Exhibition Detail

Natalia Cuevas: Dale, Dale, Dale

Dale, Dale, Dale

Natalia Cuevas

Dale, Dale, Dale is an interactive installation that addresses systemic and symbolic violence against Latinx migrant workers using the traditional act of breaking piñatas to reference the commodification of a community and culture. Within my work, I explore the piñata as a highly commodified and appropriated symbol of Mexican culture to challenge stereotypes and reconstruct the narrative surrounding Mexican bodies. I attempt to debunk the myth of the “job stealing” immigrant to expose the underlying hypocrisy surrounding exploitation of migrant labor, immigration policies, and anti-immigrant sentiment within America. Viewers are invited to engage with the shopping experience as a way to confront our abusive role as consumers.

Website: Natalia Cuevas

On view at Stamps Gallery

This work is featured as part of Adapt: The 2019 Stamps Senior Show, unfolding during the month of April in four exhibition sites throughout the city of Ann Arbor: the Michigan Theater, Duderstadt Video Studio, the Art & Architecture Building, and Stamps Gallery. Each space will host key exhibition events including film/video screenings, live performances, and opening receptions. Check the exhibition page for dates, times and hours.