Shown in an exhibition of artists who are also teachers, this work was about using the exhibition space as a place to study theoretical texts, take notes and make drawings. The texts were about human conflicts: prejudices, colonial relations, cultural exchanges, among other.
Just as the academy, art is a field of deep thoughts; however, the existence of aesthetical objects does not have a direct correspondence with a more ethical world (even when both art and education are invoked as the pillars of social change).
To read and draw to understand society and its tensions can be seen as part of a symbolic exercise to try to sketch a better world, ignoring the possibility that it may never become real. This is something that characterizes both artists and teachers.
Photo credit: Eliana Arango