MoMA presents 'Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000)' in February 2018

Source: MoMA Communications Department

The Museum of Modern Art 

The Museum of Modern Art presents a major performance installation by artist Tania Bruguera, "Untitled (Havana, 2000)" for the first time since they acquired it in 2015. The work will be displayed from Feb. 3 through March 11, 2018.

The work was first initially conceived for the 7th Havana Biennial. It was first presented in the Cabana Fortress. The Fortress was used from colonial times through the early years of the Revolution as a site where the counter-revolutionary opposition was submitted to torture and execution by firing squad.

Combining milled sugarcane, video footage of Fidel Castro, and live performance presented in near-total darkness, the work suggests the contradictions of life following the Cuban Revolution. It only took a mere of hours before the work was shut down by the Cuban government in 2000.

"Tania Bruguera: Untitled (Havana, 2000)" is organized by Stuart Comer, Chief Curator, with Martha Joseph, Curatorial Assistant, Department of Media and Performance Art. The performances are produced by Lizzie Gorfaine, Performance Producer, with Kate Scherer, Assistant Performance Coordinator.