gallery talks

pablo helguera
11 Apr 2013

gallery talk - pablo helguera
gallery talk - pablo helguera

Time: 1 - 2 pm
Location: Schiphol Hal (entrance hall) 
Language: English
Entrance: Visitors only pay entrance to the museum (special discounts apply).
Reservations: It is necessary to make a reservation. Send an e-mail to, stating your full name, e-mail address, telephone number, and the date of the event for which you want to reserve a seat.

The Stedelijk continues its stedelijk|gallery talks series, in which well-known scientists, artists, curators, and critics organize a tour around a selection of exhibited works in the museum on the basis of their own expertise and background.

Drawing from his monthly column, “The Estheticist,” Pablo Helguera will engage in conversation with the audience in a question and answer format discussing technical, ethical, philosophical, and practical questions around contemporary art, the art scene, museums, education, and any other subject that touches the art practice. The stedelijk|gallery talk with Pablo Helguera will commence at the information desk in the Schiphol Hal, and will tour several of the museum’s galleries.

More information about the speaker

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York-based artist, often considered a leading proponent of socially engaged art. Considering the relationship between history, cultural production, and language, his work often adopts the format of the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances, and written fiction. He has performed and exhibited at many museums and venues, from MoMA to the Performa festival and the Havana Biennial. His project “The School of Panamerican Unrest” was a nomadic think tank that crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between, and is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record. In 2008, he was awarded the Guggenheim Fellowship. He has also received the Creative Capital, Franklin Furnace, and Art Matters Grants. He is Director of Adult and Academic programs at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He is the author of The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style (2005), a social etiquette manual for the art world; the novel The Boy Inside the Letter (2008); Theatrum Anatomicum (and other performance lectures) (2009); the play The Juvenal Players (2009); Education for Socially Engaged Art (2011); and is currently launching Art Scenes: The Social Scripts of the Art World (2012).