ATPdiary invited some curators to point out three international artworks that summarize – or are meaningful of – three historical periods. 

One from the past, even very distant.

One from the present, focusing on the contemporary moment.

One from the future, with a strong perspective, in a nutshell, towards what’s next. 

Luca Lo Pinto

Past —

A personal letter by Félix González-Torres published in the monograph edited by Julie Ault. One of the most powerful work on love and time.

Letter by Felix Gonzalez Torres published in the monograph edited by Julie Ault

Letter by  Félix González-Torres published in the monograph edited by Julie Ault

Present — 

24-hours-in-photos | This installation by Erik Kessels that looks at the future of photography. It features print-outs of all the images uploaded to Flickr in a 24-hour period.

Erik Kessels, 24hrs of photos

Erik Kessels, 24hrs of photos

Future — 

A found image which could be a preview of a future collaboration between men and automas.

Automa 56

Automa 56