Reliquary I – Sculpture by Addé 2016
Seemingly from the most ancient times, humankind has had the will of keeping memories of their predecessors in many different forms.
Some were physical remains, from body parts to possessions of the gone persons, others were symbolic.
All in all, whatever the form might be, memory was not only a duty, but the conservation of what was before, linking the past to the present and forwarding the transmission to the next generation.
Obviously, this, is today considered as inappropriate, and denial is the trend, as the past is no more regarded as the factor of our own existence, but just wrong when not fitting with today’s doxa.
“Reliquary I” Sculpture by Addé 2016
A work of art, a sculpture, transmitted through generations, acquire the status of relics.