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Jun 15, 2011 - LA - Pedro Lasch Talk @ Outpost for Contemporary Art

Posted: June 11th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Black Mirror - Espejo Negro, Events - Pedro Lasch, Phantom Limbs | Comments Off

Dear friends and people in LA whose work I respect,

I hope you can join me at this last public event I’ll be doing during this LA visit.

If we did not get to meet and you would still have time before I go back to teach at Duke University on June 30th, please do let me know.



Social Art Practice & (De)Colonial Aesthetics (Ten Years After the WTC Attacks)

An Artist Talk & Conversation with Pedro Lasch

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

6pm - 8pm

Hosted by Public Address Los Angeles

Outpost for Contemporary Art in Eagle Rock

1268 North Avenue 50

Los Angeles, CA 90042

The event is free. We will pass the hat for donations.

This two part event will begin with an artist talk bringing together three multi-year projects (Naturalizations, 2002-ongoing,  Black Mirror/Espejo Negro, 2007-2010 and Twin Towers Go Global/Phantom Limbs, 2001-2011), through their specific engagement with ideas about social art practice and decolonial aesthetics. Part two will follow with a public conversation about these two terms in relation to the major processes of change (or lack thereof) in global power structures and international art since 9/11, 2001.

Mar 23, 2011 - LA - Pedro Lasch Talk @ USC

Posted: June 11th, 2011 | Author: admin | Filed under: Black Mirror - Espejo Negro, Events - Pedro Lasch | 170 Comments »
Dear friends and colleagues in LA,
I hope you can join me for the following talk at USC next week. If you can’t, but would like to meet while I am in town until end of June, please let me know. I would love to get to talk to you before going back to teach at Duke this Fall.
Also, I hope you can still see an exhibit at the Getty that has close ties to ideas from the Black Mirror project I will discuss. The show closes on March 27. Here is all the informations for that:

Kind regards,
Discussion with Professor and Artist Pedro Lasch on two of his
Black Mirror & Naturalizations
Wednesday March 23rd, 4-6:00 pm

Social Sciences Building (SOS) Room 250, 2nd Floor
Enter SOS in this map:
Open to the public

PRESS RELEASE: International Fall Book Launches and Exhibitions for ‘Black Mirror / Espejo Negro’ by Pedro Lasch

Posted: October 29th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Black Mirror - Espejo Negro, Events - Pedro Lasch, Exhibitions-Pedro Lasch | 1 Comment »

PRESS RELEASE: International Fall Book Launches and Exhibitions for ‘Black Mirror / Espejo Negro’ by Pedro Lasch

NOTA DE PRENSA: Lanzamiento Internacional del Libro y Exposiciones ’Black Mirror / Espejo Negro’ de Pedro Lasch

(nota sobre el libro en español abajo)

Following the production of the first segment of Pedro Lasch’s project for the AND AND AND Platform of Documenta 13 in September ( ), we are pleased to announce the international launch of the artist’s first book ‘Black Mirror / Espejo Negro.” The following cities and venues will hold launch events this fall, some of which will be accompanied by an exhibition of the works included in the book. Events for the Spring will be announced in January 2011.

The artist will be present at all of the following launches, in some cases, so will several of the book’s co-authors.

New York, NY, USA: Saturday November 6, 5-7pm, Stephan Stoyanov Gallery.

Durham, NC, USA: Wednesday November 10, 6-8pm, East Duke Building Gallery at Duke University

In conjunction with an exhibition of photographs from the ‘Black Mirror / Espejo Negro’ suites (Nov 4, 2010 - Mar 13, 2011).

Bogotá, Colombia: Sábado 13 de noviembre, 5-7pm, Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá (MAMBO)

En coordinación con la exposición ‘Estéticas Decoloniales’ (9 nov - 15 dic de 2010).

London, UK: Friday November 19, 6-9pm, Stephen Lawrence Gallery

In conjunction with an exhibition of photographs from the ‘Black Mirror / Espejo Negro’ suites for the exhibition ‘Revolution and Diaspora’ (Oct 25 to Nov 28, 2010).

