CAA 104th Annual Conference

03.02.2016 / 6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Washington Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, Washington D.C., United States
Keynote Address

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Aest-ethics: Art with Consequences

Tania Bruguera, a Cuban artist who works in performance, installation, and video, will deliver the keynote address during Convocation at CAA’s 2016 Annual Conference. The title of Bruguera’s talk will be “Aest-ethics: Art with Consequences.” Bruguera’s work on issues of free speech and immigration and her fearlessness to speak out against forces of oppression-many of which she has experienced firsthand in Cuban prisons-is important and undeniably relevant to not just the art and academic worlds, but also the world at large. This summer, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs jointly appointed Bruguera as their first artist-in-residence. The artist was also recently nominated as a finalist for the prestigious 2016 Huge Boss Prize, awarded every two years by the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art.