Date(s) - 27 Nov, 2021 - 13 Feb, 2022
10:00 am - 7:30 pm
Padiglione Arte Contemporanea
About the Exhibition
Tania Bruguera (1968 La Havana, Cuba) is one of the most influential artists on the world scene, whose performances and installations are dedicated to the analysis of political power structures and their effects on the most vulnerable people in society.
The works and performances presented at the PAC – Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea in Milan include a selection of the artist’s most significant works and some new ones conceived expressly for the Milanese exhibition space.
Why this title?
The title of the Tania Bruguera’s Pac exhibition is a quote from Hannah Arendt: in a legendary interview in 1964, when asked if she considered it her duty to publish everything she knew or if there were valid reasons to keep silent about certain things, Arendt replied with the Latin quote “fiat veritas et pereat mundus” (“let the truth be told even to the detriment of the world”).
The public is the protagonist
During the visit of Tania Bruguera’s exhibition, the public will be called to “explore” the truth through a series of installations and actions, some of which are activated daily by performers. Visitors will be blinded by bright lights or completely in the dark, induced to tear up or walk unsteadily on floors constructed of precarious materials. In this way, they will confront their own reactions in the exhibition, crossing a wide range of emotions – from fear to empathy – and experiencing total involvement.