Optional contemporary art course at Calderon

"Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable".

The event brings together the experiences of several free discussions in class and numerous visits to various art and architecture exhibitions in Timișoara that I made as an artist and teacher of visual arts, together with students from the Jean Louis Calderon high school in Timișoara.

What does the world of contemporary art look like through the eyes of teenagers? To what extent do these events manage to address them as well? What thoughts and questions are left with after a visit to an art gallery/space or museum?

The materials generated following these visits constitute the body of a multimedia installation that tries to facilitate access to the world of contemporary arts in an honest way, not mediated by adults.

Artist: Borotea Laura - Adela

*Translation from Cesar A. Cruz's quote "Art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable" taken from an essay written by Ioana Dumău, student in the 9th grade

@ photo from the workshop "Environmental Justice Questions" with the artist Harun Morrison, invited to the exhibition Sete cronică / Chronic desire (Timișoara 2023 - European Capital of Culture).

Project realised with the support of a grant for artistic creation ''Energy!'' awarded by the Municipality of Timișoara, through the Project Centre, within the National Cultural Programme "Timișoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023"

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Opțional de Artă Contemporană la Calderon

Opțional de Artă Contemporană la Calderon