• Arte de Conducta: On Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper series (2006-present)

    Author(s):
    Andrés David Montenegro Rosero (see profile)
    Date:
    2017
    Subject(s):
    Contemporary art, Art history, Performance and politics, Performance art
    Item Type:
    Book chapter
    Tag(s):
    Tania Bruguera, Behaviour Art, Arte de Conducta, Cuba
    Permanent URL:
    http://dx.doi.org/10.17613/M6NZ5K
    Abstract:
    This chapter explores Tania Bruguera’s Tatlin’s Whisper series (2006–present) as enactments of an artistic practice that wants to be directly inserted in reality. First, I trace the genealogy of Arte de Conducta as a reaction against the Anglo-European category of “Performance” art, which anchors her work to a cultural tradition outside of the English-speaking context. Then, I discuss how Bruguera’s practice is informed by her engagement with the Escuela de Conducta Eduardo Marante, a short-lived correctional project that sought to re-educate and reintegrate Cuban youths into society. It concludes with an analysis of the Tatlin’s Whisper series and how they activate images from the past to catalyse a critical awareness of the now, and by extension of the future.
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    Published
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    2 years ago
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