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Minerva Cuevas

30 Aug 2018
15 Dec 2018
Galpão VB - Associação Cultural Video Brasil
Av. Imperatriz Leopoldina, 1150 - Vila Leopoldina
05305-002 São Paulo

Critic’s Pick:

Known for her documentation of political environments to comment on contemporary society and ecological abuses, Mexican artist, Minerva Cuevas’ video-installations and slide-projections are exhibited in the Video Brasil warehouse at a time when changes in Brazilian legislation about the demarcation of indigenous lands, the deforestation of the Amazon and the use of agrochemicals are in motion.

The artist’s first solo exhibition in Brazil takes its name ‘Dissidence’ from Cuevas’ emblematic eponymous work, a video piece that documents political demonstrations and protests in Mexico City, the slums that surround it and the discrepancies between their social narratives and those of corporations. Cuevas often appropriates the language of marketing and advertising, makes use of humour and irony, and dialogues with contemporary pop icons to establish her social narratives.

- Camila Belchior

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Minerva Cuevas, La venganza del elefante (The Revenge of the Elephant), 2007, twelve slides from 19th Century illustrations. Courtesy: the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City; photograph: Michel Zabé/Enrique Macías

Minerva Cuevas, La venganza del elefante (The Revenge of the Elephant), 2007, twelve slides from 19th Century illustrations. Courtesy: the artist and kurimanzutto, Mexico City; photograph: Michel Zabé/Enrique Macías