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Minerva Cuevas participates in Mishkin Gallery in New York with her exhibition Disidencia

Gathering eight video installations and projections, Disidencia 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.

“Titled after one of Cuevas’s emblematic works, Disidencia serves to establish opposition and active contestation” explains Gabriel Bogossian, who has co-curated the exhibition alongside Solange Farkas. The exhibition was first presented at Videobrasil’s exhibition space in fall 2018 and will now make its debut in New York.

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.