Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia, September 30, 2020 - April 2, 2021, Pitzer College Art Galleries, installation view. Photo: Ian Byers-Gamber

Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia

September 30, 2020 – April 2, 2021

Since the late 1990s, Minerva Cuevas has been making work that actively critiques or attempts to subvert capitalist structures. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a 25-minute video, Disidencia (2007 – ongoing), comprising the artist’s ongoing archive of over 30 hours of footage filmed in the streets and public squares of Mexico City, ​documenting signs of dissent and evidence of grassroots resistance—anti-police graffiti, banners demanding improved labor conditions, a group of farmers marching in protest and other popular demonstrations. The exhibition convenes seven of the artist’s video works that confront the growing dissatisfaction and resistance to economic and political power structures, the vestiges of colonialism, privatization of wealth, and destruction of the natural world. Minerva Cuevas lives and works in Mexico City.

Disidencia was curated by Gabriel Bogossian and Solange Farkars and first presented at Galpāo VB (Associaçāo Cultural Videobrasil). The touring exhibition was curated by Alaina Claire Feldman and presented at the Mishkin Gallery of Baruch College. Disidencia is organized and presented at the Pitzer College Art Galleries by Ciara Ennis. Additional support has been provided by kurimanzutto, Mexico City/New York.

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October 6, 2020, 11 a.m. (PST)
Artist Lecture, co-hosted by Professor Erich Steinman and the Department of Sociology.

October 13, 2020, 11 a.m. (PST)
Artist Lecture, co-hosted by Professors Kebokile Dengu-Zvobgo and Maria Gutierrez de Soldatenko and the Departments of Gender and Feminist Studies and Chicana/o-Latina/o Transnational Studies.

October 22, 2020, 11 a.m. (PST)
Minerva Cuevas in conversation with documentary filmmaker and writer Jesse Lerner, co-hosted by the Intercollegiate Department of Media Studies.

Programming for Minerva Cuevas: Disidencia is made possible through generous support from the Pitzer College First Year Seminar program and the Office of the Dean of Faculty.