Cuban Faces of 2015: Tania Bruguera, Artist / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 27 December 2015 – Announcing a performance in the Plaza of the Revolution tossed the artist Tania Bruguera into the middle of a hurricane of repression and solidarity. The reprise of Tatlin’s Whisper, this time under the title #YoTambienExijo (I Also Demand), would have brought microphones to the emblematic locale for those who wanted … Continue reading “Cuban Faces of 2015: Tania Bruguera, Artist / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera is With Cubans in Costa Rica / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 26 November 2015 — The artist Tania Bruguera heeded the call of some of the more than 3,000 Cuban migrants who have been stuck for more than ten days ago in the north of Costa Rica after the Government of Nicaragua prevented their continuing their journey to United States. A group of migrants created a … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera is With Cubans in Costa Rica / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera is Finalist for the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 23 October 2015 — Tania Bruguera has been selected along with five other candidates as a possible winner of the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize, an award that the Guggenheim Foundation in New York awarded every two years since 1996 in recognition of artists whose work is “among the most innovative and influential of our … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera is Finalist for the 2016 Hugo Boss Prize / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera: “Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets” / Diario de Cuba

Diario de Cuba, Joan Antoni Guerrero Vall, 4 October 2015 — After being held in the country for eight months by the regime, in punishment for attempting to bring her performance Tatlin’s Whisper to the Plaza of the Revolution, Tania Bruguera refuses to give in. She recognizes that even when she was put in the … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera: “Cuba needs massive civic literacy in the streets” / Diario de Cuba”

‘Art With Consequences’, Tania Bruguera’s First Conference Outside Cuba / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 4 September 2015 — “When politics meets art the aesthetic defines its relevance, when art meets politics ethics can not be avoided.” So begins the announcement for Tania Bruguera’s presentation this coming September 15 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie (New York). Entitled ‘AEST-ethics’: Art with Consequences, it is the first public event featuring the artist outside … Continue reading “‘Art With Consequences’, Tania Bruguera’s First Conference Outside Cuba / 14ymedio”

The Artist Tania Bruguera Arrives in New York / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 22 August 2015 – In a statement released by #YoTambienExijo (I too demand), it was reported that the artist Tania Bruguera arrived in New York this Friday, after eight months in Cuba. “I just landed at JFK (…) to be a Fellow of the Yale World Fellowship 2015,” a program of the renowned Yale … Continue reading “The Artist Tania Bruguera Arrives in New York / 14ymedio”

Tania Bruguera Now Has Her Passport / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 11 July 2015 — The Cuban government finally returned her passport to the artist Tania Bruguera, who can now travel outside the island, she reported this Saturday in a statement on her Facebook site #YoTambiénExijo. The document had been seized last December when she was arrested before staging a performance of political art in Havana. According to the … Continue reading “Tania Bruguera Now Has Her Passport / 14ymedio”

The Siege of Tania Bruguera Is Lifted / 14ymedio

14ymedio, Havana, 29 June 2015 — Last Friday, June 26th, a police official paid a visit to Tania Bruguera to inform her that the charges against her were being temporarily lifted. The artist refused to sign the offer, and demanded that the charges be permanently lifted, without any restrictions on her returning to her own … Continue reading “The Siege of Tania Bruguera Is Lifted / 14ymedio”

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”