Francis Effect

3.10.2014 – 4.10.2014 /
Meadows School of the Arts, University Park. Dallas, United States
Curated by Noah Simblist and Coordinated by SMU’s Division of Art


“This project includes three elements that get strong reactions from people-religion, immigration, and politics-and it asks, ‘is art able to change something?’,” said Tania Bruguera. “For my Meadows Prize residency, I wanted to do an action that engages people’s imagination. When I talk to people, I love seeing the moment of understanding, of ‘what if,’ that people have, even if they don’t agree necessarily with the cause. And, in another side of this project, I want to call on the Church to not simply provide charity, which they have done for centuries, but to implement long-term change and protection for immigrants and refugees everywhere.”