Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Denies Entry to Tania Bruguera / Diario
Posted on May 24, 2015
Diario de Cuba, Havana, 24 May 2015 – This Saturday the Museo National
de Bellas Artes (National Museum of Fine Arts) denied entry to the
artist Tania Bruguera, who had been invited to the opening of an
exposition by the painter Tomas Sanchez.
Deborah Bruguera, the artist's sister, reported on her Facebook site
that the justificiation "was that the Museum reserves the right of
Diario de Cuba received a recording of the conversation between Bruguera
and a museum official charged with communicating to her the prohibition
The artist demanded "logical reasons" and no just that the communication
"is an order."
"I am a Cuban citizen who has the right to know why I am not permitted
to enter a place," Bruguera stated.
"Fine, we have arguments that you have caused certain difficulties at
other expositions of the Biennial," the official responded.
Bruguera rejected this accusation. "In what expositions, because I
haven't been to any. I have been in my house, this is the first and only
time since the Havana Biennial started that I have left my house," where
she was "staging her performance," she replied.
With regards to the invitation from Tomas Sanchez, the official affirmed
that it was "not applicable" and that those who decided who could or
could not enter a cultural institution are responsible.
Last Wednesday Bruguera began a performance in her house consisting of
100 hours of reading the book "The Origins of Totalitarianism" by Hannah
Since Friday, the regime hijacked the reading with loud noises caused by
supposed Electric Company repair work, sending workers to break up the
street in front of her house.
Source: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes Denies Entry to Tania Bruguera /
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