Max Ruf

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • 6:45, 2014
    detail view at Múrias Centeno

  • 6:45, 2014
    detail view at Murias Centeno (text by Gabriel Lima)

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • Victoria I, 2014
    oil on canvas (120 x 80 cm)

  • Mint, 2014
    oil on canvas (120 x 80 cm)

  • Die Grosse Frage (A), 2014
    bed sofa, teapot, mint, mixed materials (220 x 150 x 50 cm)

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • Victoria II, 2014
    oil on canvas (330 x 165 cm)

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Murias Centeno

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • Haus, 2014
    hd video, 40 parts, 50 min

  • 6:45, 2014
    installation view at Múrias Centeno

  • Victoria III, 2014
    oil on canvas (153 x 102 cm)

  • Die Grosse Frage (B), 2014
    fresh mint, plastic bag, kettle, extension cable (various dimensions)

In the south, they have three different airs. All our schemes upon those grounds came to nothing – the winds kept blowing with uninterrupted fury, the heavy strokes of the sun defeated intentions, and the gelid waters tumbling down in cascades were choked with dirt.
Of course the shallow soil offered nothing worthy of remark. Every direction felt like a summit, broken on one side, and hollow in the middle.
In the early days of conquest, every angle of a coast, projecting rock, island or river’s mouth, constituted a port; and therefore we must not be surprised, if we are often at a loss to discover any traces of the old harbors we read of. The journeyman keeps a note.
Finally the monuments proved visible in the morning, minutes before the low country at their feet. We retired gradually, drawing up towards the hills, through thick groves that afforded us a very welcome shade. The road was easy, and the ascent good.

(text by Gabriel Lima)