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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