René Francisco, Art Works on Commission, Free, video, 60 min
René Francisco’s works are part of his project Pedagogía Pragmática (2010–ongoing). The didactic method of this project, shown in the videos, takes place outside the art academy in unexpected locations in Havana’s urban landscape, such as a deserted home or a posh swimming pool. The workshop in Utrecht from 4–13 April 2017 deals with similar artistic group processes, the awareness of a community of action, and reinterpretations of the relations between doing, seeing, and saying. The borders between author, artist, spectator, and also those between professor and student have been diluted, as similitudes have had to be acknowledged and novel forms of research have come into being.
A new edition of Pedagogía Pragmática, called Art Works on Commission, Free, is realized in Utrecht from 4–13 April 2017 with a final presentation on 13 April. From 19 April, documentation of this project becomes part of the exhibition.