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For the next year, Spike is inviting authors from around the world to write a freeform exploration centered on an artist of their choice from the Liste Expedition universe, sharing insight into their works.

C. L. Salvaro →

"Before Sinking, it Floats", 2021

January 2022

Guilherme Teixeira

After a riffle shuffle, the cards cascade (or how we assist abandonments)

SIDENOTE: C. L. Salvaro’s studio/living space is an old house in the Jardins neighbourhood of São Paulo, where, alongside several images of the works presented at Liste, he has assembled a living installation. What may sound quite descriptive in the text that follows echoes Salvaro’s own work and its capacity to exist within an environment while questioning how a contemporary practice can unfold through, and with, the responsibilities of the space towards matter.

Invocations and impressions of a place that is not a place

“Chance is the greatest novelist in the world: to be productive one has only to study it.” –Balzac

The series "Point No Point" (2020) comprises of five paintings. Three are landscapes, which hang unstretched and loosely depict a slice of rural coastline with what is discernible as a lighthouse on one side. The other two are hung, stretched, in portrait format, their forms echoing the structure and proportions of the coastline but flipped on its axis and left as a gravity-defying lattices of dripping pigment. Slipping between modes, Anne Fellner’s genre-fluid paintings draw us into an uncertain place between the act and the actual, where process, paint and perception all seem to play the role of protagonist.