A Conversation: Tania Bruguera and Karen Finley
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.