OPENING RECEPTION – PABLO HELGUERA: THE FABLE IS TO BE RETOLD

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OPENING RECEPTION – PABLO HELGUERA: THE FABLE IS TO BE RETOLD
Date:
September 17, 2016 7:00 pm
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Free
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August 5, 2016
Venue:
DiverseWorks
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(713) 223-8346
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3400 Main Street, Houston, TX, 77002, United States

Please join the DiverseWorks staff, Board of Directors, Artist Advisory Board, and artist Pablo Helguera in celebration of the opening of the exhibition Pablo Helguera: The Fable Is to Be Retold, on Saturday, September 17 from 7 – 9 pm.

Conceptual artist Pablo Helguera combines performance, visual art, community outreach, and political activism to examine the social and cultural function of conventional teaching and memory systems. For his exhibition at DiverseWorks, Helguera uses fables to examine forms of visual and linguistic communication (or miscommunication) and understanding — particularly between children and adults and the empowered vs. the marginalized. New installation and video work, as well as a conceptual sculpture and a series of collages titled, Arlington Heights, are included in his first solo exhibition in Houston.

About the Artist

Pablo Helguera (b. 1971, Mexico City, Mexico) 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. Helguera has exhibited and performed at the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennial; PERFORMA 05, New York City; MoMA P.S.1; and Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; and is a recipient of the Guggenheim and Franklin Furnace Fellowships and the Creative Capital and Art Matters grants. He is currently the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Helguera is represented by Kent Fine Art, New York and Galeria Enrique Guerrero, Mexico City.

The opening reception is sponsored by Saint Arnold Brewing Company and Topo Chico USA.