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Tania Bruguera: Zabar Visiting Artist
Hunter College
Above: Tania Bruguera. Photo: Claudio Fuentes.
Above: Tania Bruguera. Photo: Claudio Fuentes.
March 21, 2018, 7pm

Hunter College Roosevelt House
47-49 East 65th Street
New York, NY

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The Hunter College Department of Art and Art History is pleased to announce a public lecture by Tania Bruguera, the spring 2018 Judith Zabar Visiting Artist, Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at 7pm at Hunter's Roosevelt House in Manhattan.

The lecture is free and open to the public with RSVP at taniabruguera-zabarvisitingartist.eventbrite.com

For over 25 years Tania Bruguera has created socially engaged performances and installations that examine the nature of political power structures and their effect on the lives of their constituencies. Her research focuses on ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life, and on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness. Her long-term projects are intensive interventions on the institutional structures of collective memory, education, and politics. Her works often expose the social effects of political forces and present global issues of power, migration, censorship, and repression through participatory works that turn “viewers” into “citizens.”

By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it.

Tania Bruguera has been awarded an honorary doctorate by The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, selected one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy magazine, and was shortlisted for the #Index100 Freedom of Expression Award. She is a Herb Alpert Award winner, and has been a Guggenheim, Radcliffe and Yale World Fellow.  She was the first artist-in-residence in the New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.  Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism in Havana: a school, exhibition space, and think tank for activist artists and Cubans.

About the Judith Zabar Visiting Artists Program
In November 2007, Hunter College received a generous commitment to establish the Judith Zabar Visiting Artist Program Fund.  The Fund has allowed Hunter to bring a series of internationally recognized artists to campus to work directly with students in the MFA program in master classes, critical seminars, and private tutorials, providing students with the unique opportunity to interact with top practitioners in the field.  Zabar Visiting Artists also present public lectures in which they discuss their work, and engage in conversation with Hunter’s faculty and student community and the general public.

Past Zabar artists have included: Vito Acconci, Janine Antoni, Julie Ault, Robert Barry, Mel Chin, Peter Doig, Nicole Eisenman, Charles Gaines, Alfredo Jaar, Joan Jonas, Martin Kersels, Jeff Koons, Glenn Ligon, Sharon Lockhart, Robert Longo, Inigo Manglano-Ovalle, Christian Marclay, Kerry James Marshall, Tracey Moffatt, Olivier Mossett, Matt Mullican, Wangechi Mutu, Gabriel Orozco, Laura Owens, Trevor Paglen, Elizabeth Peyton, Paul Pfeiffer, William Pope L., Walid Ra’ad, Yvonne Rainer, Doris Salcedo, Shahzia Sikander, Michael Smith, Fred Tomaselli, Nari Ward, Carrie Mae Weems, and Stanley Whitney.

March 16, 2018

location

Hunter College Roosevelt House, New York