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SOCIAL Saturday - A Delaware River Anthology

The Alpine Rooster presents: A Delaware River Anthology
The Alpine Rooter is a collective founded in 2008 by Dannielle Tegeder and Pablo Helguera, focusing on conceptual poetry and the use of found texts. For this Social Saturday, Dannielle and Pablo will do a live presentation of A Delaware River Anthology, a micro-publication in honor of Mildred's Lane, partially inspired in The Spoon River Anthology by Edgar Lee Masters —, a collection of epitaphs of the residents of a fictional small town. The evening will include fragments of epitaphs and obituaries of known and obscure art figures, short stories, participatory epitaph readings, and maybe, perhaps, even, a song.
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Dannielle Tegeder (Peekskill, NY) currently lives in Brooklyn, New York and maintains a studio at The Elizabeth Foundation in Manhattan. She received a BFA from the State University of New York at Purchase, and an MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. For the past ten years, her work has explored abstraction. While the core of her work is painting and drawing, she has recently begun to include large-scale installation, sculptural objects, video, sound, and animation.

Tegeder is an Associate Professor of Art at The City University of New York at Lehman College. Her work has been presented in Paris, Houston, Los Angeles, Berlin, Chicago, and New York; including PS1/MOMA, the New Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago. Her drawings have recently been purchased as part of the Contemporary Drawing collection at the Museum of Modern Art, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, and the Weatherspoon Museum of Art in Greensboro, NC.

Pablo Helguera (Mexico City, 1971) is a New York-based artist working with installation, sculpture, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. Helguera’s work draws from a range from disciplines that include history, music, theater, pedagogy, sociolinguistics, and museum studies, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances, and written fiction. project, “The School of Panamerican Unrest” (2003-2006), a nomadic think-tank that physically crossed the continent by car from Anchorage, Alaska to Tierra del Fuego, making 40 stops in between, covering almost 20,000 miles, is considered one of the most extensive public art projects on record as well as a pioneering work for the new generation of artworks regarded under the area of socially engaged art.

He has exhibited or performed at multiple international venues, biennials, and festivals. He has received the Guggenheim and Creative Capital grants amongst many others, and In 2011 he was named winner of the International Award of Participatory Art of the Region Emilia-Romagna in Italy. He is the author of several books which include “Education for Socially Engaged Art” (2011), “Art Scenes” (2012) and most recently “Ocotzinalli (And other New Britain Short Stories)” (2019).