Recorded on October 24, 2010.
Hear two leading figures from the international art world engage in a freewheeling discussion about the relationship between art and politics. Tania Bruguera has earned international acclaim as one of the leading political artists of her generation; many of her performances and installations subtly reflect on the politics of her Cuban homeland as well as the nature of political power more generally. Her work has been exhibited in venues including the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and the Tate Modern. Hamza Walker is director of education and associate curator of The Renaissance Society at the University of Chicago. A celebrated and influential curator, he has organized exhibitions on political themes including Black Is, Black Ain’t; Meanwhile, in Baghdad...; All the Pretty Corpses; and A Perfect Union... More or Less. In 2010 he was awarded the Ordway Prize, the highest honor in the field of art curation.
The annual Richard Gray Visual Art Series recognizes a significant gift from founding CHF board member and distinguished art dealer Richard Gray.
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