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Tania Bruguera

Exchange and Dissent at the 2015 Havana Biennial

MutualArt | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts

The first Havana Biennale to be staged after the reopening of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States, a tempered sense of optimism in the country feels tangible. This optimism remains restrained, however, as another, darker, situation casts its shadow over the Biennial's proceedings.

Art and Necessity at the Havana Biennial

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.28.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Need marks each work of art of the Havana Biennial. Material need, where a screw used in some pedestal could end up in the door of a home, or in a chair or even in the bed where four people sleep every night. And the other need, that of freedom, makes us approach the art to take for ourselves a piece of its rebellion, before the guard blows his whistle and we leave, empty-handed.

An Uncensored Minute with Detained Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera

Sarah Illingworth | Posted 05.19.2015 | Latino Voices
Sarah Illingworth

Following the Obama Administration's announcement on December 17, 2014 of a warming of the 53-year chill between the US and Cuba, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera returned to her homeland intending to stage a performance work titled #YoTambienExijo [I Also Demand].

Tania Bruguera: 'In Cuba We Have Learned Our Duties Very Well but Not Our Rights'

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 04.08.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Trapped by Cuban justice since last December 30, when she was arrested during her performance #YoTambienExijo (I Too Demand), the artist remains in Havana hoping to resolve her legal situation. We talked with her about this, her artivism, and the future of Cuba.

Tania Bruguera: I Demand We Be Informed What the Cuban Government Plans for Our Lives

Tania Bruguera | Posted 03.15.2015 | World
Tania Bruguera

Cuba cannot open itself up to the world without first opening itself up to Cubans.

How Tania Bruguera's 'Whisper' Became The Performance Heard Round The World

artnet | artnet News | Posted 01.09.2015 | Arts

This article originally appeared on artnet News. by Christian Viveros-Fauné In 2009, the artist Tania Bruguera enacted what is today the wor...

Cuban Political Police Crush Free Speech, Days After US Diplomatic Opening

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 03.03.2015 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The project to reenact the performance, but this time in the Plaza of the Revolution, invariably brought back to us memories of that night in the Wilfredo Lam center and the hope that this time the microphones would be open to a larger number of Cubans.

12 Famous Artists On How Art Can Transform And Inspire Your Life

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts

Art is transformative. Ask any artist -- professional or amateur -- to support this claim, and they'll likely embark on a soliloquy of epic propor...

Female Artists Are a Force to Be Reckoned With

MutualArt | Posted 04.29.2014 | Arts

Although the artists often intersect one or more of the categories, they were loosely assigned to each to help illustrate how sexual identity, politics, internal experience and pleasures and pressures of domestic life are explored through their work.

AICA Awards 2011: Establishing a Narrative

Lisa Paul Streitfeld | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
Lisa Paul Streitfeld

If the AICA critics failed to recognize exhibitions that illuminated human consciousness as the catalyst to the creation of art, it is because narrative is not an acceptable approach to curation.

Tania Bruguera, an Extraordinary Cuban Artist

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

I remember well the day of the Havana Biennial when Tania Bruguera, in her performance titled Tatlin's Whisper, installed a pair of microphones so t...

State Security Blocks the Gate, I'm No Longer Allowed to Attend Concerts

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

The police will have to stand guard in the doors of every theater, club and music room. I could show up at any of them. Who knows if I might climb to the dais and take the microphone?