Born in Havana, Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist, as well as an academic, trained at the Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her renowned and provocative work concentrates around issues of power and control. She lives and works between Chicago and Havana. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Chicago, Miami, The Netherlands; Germany, Finland, England, Cuba, Austria, Belgium, Mexico and Spain.. She has lectured extensively internationally among others at The New School in New York, The School of the Art Institute in Chicago, The Royal College of Art in London and The Museum of Modern Art in New York.
On December 18th (International Migrants Day) and in commemoration of Jose Marti’s establishment of the Partido Revolucionario Cubano in Key West, Florida, Tania will open up and present her research challenging the meaning of the word “revolución”. This encounter will take place in Key West, the same place where Marti wrote his first draft for the foundation of the Partido Revolucionario.
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VOICING RESPONSIBILITY was organised by:
Responsible are: Nicola Beißner, Carolin Hochleichter, Vera Lauf, Sandra Teitge, Edda Wilde.
With contributions of/by:
Ul – rich Bernard, Beatrice von Bismarck, Ellen Blumenstein & Daniel Tyradellis, Breakfast (a.k.a. Dinner) Exchange Berlin, Andreas Liebmann, Juliana Piquero, Manuel Scheidegger, Ruth Sonderegger, Joanna Warsza, Agustina Woodgate and further guests
With the generous support of:
Alfred Toepfer Foundation F.V.S., Austrian Federal Ministry for Education, Arts and Culture, Michael and Susanne Liebelt Foundation, Pro Helvetia Swiss Arts Council
What responsibility lies in culture? How does responsibility come into play in curatorial practice?
Curatorial practice highlights the overlapping of the cultural field – especially art and society. Processes involving the compilation and linking of objects, information, people, and locations, or the expertise in intercultural exchange that have proven to be crucial for the realization of exhibitions are currently being integrated as “core skills” into social, political, and economic fields, which are shaped by globalization and post-Fordism.
In this context the question of responsibility becomes pivotal and furthermore concerns the production of meaning in the moment of presenting and communicating content, the framing gesture of invitation and selection, as well as the establishment of relationships between people and objects. However, what does responsibility mean? Which aspects have to be considered? And: how, why and for whom do we take on responsibility in the cultural field?
VOICING RESPONSIBILITY initiates, together with experts from different disciplines, an impulse for the central question of taking on responsibility in the framework of curatorial processes. On the evening of July 20th 2012, the invited guests and the audience will exchange voices, perspectives, and ideas in the form of table conversations with statements, discussions, and artistic contributions. A communal breakfast with the contributors will elaborate on the topics of the evening and invites to participate in a resuming further discussion.
Event in English and German. Please RSVP and specify which event you would like to attend until July 15, 2012:email@example.com.
July 20 — 7 PM: Round table conversations & artistic contributions | Free entrance
July 21 — 11 AM: Breakfast (a.k.a. Dinner) Exchange Berlin | Contribution to breakfast: 10 Euros
Graphics and Photos by Anthony Spinello