A Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley

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Tania Bruguera (left) and Karen Finley (right). Photo: Wales News Service and Timothy Greenfield-Sanders

Lectures & Symposia

A Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

With diverse bodies of work that address democracy and the disenfranchised, these two artists, whose respective histories have seen them confront censorship and embrace celebration, meet over a shared practice of social concern. Exploring the use of language and visual imagery in powerful performative acts, Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley track a creative process stemming from discomfort and intellectual resistance. Join us for a dialogue with the artists about the practice of art as life.

Free student tickets are no longer available; students with valid ID may purchase tickets for $5. General audience tickets are offered at a discounted rate of $8 thanks to support from UBS.

Pablo León de la Barra discusses the idea that artworks can “free” the viewer from trauma and point toward a brighter future. He describes Tania Bruguera’s performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6 (Havana Version), which addresses the restriction of free speech in Cuba.