The Education Lab coincides with Christina Quarles’ exhibition ‘Come In From An Endless Place’
This summer, the Education Lab provides a dedicated learning space which addresses Christina Quarles’ approach to the body and language, created in collaboration with 19 students from CREAE Espacio Creativo, a non-formal arts school in Mahon for drawing, painting and ceramics.
Responding to a selection of texts from the artist’s drawings and her use of stencil techniques, CREAE’s students have created an installation of large canvases depicting body parts. The canvases hang from rails and are intertwined with pieces of tulle, which visitors can play with and move to view the students’ work through a different colored lens.
At an interactive station consisting of distorting mirrors, a felt board and colorful fabric cut-outs, the audience is invited to explore representations of their body. Finally, a selection of books discussing Quarles’ work as well as readings suggested by the artist offer visitors the opportunity to take a seat and read about her work and influences.
The Education Lab is complemented by a series of events and learning activities taking place throughout the run of the exhibition.
About the Education Lab
The Education Lab is part of Hauser & Wirth’s commitment to inclusive learning programs that instigate a dialogue between art, artists and diverse audiences. Located at our galleries in Menorca, Somerset and Downtown Los Angeles, as well as at Chillida Leku museum, each Education Lab is a collaboration with a local community group, school or university. The interactive spaces take their starting point from one of our international artists, facilitating a platform for discovery, discussion and additional learning resources.
The first Education Lab was launched by Mark Bradford in relation to his inaugural exhibition in Menorca, when the artist led an art education residency and worked with students from Escola d’Art de Menorca, the local arts high school, to create an impressive installation. In 2022, following a residency call to post-graduate students, residents engaged 350 Menorcan learners for the Education Lab linked to Rashid Johnson’s exhibition.
Since the launch in Menorca in 2021, over 7,500 learners have taken part in our learning events, including workshops, talks and visits in collaboration with local entities, as well as a dedicated program for primary and secondary schools.