Coco Fusco: The Right to Have Rights, Cuban Artists Confront the State
September 20 , 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT
Fusco will discuss the recent efforts by “artivists” in Cuba to advocate for expanded expressive freedoms and civil rights. She will focus primarily on the activities of the 27N group and the San Isidro Movement.
Coco Fusco is an interdisciplinary artist and writer and a Professor of Art at Cooper Union. She is the recipient of honors including the American Academy of Arts and Letters Art Award, Latinx Artist Fellowship, Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fulbright Fellowship. Her performances and videos have been presented in exhibitions including the 56th Venice Biennale, Frieze Special Projects, Basel Unlimited, and two Whitney Biennials. Her artworks are in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art, The Walker Art Center, the Centre Pompidou, The Imperial War Museum, and the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona. Her most recent book is Dangerous Moves: Performance and Politics in Cuba (2015).