Everybody knows that before being a fashion accessory, sunglasses have the function of improving and protecting our eyes. They also serve as filters for the things we want to see and, mainly, for those special things that we want to show. What about paper sunglasses? For Otávio Santiago, creator and curator of the funny “My Paper Sunglasses” exhibition, the glasses can also let us blind. Reverse blindness, as the lenses, transform into curious support for revelations.
Artists from different areas, invited to intervene over the paper lenses, are photographed, “seeing” themselves through their creations. Now the sunglasses appear as panels, over which the artist propels his/her peculiar point of view, a very close one: a picture of him/herself that he/she always wanted to see, or, better, to exhibit.
This is an expression that looks to the target of the exhibition too. The public is invited to prove the paper sunglasses, choose their preferred one, and then strike a pose. Ah! The ideas presented through “My Paper Sunglasses” will also work as bases for the creation of an inspired fashion editorial, focusing once more with the lenses of art, design, publicity. For everybody who wants to see.
3rd edition | Montevideu 2012 @ Marte Art Space