the monarchical regime will be replaced by democracy, while
we would play Heroic parts to ourselves,--and end, perhaps, As impotently as Athenian wives Who shrieked in fits at the Eumenides
Endymion, a loyal lover, also becomes a foil to his youthful, loyal friend Eumenides
, and in age, a double to another old man in the play, the ever-faithful Geron.
Dan por hecho que situan a las victimas en el centro de los procesos y relatos, pero muy a menudo solo quieren escucharlas si ellas se cinen al reparto esperado: Erinias o Eumenides
, heroes vengadores o sabios que trabajan por la paz.
Mihai Cimpoi supports the idea of "a Bessarabian canon" assuming (according to the ideas of Harold Bloom) an Art of Memory, a cult of Eumenides
, of Tradition and of "the word which tells the truth" (Eminescu), of Values and of the Romanian Language which--in the terms of Lucian Blaga--"is the originary poem of a people" (p.
Enlightenment avatars of the Eumenides
, prevail in a teleology directly originating from Rousseau.
The exhibition's title also suggested a literal orientation toward language, referring to the principal verb conjugations in Italian, which end in "-are," "-ere" and "-ire." The artist adopts these same infinitive endings to symbolically clarify the leitmotifs he explored in the exhibition: The Are piece is intended as an altar; the Ere piece presents a metaphor for time; and the Ire piece depicts mythological agents, specifically the Furies, also known in Greco-Roman religion as Erinyes or Eumenides
. Beyond this, the eighteen works in the exhibition had subjects pertaining to an everyday reality as eclectic as it is elementary: human figures, clouds, pillows, trimmings, a Corinthian capital, computer tablets, and so on.