Join CENTRO for un Cafecito con… Pepón Osorio featuring his latest exhibition, My Beating Heart/ Mi corazón latiente, on display at the New Museum. Known for his provocative, sweeping, multimedia installations, Osorio creates fantastical scenes inspired by everyday environments—from home interiors to barbershops to classrooms—that advance critical discussions on topics such as identity, race, gender, and social justice. Informed by his background in theater 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 on the New Museum’s Second Floor, the exhibition will focus on the elaborate environments that Osorio has been creating since the early 1990s, often developed through long-term collaborations with the individuals in the neighborhoods where they were first shown.
Pepon is joined in conversation by fellow artist Miguel Luiciano, as they explore the larger than life pieces, their complex construction, and how they aim to understand themes of resilience, the fragility of human life, and the values and desires that propel humanity are ever present.
This event will have simultaneous English to Spanish translation for virtual participants.
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Main Image: Pepon Osorio Headshot by Sam Rich
This event was put on in collaboration with The New Museum.
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