A very critical session

A very critical session

Each semester during my studies, the students were invited to present their work to an invited teacher and other students during what was called a critical session. I had chosen to do mine with a fellow artist, Gabriel Nunige. It was the occasion to work with the context of the critical session in an artschool.

Two things interested me: Inverting the role of the teacher and the student in a carnavalesque manner and to use the social aspect of that event. Our invitation e-mail informed the public that the invited teacher to our critical session would be the artist John Armleder. It had a certain impact, since the artists that were supposed to have their critical session the same day wanted to cancel them. We reassured them that he would only be present to ours. When our turn came, we welcomed our numerous visitors. John Armleder was a bit late. He appeared with a mask I made of him
and silently walked through the show, stopping from time to time to appreciate some detail on a drawing. Some people took selfies with him and posted them on social media.