Museum Of Arte Útil
The Museum of Arte Útil team stands in support of Tania Bruguera
Tania was arrested and freed three times last week for having organized a public performance in La Havanaâ€™s Plaza de la RevoluciÃ³n. She was detained with several other Cuban artists, activists, bloggers and journalists who participated inÂ Yo Tambien ExijoÂ campaign. The campaign arose after Castro and Obamaâ€™s declarations on Dec. 17 about Â the restoration of diplomatic ties, potentially bringing an end to five decades of hostility. The first arrests were madeÂ on TuesdayÂ (December 30) after TaniaÂ called a public performance whose aim was to leave an open microphone so that Cubans could freely express their thoughts (Tatlinâ€™s wisper #6 â€“ Havana Version).
The event has attracted widespread media coverage both in favour and against her action and aÂ public letterÂ in support of Tania addressed to RaÃºl Castro was written and signed by over a thousand people around the globe. The petter stated: ‘We firmly believe her detention, and the withdrawal of her Cuban passport, are inappropriate responses to a work of art that simply sought to open space for public discussion.’
Tania, we are with you
An interesting comment about the recent events written by Coco Fusco and published via e-flux could be readÂ hereÂ