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Video: Tania Bruguera and Hans Ulrich Obrist in Conversation on Trembling Thinking

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Speakers:

  • Tania Bruguera, Artist
  • Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, London and Cocurator of Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking
  • Gabriela Rangel, Director, Visual Arts and Chief Curator, Americas Society and Cocurator of Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking

"Lydia Cabrera was seminal for me, and her book El monte was extremely important for my work and the way I form reality," said artist Tania Bruguera in a conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist in New York. The artist exchanged views with the cocurator of the exhibition Lydia Cabrera and Édouard Glissant: Trembling Thinking, on view at Americas Society until January 12, 2019. Bruguera, who is featured in the show, talked about how Cabrera influenced her artistic production by showing that "what is not seen is important." Ulrich Obrist, who curated the show with Americas Society's Gabriela Rangel and Asad Raza, talked about his book Somewhere Totally Else and how he works to bring people and ideas together, as exhibitions "should listen to local context" and bring voices, such as that of Édouard Glissant, back into conversations. 

Learn more about the Americas Society exhibition.