Manchester, UK: Monday November 22, (time TBA), Centre for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, University of Manchester

In conjunction with the artist talk ‘Naturalisations and Black Mirrors’.

Marseille, France: Wednesday November 24, 6-8pm, Galerie of Marseille.

Madrid, España: Martes 30 de noviembre, 3-5pm, Museo de Arte Reina Sofía.

En coordinación con el evento ‘Memorias Disruptivas’ de la ‘Red Conceptualismos del Sur’

A full description of the book in English and Spanish are included below, as well as a digital flyer with the cover image and an order form.

Copies of the bilingual book will be available for purchase at all launches. There will also be order forms to make orders by mail or online.

For more information or updates on launches, visit the above venues’ websites directly or these two links:

For more information on the Black Mirror / Espejo Negro project as a whole, visit:



Black Mirror/Espejo Negro

Pedro Lasch, editor

The provocative three-part project Black Mirror/Espejo Negro by the artist Pedro Lasch encompasses a museum installation, photographs of the installation, and this bilingual book, including many of the photos, the artist’s statement, and critical commentaries. The project began as an installation commissioned by the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University to accompany the exhibition El Greco to Velázquez: Art during the Reign of Philip III. In a gallery adjacent to the exhibit of Spanish Golden Age masterpieces, Lasch placed black rectangular mirrors on the walls, each with an image of a Spanish Renaissance painting behind it. Pre-Columbian stone and ceramic figures, chosen by Lasch from the museum’s permanent collection of Meso-Ameri- can art, stood on pedestals facing toward each mirror and away from visitors entering the room. Viewers were drawn into a meditation on colonialism and spectatorship when, on looking into the black mirrors, they saw the pre-Columbian figures, seventeenth and eighteenth-century Spanish priests and conquistadores, themselves, and the contemporary gallery environment. The book Black Mirror/Espejo Negro includes full-color reproductions of thirty-nine photographs of the installation, as well as the text that Lasch wrote to accompany it. In short essays, scholars reflect on Lasch’s work in relation to current debates in art history and visual studies, race discourse, pre-Columbian studies, postcolonial theory, and de-colonial thought.

Contributors. Srinivas Aravamudan, Jennifer A. González, Pedro Lasch, Arnaud Maillet, Walter Mignolo, Pete Sigal

Pedro Lasch is an assistant research professor in the Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies at Duke University. He has shown his work in many venues, includ- ing the Queens Museum of Art, the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, the Royal College of Art (London), Centro Nacional de las Artes (Mexico City), the Singapore Art Museum, and the Gwangju Biennale (South Korea).

Publication of the nasher MuseuM of art at Duke university anD the franklin huManities institute at Duke university, With aDDitional suPPort froM the Joan Mitchell founDation

2010. 128 pages, 41 color illustrations

978-0-938989-34-9, hardcover $35.00

Bilingual edition (English - Spanish)


Black Mirror / Espejo Negro

Pedro Lasch, Editor

Este provocador proyecto del artista Pedro Lasch se titula Black Mirror/Espejo Negro y comprende tres partes, una instalación museística, una serie fotográfica basada en la instalación y este libro bilingüe que incluye muchas de las fotografías, así como escritos del artista y comentarios críticos. El proyecto comenzó cuando el Nasher Museum comisionó la instalación para acompañar la exposición De El Greco a Velazquez: Arte Durante el Reinado de Felipe III. En una galería conjunta a esta muestra de obras maestras del barroco español, Lasch colocó grandes espejo negros rectangulares en la pared, cada uno con una imagen de un cuadro colonial detrás. Dieciséis esculturas antropomórficas precolombinas pertenecientes a la colección del museo y seleccionadas por Lasch, fueron puestas sobre pedestales, pero mirando hacia el espejo y mostrando su espalda a los visitantes de la galería. Después de algún tiempo de mirar estos espejos y las figuras en frente, el público entraba en una meditación sobre el colonialismo y el consumo del arte, ya que su propio cuerpo e imagen se veían colapsados en un mismo plano sobre el espacio de la galería, los retratos de conquistadores y religiosos del barroco y las figuras precolombinas. El libro Black Mirror/Espejo Negro incluye treinta y nueve fotografías a todo color, así como los textos escritos por el artista para acompañar la instalación. En ensayos cortos, académicos con distintas especializaciones refleccionan sobre la relación del trabajo de Lasch con debates sobre el arte contemporáneo, el discurso de la raza, el arte barroco y los estudios precolombinos, así como la teoría postcolonial y el pensamiento descolonial.

