Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst (S.M.A.K.), Ghent
In 2005 Artur Barrio exposed Interminável in the S.M.A.K.: a temporary installation with coffee grit on the floor, a mountain of bread, crumpled paper, flakes of lacquer and texts in felt-tip and coffee spatters on the walls. Here and there was a piece chopped out of the walls. The rooms were only lightened by little light bulbs, hung by tuff cables. This setting up was a imaginary dialogue with the work of Joseph Beuys in the Barrio-Beuys-exposition.
Interminável borrows its name from the unstoppable process of evolution and transformation: the work is never finished and by each new installation a new layer of meaning will be added, like that was the case by the re-installation in the Museum of the 21st century in Kanazawa, Japan. New additions and ideas are added to the work and nuance it.
In spite of the fact that this installation doesn’t exist anymore in its original form, the S.M.A.K. bought it. The only leftover is the CadernoLivro, a notebook that Barrio made as a result of this exposition. It collects an amount of ideas about the exposition, the materials and a number of remarks.