Stills from ‘The Drawing Lesson’ Hd Video, 6:06 / 2019
’The Drawing Lesson’ visits the academic training skill process at Tirana’s high school of arts. Two subjects are placed in front of the young students to draw from. The modernist aesthetics of the ‘Geometric Solids’, in confront with the ornament of the ‘Classical Flower Plaster’. These subjects represent best the hybridity of contemporary Albanian society which somehow is trapped in dichotomies like Modernism, Classicism, Communism, Capitalism, Eastern, Western. The process was filmed and then reversed, suggesting this way a process of
undoing, of unlearning.