Pepón Osorio: My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente, 29 Jun 2023 — 17 Sep 2023

Pepón Osorio: My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente

New Museum, 235 Bowery
Informed by his background in theatre and performance as well as his experiences as a child services case worker and professor, Osorio’s richly textured sculptures and installations are deeply invested in political, social, and cultural issues affecting Latinx and working class communities in the United States. Installed in the New Museum’s Second Floor galleries, the exhibition focuses on the elaborate, large-scale, multimedia environments that Osorio has been creating since the early 1990s, often developed through long-term conversations and collaborations with individuals in the neighbourhoods where they were first shown.
This exhibition provides an opportunity to experience Pepón Osorio’s new and most iconic projects together for the first time, and demonstrate the distinctive ways in which he creates encompassing environments that illustrate personal stories and reveal crucial societal concerns. Taken from an eponymous work, the title of the exhibition addresses themes that resonate throughout Osorio’s practice, including the simultaneous resilience and fragility of human life, the values and desires that propel humanity, and the fundamental urgency to better care for one another.

“Pepón Osorio: My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente” is curated by Margot Norton, former Allen and Lola Goldring Senior Curator at the New Museum and current Chief Curator at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, and Bernardo Mosqueira, former ISLAA Curatorial Fellow at the New Museum and current Chief Curator at ISLAA.

Contacts & Details
tue, wed, fri, sat, sun 11:00 am – 6:00 pm; thu 11:00 am – 9:00 pm


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New Museum, 235 Bowery

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