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Tuesday, October 14, 2014

In Context: Brooklyn Bred 2: Pablo Helguera

Pablo Helguera performs The Parable Conference at BAM as part of Brooklyn Bred 2 on October 18. Context is everything, so get even closer to the show with this curated selection of original blog pieces, articles, interviews, and videos related to Helguera's work. Once you've seen it, help us keep the conversation going by telling us what you thought below.

Program Notes

Pablo Helguera / Brooklyn Bred 2 (PDF)


Fireside Chat: The Artists of Brooklyn Bred 2 (BAM Blog)
Martha Wilson, Jibz Cameron (Dynasty Handbag), Clifford Owens, and Pablo Helguera talk performance art with Morgan Green.

Pablo Helguera
Explore the provocative conceptual artist’s online archive.

Spinning Tales: The Many Pages of Pablo Helguera (
A Spanish-language bookstore and a mistranslated Norwegian tome comprise two of Helguera’s other projects.

A Bad Education (
Does good art have to equal lousy pedagogy? Pablo Helguera doesn’t think so.

Identities, Feminisms, and Collaborations (
A conversation with Brooklyn Bred 2 curator Martha Wilson.

Franklin Furnace’s Martha Wilson (BOMB)
Wilson recalls formative moments with Tristram Shandy, her first rejection, and making the world safe for avant garde art.


Can Art Change the World? (YouTube)
Helguera asks big questions in the lecture.

LACAP Lecture: Pablo Helguera (YouTube)
Helguera addresses the lecture format and more. 

Now your turn...

So how did you enjoy the show? Likes? Dislikes? Surprises? Tell us what's on your mind in the comments below.


  1. I did not like being required to sit at another table away from my husband. This sometimes happens in interactive theater, where the party who comes to the event together is split up, but here this was done for no good reason whatsoever.

  2. so, BAM, you want me to write a parable about The Parable Conference eh? OK.

    Leaves rustled underfoot on a cool fall night as the in-crowd gathered at Fisher for what they knew not. Pablo's performance sparkled and senses everywhere were heightened. We left, knowing the world was a better place for the intricate art of Helguera and friends. I think I'll write him a letter.