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Caetano Dias

Caetano Dias (1959) was born in Feira de Santana, state of Bahia. His visual work began in the late 1980s through performance, urban interventions and mural paintings after his training in vernacular letters at the Catholic University of Salvador between 1985 and 1987. His research articulates the sacred and the erotic through realization videos, paintings, three-dimensional works, multimedia installation and digital photography. Between 1995 and 2008, he taught courses in the workshops of the Museum of Modern Art of Bahia.

At Any Time, Hard Meat

My land has no palm trees, or singing Sabiá birds. In this clearing, there is neither forest nor ownerless dogs at a crossroads.

A Qualquer Hora Carne Dura

Minha terra não tem palmeiras, nem cantos de Sabiás. Nesse descampado, não há mato e tão pouco cães sem dono e de caminho encruzilhado.

I Continue My “Auto-phagy” and Winds Gust Over My Own Ashes

I first wish to make reference to my work process. This is essential commentary. Between the end of the ’90s and the beginning of the next decade, I started to work on the “digital mundane,” which I denominated at that moment “Popular Saints.” This was a type of fantasy that remains present in my current work. The process itself was quite simple.

Continuo a minha autofagia para depois sobre minhas próprias cinzas ficar a fazer ventania

Quero antes referenciar o meu processo de trabalho. É um comentário essencial. Entre o final dos anos 90 e início da década seguinte, comecei a trabalhar com o mundano digital, que naquele momento eu denominava como “Santos Populares”, tipo de fabulação ainda presente no meu trabalho atual.


The Brooklyn Rail

MAY 2023

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