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Tania Bruguera’s Pledges of Allegiance flag, Dignity Has No Nationality, is flying outside the USF Contemporary Art Museum in Tampa, FL. We’re excited to say that USFCAM will be raising all of the Pledges of Allegiance flags with us over the next year. You can also find Tania’s flag above 67 Hudson Street and our 4th and Bowery offices in NYC.

Photo by Sarah Howard.

Political art has doubts, not certainties; it has intentions, not programs; it shares with those who find it rather than imposing on them; it is defined while it is done; it is an experience, not an image; it is something entering the field of emotions, something that is more complex than a unit of thought. Political art is the art that is created when it is unfashionable and when it is uncomfortable - legally uncomfortable, civically uncomfortable, humanely uncomfortable.
—  Tania Bruguera

Yesterday in Times Square, Creative Time​ re-staged a performance of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s work Tatlin’s Whisper #6. Bruguera is currently facing criminal charges in her native Cuba for attempting to stage this performance, in which a microphone is placed in a public square and people are permitted to speak uncensored for one minute. Several artists, including Hans Haacke, pictured here, participated to voice their support for Bruguera. 

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The Tanks: Tania Bruguera

Through her on-going art project ‘Immigrant Movement International’, Cuban artist Tania Bruguera explores questions surrounding immigration - how an immigrant is defined as such and what it means to be a citizen of the world. 

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Cuban Artist Tania Bruguera Speaks the Truth
For the cuban artist Tania Bruguera, free expression comes at a price.

Stuart Comer, MoMA’s chief curator of media and performance art, spoke to W magazine​ about Tania Bruguera’s work Untitled (Havana, 2000) which recently entered our collection.

Join us in supporting artist Tania Bruguera, who is currently facing criminal charges in her native Cuba for attempting to stage a performance about free speech. On April 13 at noon in Times Square, Creative Time is restaging Bruguera’s work Tatlin’s Whisper #6. #YoTambienExijo #FreeTaniaBruguera


[Image courtesy Dan Perjovschi]