Tania Bruguera

  • NOTES ON POLITICAL TIMING SPECIFICITY

    IT IS NOT ENOUGH anymore to make art as an a posteriori reaction or comment. It is time to make art for the not yet and the yet to come. Art should intervene at the moment when politics and policies are taking shape.

    I arrived at the notion of political-timing-specific art in 2009, after years of having to explain the importance of the political context in which most of my work exists and acquires meaning. The notion of site-specific art failed to highlight the importance of the unique and dynamic political landscapes that have always been my primary interest. (My work addresses both politicians

  • Tania Bruguera

    A LONG LINE OF PEOPLE waiting to enter a museum seems to be one highly appreciated measure of success for the institution, as if the time lost in the queue is a currency nourishing the museum, as if entering a museum entails an assumption of disinterest in time. Actually, disinterest seems to be a key word when discussing museums, especially the disinterest in risk that is demonstrated time and again as institutions try to transform the instability that characterizes art into a serene experience.

    It is possible that by using a business model that equates stability with success, museums evince