“Aesthetics,” performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol says, “is simply seeking the beautiful in an ethical way” by untangling it from “the history of power.” Pujol discusses the significance of pursuing the portrayal of beauty in his site-specific, durational works and its potential to transcend suffering.
Performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol on pursuing aesthetics. Filmed at The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage on May 9, 2017.
Performance artist and social choreographer Ernesto Pujol creates ephemeral, site-specific installation projects and durational group performances publicly addressing individual and collective repressed memories. The author of Sited Body, Public Visions: silence, stillness & walking as Performance Practice as well as numerous published essays on art education reform, Pujol’s work is held in the collections of the Bronx Art Museum, New York; El Museo del Barrio, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; and Museo Rufino Tamayo, Mexico City; among others.