Tania Bruguera in conversatioin with Paul Ramirez Jonas (Politics, Policy and the Arts)

09.10.2015 / 6:00 p.m.
Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College.
47-49 East 65th Street, New York. United States.

Politics, Policy and the Arts

From Havana to Beijing, authoritarian governments continue to crack down on artists whose work sheds light on the social, political, and economic struggles faced by local populations. Yet despite increasing censorship and persecution, artists continue to engage with and shape political consciousness, both at home and abroad.

A conversation between Tania Bruguera, a Cuban artist, who was arrested in Havana last year after staging a provocative open-mike performance and Paul Ramirez Jonas, a New York City-based artist whose work challenges the boundaries between artwork and spectator, on the role artists can play in creating social, political, and cultural change.