A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

NPR Speaks with SAIC Alum Tania Bruguera

NPR recently interviewed SAIC alum Tania Bruguera (MFA 2001) in Havana, Cuba, where the provocative performance artist currently resides. Bruguera spoke about her recent performance work, the sacrifices political artists have to make, and her aspirations to “give art a space in the history of the country.” Bruguera’s work brings new insight to the role of the artist in the convergence of art and politics. "Good politicians know how to give new meanings to everything, and the Cuban revolution has been a very good example, almost a case study of that. Fidel was really brilliant at changing the meanings of things, and that's what an artist does—an artist rethinks the meaning of things," Bruguera says.

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