Art Talk: Tania Bruguera

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Art Talk: Tania Bruguera
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Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist. Her politically motivated work explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change. Through her work, Bruguera examines the effects of power, both political and economic. She defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, collaborating with multiple institutions and individuals. Thus, the complete realization of her art occurs when others have used and adapted it.

In late 2014, Bruguera was arrested after attempting to stage her performance piece #YoTambienExijo in Havana. Mounted soon after the apparent thaw in US-Cuban relations, Bruguera's piece offered members of the public the chance of one minute of ‘censor-free' expression in Havana's Plaza de la Revolución. The banning of the show, and Bruguera's subsequent detention, caused an international outcry and sparked a worldwide solidarity movement for free expression in Cuba. Leading venues and artists around the world have been re-staging #YoTambienExijo all year, drawing attention to the ongoing persecution of artists in Cuba. Bruguera estimates that over 20,000 Cubans have been involved in the project to date.

Saturday May 7 @ 11:00am
Free and open to the public!
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By: Newcomb Art Museum

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