Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Denies Entry to Tania Bruguera / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, Havana, 24 May 2015 – This Saturday the Museo National de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) denied entry to the artist Tania Bruguera, who had been invited to the opening of an exposition by the painter Tomas Sanchez. Deborah Bruguera, the artist’s sister, reported on her Facebook site that the … Continue reading “Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Denies Entry to Tania Bruguera / Diario de Cuba”

A Deafening Noise at Tania Bruguera’s Door / El Fogonero

El Fogonero, 22 May 2015 – The Cuban dictatorship has been left without arguments, and so they do not dare to listen to Cubans, nor let them be listened to. The latest proof of this is what is happening right now to a doorway in Havana where a woman is reading outloud. The artist Tania … Continue reading “A Deafening Noise at Tania Bruguera’s Door / El Fogonero”

Tania Bruguera’s Tribute to Hannah Arendt Worries Cuban State Security / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 20 May 2015 — Wednesday morning the artist Tania Bruguera began more than 100 hours of consecutive reading, analysis and discussion of Hannah Arendt’s book The Origins of Totalitarianism. The event, which started in the presence of a dozen people, began in the “Hannah Arendt International Artivism Institute,” which is named after the … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera’s Tribute to Hannah Arendt Worries Cuban State Security / 14ymedio”

I Too Demand: Restaging Tania Bruguera’s “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” in Times Square, NYC, Monday, 13 April, Noon

See more here. By restaging Tania Bruguera’s participatory artwork “Tatlin’s Whisper #6,” we stand in solidarity with her, Angel Santiesteban, Danilo Maldonado “El Sexto,” and all other artists around the world who face criminal charges and violence for exercising their basic human right to free expression. As article 19 of the United Nations Declaration of … Continue reading “I Too Demand: Restaging Tania Bruguera’s “Tatlin’s Whisper #6” in Times Square, NYC, Monday, 13 April, Noon”

“In Cuba we have learned our duties very well, but not our rights” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Tania Bruguera

14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Havana, 4 February 2015 – This coming February 22 Tania Bruguera should be in Madrid to present one of her works at the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, but she knows she isn’t going to make it. Trapped by Cuban justice since last December 30, when she was arrested during her performance … Continue reading ““In Cuba we have learned our duties very well, but not our rights” / 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, Tania Bruguera”

Tania Bruguera leaves UNEAC and returns her National Culture Award / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 5 January 2014 – This Monday, the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera returned the National Culture Award (Distinción por la Cultura Nacional) she received in 2002, and decided to renounce her membership in the National Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (UNEAC). “I can not receive recognition from, nor be part of, an … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera leaves UNEAC and returns her National Culture Award / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera released / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 2 January 2014 — The #YoTambienExijo.(I Also Demand) platform announced this Friday afternoon the release of the artist Tania Bruguera from the Acosta y Diez de Octubre Police Station. According to the platform, “Bruguera is already in her family’s apartment in El Vedado, she is going to rest right now and be with her mother.” … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera released / 14ymedio”

Hundreds of Artists Address a Letter to Raul Castro To Seek the Release of Tania Bruguera / 14ymedio

14YMEDIO, 2 January 2014 – As of right now, almost 300 artists have signed an open letter to President Raul Castro to petition for the release of Tania Bruguera and the other activists arrested after the performance organized by the artist last Tuesday, December 30. The initiative comes from Cuauhtemoc Medina (curator and critic of … Continue reading “Hundreds of Artists Address a Letter to Raul Castro To Seek the Release of Tania Bruguera / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera Under Arrest at Acosta Police Station in Diez de Octubre, Havana / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 30 december 2014 — Contacted by phone at her home, the director of 14ymedio, Yoani Sanchez, said that Tania Bruguera was under arrest at the Acosta Police Station in the Diez de Octubre municipality in Havana. Reinaldo Escobar was released from the same station Tuesday night at 10:00 pm. Escobar affirmed that he … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera Under Arrest at Acosta Police Station in Diez de Octubre, Havana / 14ymedio”

Querido Raul, Dear Obama, Querido Pope Francis / 14ymedio, Tania Bruguera

14ymedio, Tania Bruguera, Vatican City, 18 December 2014 – First of all I congratulate you because a historic moment is what is always expected of political men and this moment has been 17 December 2014. You have entered into history by arguing that the embargo/blockade is an apparently empty word, by changing – with the … Continue reading “Querido Raul, Dear Obama, Querido Pope Francis / 14ymedio, Tania Bruguera”

Tania is so very Tania / Yoani Sánchez

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 that anyone could enjoy one minute of freedom from the podium. Shortly afterward, this irreverent and universal artist went to Columbia and shocked everyone when — as a performance — she … Continue reading “Tania is so very Tania / Yoani Sánchez”

Two Literary Awards Announced for Cuban Authors

14ymedio, Havana, 19 June 2019 — Literature lovers have a double opportunity with the announcement of two new awards for Cuban authors. The Hannah Arendt  Institute of Artivism (INSTAR), directed by independent artist Tania Bruguera, has announced the first edition of the Manuel Moreno Fraginals award, which will be awarded to a critical essay on the Revolution. The … Continue reading “Two Literary Awards Announced for Cuban Authors”

Instar Offers Two Residencies to Promote Civic Initiatives in Cuba

14ymedio, Havana, 30 May 2019 — The Hannah Arendt Institute of Artivism (Instar) is offering two Vita Activa (Active Life) Residencies “to promote civic initiatives with viable solutions in the short or medium term.” Every Cuban resident on the island can apply and novelty and creativity will be rewarded. Vita Activa is looking for “projects which, using a strong theoretical … Continue reading “Instar Offers Two Residencies to Promote Civic Initiatives in Cuba”

Why Am I Not Going to the XIII Havana Biennial?

14ymedio, Tania Bruguera, Havana, 14 April 2019 — Before giving my reasons I want to clarify that I admire the work of the curators of La Bienal de La Habana and I do not consider any of my reasons to be their responsibility. Rather, they are a response to the cultural policies of the Ministry of … Continue reading “Why Am I Not Going to the XIII Havana Biennial?”