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Friday, September 28, 2007

We All Need a Pygmalion:

A Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style: Musical Panel Discussion

Saturday, September 29, 2007
3pm, Ring Auditorium
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

PERFORMANCE
Artist to Artist: Pablo Helguera
Pablo Helguera is an educator and artist who uses satire to explore the complicated social structure of the contemporary art scene. His performance at the Hirshhorn, “We all need a Pygmalion,” takes the form of a “self-improvement” workshop with a musical component—Helguera sings songs about the art world to melodies from My Fair Lady. The performance is an introduction to his book The Pablo Helguera Manual of Contemporary Art Style. Written in the style of an old-school etiquette handbook, Helguera’s wry advice is practical for any artist.

Related Exhibition: Mexico Treasures of the Smithsonian and Lola Alvarez Bravo

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located on the National Mall in downtown Washington, DC, at the corner of Seventh Street SW and Independence Avenue. West of the US Capitol and east of the Washington Monument, it is the round building next to the Smithsonian's red brick Arts and Industries building.

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