“Within art everything, outside of art nothing”: Testing the limits of the Cuban government regarding freedom of expression via Tatlin’s Whisper #6 by Tania Bruguera

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“Within art everything, outside of art nothing”: Testing the limits of the Cuban government regarding freedom of expression via Tatlin’s Whisper #6 by Tania Bruguera

Type: Bachelor thesis
Title: “Within art everything, outside of art nothing”: Testing the limits of the Cuban government regarding freedom of expression via Tatlin’s Whisper #6 by Tania Bruguera
Author: Bakker, Pauline
Issue Date: 2017
Keywords: freedom of expression
art
performance
Cuban government
Tatlin's Whisper #6
Cuba
Bruguera
Abstract: After the Cuban Revolution, Fidel Castro installed an anti-western, one-party communist system. In Castro’s 'Speech to Intellectuals' in 1961 he spoke the famous words: “within the Revolution, everything goes; outside the Revolution, nothing”. In the cultural sector this meant that artists, intellectuals, and writers had the freedom to express themselves, as long as it was in line with Castro’s ideology. I will look at the effect of this statement in the art world, taking the performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6 and its re-staging #YoTambienExijo by the Cuban artist Tania Bruguera as case studies. This thesis concludes that Cuban culture is used for two extremes: as political propaganda by Castro and as tool for political critique by Bruguera.
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Supervisor: Brandellero, Sara
Faculty: Faculty of Humanities
Department: International Studies (Bachelor)
Specialisation: Latin America
ECTS Credits: 15
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/49617
 

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