The work of Minerva Cuevas

©Minerva Cuevas

At the “Alle Dörfer bleiben-Demo” in June I got to know Minerva Cuevas from Mexico City. She is currently a studio scholarship holder in Mönchengladbach and I visited her in her studio. Only then did I realize how comprehensive and impressive her political and artistic work is. Graphics, painting, video and installations: Each of her works has a deep and direct expression of social criticism, which tears open the layer of ignorance on the high-definition surface of the commodity worlds and reminds us razor sharply of the violence in the production process of these products. She seems to proceed with ease, but above all: with great artistic power.  I am delighted that she will be reporting on her work for one evening on 7 August in the Solaris Culture Café.

see also: An evening with Minerva Cuevas

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anima – ein Gedicht von Tanya Ury mit Kasander Nilist

anima - a poem by Tanya Ury

Artist Tanya Ury wrote this poem after attending the film premiere of BRAND III in Cologne in May 2018.

tanya ury   poetry, voice
kasander nilist  music, double bass

 

 

anima

 

take me
home
to sway
not storm
-free
branches

rest in
forest
easy days

singularly
together
in tree
resistance

you were
given the
rest for
lunging at
energised
heads

taking
air from
open
mouths

infesting
it with
residue

the dues
a shade
too dark
for
breathing
lungs

so
serious
was the
play in
leaves
they
brought
you down

and green
was bought
and sold

our cry
for future
breath
beauty
died