Represión – Cuba – Repression

Tania Bruguera Withdraws Her Work From the Bronx Museum – ‘A Moral Decision’

Tania Bruguera Withdraws Her Work From the Bronx Museum: ‘A Moral
Decision’ / 14ymedio

14ymedio, 27 January 2017 — The artist Tania Bruguera said Friday that
her withdrawal from the exhibition Wild Noise at the Bronx Museum “is a
moral decision.” During a press conference in New York’s Central Park,
the director of the Hannah Arendt International Institute of Artivism
(INSTAR) reported that “in Cuba there are artists who are ignored for
saying what they think.”

This week Bruguera (born Havana, 1968) asked to withdraw her work Upside
Down in the exhibition that will open on Friday, February 17,
which includes pieces from some 30 artists from Cuba, including Los
Carpinteros, Glenda León, Ana Mendieta, Kcho, Wilfredo Prieto and
Humberto Díaz.

Initially the show was to be made up of works that Havana was going to
lend to the New York museum, but in the end it decide not to allow them
to be sent to the United States. US organizers tried to save the
situation with the presentation of 60 pieces of Cuban art collected from
other parts of the world.

Bruguera said it would be hypocritical that she is not allowed to
exhibit her work in Cuba, but that her work would be used to clean up
the image of what is happening on the island.

Bruguera said it would be hypocritical that she is not allowed to
exhibit her work in Cuba, but that her work would be used to clean up
the image of what is happening on the island. The artist pointed to the
director of the Holly Block museum, for playing an important role in
everything that happened.

This Friday, the artist stressed that her withdrawal from the show is
part of “a long tradition among artists in the case when a context
implies complicity or a political alliance that endangers the meaning of
the work.”

“Being in this exhibition would be to obviate a part of history” that of
the censored. “The Wild Noise exposition is contaminated by the
political interests that hide the censorship that exists in Cuba,” the
artist said.

At the press conference, Bruguera proposed donating to the victims of
Hurricane Matthew the $2.5 million that the Bronx Museum, along with
other institutions and individuals, “are collecting to reproduce a
sculpture in Central Park and donate it to a country which already has a
Martí on every corner.”

“If it is to help the Cuban people, it is not helped by projects of
personal vanity,” said Bruguera, who asked for “institutional
transparency from the Cuban government regarding the use and destination
of donations and aid from governments, non-governmental institutions and
individuals.”

Source: Tania Bruguera Withdraws Her Work From the Bronx Museum: ‘A
Moral Decision’ / 14ymedio – Translating Cuba –
translatingcuba.com/tania-bruguera-withdraws-her-work-from-the-bronx-museum-a-moral-decision-14ymedio/

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Calendar
January 2017
M T W T F S S
« Dec   Feb »
 1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031  
To serve you better
We run various sites in defense of human rights and need support to pay for more powerful servers. Thank you.
Archives
Categories