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Museum of Modern Art Acquires Tania Bruguera’s Untitled (Havana 2000)

Artist Tania Bruguera’s having quite a month: She’s been named artist in residence at the New York Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs and her passport’s being returned by the Cuban government. And now, the Museum of Modern Art’s announced that it’s acquired Bruguera’s Untitled (Havana 2000), a piece she created for the VII Bienal de La Habana in 2000.

The first work by Bruguera to enter MoMA’s collection, the piece is a large-scale installation comprising a long, cavernous corridor whose floor is scattered with decomposed sugarcane, and a television monitor displaying both formerly televised and private footage of Fidel Castro. It’s the first in a series made by the artist and exhibited in cities around the world between 2000 and 2009; MoMA calls it “a landmark of the artist’s early career.”

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