Fabien Danesi at the International School of Los Angeles

Curator-in-residence Fabien Daniest met with high school students at the International School of Los Angeles. Following a selection of films related to his project The Dialectic of the Stars and its underlying inquiries, it incited a discussion on what impact an artwork might have on the world. Speaking with Fabien also raised questions on the creation of an artwork that doesn’t seek pleasure or facility of understanding on the part of the viewer. Check out the links below to see what incited such questions…will you have answers for these students or more questions?

The International School of Los Angeles is an international preschool through 12th grade bilingual school which offers an English and French curriculum. All students study a common bilingual program from preschool through 9th grade after which they have a choice between the rigorous and well-balanced French baccalauréat and International Baccalaureate Diploma programs. The Washington Post consistently lists the International School of Los Angeles as one of the nation’s most challenging private high schools. With five Los Angeles-area campuses (Burbank, Los Feliz, Orange County, Pasadena, and West Valley), and over one thousand students, the School holds triple accreditation from the French Ministry of Education, the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), and the International Baccalaureate (IB). The International School of Los Angeles is committed to academic excellence in a nurturing and intimate environment that encourages personal initiative, creativity and curiosity, and to preparing students of all backgrounds to excel and contribute to a global world. Since 1978, the School has been instilling the love of learning in all its students through small classes and low student-to-teacher ratios. With over 60 nationalities and 39 spoken languages represented on the campuses, students study and live in a diverse global community every day. Learn more at