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Wed, Feb 28, 2018 6:30pm –


Museum of the City of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue
at 103rd St
New York  New York  10029
United States
Museum of the City of New York

Performance & Protest in Public Art

Photo courtesy of Kate Gilmore 

Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work. Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas of femininity, gender, and sex. In this intimate conversation, the two artists will discuss their turn to performance as a medium for critiquing contemporary issues of politics, gender, and society.

Prior to the conversation, Gilmore will stage a live, site specific performance using the Museum’s architecture as inspiration.

This program is inspired by upcoming MCNY exhibitions Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York City (opens November 10) and Beyond Suffrage: 100 Years of Women & Politics in New York (opens October 11). 

About the Speakers:
Kate Gilmore is a fine artist drawing on multiple mediums including video, sculpture, photography, and performance. She currently lives and works in New York City and has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, the Brooklyn Museum, and PS1/MoMA Contemporary Art Center.

Tania Bruguera is a Cuban installation and performance artist whose work is in the permanent collection of the MoMA and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among others. Her work explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change and examines the social effects of political and economic power.

Ticket includes Museum admission.