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Conversations | Premiere Artist Talk | Allora & Calzadilla

Jennifer Allora, Guillermo Calzadilla, and Manuel Cirauqui

Jennifer Allora & Guillermo Calzadilla, Artist Duo, Puerto Rico
Manuel Cirauqui, Curator, Guggenheim Museum Bilbao

Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla are a collaborative duo based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, whose work addresses the intersections between cultural, historical, and geopolitical concerns, and includes performance, sculpture, sound, video, and photography. In 2011, they represented the US at the 54th Venice Biennale, and earlier this year had a major exhibition at Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Barcelona and MAXXI, Rome. Previous works include a long term-site specific commission with Dia Art Foundation in a cave in Puerto Rico (Puerto Rican Light [Cueva Vientos], 2015); and a performance work in the collection of MoMA involving a pianist playing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy from within the soundboard of a modified Bechstein Piano (Stop, Repair, Prepare, 2008). Here, they discuss their work with Manuel Cirauqui, curator at the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.

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Book signing: Jennifer Allora and Guillermo Calzadilla
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