Person of the Crowd: Tania Bruguera’s Displacement

3 - 4 May 2017
Various locations

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Displacement performance by Tania Bruguera as part of Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie at the Barnes Foundation, May 4, 2017. Photo by Greenhouse Media.

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Displacement performance by Tania Bruguera as part of Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie at the Barnes Foundation, May 4, 2017. Photo by Greenhouse Media.

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Displacement performance by Tania Bruguera as part of Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie at the Barnes Foundation, May 4, 2017. Photo by Greenhouse Media.

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Displacement performance by Tania Bruguera as part of Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie at the Barnes Foundation, May 4, 2017. Photo by Greenhouse Media.

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Tania Bruguera, Displacement, 1998, Cuban earth, glue, wood, nails, textile. Photo courtesy of Studio Bruguera.

As part of The Barnes Foundation’s multi-part project Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, Cuban performance artist Tania Bruguera will present her 1998 performance work Displacement. Originally performed in Havana on Fidel Castro’s birthday, Displacement features Bruguera walking through city streets in a garment made of earth, cloth, wood, and nails, embodying a living Congolese power figure. Philadelphia performances will take place at various locations, including City Hall, Reading Terminal Market, Eastern State Penitentiary, and Independence Hall.

These performances are free and open to the public.

Person of the Crowd captures city life through a gallery exhibition, newly commissioned public installations and performances, and citizen-created photos and videos. Featuring over 50 artists including Marina Abramović, Jenny Holzer, Zhang Huan, and the Guerilla Girls, the project invites audiences to become contemporary flâneurs through activities such as photography and walking tours.