The Queens Museum’s Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program invites you to join artist and educator Pablo Helguera for a meal and informal discussion at Casa Enrique.
Location: Casa Enrique, 5-48 49th Ave.
Long Island City, NY, 11101
Train 7 to Vermon Blvd. Jackson Ave. or G to 21 St.
We believe that informal no-agenda meetings can be incredibly fruitful and generative for artists. Come ask questions, discuss your work, and share a delicious meal with artist and educator Pablo Helguera and 9 other artists.
How does it work?
Answer Pablo’s question: What are the responsibilities of artists today?
By following this link: https://queensmuseum.wufoo.com/forms/dinner-without-an-agenda-w-pablo-helguera/
Please limit your answer to one line!
Submit your answer by November 11, 2015.
10 artists will be chosen based on their answers.
The event is free, appetizers are on us, but you will have to pay for your own drinks and entrees!
About Pablo Helguera:
Pablo Helguera (b. 1971, Mexico City) is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical and theatrical performances, and written fiction.
Helguera’s work as an educator has usually intersected his interest as an artist, making his work often reflect on issues of interpretation, dialogue, and the role of contemporary culture in a global reality. This intersection is best exemplified in his project, The School of Panamerican Unrest, a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record as well as a pioneering work for the new generation of artworks regarded under the area of socially engaged art.
Pablo Helguera performed individually at the Museum of Modern Art in 2003, where he showed his work Parallel Lives. His musical composition, Endingness, has been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Helguera has exhibited or performed at venues such as the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; ICA Boston; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennal, PERFORMA 05, Havana; Shedhalle, Zurich; MoMA P.S.1; Brooklyn Museum; IFA Galerie, Bonn; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum; MALBA Museum; Ex-Teresa Espacio Alternativo; The Bronx Museum; The Brooklyn Museum; The Guggenheim; SITE Santa Fe Biennial; Artist Space; BAM; and Sculpture Center, amongst many others.
About the Open A.I.R. Artist Services Program
Open A.I.R. draws on the Queens Museum’s resources, staff expertise, and networks to provide workshops and lectures that help artists grow their practice, advance their career, and develop sustainable lives as artists. Given the Museum’s commitment to socially-engaged art that crosses sectors, as well as attention to its role in neighboring communities, Open A.I.R. works to expand the notion of who is an artist and, moreover, utilizes a holistic view of how to support their potential to thrive and contribute to the cultural landscape of Queens and New York City more broadly. Tailored to artists in the outer boroughs, Open A.I.R. prioritizes the needs of artists of color, queer artists, and immigrant artists, facilitating conversations where art meets activism, and organizing experiences that bring together artists and non-artists.
Open A.I.R. is made possible by a generous grant from The Scherman Foundation’s Katharine S. and Axel G. Rosin Fund. Additional support provided by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org
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