Leopards in the Temple of Franz Kafka – Casa das Rosas in Sao Paulo
Joining the second time literature and visual arts, the exhibition “Leopards in the Temple” the artist Thiago Cóstackz happened in 2008 in the historical and secular Casa das Rosas on av. Paulista in Sao Paulo, a temple dedicated to poetry in the heart of one of the most important avenues of the city. The show exhibited through intriguing paintings and installations, works inspired by literary works of the great Slav realism as “Crime and Punishment”, “White Nights” and “Memorias the Underground” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, “Leopards in the Temple”, “The metamorphosis, “” The Castle “,” The Trial “by Franz Kafka and” The Master and Margarita “by Mikhail Bulgakov and still inspired by the works of other authors such as” The Waves “Virginia Woolf, and” Treaty of atheology ” physical and theoretical Swiss Marcel Grasset.
The exhibition had as central thread the metaphorical text of Franz Kafka that names Exposure:
Leoparden in der Tempol
“Leopards break into the temple and drink all the sacrificial vessels dry; it keeps happening; in the end, it can be calculated in advance and is incorporated into the ritual.”
Thus Thiago Cóstackz questions to visitors who are the cheetahs? Who are these beings that invade the “temple” no disdain and drink until the end of this important liquid, seen as part of ritual by locals? What are these acts and which likely are they? Which political, philosophical or even existential metaphor is this nonsense of this master of the Slavic realism?
After the exhibition at the House of the Roses show she went to the bookstore Culture of the National Assembly, also on Avenida Paulista in Sao Paulo.