Bienal 12 has, through its Educational Program , sought to find the appropriate strategies to be together with its audiences in the sensitive ways of the days that we have arrived. If that involves us, how to build pedagogical material for teachers? What does this material need now? What elements cannot be given up? How to bring the different dimensions of thought of a show in times of social isolation? These questions were the driving force behind the action of the Collective Biennial Laboratory 12: educational material in times of isolation. Once again, the show aims to create spaces for listening, dialogue and sharing with teachers, education agents and artists.
During the month of June 2020, we held five meetings, using virtual rooms, with the Chamber of Teachers of the Biennial 12 , representatives of the educators of the institutions that would host the exhibition (Margs, Iberê Camargo Foundation and Centro Histórico Cultural Santa Casa - CHC) and invited educators. Each of these moments was attended by artists from this year's edition of the Bienal, as a way of bringing together different realities and subjects covered, based on thematic axes that cross the artistic productions of these women and our daily lives.
In order to generate more focused debates and propositions, we had to opt for a smaller group dynamic and, therefore, there was no possibility of opening it to the general public. Still, the records of the artists' speeches were recorded for us to share in a virtual way.
Igor Simões , assistant curator of the Bienal 12
Below, we have compiled these moments and the important guiding reflections for the production of educational material: