Mon 11th June, 2018, 1pm to 2pm
Tania Bruguera in conversation with Gillian Whiteley
Part of Loughborough University Arts Festival
Mon 11 June 2018
1pm – 2pm
Martin Hall Theatre
Loughborough University, LE11 3TU
Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist, living and working between New York and Havana. Bruguera's work pivots around issues of power and control, and several of her works interrogate and re-present events in Cuban history.
Bruguera has participated in numerous international exhibitions, including Documenta 11 (2002), the Bienal Iberoamericana in Lima, Peru (2002), the Istanbul Biennial (2003), the Shanghai Biennale (2004), and the Gwangju Biennale in Gwangju, Korea (2008). Her work is also in the permanent collections of many institutions around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and Bronx Museum of the Arts in New York and the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de La Habana.
In 2017, Bruguera proposed herself as a candidate in the 2018 Cuban Presidential Election in a video called #YoMePropongo en Cuba. In this project, she challenges the audience to imagine what they would do to create a better future Cuba, if they were elected president. To date, Bruguera has received 70 video responses from everyday Cubans expressing their desires to reform the corrupt government, include affordable housing, and improve their weak economy. This year, she was the recipient of a commission for the Tate Modern's Turbine Hall.
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Dr Gillian Whiteley is a Senior Lecturer in Art History and Visual Culture at Loughborough, coordinator of the Politicized Practice Research Group and co-organiser of RadicalAesthetics-RadicalArt (RaRa), a research initiative with events, network and book series published by Bloomsbury.
Loughborough University Arts Festival
Wed 6 - Fri 15 June 2018
This term sees the launch of a brand new Arts Festival at the University, celebrating the creative arts here on campus. There is a programme of FREE daytime and early evening events, talks and workshops featuring students' work, academics, alumni and invited guests. Speakers include internationally known artist Michael Landy, crime writer Kate Rhodes and Masterchef food critic/writer William Sitwell.