MAM

Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008
Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008
Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008
Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008
Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008
Photo: Karina Bacci, São Paulo, Aug 2008

"I like the word believe. In general when someone says I know, he doesn’t know, he believes. I believe that art is the only way by which the man can manifest as an individual. Just because art transcends the animal condition by flowing into regions that neither time nor space dominates. To live is to believe - at least that is what I believe.“ (Octavio Paz, Marcel Duchamp ou o Castelo da Pureza, page 63) 

The art educators from MAM were invited to create a different relationship with the exhibition. Instead of the usual practice of providing verbal information about the works, they were asked to develop a short action (alone or in a group). This action should talk about the perception of a particular work by Duchamp in a performative and especially non-verbal way. Like this the art educators could literally “incorporate” the work for a moment by understanding it in a more conscious way. 

Date: 
2008/ August
Location: 

Museu de Arte Moderna (MAM), São Paulo, BR  

Participants: 

Team of the art education sector which was coordinated at that time by Patrícia Manhães Naka.