The School of Panamerican Unrest

Festivals: M:ST 3.5.

Pablo Helguera

The School of Panamerican Unrest is a public art project that traveled from Alaska to Argentina from May 9 to September 2006, making 30 official stops along the way. The SPU project presented a panel discussion, workshop, reception, and ceremony during its stop in Calgary. Presented by M:ST and the Walter Phillips Gallery (The Banff Centre) the project invited local artists and public audiences to engage in various forms of dialogue about social, political, and cultural issues affecting the various regions of the Americas.

Initiated by Mexican artist Pablo Helguera, and with the support of more than 40 organizations and more than 100 affiliated artists, curators, and cultural promoters in the Americas, The School of Panamerican Unrest responded to the need to support inter-regional communication amongst English, Spanish and Portuguese speaking America, as well as its other communities in the Caribbean and elsewhere, making connections outside its regular commercial and economic links.