Eduardo Ruano - Happening

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Date: 1968

Region: South America

Subject: Political/Economic/Social Opinion

Medium: Performance Art

Artist: Artist/Author/Producer Eduardo Ruano

Confronting Bodies: Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

Date of Action: April 30, 1968

Location: Location Buenos Aires, Argentina


Description of Artwork: The artist constructed a reproduction of a display case from the Lincoln Library from the American Embassy in Buenos Aires containing a large poster-panel of John F. Kennedy. A brick was placed on the floor two meters from the display. To complete the work, during the opening, Ruano threw the brick through the glass case, yelling "Yankees, out of Vietnam!"

The Incident: Authorities at the Museo de Arte Moderno, originally thinking the piece was an homage to the late John F. Kennedy, were outraged and expelled Ruano from the exhibition.

Results of Incident: Unknown.

Source: Leon Ferrari