IDUARE (old Latin) or IDES refers to the middle day of each month in the Roman calendar.
Every month has an Ides, with the Ides of March being the 15th.
The word Ides comes from the old Latin verb, iduare, which means to divide.
This day became notorious as the date of the assassination of Julius Caesar, which made the Ides of March a turning point in Roman history. Julius Caesar heard and ignored the warnings about the Ides of March.
That day has become synonymous with doomsday. Doomsday and ignoring warnings of visual signs is our theme for this trinity of books.
The books are born out of brainstorming discussions between the three artists,
manifesting our concerns about the human condition and the turmoil around us right now.
Each book takes on a unique format, decided upon by each artist; created from a pool of photographs each had submitted for this work, expressing diverse viewpoints on the theme. What unifies each book, beyond the recurrence of images, is a spirit of creative defiance in the face of the complicated, often dangerous world we live in.
Are we soothsayers? Ignore at your own peril.
IDUARE is a collective project by:
Peter Oey (NL), Fábio Miguel Roque (PT) & Nick Tauro Jr. (USA)
Iduare by Nick Tauro Jr. [USA]
[Sold Out] Iduare by Peter Oey [NL]
[Sold Out] Iduare by Fábio Miguel Roque [PT]