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Hi Shannon.
Thanks for youe helps.

I can't understand the second part. can you please help here?

These artworks expose our need to validate our humanity, even as they thwart our attempts at full disclosure.

"Full disclosure" is when you tell someone all the secrets of a situation.  A little difficult here to determine what the full disclosure refers to.   It means the artworks thwart (successfully prevent) our attempt to tell all of our secrets (about ourselves, our lives?  Not sure what about...)

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Shannon Cole


I can answer questions related to learning the English and Spanish language.


I have taught ESL and Spanish since 1998 at the university and middle school levels. I am a native of the U.S., and have taught in both the U.S. and Mexico.

I am owner and operator of www.coleinstitute.com, an online language school.

Georgia TESOL in Action (1999)

B.A. in Spanish; M.Ed. in Language Education

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I have clients worldwide, some who want their documents proofread, and others who take lessons with me through the Internet. Some work at high-profile companies and government organizations. Besides the U.S. and Mexico, my recent students come from South Korea, Switzerland, Turkey, Colombia, Russia, Italy, Paraguay, China, Japan, the Philippines, and Saudi Arabia.

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