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Artivismo | at the crossroads of arts and activism in Cuba
We have given the name Artivismo to this dialogue between artist and performer Tania Bruguera and academic and expert in Cuban constitutional law, Julio Antonio Fernández-Estrada. These distinguished Cuban personalities will reflect on the history, context, current affairs, and expressions of activism by groups of artists in Cuba, as well as its significance inside and outside the country. It will be a discussion of great interest for lovers of art as an instrument for sociopolitical action and those who follow current affairs in that sister country.
This event will take place March 28th @ 7:00pm at CROMA Venue (Arlington Street Church). Doors open 6:30 pm.
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Meet Tania and Julio:
Artist Tania Bruguera is internationally recognized for her work focused on performances to mainly address human rights issues and the lack of freedom. Her defense and use of art as a form of protest and motor for social transformation within Cuba have led her to be arrested on multiple occasions by her country's government.
For her work, Bruguera has been internationally honored with awards from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute, the Prince Claus Award, the Meadows Prize, and the Velázquez Prize for Plastic Arts of Spain, among others. In 2021, Bruguera became a United States National Academy of Design member. Currently, she is part of Harvard University’s Department of Art, Film, and Visual Studies faculty.
Julio Antonio Fernández-Estrada is a visiting professor at the Cuba Studies Program at Harvard University under the Scholars at Risk Fellowship. Born in Havana, Fernández-Estrada holds a doctorate in Legal Sciences from the University of Havana. He was a professor at that institution between 1999 and 2016. He has lectured in Italy, Mexico, Guatemala, Peru, Argentina, and Spain on Cuban law and politics. He was also a columnist for the independent newspaper El Toque in Cuba. He researches Cuban Constitutional Law and issues related to democracy, the Cuban political system, and the improvement of the Cuban legal system. (Information adapted from the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies at Harvard University)
About "El Junte"
Ágora Cultural Architects, which has been in business for four years presenting Latin artists at the iconic Boston’s Arlington Street Church, decided to offer the public a variety of artistic expressions connected under the concept of El Junte.
“El Junte is a colloquial expression we use to refer to a meeting point between persons and ideas. This season will bring together different artistic manifestations, such as music, theater, literature and movies, accessible to people with different ages and interests,” explained Elsa Mosquera, co founder of Ágora.
About Ágora Cultural Architects:
Ágora Cultural Architects is a cultural undertaking founded and led by women with the aim of aiding in the development and visibility of Latino arts and culture. Its objective is to create, empower and promote the sustainability of the movers and shakers of Latin American culture in the United States and Puerto Rico.
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