Performance & Protest in Public Art

    Museum of the City of New York

    Performance & Protest in Public Art

    Wednesday, February 28, 6:30 – 8:30 pm

    Performance artists Tania Bruguera and Kate Gilmore both consider questions of power and identity in their work. Politically motivated, Havana-native Bruguera explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change, often through the lens of immigration, while the New York-based Gilmore engages with ideas of femininity, gender, and sex. In this intimate conversation, the two artists will discuss their turn to performance as a medium for critiquing contemporary issues of politics, gender, and society with Risë Wilson, Chief Program Officer for the High Line and founder of The Laundromat Project. Afterwards, join them for a reception where Gilmore will stage “They Call Us a Storm,” a live, site specific performance.

    This program is inspired by our exhibitions Art in the Open: Fifty Years of Public Art in New York and Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics.

    $25 for adults | $20 for seniors, students & educators (with ID) | $15 for Museum members. Includes Museum admission.