Name: Eduardo Ruano - Happening

Date:  1951 - 1975

Location:  South America

SubjectPolitical/Economic/Social Opinion

MediumPerformance Art

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Artist: Artist/Author/Producer Eduardo Ruano

Confronting Bodies: Confronting Bodies Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires

Date of Action: Dates of action April 30, 1968

Specific 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!"

Description of 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

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