Tate Modern staged a special recreation of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s performance Tatlin’s Whisper #6 in the Turbine Hall as an act of solidarity with Bruguera – who was recently detained in Cuba preventing this performance being restaged in Havana’s Revolutionary Plaza.
The work was first performed in 2009 at the Havana Biennial to provide a temporary platform for free speech, a highly emotive issue in Cuba. Audience members were invited to speak uncensored in public for one minute on a subject of their choice.
We invited the public to come and participate in this performance in support of Bruguera, and for all other artists around the world who face criminal charges and violence for exercising their basic human right to free expression, by speaking in the Turbine Hall on a topic of your choice for one minute, on Saturday 18 April, 14.00–16:00
This performance is also being presented by other arts organisations across the world including Creative Time, New York, The Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, The Van Abbe Museum, Eindhoven and Witte de With, Rotterdam.