Tania Bruguera

Self-Sabotage 2009

Mixed media installation
Courtesy of the artist

In Self-sabotage Bruguera was sitting at the table reading Culture as a strategy to survive. She took a 38 caliber gun, put a bullet in, pointed at her temple and pulled the trigger. She had one chance in six to kill herself. Her performance was a desperate comment to the truthfulness of art in transforming the reality and a dramatic call for a political art taken to its utmost consequences.


Foto: Attila Urban