Hannah Arendt Center Conferences
[Reading Group Workshop with Tania Bruguera - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS]

Hannah Arendt Center presents:

Reading Group Workshop with Tania Bruguera - CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 – Tuesday, September 12, 2017 Arendt Center
This event occurred on:  Wed. September 6 – Tue. September 12

**Please note: this is a wonderful opportunity, however, it is not a campus job and will not count towards Work Study**

The Hannah Arendt Center offers a short-term, limited-capacity reading workshop with National Endowment for the Humanities/Hannah Arendt Center Distinguished Visiting Fellow Tania Bruguera. This not-for-credit Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 workshop will explore topics of nationality, nation/state and immigration. The group will explore texts by Hannah Arendt, Richard Sennett and Saskia Sassen.

Meetings will be held in the conference room of the Hannah Arendt Center from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on the following three Tuesdays: 
Tuesday, October 17th, 2017
Tuesday, November 14th, 2017
Tuesday, February 6th, 2018

Up to ten students will be admitted to the workshop. To be considered, submit an application no later than 9:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 12th. Please include a resume and a brief cover letter giving the instructor a sense of your interests and goals, what engages you as a reader and writer, your specific interest in the reading workshop, etc. 

The workshop is open to all current Bard students. Don't hesitate to forward the information to those of your peers whom you think this might interest.

Tania Bruguera was born in 1968 in Havana, Cuba. Bruguera, a politically motivated performance artist, explores the relationship between art, activism, and social change in works that examine the social effects of political and economic power. By creating proposals and aesthetic models for others to use and adapt, and implement, she defines herself as an initiator rather than an author, and often collaborates with multiple institutions as well as many individuals so that the full realization of her artwork occurs when others adopt and perpetuate it. She expands the definition and range of performance art, sometimes performing solo but more often staging participatory events and interactions that build on her observations, experiences, and interpretations of the politics of repression and control. Bruguera has explored both the promise and failings of the Cuban Revolution in performances that provoke viewers to consider the political realities masked by government propaganda and mass-media interpretation. Advancing the concept of arte útil (literally, useful art; art as a benefit and a tool), she proposes solutions to sociopolitical problems through the implementation of art, and has developed long-term projects that include a community center and a political party for immigrants, and a school for behavior art. (art21.org)

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No late submissions can be accepted.