DIAGONAL HISTORY
(2017)



The strokes propitiated by ISIS militants during the destruction of archaeological pieces in the Mosul Museum, Irak in February 2015 reenact in a different (but of equal origin and consequence) movement, the objectives of those who once crafted them in the past: to inscribe a message in stone. Although ISIS achieves far more. Every destruction of an image inevitably activates three messages. The one of the construction (before being destroyed); the one of the destruction itself; the one of that which remains. Each statue destroyed is in fact the construction of various statues. Images cannot be destroyed. DIAGONAL HISTORY presents a short collection of sculptures frozen in its potential and transitional moment of historical understanding. A diagonal lapsus that comes before the fall and which gives space to a new cultural shape that beats simultaneously between what it was, what is being and what it will become.