LECTURE by Tania Bruguera: Political Timing Specific

02/10/ 2019|

Political Timing Specific is a term coined by Tania Bruguera to define a type of art that is created to exist at specific political moment which gives the art work potential political and social impact. As it is not enough anymore to make art as a posteriori reaction or comment. It is time to make art for the not yet and the yet to come.


Short Bio:


Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist whose works often expose the social effects of the power of political force.

She participated in the Documenta 11 exhibition and also established the Arte de Conducta (Behavior Art) program at Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana. Her work has been shown in the 2015 Venice Biennale, at Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York, among others.

Bruguera has recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana – a school, exhibition space and think thank for activist artists and Cubans.


Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba.

Lives and works in Havana and New York.


Courtesy of Estudio Bruguera,
images by Claudio Fuentes


Sound recording of Tania Bruguera’s talk (wav)


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