Flesh & Metal, Bodies & Buildings: Works from Jonathan Hyman's Archive of 9/11 Vernacular Memorials Curated by Pedro Lasch
Biography - Pedro Lasch
About Pedro Lasch
Pedro Lasch was born and raised in Mexico City. Since 1994, he divides his time between Durham (NC), where he teaches art, art theory, and visual studies at Duke University, and NYC (NY), where he leads on-going projects with immigrant communities and art collectives, such as 16 Beaver Group. His solo exhibitions include Open Routines/Rutinas Abiertas (Queens Museum of Art, 2006) and Black Mirror/Espejo Negro (Nasher Museum of Art, 2008); his projects have also been presented at Baltimore Museum of Art, Walker Art Center, MASS MoCA (U.S.A.), Baltic: The Centre for Contemporary Art, Royal College of Art (U.K.), Museo de Arte Reina Sofía (Spain), Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico), The Singapore Art Museum (Singapore), the Gwangju Biennial (South Korea), as well as the AND AND AND platform of Documenta 13 (Germany). A selection of his works can be found at: http://www.pedrolasch.com/
His interest in 9/11 memorials extends beyond Hyman’s archive, and includes his own work as an artist and social organizer. Lasch has produced two large scale works about the WTC attacks and other recent global events. Phantom Limbs is an installation of twelve framed paintings and related visual materials produced between October 2001 and July 2011. It is ideally presented as an intervention within institutions and museums that house Western canonical paintings, as well as contemporary art. His work with the organization, Twin Towers Go Global, on the other hand, brings together ongoing research and social activities through a website, social networks, and collaborations with existing organizations. Both projects are concerned with the idea of reconstructing the Twin Towers identically in various cities around the world as functional buildings and living international memorials.
For more information on the organization of Twin Towers Go Global, visit: http://www.twintowersgoglobal.org/
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