On October 3, UC Santa Cruz's Institute of the Arts and Sciences will launch a new artist lecture series, TRACTION: Art Talks, with a lecture by award winning Cuban artist, Tania Bruguera. The talk will be followed by a discussion moderated by Jennifer A. González, professor of the History of Art and Visual Culture. The series, organized for 2017/18 in collaboration with Jennifer González and A. Laurie Palmer, brings internationally renowned artists to the UC Santa Cruz campus with the conviction that the arts offer profound insight into the most pressing ecological, cultural, political, and social questions of our time.
TRACTION: Art Talks with Tania Bruguera
October 3, 2017
7 -9 pm
Digital Arts Research Center (DARC) 108
This event is FREE and open to the public. Metered parking is available in the Performing Arts lot.
Tania Bruguera is an installation and performance artist whose works expose the social effects of the power of political force. Her work has been shown in the 2015 Venice Biennale and in dOCUMENTA 11, as well as at museums including Tate Modern, London, Guggenheim and MoMA, New York. Bruguera recently opened the Hannah Arendt International Institute for Artivism, in Havana - a school, exhibition space and think tank for Cuban activist artists. Born 1968 in Havana, Cuba, she lives and works in Havana, New York and Cambridge.
Jennifer González is Professor in the History of Art and Visual Culture at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and also teaches at the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program, New York. She has published in Frieze, Bomb, Diacritics, Camera Obscura, Open Space and Art Journal. Her first book Subject to Display: Reframing Race in Contemporary Installation Art (MIT Press, 2008) was a finalist for the Charles Rufus Morey Book Award. Her second book, Pepón Osorio, was published by University of Minnesota Press (2013).