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The Future Must be Dangerous

Materials: Gold leaf, emulsion, variable dimensions. Collection FRAC Bourgogne, Dijon

“The future must be dangerous” is a phrase from The Futurist Manifesto (1909) by the Italian poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876–1944). García is fascinated by these one-liners, slogans, and nuggets of compressed wisdom that act as guides to success. The sentences are depicted in precious metal to ironically emphasise their ‘absolute truthfulness’. The sentences are sometimes authored by the artist, sometimes not; the author of the sentence is never mentioned. She asks the audience to make a personal reflection. She hopes to initiate a future based on an openness to diverse ideas, and a daringness to question things. ‘The future must be dangerous’ can be both a challenging assignment and a sad prophecy. 

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