The New Social Environment#781

Minerva Cuevas: In Gods We Trust

Featuring Cuevas and Yasmeen Siddiqui, with Eloisa Amezcua


1 p.m. Eastern / 10 a.m. Pacific

Artist Minerva Cuevas joins Yasmeen Siddiqui for a conversation. We conclude with a poetry reading by Eloisa Amezcua.

In this talk

Visit Minerva Cuevas: In Gods We Trust, on view at kurimanzutto through Apirl 15, 2023 →

Minerva Cuervas

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Through the intervention of images and objects of daily consumption, Minerva Cuevas invites us to rethink the role corporations play in food production and the management of natural resources. Employing irony and humor, her work provokes reflection about the impact that local actions can have on the enforcement of fair labor practices and the redistribution of monetary flow. Cuevas’ practice encompasses a wide range of media, including painting, video, sculpture, photography and installation, through which she investigates the politics and power structures that underlie specific social and economic ties. In 2004, she was recipient of the Grant for Media Art of the Foundation of Lower Saxony at the Edith-Russ-Haus, among other recognitions. Cuevas lives and works in Mexico City.

Yasmeen Siddiqui

Black and white portrait of writer and curator Yasmeen Siddiqui in front of a green tree.
Guiding editor and writer Yasmeen Siddiqui is the founding director of the nonprofit press, Minerva Projects, and a Communications Manager at the National Academy of Design. Her practice is an overarching commitment to testing perceptions of either specific artists or existing art movements through the synchronized interplay of writing and exhibition making. Siddiqui’s articles and essays are published by: Phaidon, Samsung Art Museum, Art Papers; Modern Painters, Flash Art, NKA, the Cairo Times, iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), and the Americas Society, among others. Her awards include from the Ucross Foundation, and her work with artists has been recognized by the New York based Independent Curators International and the Andy Warhol Foundation.

The Rail has a tradition of ending our conversations with a poetry reading, and we’re fortunate to have Eloisa Amezcua reading.

Eloisa Amezcua

A photo of Eloisa Amezcua
Photo by Amelia Golden
Eloisa Amezcua is from Arizona. The author of From the Inside Quietly (2018), inaugural winner of the Shelterbelt Poetry Prize selected by Ada Limón, her second collection of poems, Fighting Is Like a Wife, was published by Coffee House Press in April 2022. A MacDowell fellow, Amezcua’s poems and translations are published in New York Times Magazine, Poetry Magazine, Kenyon Review, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. She serves on the faculty of Randolph College’s MFA program.

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