Saint-Joseph : Battements d’une machine fabuleuse, 150 ans de pédagogie en formes, scènes et narrations

Sergen Şehitoğlu participates in the exhibition, “Saint-Joseph : Battements d’une machine fabuleuse. 150 ans de pédagogie en formes, scènes et narrations” held at Saint-Joseph Private French High School Istanbul curated by Aslı Seven. The exhibition, which emerged as a result of a long-term artistic research and production process around the school's archives and educational tools, is open for visitors between 17:00-20:00 on Thursday-Friday and 11:00-19:00 on Saturday-Sunday until 23 January 2022.
Sergen Şehitoğlu's site-specific installation is a spatial expression of a thought on pedagogy, human learning and mental liberation in the purest possible form. The work activates a network of references by connecting Joseph Jacotot, the egalitarian pedagogue of the 19th century to Jacques Rancière, author of "The Ignorant Teacher, while passing by Fénelon and Telemachus and branch towards the chess player Marcel Duchamp and  the mathematician, philosopher, and metaphysician René Descartes.