It is an invitation to return to the great eternal themes, to the acceptance of solitude and discretion that accompanies this positioning on the fringes of fashion, to advance the work in depth rather than superficially. Twenty years later, Carlos Martí Arís’ lesson is contemporary and of fundamental importance for our discipline today. Translation from Spanish to English.
Jorge Luis Borges, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Yasushiro Ozu, Mark Rothko, Jorge Oteiza – a writer, an architect, a filmmaker, a painter, a sculptor. Five personalities of the 20th century separated by their mediums, their subjects of investigation and their disciplines. They are brought together in this book by the need to save art from its current alteration, and to bring it back to a more contemplative and introspective dimension. The key words of this consideration, which has the appearance of a manifesto, are: silence, contemplation, renunciation, transparency, anonymity, and atemporality. Twenty years later, the lesson of Carlos Martí Arí is contemporary and of fundamental importance for our discipline today.