Tania Bruguera: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series
Monday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium, 230 S. Columbus Dr.
SAIC alumna Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) is one of the leading political and performance artists of her generation. Her work researches ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life, creating a public forum to debate ideas shown in a state of contradiction, focusing on the transformation of the “viewer” into one of “citizenry.” Bruguera’s terms “arte de conducta” (conduct/behavior art) and “arte útile” (useful art) define her practice. Her work has been presented internationally at Documenta 11, Kassel, Germany and several biennials including Performa, Venice, Gwangju, and Havana. Bruguera has exhibited at the Tate Modern, London; Künsthalle Wien, Vienna; Centre Pompidou, Paris; and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York. Presented in collaboration with SAIC’s Office of Alumni Relations.
Image Credit: Tania Bruguera, Tatlin Whisper # 6 (Havana version), 2009, Stage, podium, microphones, one loudspeaker inside and one loudspeaker outside of the building, two persons dressed in a military outfit, white dove, one minute free of censorship per speaker, 200 disposable cameras with flash. ©Tania Bruguera, 2009