Watch the BOXES
They came late.
They came as organizers.
They came as covers and protection.
They came as the fitting shell for an already existing content.
They were elite.
For simple people BAGS had to do the same.
But both of them emancipated from sheer usefulness
becoming entities in their own right:
A playground for all ages and tastes.
I myself grew up in the world of boxes and cardboards.
My grandfather had set up a factory of pliable packages;
My father took over. And some wrapping material, cardboards
and boxes became part of my life – my first “canvases”,
my playground for drawings and paintings.
A reminder for me are the three “B”s:
Boxes, Buenos Aires & Bags
They have accompanied my life, have been my
confidants, my solace, my enticement, my playmates,
my inspiration and my creative projection.
But with the time the entire world turned crazy about boxes.
The wrapping industry became an indicator of a wealthy society.
Now boxes remind us of and are
And once boxes and bags became standardized, they multiplied and became eventually determinant (i.e. containers):order and efficiency… and still remain a shell for our
Curiosity (even and perhaps particularly in art)