The Drawing Lesson

“The Drawing Lesson” follows drawing students as they train in representation at Tirana’s high school for the arts. Young students are presented with two drawing subjects: the modernist “geometric solids” and the ornamental “classical flower plaster.” These subjects represent the hybridity of contemporary Albanian society, which is trapped in dichotomies like Classicism/Modernism, Communism/Capitalism, Eastern/Western. The process was filmed over a single day, but the editing reverses this linearity: it begins at completion and traces the lesson backward, suggesting a process of undoing, of unlearning.

- Genti Korini

Stills from ‘The Drawing Lesson’ Hd Video, 5:49 / 2019

'Left or Right, choose your side', inkjet-print on photographic paper, Tirana, 2019.

The Drawing Lesson /Jecza Gallery / Timisoara, Romania. 2019

Lateral Geometries / IOMO Contemporary, Bucharest, Romania 2022