Tania Bruguera shares photo with Oprah Winfrey

Both met last Tuesday, March 6, at the MoMa in New York, where Oprah received the David Rockefeller Award.

Tania Bruguera con Oprah Winfrey © Tania Bruguera/ Facebook
Tania Bruguera with Oprah Winfrey Photo © Tania Bruguera/ Facebook

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The Cuban plastic artist Tania Bruguera has shared a photo on social networks with the famous American journalist and television presenter Oprah Winfrey.

“Dignity has no nationality,” Bruguera commented next to the image.

Both met last Tuesday, March 6, at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) in New York, where the American actress and producer also received the David Rockefeller Award.

“When you are in the same room with your idol: Oprah,” the Cuban published on Instagram.

According to MoMa's press release, this distinction is presented annually by the institution to a member of the business community who exemplifies enlightened generosity and effective advocacy for culture and civic endeavor.

“That day, when you forget to wear makeup and calm your hair and dress appropriately and you're in the same place Oprah is,” Bruguera joked.

The David Rockefeller Award is named for the museum's honorary president, who was a pioneer in creating links between the corporate community and cultural organizations, and collaborated with museums and cultural organizations in New York and across the country.

Bruguera, repressed by the Cuban government due to its installations and performances in favor of freedom of expression, has been censored on numerous occasions in its country.

Precisely one of his creations is now on display at the MoMa, after almost two decades of being suspended in Cuba. It is a work that combines performance along with video projections in which Fidel Castro appears, and which was allegedly censored for including naked men.

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