Pepón Osorio Keynote

Pepón Osorio

The press announcement of Pepón Osorio's selection as a 1999 MacArthur Fellow described him as “an installation artist [who] creates thematically charged work, rich in allegorical references, that combines Latino popular culture and traditional aesthetic sensibilities to explore culture and community dynamics.” His work is typically embellished with common objects (chucherias) which contribute to a vision that both celebrates and transcends popular culture. While sharing some of his images with us, Osorio will discuss the powerful impact of the community on his work and his re-engagement, in turn, with that community—whether in a storefront, a taxicab, a theater, a barbershop, or a museum.


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