We have art in order not to die of the truth.
Some philosophical thesis from Nitzsche argue that the relations between Art and truth form the driving forces of the great game of life and death, and dignify us so that we can continue willing to live and develop our mission on Earth with dignity.
Artworks in a profound connection to process of symbolization of artistic forms.
It gives us power to life also providing us with the “will” ( der Wille, according to Nietzsche ).
Art and life match because symbolization of artistic forms is an ethical experience of affirmation and exaltation of our existence. Art is nothing more than life experience. So, we can finally understand the statement of the philosopher in his book, The Birth of Tragedy: “Art is the highest task and proper metaphysical activity of this life.”
When compared with Christian philosophy, Art is an experience of exaltation of our existence. Messages presented through art are sacred, symbolic, frequently offering apocalyptic revelations. Iin other words, art announces the final victory of good over evil, after going through a staggering final battle.
Using symbolism, one of the most common characteristics of apocalyptic revelations in all human religions, it predicts a stunning victory at the end.
If in Christian religion, apocalyptic messengers are angels who manifest good news in details, revealing it within the entire process of final liberation, in Arts we can consider that each artist carries a message of apocalyptic revelation, a word of good news. One Art message puts contemporary time in discussion, elevating Humanking.
Through art, Mankind becomes apocalyptic, placed in the centre of the Universe and demystifying old religions by defragmenting the incomprehensible to become his own God, Humankind.
There is certainly an apocalyptic end of the world or a final apotheosis of chaos, through revelations between expressions of an art work.
Art answers questions chronologically in transition between one time to another, a History to an Evolution.
Free of taboos from the past, Contemporary Art imposes now times of great confusion: Artistic apocalypse? Creation of a realistic view of our lives?
Art drinks from the same source of our (ir)rationality.
Ricardo Chaves Fernandes
Member from the International Association of Art Critics (A.I.C.A.)