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The Fable of the Ancient Children

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Saturday, Sep. 17 6:00 PM


The Fable of the Ancient Children

A Performance Recital with Pablo Helguera

Standby Process

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Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "Pablo Helguera: The Fable Is to Be Retold," this live performance event features Helguera with Houston-area musicians and dancers in a unique, three-part performance inspired by the subject of childhood fairy tales and fables.


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 Biennal; 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 grant. He is currently the Director of Adult and Academic Programs at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.


No late seating.

The performance will be followed by an opening reception in the gallery for the exhibition "Pablo Helguera: The Fable Is to Be Retold" from 7 - 9 pm. The reception is free and open to the public. 

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