Tania Bruguera

15.10.212/ 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
The Art Institute of Chicago, Rubloff Auditorium. Chicago, United States.
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Tania Bruguera: Distinguished Alumni Lecture Series

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SAIC alumna Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) is one of the leading political and performance artists of her generation. Her work researches ways in which art can be applied to everyday political life, creating a public forum to debate ideas in a state of contradiction, focusing on the transformation of the “viewer” into one of “citizenry.” Bruguera’s terms “arte de conducta” (conduct/behavior art) and “arte útil” (useful art) define her practice. In 2010, Bruguera launched Immigrant Movement International, a five-year project that helps define the immigrant as a unique, new global citizen in a postnational world and tests the concept of “useful art,” by artists actively implementing the merging of art into society’s urgent social, political, and scientific issues.