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This Week in Art 6.19-6.25: Tania Bruguera Opens “Talking to Power”

Tania Bruguera. The Francis Effect (2014). Courtesy of Studio Bruguera. Photography by Gaetano Olmo Stuppia.

An unprecedented survey of Tania Bruguera’s 30-year career, Talking to Power / Hablándole al Poder, opened Friday at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (YBCA) in San Francisco. On view through October, the new exhibition includes free lectures and workshops, many taught by the artist herself, as part of a fully functioning school inside YBCA’s galleries entitled Escuela de Arte Útil​ (School of Useful Art​) (2017).

“The threat of the Trump presidency puts basic assumptions about the identity of this country at risk, and has made the political role of art even more urgent,” says the artist. “This is more relevant than ever, as art allows us to say and do what cannot be said or done under systems of repression and violence.”

Also this week:

Events & exhibitions



Humlebæk, Denmark

Münster, Germany

Basel, Switzerland

It’s impossible to include all the incredible exhibitions and art events happening this week in a single post. If there’s something you feel should have been included in today’s roundup, leave a comment below!

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