“Learning to Read with John Baldessari” is the first major survey of the artist’s work in Latin America. Featuring over 100 works, the show is a survey drawing on the artist’s practice of addressing pedagogic themes of instruction, the class, and judgment that appear in his work from the 1960s to the present. The dichotomy between learning and unlearning in Baldessari’s own playful and idiosyncratic method is revealed through this survey of his work, hung from A-Z – a subverted didactic that displays the tension between text and image. Each section of the exhibition looks at interpretation from a different perspective, alluding to the lessons the artist’s work conveys, and the impossible task of ‘reading’ John Baldessari.
- John Baldessari installation view © Abigail Enzaldo