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Minerva Cuevas

Other works by Cuevas focus on communities and unusual ways of highlighting and facilitating social interaction.

'Lavapies' is a working class, ethnically diverse neighbourhood in Madrid, Spain, in which the artist distributed flyers inviting anyone with a musical instrument to meet and play for 30 minutes.

The resulting Concierto para Lavapies (2007) witnessed a gathering of people including Cuban musicians, punk rockers, Spanish classical performers and African drummers, many united for the first time by their musical talents.

In a similar communal project created for London's Whitechapel Gallery in 2009, a 'token currency', the S.COOP (designed by Cuevas but produced especially by the Mexican Mint), was handed out in small change given by local market traders.

Alluding to similar tokens created by community co-operatives that flourished in the area during the early 20th century, the S.COOP could be exchanged for ice-cream in a parlour set up for the duration of the work.

 

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