La Primavera Dinner

Monday, May 23, 2022
7:00 – 11:00pm
Le Bernardin Privé
153 West 51st Street, NYC

El Museo del Barrio is delighted to host La Primavera Dinner, an intimate fundraiser honoring and celebrating artist Pepón Osorio with the Excellence in the Arts award, and will feature music by legendary guitarist Nelson González. The evening’s dress code is Más is Más, inspired by Osorio’s exuberant artistic aesthetic, where more is always more, and unmistakably always celebrates Latinx culture. The Dinner provides critical support for the museum’s mission and to increase the awareness and relevance of Latinx and Latin American art and culture locally, nationally and internationally.

El Museo del Barrio’s La Primavera Dinner is supported by Maestro Dobel Tequila.

LA PRIMAVERA DINNER HOST COMMITTEE

Tony Bechara | Victoria Espinosa | Evertec | Michel Goguikian | Agnes Gund | Karla and Peter Harwich | JP Morgan Chase | María Eugenia Maury & William Haseltine

For more information about tickets and tables, please contact Malinda Galindo at mgalindo@elmuseo.org.

 

PEPÓN OSORIO
Excellence in the Arts

Pepón Osorio is best known for his provocative large-scale installations that merge conceptual art and community dynamics. His visual language, explosive and elegant, challenges traditional art canons with richly textured monumental assemblages that travel far beyond accepted notions of beauty and aesthetics. He emphasizes the exhibition space as an intermediary between the social architecture of communities and the mainstream art world and incorporates a multiplicity of objects to recreate fantasy-like quotidian environments—from barbershops to home interiors and taxis—that advance critical discussions. Osorio has worked with well over 30 communities across the U.S. and internationally, creating installations based on real-life experiences. He has strategically placed his work at the center of daily activity in order to reposition the role of art and the artist in contemporary society. His work draws from his richly varied personal experience, nuanced observations of complicated human relationships, and the exploration of spatial relationships alongside the presence of human physicality and spirituality. As the Laura H. Carnell Professor at Temple University’s Tyler School of the Arts, Osorio has developed a successful teaching practice that engages art students to present work in unusual sites.