Pablo Helguera, "The Estheticist," is a free ongoing service of art consultation around practical, philosophical and ethical issues around the visual arts profession.
ASK PABLO... ANY QUESTION! Here's how:
- Check out the latest issue of "The Estheticist."
- Think of a question and post it as a comment to this blog post. (Mr. Helguera would like to have these questions in advance, comment now!)
- Mr. Helguera's presentation will be about your questions, so ask away!
All lectures are free and open to the public, bring a friend!
Click here for a complete schedule of 2010 Fall Art & Culture Lectures
Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a visual artist living and working in New York.
His work generally acquires unusual formats, ranging from experimental symposiums, the creation of fictional artists, phonograph recordings, exhibition audio-guides, publications or nomadic museums, and touches on topics of pedagogy, cognition, politics, history, fiction, and memory. His project The School of Panamerican Unrest (2003-08) consisted in driving the entire length of the Panamerican highway with a portable schoolhouse, conducting workshops and performances along the way, and is considered the most extensive public art project ever realized. A traveling monographic exhibition of this project will be presented in 2008 at the Stanley Picker Gallery, London, Museo del Barrio, New York, and Casa del Lago, Mexico City, amongst others.
He has presented his work individually at MoMA (performance Parallel Lives, 2003), RCA in London, and at the Hirshhorn museum in Washinton DC. He has participated in many international biennials, including the 8th Havana Biennial, the Liverpool Biennial, and PERFORMA.
He is the author of four books, including The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2007), a social etiquette manual for the art world, and the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2008), and of the musical works The Foreign Legion (2005) and The Witches of Tepoztlan (2007).
He currently is the Director of Adult and Academic Programs of the Education Department of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.