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Tania Bruguera

Born, 1968 in Havana, Cuba

From the archived Documenta 11 website : www.documenta12.de//archiv/d11/data/english/index.html

”In her performances and installations, Tania Bruguera often uses silence and self-censorship as an act of submission, yet simultaneously transforms it into a mode of resistance. Thus Bruguera’s Cuban origin is fundamental to her work; having grown up in a country continuously subjugated to diverse powers, in silently resisting, Cuba has indeed preserved its distinct social identity. In Untitled (2000), Bruguera turned a former jail in Havana into a pitch-dark space, and by covering the floor with sugarcane immediately disrupted one’s sense of sight, balance, and smell.”

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