THERE ARE NO ITEMS
Author: Minerva Cuevas
Edited by: Berliner Künsterprogramm des DAAD, Melanie Roumiguière
Design / design concept: Cecilia Brenia, Image Shift
Text: Minerva Cuevas, Melanie Roumiguière, Francis McKee, Patrick Charpenel, Esther Gabara
Dimensions:23 x 28 cm /8,3 x 10.2 inch
Language: Bilingual ENG and ESP
Publication date: 2023
Category: Collections, Photography
Minerva Cueva’s aesthetic practice can be situated at the interface between political action and exercises of social self- determination. Among the central themes she has addressed through her work are the commodification of natural resources all over the world, the social causes and consequences of climate change and the neoliberal mechanisms of power that exist in both the private and public realm.
Cuevas works across a variety of media, including film, performance, installations and murals, whereby the process of conducting research is a key component of her artistic method. In a clear gesture of non- compliance and resistance, she frequently appropriates the language of the establishment, such as institutional branding and commercial advertising.
This first monograph of the artist brings together a large selection of projects that Minerva Cuevas has realized since the 1990s and it acts as a research tool for diverse and flexible interpretations and readings of the artist’s work. An associative approach to the oeuvre as a whole allows interconnections to come to the fore.