Cuban artist pushes boundary between art and politics, and pays a price

By Nick Miroff, June 27, 2015

HAVANA — It was probably inevitable, given the trajectory of her career, that Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s creative vision would collide one day with her country’s less-expansive political reality.From a young age, Bruguera, 46, won international acclaim as an irreverent, barrier-breaking performance artist. She smeared the floor with pig’s blood to make a point about sexual assault. She stripped naked and ate dirt in tribute to Cuba’s vanished indigenous tribes. During one performance in Colombia, she circulated trays of cocaine — real cocaine — inviting audience members to try it. They did.Read full article >>

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