Hyundai Commission: Tania Bruguera
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- Publication Date: September 10, 2019
- Imprint: Tate Publishing
- Trim Size: 6 5⁄8 x 9 1⁄4
- ISBN: 9781849766401
- Page Count: 144
- Illustrations: 100 color illustrations
- Rights: North America, Latin America, Caribbean
Since Tate Modern opened in London in 2000, its Turbine Hall has hosted some of the world’s most memorable works of contemporary art. The annual Hyundai Commission, now in its fourth year, gives artists an opportunity to create new work for this unique context. The most recent commission is by Cuban artist Tania Bruguera (b. 1968), who is world renowned for her complex and absorbing installations and performance pieces that pivot around issues of authority, power, and control and events in Cuban history. For this new installation, Bruguera explores the vital issue of immigration and examines how that expands into notions of community and “the neighborly.” Bruguera, who lives in New York and Havana, has works in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Bronx Museum of the Arts, among others.
About the author
Catherine Wood is senior curator of international art (performance) at Tate.