HWP 2015-16 | October 5, 2015 – July 29, 2016
From the Miraculous to the Mundane
Led by Resident Professors Minerva Cuevas, Sandra Noeth, Raqs Media Collective and Ghassan Salhab; Preface organized by Ali Cherri
With seminars led by Ahmad Beydoun, Finbarr Barry Flood, and Iman Issa.
Sandra Noeth | February 1 – March 2, 2016
Minerva Cuevas | April 25 – May 20, 2016
Examples of social movements and interdisciplinary projects will be used to question the tools and strategies that, in turn, are used to question the disparities that rule the world’s resources and knowledge distribution in capitalist society (in the fields of economy, politics, ecology, urbanism, technology, education).
Minerva Cuevas was born in 1975 and lives and works in Mexico City. Her artistic practice is characterized by socially engaged and sitespecific actions that take place in a range of settings, from public space to museums, and the Internet. She works across a variety of media including video, installation and communication technologies.
From creating a corporation that gives away products and services like international student ID cards and barcode stickers, to reducing the price of food at supermarkets, to cultural experiments like buskers concerts, Cuevas assumes the role of both a political and artistic actor. In her practice, Cuevas examines the potential of informal and alternative economies. Her works allow the viewers an insight into the complexities of economic and political organization of the social sphere and its structures.
Cuevas has exhibited widely in biennials such as Liverpool (2010), Berlin (2010), Lyon (2007), São Paulo (2006), Sharjah (2005), Sydney (2004), and Istanbul (2003). She has had solo exhibitions at Whitechapel Art Gallery (London, 2010), Van Abbemuseum (Netherlands, 2008), Kunsthalle Basel (Basel, 2007), Vienna Secession (Vienna, 2001), and has taken part in exhibitions at, amongst others, Centre Pompidou (Paris, 2010), Kunstverein (Hamburg, 2007), Redcat (Los Angeles, 2006), Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, 2005), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, 2003), and PS1 (New York, 2002). She was granted the DAAD residency (Berlin, 2004).
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Raqs Media Collective | June 6 – July 1, 2016