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Preview: Tania Bruguera in Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2014)
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Preview: Tania Bruguera in Season 7 of ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" (2014)

In this preview from the ART21 "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 7 episode, "Legacy," artist Tania Bruguera introduces the origins of her long-term project, "Immigrant Movement International," headquartered in Corona, Queens, New York. Described as an "artist-initiated sociopolitical movement," the five-year project is intended to "rethink the political representation of immigrants." "I needed to do an immigrant movement in the United States," says the artist, "because when you say, 'Where do you want to live?' to anybody in the world, they say, 'United States.'"

Tania Bruguera, a politically motivated performance artist, explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it. She expands the definition and range of performance art, sometimes performing solo but more often staging participatory events and interactions that build on her own observations, experiences, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control. Advancing the concept of arte "útil" (literally, useful art; art as a benefit and a tool), she proposes solutions to sociopolitical problems through the implementation of art.

Learn more about the artist at:
www.art21.org/artists/tania-bruguera

Season 7 of "Art in the Twenty-First Century" premieres Friday, October 24, 2014 at 10:00 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings). "Legacy" airs Friday, November 7, 2014.

Learn more about Season 7 at:
www.art21.org/season7
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