Contribuyentes: Srinivas Aravamudan, Jennifer A. González, Arnaud Maillet, Walter Mignolo, Pete Sigal

Pedro Lasch es profesor e investigador asistente en el Departamento de Arte, Historia del Arte, y Estudios Visuales de Duke University. Su obra se ha mostrado en muchos espacios internacionalmente, entre ellos el Queens Museum of Art, el Walker Art Center en Mineapolis, el Royal College of Art (Reino Unido), el Centro Nacional de las Artes (México), el Singapore Art Museum (Singapur), y la Gwangju Biennial (Corea del Sur).

Publicación de el Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University y el Franklin Humanities Institute de Duke University, con apoyo adicional de la Joan Mitchell Foundation.

Título: Black Mirror / Espejo Negro (no subtitle)

2010. 128 páginas, 41 ilustraciones a color

978-0-938989-34-9, tapa dura, US$35.00

Edición bilingüe: español-inglés

Pedro Lasch & TTGG @ dOCUMENTA(13) AND AND AND Platform / 9-11-2010

Posted: September 11th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Events - Pedro Lasch, Exhibitions-Pedro Lasch, Phantom Limbs, Public Proposals | 234 Comments »

Dear friends,

Today is the 9th anniversary of September 11, 2001. This message is sent out to you as we honor the countless lives lost to fear and violence since that tragic morning in New York. The organization of Twin Towers Go Global (TTGG), the artist run platform of AND AND AND, and the director and staff of dOCUMENTA(13) have chosen this symbolic day to launch a series of three special 9/11 anniversary reports (2010, 2011, 2012). Like all other projects in the AND AND AND series, these reports are part of dOCUMENTA(13).
After I recently accepted the challenge of serving as one of several artistic advisors to the Architecture and Engineering Committee of TTGG, and having already been in conversations for a few weeks with the AND AND AND platform, I proposed to both parties that we collaborate on a series of reports updating our various lists and networks on the yearly developments of the TTGG’s International Memorial Reconstruction, a monumental project that consists of the building of exact replicas of New York’s Twin Towers in different cities around the world.
You can here read my public acceptance as advisor to the TTGG’s Artists & Scholars Reinvent World Trade Program:
For all other information on the 9/11 Anniversary Reports, TTGG, the IMR, AND AND AND, or dOCUMENTA(13), please see the links included below.
Kind regards,
Pedro Lasch
About the First 9/11 Report at the AND AND AND Platform of dOCUMENTA(13)
For more information, visit the dOCUMENTA(13) site at:
Select English or German and see the 10.9.2010 entry:
The full English announcement can be found here:
…as well as the link to the complete First Anniversary Report in the series (6-pages):
For more information on AND AND AND, visit:
About TWIN TOWERS GO GLOBAL (TTGG)  and the International Memorial Reconstruction (IMR)
EMAIL (write INFO or SUBSCRIBE in your title):
For updates and information, you can join the facebook page TWIN TOWERS GO GLOBAL, or add George Cromley, Director of TTGG Media to your facebook friends list.
1 (866) 530 8765 (until end of September 2010)
1 (877) WTC 2012 (beginning October 2010)

Statement Accepting TTGG Invitation

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In August 2010 I received an invitation to join the organization Twin Towers Go Global as the first artist in residence for their Artists & Scholars Reinvent World Trade Program. Excited by the ambitious program of TTGG, I accepted the invitation on September 2nd, 2010. Conscious of the possible criticisms and objections of many people whose opinion I respect, I am issuing this short public statement.

