Performance & Protest in Public Art
Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work. Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas of femininity, gender, and sex. In this intimate conversation, the two artists will discuss their turn to performance as a medium for critiquing contemporary issues of politics, gender, and society.
Reception to follow during which Gilmore will stage a live, site specific performance.
This program is inspired by our exhibitions Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York (on view through May 2018) and Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics (on view through July 2018). To view more Art in the Open programs, click here; for more Beyond Suffrage programs, click here.
About the Speakers:
Kate Gilmore is a fine artist drawing on multiple mediums including video, sculpture, photography, and performance. She currently lives and works in New York City and has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Brooklyn Museum, and PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center.
Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among others. Her work explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change and examines the social effects of political and economic power.
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