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Disidencia: Minerva Cuevas | Exhibition

Aug 29 Through Nov 01 | Thu |
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The Mishkin Gallery presents Disidencia, a solo exhibition by artist Minerva Cuevas. The exhibition opens on Thursday, August 29, 6 to 8 pm, and will be on view through to November 1, 2019.

For her first solo exhibition in New York, artist Minerva Cuevas presents a body of video work that makes concise connections between the consequences of dominant economic ideologies and urgent, global ecological and social issues.

Gathering eight video installations and projections, Disidencia (Dissent) brings together a range of visual strategies that Cuevas has deployed to engage with such topics as the decay of the Mesoamerican Barrier Reef, corporate America’s insatiable brand of globalization, and a video cartography of protests and resistance throughout her home city. At a time when divisive politics are on the rise and deregulation and privatization seem almost unavoidable, Cuevas shows us an alternative to such dangers and empowers our own social relations.

Arranged in the gallery, works such as Disidencia (2007–ongoing), A Draught of the Blue (2013), and Donald McRonald(2003) suggest the latent possibility of revolt underlying everyday life. No Room to Play (2019)—a new work that explores the importance of access to public space, education, and play—will be included and resonates with Baruch’s founding as the Free Academy in 1847, the first free public university in the United States.

A free booklet with texts by Gabriel Bogossian and Solange Farkas, Alaina Claire Feldman, and Clayton Press has been produced as part of Disidencia at the Mishkin Gallery.

Disidencia has been curated by Gabriel Bogossian and Solange Farkas. It was first presented at Galpão VB (Associação Cultural Videobrasil) in fall 2018. The New York presentation has been organized by Alaina Claire Feldman. Major support is provided by Hedwig Feit and the Schindler-Lizana Fund for Latin American Arts and Culture. The exhibition is made possible by the Baruch College Fund and the George and Mildred Weissman School of Arts and Sciences. Additional support has been provided by kurimanzutto, Mexico City/New York.

Venue: Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College

135 E 22nd Street Map