Tania Bruguera: Immigrant Movement International

from 30.07.2012 – 15.08.2012 /
The Tanks at Tate Modern. London, England
Exhibition / Residence

The Tanks at Tate Modern: Exhibition
Part of the series The Tanks: Live programme

Tania Bruguera will take up residence in The Tanks with her ongoing art project, Immigrant Movement International – an artist-initiated socio-political movement that aims to explore who is defined as an immigrant and the values they share, focusing on the question of what it means to be a citizen of the world. Bruguera will involve artists, members of the public, immigration lawyers, politicians and charitable organisations in a debate around the political representation of immigrants and the conditions they face.

Bruguera is a key player within the fields of performance, interdisciplinary practice and activism. Her work is grounded in the act of ‘doing’ – she calls this ‘behaviour art’ – and her aim is to create art that doesn’t merely describe itself as dealing with politics or society, but that is actually a form of political or social currency, actively addressing cultural power structures rather than representing them. Bruguera is also extremely interested in the role of the museum as an active forum and the role of ‘useful art’ in society at large today.