Tania Bruguera, VIGILANTES—The Dream of Reason inside cover of booklet (using the format of an airplane ticket) 2005
VIGILANTES—the dream of reason creates monsters
Tuesday October 19 to Sunday October 31
Time Zones Reception
Wednesday October 20 5 pm
Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD)
Screening of video documentation of a performance action done by Tania Bruguera on October 21 at OCAD
Friday October 22 8 pm
Time Zones Artist Residency presented by Fado Performance Inc. and OCAD
Curated by Tagny Duff
Organized by artist/curator Tagny Duff, Time Zones is a residency project with internationally acclaimed Cuban artists Glenda León and Tania Bruguera. The goal of the residency is to create new works that further the artists’ reflections and engagement with time, the commute in-between citizenship and nationhood, and the flight between corporeal and virtual spaces. Bruguera and León begin the residency in Montreal as part of Mois de la Performance, hosted by La Centrale, followed by two weeks in Toronto under the auspices of Fado Performance Inc. and sponsored by the Ontario College of Art and Design. Tania Bruguera will generate documents and archive her travels during two flight commutes between Chicago and Toronto, producing a printed booklet based on her performative commutes involving a series of liminal performances dealing with the relationship between ethics and desire.
Tania Bruguera is an interdisciplinary artist working primarily in behavior art, life performance, installation and video. A participant in Documenta 11 (Germany) as well as in several biennales such as Venice (Italy), Sao Paolo (Brazil), Shanghai (China), and Site Santa Fe (United States.) Her work has also been exhibited at The New Museum of Contemporary Art (United States); The Museum of Contemporary Art of Chicago (United States); Boijmans van Beuningen Museum (The Netherlands); Museum für Moderne Kunst (Germany) among others. In 1998 she was selected as a Guggenheim fellow (United States). In 2000 she received the Prince Claus Prize (The Netherlands.). Her work is part of the collection of the Museum für Moderne Kunst (Germany); Daros Foundation (Switzerland); JP Morgan Chase Bank (United States); Museum of Modern Art, artist book collection (United States); Bronx Museum (United States). Bruguera was featured in Fresh Cream (Phaidon Press, 2000); Performance: Live Art since the ’60s (Thames and Hudson, Ltd., 2004); Art Tomorrow (Editions Pierre Terrail, 2002); Holy terrors: Latin American women perform (Duke University Press, 2003); Corpus Delecti: Performance Art of the Americas (Routledge, 2000). She has been written about in The New York Times, Le Monde, The Village Voice, Newsweek, Chicago Tribune and Los Angeles Times, and reviewed in Art News, Artforum, Flash Art, Art Nexus, The Nordic Art Review, Beaux Arts, Performance Research, Kunstforum among others. She is the founder / director of Arte de Conducta, the first performance studies program in Latin America, hosted by Instituto Superior de Arte in Havana and is faculty at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
Tania Bruguera interviewed by Tanya Mars, Toronto 2004