Tania Bruguera - Latin America New York Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Iturralde Gallery, Los Angeles
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

  • Exhibited

    Caracas, Museo de Bellas Artes, Desde el cuerpo: Alegorías de lo femenino, February 15, 1998

  • Artist Biography

    Tania Bruguera

    Cuban • 1968

    Tania Bruguera began her study of art at age twelve in Havana at the experimental Escuela Elemental de Artes Plásticas and at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Bruguera has developed a unique body of performative art that deals with reality and the present rather than with traditional modes of representation. This approach revolutionized the performance genre, allowing viewers to experience a living memory of social activism where the artist blurs the borders between art and life.

    Bruguera's performances explore immigrant rights and serve as a biting critique of the Cuban existence since the triumph of the supposed revolution. Bruguera's conceptual art, which she calls arte útil, achieves a tangible social and political impact and has led to her recognition through numerous awards. In 2014, Bruguera was famously arrested and subsequently detained in Cuba for almost a year following her attempt to restage her famous piece Tatlin's Whisper #6, which originally gave Cuban citizens a platform for free speech during the 2009 Havana Biennial.

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El Peso de la culpa

signed, titled and numbered "Tania Bruguera - El Peso de la Culpa - 5/10" lower right
archival ink jet print
31 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (80 x 57.2 cm)
Conceived in 1997 and printed circa 2001, this work is number 5 from an edition of 10.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $12,500

Contact Specialist
Kaeli Deane
Head of Sale, Latin American Art
New York
+1 212 940 1352

Latin America

New York Auction 22 November 2016