Pablo Helguera's "The School of Panamerican Unrest"


Pablo Helguera [source]

James and I came across this very interesting young artist at Julia Friedman's now-closed gallery in Chelsea. His newest project is titled The School of Panamerican Unrest. It is described as

an artist-led, not-for-profit public art project that seeks to generate connections between the different regions of the Americas through discussions, performances, screenings, and short-term and long-term collaborations between organizations and individuals. Its main component will be a nomadic forum or think-tank that will cross the hemisphere by land, from Anchorage, Alaska, to Ushuaia, Argentina, in Tierra del Fuego. This hybrid project will include a collapsible and movable architectural structure in the form of a schoolhouse, as well as a video collection component inside a van that will make the journey. The project, which seeks to involve a wide range of audiences and engage them at different levels, offers alternative ways to understand the history, ideology, and lines of thought that have significantly impacted political, social and cultural events in the Americas.

For more information, visit the project's website. There is also an AP story available here.

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