“Radical art today is synonymous with dark art; its primary color is black.” T.W. Adorno, , Aesthetic Theory (1970)
Light places us in a closed space, predictable and submissive. The one who is enlightened does not know its context. Darkness is not something that opposes light, but something that contains it. In this edition, we have not lost the C. In this edition, we want to approach darkness as a creative and exchange possibility that encompasses expanded concepts of knowledge. The universe contains the stars. The periphery enables and recognizes the existence of the center, while the center does not have the capacity or knowledge to recognize the periphery and its depth. Darkness not as a concept that refers only to the unknown, but as a fertile space of creation, protection and understanding of the world. In the context of art, the white cube poses the contention of artistic manifestations within an antiseptic, sterile and cold space. A space determined by different markets, which over time has been responsible for neutralizing, homogenizing and globalizing cultural and artistic manifestations. In these hyper-enlightened contexts, art loses its characteristics as a creation, to be framed within the characteristics of production for consumption and reproduction inherent of commodities. In contrast to this, we could try to approach black as an ideal, close to that of Adorno, but in this case, not only from art but from any discipline or creative work, to replace the understanding of the traits and dynamics of production, by traits and dynamics of creation.
For this edition, we invite people from different disciplines and contexts around the world to share their knowledge and creations and to transform their intellectual productions into intellectual creations. To move from duty to pleasure.
Light is a tool, an ARMA (weapon), to approach the totality of the universe, DARKNESS is the Totality of the universe. All weapons / tools are double-edged weapons / tools. They can facilitate thought, creation and knowledge as they can limit it, destroy it or stall it. In the darkness, the understanding of the context of this magazine will be found. The periphery contains the center. The occult / the dark / the deep as protection.(Submission Guidelines)