Calendar: Local Views at PAMM: Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt

Event Description

Join us for our in-gallery tour program, Local Views at PAMM, where select local artists will speak about a few works of art currently on view at the museum. This month, Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt will lead the tour. 

Local Views at PAMM gives visitors a first-hand interaction with local artists by creating conversations centered around art and the creative process. This casual 30-minute conversation takes place on the last Thursday of each month.

About Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt

R & R Studios, the collaborative office of Roberto Behar and Rosario Marquardt, is a multidisciplinary practice weaving together visual arts, architecture, design, and the city. Celebrated, as one critic put it "as architects of hope," their works propose encounters of stories and spaces, which alternate between the personal and the public, the quotidian and the extraordinary, the poetical and the political. R & R Studios works erase boundaries between art and life and suggest "imaginary solutions" for a better world.

Behar and Marquardt, are known for creating social sculptures for public pleasure. All together Now in downtown Denver, the biggest M in the world in Miami, The Living Room, their iconic Miami home turned inside out; Public Squares in Mexico DF and Copenhagen and most recently Besame Mucho their "super billboard" at Coachella Music and Arts Festival 2016 all suggest a world of possibilities were the fantastic becomes part of everyday life.

Their award-winning practice has been published in over 250 publications worldwide and exhibited in solo and group shows in museums, institutions, and galleries in America and Europe. They have received the American Institute of Architects awards and Americans for the Arts selected their projects among the Best Public Art of 2007 and 2013.

Behar and Marquardt have known each other since childhood, received diplomas in architecture from the Universidad Nacional de Rosario in Argentina, and later studied at the legendary Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies in New York City. Behar has been a visiting artist at the Getty Research Center in Los Angeles and a visiting professor at Harvard University and Cornell University, and together with Marquardt visiting artists at the American Academy in Rome. In 2007, they published The Peace Project, in 2011 and 2013, M, The Living Room and Museum Works, the first three volumes of R & R Studios "Incomplete Works." Behar and Marquardt cur­rently teach at the University of Miami School of Architecture.