More Art presents Pablo Helguera: Untitled (Comedy Show)
Presented in three performances only, you won’t want to miss Helguera’s first off-Broadway production, plus special guests Mel Chin, Nina Katchadourian and Martha Rosler
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More Art is thrilled to present a special project by Pablo Helguera–the artist’s first off-Broadway production–aptly titled Untitled (Comedy Show). The production takes the form of a late-night talk show presented in three performances in February 2023. The shows will take place at the Laurie Beechman Theater, 407 W 42nd St, basement, New York, NY 10036.
Featuring performances by actress and off-Broadway singer Pheonix Vaughn, side-kicking by artist Gabriela Galván, a smattering of guest interviews with art world luminaries, audience games, and musical performances that honor the (off-)Broadway tradition, this post-COVID performance, created to fête the artworld’s return to a lack of normalcy, is not to be missed! Untitled pokes fun at an at times unfunny (or funnily over-serious) artworld by inviting dialogue with artists who use humor as part of biting social commentary and critique of contemporary society.
Untitled (Comedy Show) is More Art’s second collaboration with Pablo Helguera, after El Club de Protesta / Protest Club which was produced in 2011. With Untitled (Comedy Show), More Art continues to expand the range of artistic expression and venues for art, conversation, and community.
Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30 p.m. with Martha Rosler
Friday, February 3rd at 7:30 p.m. with Mel Chin
Saturday, February 4th at 4:00 p.m. with Nina Katchadourian
General Admission $40*
Patron $100* – Support More Art’s work! Preferred seating and a $60 tax-deductible donation.
Collector $200* – Preferred seating and one limited edition collectible plate by Pablo Helguera.
*Additional $25 beverage/food minimum to be paid directly to the venue with all ticket levels.
limited edition collectible plate.
For this event, More Art has commissioned a limited edition collectible plate featuring a new Artoon—the artist’s iconic series of cartoons about the artworld that he has been producing since 2009.
The limited edition collectible plate measures 10.875″ across. The reverse includes the artist’s signature, edition number, and the More Art logo.
about the artist.
Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York-based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, ethnography, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction.
His work as an educator has usually intersected his interest as an artist. This intersection is best exemplified in his project, “The School of Panamerican Unrest”, a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between. Covering almost 20,000 miles, it is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record as well as a pioneering work for the new generation of artworks regarded under the area of socially engaged art.
Pablo Helguera performed individually at the Museum of Modern Art /Gramercy Theater, in 2003, where he showed his work “Parallel Lives.” His musical composition, “Endingness” has been performed by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Helguera has exhibited or performed at venues such as the Museo de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid; ICA Boston; RCA London; 8th Havana Biennial, PERFORMA 05, Havana; Shedhalle, Zurich; MoMA P.S.1, New York; Brooklyn Museum; IFA Galerie, Bonn; Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum, Tokyo; MALBA museum in Buenos Aires, Ex-Teresa Espacio Alternativo in Mexico City, The Bronx Museum, Artist Space, and Sculpture Center, amongst many others. His work has been reviewed in Art in America, Artforum, The New York Times, ArtNews, amongst others. In 2008 he was awarded the John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship and also was the recipient of a 2005 Creative Capital Grant. In 2011 he was named winner of the International Award of Participatory Art of the Region Emilia-Romagna in Italy. He has also received the Franklin Furnace and Art Matters grants.
Critics have been raving about Pablo Helguera’s work:
“To be an art world insider, you need to know of Pablo Helguera and understand his well-observed jokes.”
-Sarah Thornton, author of “Seven Days in the Art World”
“Inimitable: the truth and the beauty, the delusions, the vanity and the reality of the art world.”
-The Art Newspaper, London
“Comic relief – finally!”
-Allan McCollum, artist
“The foibles, ironies, and occasional stupidity of the art world, captured with clarity and economy.”
-The Visual Artists’ News Sheet, Ireland
Untitled (Comedy Show) is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature. Additional support is provided by the Lambent Foundation and the Abakanowicz Arts and Culture Charitable Foundation.