One of the leading political and performance artists of her generation, Tania Bruguera will speak about her projects: intensive interventions on the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics.
Her work The Francis Effect is currently on view in New Orleans as part of False Flags, a group exhibition curated by Noah Simblist, at Pelican Bomb Gallery X (1612 Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard). First presented in 2014 at the Guggenheim, the performance exists in the guise of a political campaign requesting the Pope grant Vatican citizenship to all immigrants and global refugees. Visitors can add their voice to Bruguera’s petition before and after the talk and at “False Flags,” on view through May 29.
Recognized as one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine and shortlisted for the 2016 #Index100 Freedom of Expression Award, Bruguera is a 2015 Herb Alpert Award winner, a Hugo Boss Prize finalist, a Yale World Fellow, and the first artist in residence in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.
In 2013, she was part of the team creating the first document on artistic freedom and cultural rights with the United Nation’s Human Rights Council. Her work has been exhibited at Documenta, the Venice Biennale, the Tate Modern in London, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, and the Van Abbemuseum in Eindhoven, among others. She lives and works between New York and Havana.
This event has been organized by Pelican Bomb in partnership with NAM and the Cuban & Caribbean Studies Institute at Tulane University.
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photo by Akisa Omulepu