Saturday, Sep. 17, 2016

07:00 PM – 09:00 PM

Students and teachers in the schoolyard during a ceremony, 1910, Fototeca Nacional, INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia), Mexico

Students and teachers in the schoolyard during a ceremony, 1910, Fototeca Nacional, INAH (Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e Historia), Mexico

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.

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 Opening Reception

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.

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