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Pablo Helguera presents
The School of Panamerican Unrest
Jun 27, 2006
June 27th at 6:30pm
LA><ART is pleased to announce: Pablo Helguera: The School of Panamerican Unrest La Escuela Panamericana del Desasosiego
www.panamercanismo.org | June 27th 6:30 pm at LA><ART
The School of Panamerican Unrest is 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.
LOST CAUSES FOR LA><ART, Helguera has posed the question, "Is the search for Panamerica a lost cause?" As the School of Panamerican Unrest arrives in L.A., the city of the greatest successes and colossal failures, we embrace the romantic spirit of achieving the impossible, and honor the spirit of those who continue fighting even after the battle has been decidedly lost. Artists, writers and other creative minds will join this cabaret-style evening of short lectures where we will praise the nobility of lost causes.
participants include: Dont Rhine, Fritz Haeg, Zoe Crosher, The Journal of Aesthetics and Protest and the Institute of Cultural Inquiry.