THE FABLE OF THE ANCIENT CHILDREN AND OTHER STORIES: A PERFORMANCE RECITAL WITH PABLO HELGUERA

Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Pablo Helguera: The Fable Is to Be Retold, this live performance event features Helguera and Houston-area musicians and dancers and is inspired by childhood fables and fairytales. The recital includes adaptations of the story of “The Mock Turtle” from Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865), “The Swan” from Camille Saint-Saëns’s Carnival of the Animals (1886), and Scott Joplin’s Solace (Mexican Serenade) (1909). Performing artists include Yvonne Chen (piano), Harrison Guy (dance), Tomas Jonsson (piano), Candace Rattliff (dance), Yvonne Smith (viola), and Nicholas Wong (cello).

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.

Date & Time

Saturday, September 17, 6 pm

Admission

Free, but advance reservations required.

RESERVE TICKETS ONLINE

No late seating

For questions about ticketing, please call the MATCH box office at (713) 521-4533.

Performance is followed by a reception in the DiverseWorks gallery from 7 – 9 pm.

Location

MATCHBOX 1

3400 Main Street
Houston, TX 77002

Additional Information

Special thanks to:

Dance Source Houston

Houston Young Artists’ Concert

High School for Visual and Performing Arts

Mercury

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