From A to B to C

Installation commissioned for the 26th Brno Biennial. Wall drawing with chalk on black board paint, three wooden dices.

From nature studies and academic manuals to the concept of the child as artist, and the many translations of the line during the Bauhaus, drawing has played a very important role in the exploration and development of new educational models.

From A to B to C borrows its structure from When Form Has Become Attitude – And Beyond, a text by professor Thierry de Duve. Using the ABC as a catalyst to generate a cartographical line-scape, the exhibition tries to illustrate three educational paradigms – A the Academy, B the Bauhaus, and C the Contemporary – by placing them in a spatial dialogue.

As if taken from Pestalozzi’s Table of Unit, the square gradually and proportionally divides itself into smaller units, forming a visible grid that will constitutes the frame of the exhibition. From the larger to the smaller unit, the generated net serves as a support for historical references and examples, which will become the main elements of a playful narrative. With its walls turned into blackboards, the 4th floor of the Pražák Palace from the Moravian Gallery gets transformed into an imaginary classroom, space for observation, experimentation and speculation. The installation was activated and became the stage for a series of workshops.