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Get on your soapbox at the Tate Modern this weekend

Posted at 6:15 pm, April 17, 2015 in Arts & Entertainment

Got something you’d like to get off your chest? A burning ambition to sound off/enthuse/rant in public? Then head to Tate Modern this Saturday, where between 2pm and 4pm all-comers are invited talk about a topic of their choice for one minute in the mighty Turbine Hall.

The event is a recreation of Cuban artist Tania Bruguera’s performance ‘Tatlin’s Whisper #6’, which was first performed at the Havana Biennial in 2009. For her controversial event, Bruguera invited people to talk for a minute each, ‘free of censorship’, with a white dove perched on their shoulder mimicking the dove that landed on Fidel Castro during his first speech in Havana after the 1959 revolution. When she tried to restage her performance in Havana’s Revolutionary Plaza last December, Braguera was detained and had her passport confiscated. So go and vent at an event in support of a silenced artist and all those around the world who face criminal charges for exercising their right to free expression. Alas, there won’t be a white dove in attendance, but you’ll be making art, and quite possibly history.

Find out more about what’s on at Tate Modern.

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