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Lessons (2000)

Lessons (2000)

Ho Tam




edition of 3

8 x 10 inches



The artist reflects on personal memories, the collective schooling experience and the lessons learned during these formative years — love, desire, discipline, trust, fear and loss of innocence.

“Ho Tam presents us with a moving banquet of images that capture a cinematic courtyard filled with school boys in the early morning, in elementary classrooms, receiving lessons, streaming into hallways and down staircases into washrooms and back out again through large doorways to meet the end of the school day. The images presented fall apart and coalesce. We receive the linear fiel