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Referendum: Performance by Tania Bruguera in Union Square Park

Sunday, March 6, 2016, 10am – 8pm

Artist Tania Bruguera revisited her project Referendum, which was first staged in Fall 2015 as part of Nuit Blanche in Toronto. The interactive performance functions as a public vote on questions surrounding immigration and borders, generally raising public awareness about the effects of borders on humankind in a time of unprecedented migration. Referendum is a companion piece to The Francis Effect (2014), a work that was on view in When Artists Speak Truth… (November 12, 2015 – March 19, 2016) that aims to change the perception of immigration and citizenship rights worldwide. Bruguera and her collaborators collected signatures on postcards that featured an image of the seven continents united, accompanied by the slogan “Dignity has no nationality,” which endorses Pope Francis’ supportive stance toward immigrants.

To read more about Tania Bruguera and the Referendum event, please visit BLOUIN ARTINFO and The Art Newspaper.  Also, to see an interview with Tania Bruguera about Referendum, immigration, and globalization, please visit here and to see live coverage of the event and an interview with Bruguera, please visit here.

June 7, 2016