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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
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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.

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. 

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]