I am thrilled to be working with TTGG. Artists today cannot sit on the sidelines as decisions are being made about the fate of the world. If someone has decided that the Twin Towers of New York are to be duplicated in different cities around the world, why shouldn’t artists or architects get involved to make sure it gets done right? TTGG’s challenge to help develop plans for new WTC buildings in New Orleans and Kabul, for example, is formidable.

As I join a project that is so clearly larger than all of us, I will do my best to stay true to the principles I hold dear. These include the importance of international cooperation over violent confrontation, as well as the belief that art and aesthetics exist within, not outside, the most difficult ethical issues of our time. Is it possible to build a truly international memorial that honors the lives of those who died in New York, as well as those fallen in Kabul, Baghdad, and Darfur? Can we imagine a common language in art and architecture, which might express the often contradictory positions we inhabit? I believe we can, and for the next three years I am ready to do everything within my power to help Twin Towers Go Global realize that dream.

Jul 16 to 20-London-Portman Gallery-TELEGETO (PT 1)-Curated by John Cussans

Posted: July 14th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Actions & Activism, Events - Pedro Lasch, Exhibitions-Pedro Lasch, Haiti | 617 Comments »
Morpeth School, Portman Place (off Globe Road), London E2 OPX

An exhibition of video works by young people from the Grand Rue area of Port-
au-Prince, Haiti and sculptures made by pupils from Morpeth School under the
guidance of artists from Atis Rezistans, Haiti.
Curated by John Cussans

EXHIBITION July 16th - 20th
OPENING (with Pedro Lasch) Thursday, July 16th, 4pm - 8 pm
Opening times Thu. - Fri. 4 - 7 pm, Sat. 1- 6pm

To learn more about Portman Gallery and Morpeth School, visit:


Jun 29-Miami Herald Article on Jerry’s Work in Haiti

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Jul 8 (and 9 to 12)-London-Goldsmiths Exhibition

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My 9/11 and World Trade Center related project ‘Phantom Limbs’ is getting its first public viewing at the 2010 Goldsmiths MFA Exhibition. This installation consists of 8 finished paintings from the series, and the work is located in the Small Baths Building on Laurie Grove (see below)
For images and more info on the project, visit:
For more information on the Goldsmiths exhibition see the copied text below, or visit the sites:
Let me know what you think, and hopefully see you soon!

Goldsmiths MFA 2010
// Dror Al Kuwaity // Maria Jose Argenzio // Nicole Bachmann // Ruth Beale // Erik Bendix // David Charlesworth // Amir Chasson // Chun Teng Chu // Elena Damiani // Annie Davey // Birgit R. Deubner // Noam Enbar // Rowena Harris // Haroun Haward // Joey Holder // Thomas Johnson //Matthew Johnstone // Una Knox // Iva Kontic // Vera Kox // Hye Young Ku // Pedro Lasch // Ji-Yeon Lee // Fred Lindberg // Xinyi Liu // Olivia Lori // Matthew McQuillan // Alexis Milne // Jasiek Mischke// Christine Ng // Jin Hee Park // Eun Jung Park // Lara Rettondini // Sandra Setzkorn // Ki Woun Shin // Nicolas Vass // Nicholas Wootton // Burcu Yagcioglu //

Goldsmiths: But is it Art? - BBC Four TV Documentary

//// Private View: 8 July, 6-9pm //// Public View: 9-12 July //// open 10am-7pm //// except Sun: 12-4pm ////

Goldsmiths, University of London
Lewisham Way
New Cross
London SE14 6NW

//////////// Limited Edition Prints ///////////

Jul 8 to 12-London-Phantom Limbs

Posted: July 1st, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Events - Pedro Lasch, Exhibitions-Pedro Lasch, Phantom Limbs | 629 Comments »

Pedro Lasch Phantom Limbs

A series of installations, paintings, and drawings commemorating September 11, 2001.