Pablo Helguera
Beautiful Eccentrics: Central Casting

16.09  –  19.11

On January 1, 2021 Pablo Helguera published The Pretenses of Failure, the very first column on his blog Beautiful Eccentrics.

Fast forward three years, more than a hundred columns and over 4000 weekly readers later, and Pablo Helguera has answered KIOSK’s invitation to stage a solo exhibition with Beautiful Eccentrics: Central Casting—a visually compelling three-dimensional translation of nine of his columns.

Helguera’s writing touches upon a variety of topics within the contemporary art world, such as art theft, the absence or presence of an audience, and the generic commercialization of artworks. Beautiful Eccentrics: Central Casting also functions as a playful discovery of the artist’s practice from his youth years to the present day. The nine selected texts at its base will be published as a collection of books available for purchase at KIOSK.

KASK Lecture

On October 5th, Pablo Helguera is giving a KASK Lecture, at 8 pm. The lecture will take place at Cirque Auditorium. KIOSK will remain open until 10 pm.

Practical information

  • Opening on Saturday 16.09.2023, 3.00-6.00 p.m.
  • Daily open until 19.11.2023, between 12.00 and 6.00 p.m.
  • Free entrance
  • Louis Pasteurlaan 2, 9000 Ghent

Selected columns

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