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Exvots

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This catalog was printed in 2004 during Ricard Terré's show at la Sala d'Art Massallera in Sant Boi de Llobregat (Spain).

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  • Edicio Ajuntament de Sant Boi de Llobregat
  • Text : Laura Terré
  • 19,5 x 17,4 cm
  • ISBN : 84-87173-42-X

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«Terré always had a tendency to collect signs of strong symbolic nature, not gaudy at all in their form, but yet complex in terms of content. Ex-votos are objects whose essence has more to do with Terré’s photography. […] They suffer a reversible movement and metamorphose again into the human being. It is like this object/ex-voto, dard thrown to the gods to dilute the fear (of the illness, poverty, disgrace, destiny), could turn into a mirror in the photograph, nearly a caricature, of the implorers who created it : a concentrate of sorrow, pain and happiness. (These set of candles are the soul and at the same time the guts of those who offered them.)»

Laura Terré, Exvots, Ajuntament de Sant Boi de Llobregat, 2004