On implementing Arte Útil

02.10.2017 / 06:30 p.m.
Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
2155 Center Street
Berkeley, CA 94720


On implementing Arte Útil

Tania Bruguera’s socially engaged, political projects apply the aesthetics of art to everyday life. Focusing on the transformation of social affect into political effectiveness, they are intensive interventions into the institutional structure of collective memory, education, and politics. In this talk, Bruguera will discuss her summer 2017 YBCA project, Arte Útil, and will explore the concept of “arte útil” a term that, when activated, harnesses the potential of art to shift perspectives and initiate social, political, and cultural change.

Participating Units: Arts + Design Initiative; Arts Research Center; Department of Spanish and Portuguese; Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series