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En Rachâchant
13 September 2015 – 13 December 2015

The exhibition borrows its title from a short film by Jean-Marie Straub and Danièle Huillet. The film is based on a children’s story written by Marguerite Duras "Ah Ernesto!"
It humorously looks into dehierarchizing the educational process by showing schoolboy Ernesto, who insistently and with unshakable conviction refuses to go to school, because the school teaches things he doesn’t know.

The exhibition strategically approaches negation and refusal to learn. In the time when the market logic is instilled across all fields of teaching and dictates the dogmatic idea that knowledge must be rentable in economic terms, “En Rachâchant"
voices a playful and absurd assault on the ideology of such education.

The exhibition takes form of an anti-pedagogical stage, populated by mixed media, sculptures and drawings that manipulate motifs related to the subject of disobedience as a course of learning. As part of the exhibition, Vasiljeva has developed a course program: “ The Course in Lying ” and “The Course in Doubt” which will be exercised and adapted for the museum’s educational program during the exhibition.