February 17, 2016
Art in Practice: Pablo Helguera, Artist, Author and Educator
Presented in collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History, Pablo Helguera, a versatile contributor to the field of socially engaged art, discusses his multifarious career as an artist, author and educator, while providing insight into the relationship between pedagogy and art with an emphasis on the embodiment of process, dialogue and human relationships.
About the Speaker
Pablo Helguera is a New York based interdisciplinary artist, author and educator with an interest in socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, and is presented in unexpected and innovative formats, including experimental symposiums, the creation of fictional artists, phonograph recordings, exhibition audio-guides, publications and nomadic museums. Helguera has exhibited and performed extensively at venues such as the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia in Madrid, Spain; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennal; PERFORMA 05; MoMA P.S.1; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and Ex-Teresa Espacio Alternativo in Mexico City and has been recipient of the Guggenheim and Franklin Furnace Fellowships and the Creative Capital and Art Matters grant. He is currently the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
About Art in Practice
Art in Practice is a lecture series that provides insight into the professional art world. Representing diverse career paths and locales, prominent members of the creative community share their successes and challenges, shedding light on what it means to be a professional in the multifaceted field of contemporary art.