Est-ética: Aesthetics in Political Art

15.03.2017 / 05:00 p.m.
Brown University
List Art Building, Room 120,
64 College St., Providence,


Visting Artist Lecture: Tania Bruguera

Artist and social activist Tania Bruguera will deliver a Visiting Artist Lecture hosted by the Department of Visual Art. Through her work, Bruguera spotlights repressive governments and societal systems, most recently touching on the Cuban Revolution and immigrant rights. Her work has been praised, but also reprimanded by governments. As early as 2014, Bruguera was arrested by the Cuban government for attempting to organize a performance that invited people to express their visions for Cuba in Havana’s Revolution Square. 

The Visual Art Department presents students with many opportunities to meet professional artists and expand the breadth of their learning across disciplines. Our Visiting Artist program brings nationally- and internationally-acclaimed artists to campus to give lectures and critiques.  This program allows students to have direct interaction with a wide variety of artists in the form of lectures, workshops, critiques, and the occasional Artist-in-Residence.

In addition to printed flyers that are posted prominently throughout the building, students learn about lectures via calendar link on our website, through announcements made in class as well as through the Department’s listserve and Facebook postings. The abbreviated list of Visiting Artists for the coming academic year is listed below. All talks are free and open to the public.